Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by ncfranklin:
4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a snifter.
A : Pours a lovely rich dark brown with just hints of copper in it, along with a small fizzy tan head that fades to a rim quickly. Looks pretty good with that copper tone in it, not murky or muddy.
S : Chocolate hits the nose with notes of caramel. By smell alone I'd expect this brew to be sweet and malty all the way through. Not very powerful, but a good smell.
T : Powerful mocha tastes right up front and center that carries all the way through. Very rich, all the way too swallow it keeps the same flavor. This one isn't complex.
M : Medium to heavy body. Leaves a nice, rich lathery feel in the mouth. No dry end on swallow.
D : I like it! The slightly heavy body keeps me to two at the most, but it is damn refreshing and enjoyable.
This one is for the simple folks that just want a rich tasting brown ale without complexity. Very enjoyable. I am curious at the label of being a "Belgian Dark Ale" when this is very much in the style of English Brown's. Not that it's a bad thing.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2010 16:20:44 | More by ncfranklin
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3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light clove, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes od raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a very good malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Belgian brown ale. Good balance and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:47:24 | More by superspak
Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.