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Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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Tilburg's Dutch Brown AleTilburg's Dutch Brown Ale

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very good

423 Ratings

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-2003)
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4.96/5  rDev +31.2%

so sad it's been retired. this was my fave brown....the label was the best.

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4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Ruby brown color, see through. I see lots of rising carbonation. Thick creamy head.

Rich, malty, nutty, roasted.

Very rich and malty, banana bread, nutty, toffee, roasted malts, faint brown sugar. Hop bitterness is very mild, a little leafy. Finish is very clean, sweet, semi-dry. Body is medium, smooth, a little dry linger aftertaste.

A world-class beer. Very delicious!!

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4.72/5  rDev +24.9%

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4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Small capped bottle served on my Corsendonk tulip.

Clear dark brew, that when held against the light reveals multiple amber highlights underneath a light tan head with average retention but nice, if not exuberant lacing.
Nice nose, mostly caramel, bubblegum and fruits, particularly grapes and berries, but also some chocolate.
Medium bodied, with very little carbonation opening to an unexpectedly smooth body. The ensuing taste has, to my surprise, some of those bublegum hints, caramel and fruits, sweet but not overtly sweet.
A very interesting brew, quite easy to go down if not a session beer given its sweetness. For a fan of belgians like myself, a great alternative for warmer days when a strong dark is too heavy.
Significantly better than my first impression.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Fantastic Belgium brown ale

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4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Upon pouring; the colour was rich and amber with little to no head, I was concerned that maybe the quality had been compromised. However, to my surprise the flavour was complex and bold, quite smokey and very smooth going down. A top quality ale, I highly recommend.

Photo of RobAlsbury1
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had the pleasure of enjoying this beer last night with some buddies at Bj's Brewhouse in the great Houston Texas. Knowing an Ashton cigar was coming later in the evening I opted for the Tilburg Dutch with hopes that a little sweetness might match well with the spice of a classic Ashton. Indeed I was right! This is a good beer.

Serving Type - Bottle pleasantly poured into a Tulip Glass
Appearance - Dark Plum, light head, slight lacing
smell- fruity, hints of grape juice (not grapefruit) and slight roasted malts
taste - light, crisp, "winey".
Mouth feel - good, slightly stingy with regard to balanced flavor of malts, hops and the fruitiness.
drinkablity - Very, Very strong, flows nicely off the palette

One of the more unique beers I've ever had.

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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange and black label with a freaky bird-like character wearing a pot on it’s head and eating a leg?? Is this brewed by Monty Python?

In a tall glass, this poured beautifully. Mahogany-orange color, clear with a strong carbonation and topped with a huge, dense head of tan foam. Small lacing left on the glass. This looks great. The aroma has caramel and buttery malts, with faint touches of fermented figs, plums and toasted almonds.

The taste is very pleasant. Nutty with a medium body of malt that finishes with a dark mellow smoothness. Pleasant bittersweet and nutty aftertaste. I’m very impressed by this beer. Not too heavy or too light. I could drink this all the time.

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Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
86 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.