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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

414 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 16
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. visit their website
Netherlands

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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Dapperticus

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +32.6%

09-29-2012 00:28:35 | More by Dapperticus
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badjohnwad

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-05-2012 05:32:51 | More by badjohnwad
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cralyanne

California

5/5  rDev +32.6%

05-04-2012 22:36:03 | More by cralyanne
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Bigben0328

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +26%

03-30-2012 13:50:15 | More by Bigben0328
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CrispyFL

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-06-2013 23:04:04 | More by CrispyFL
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-09-2012 02:01:45 | More by inbierveritas
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-04-2014 04:53:14 | More by Beerlover
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mjurney

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Aroma:
Rich, malty, nutty, roasted.

Taste:
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.

Overall:
A world-class beer. Very delicious!!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 01:48:38 | More by mjurney
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brdc

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2007 01:38:13 | More by brdc
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orm56

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

09-29-2013 05:17:08 | More by orm56
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-05-2012 01:38:32 | More by stampfler07
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syndelee

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-15-2014 23:32:12 | More by syndelee
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kcbearkat

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-26-2012 05:44:55 | More by kcbearkat
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-02-2012 16:45:38 | More by Dolfan907
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-03-2013 00:41:34 | More by PEIhop
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-26-2013 21:18:29 | More by BradleyR
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-29-2012 02:34:49 | More by BJasny
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Chewman


4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 23:29:47 | More by Chewman
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RobAlsbury1

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 16:29:10 | More by RobAlsbury1
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2004 13:54:50 | More by pezoids
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scot_chale

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown and burnt orange body with a thick layer of white pillowy head that doesn't fade easily.

S- All malt. Thick dark roasted malts give hints of caramel. To be honest, it smells like wort.

T- Tastes exactly as it smells, malty. The backbone of the malt base is the star.

M- Much thinner than it looks. I expected it to be heavy, but this one doesn't weigh you down.

O- Awesome beer, and my first Belgian Dark Ale. It's easy going, and a great example of what a great malt profile tastes like. I'd suggest this to those that are getting into beer as a novice, and want to know what these beer snobs mean when they say "malty".

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 04:28:05 | More by scot_chale
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't know if a Brown Ale gets much better. Though listed as a Belgian Dark Ale, I prefer to describe it as a Brown Ale. Pours a ...well...brown creamy texture with lightly tanned, dense head and ruby highlights. Smells a creamy, chocolaty, nutty, caramel flavor with a bready, toasty, yeasty contributing scent. Flavors of nuts and chocolate stand out with caramel, barley, yeast, and dark fruits lying close behind. A creamy, yet moderate body lends to a easy going brew. Sometimes tasting and feeling rich due to the lack of hopping. Nevertheless many flawless flavors to offset the sweetness and graininess. Certainly one to try.

Re-sampled on June 15, 2009: Thanks Arvjunk!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2006 03:50:24 | More by BEERchitect
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losdizzel

Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tilburgs Dutch Brown Ale

Is very nice beer here

These the perfect time of year for browns

the smell is awsome , the taste very good good malty finish also.
only comes in a 11.5 oz bottle abv is 5 percent good balance
about to have another .
small lacy head at the end .
A small tidbit let sit for alittle before hand .

enjoy

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 20:42:13 | More by losdizzel
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown, cola-like and crystal clear, with a 1/2" white head that fades to leave a creamy layer on the beer. Smells mostly of roasted malt, but slightly sour and grassy. Taste is creamy with roasted malt, fruity flavors, and a moderate hop bite. High carbonation, and very unique and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2005 22:37:06 | More by TastyTaste
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UncleFlip

Alabama

4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To me, this is just a beautiful looking beer. It pours clean and dark, a lush ruby colour with orange tones on the edges. The head is patchy (tight and loose) and thick, just over one finger, but receding at medium pace, leaving a thick wet lace behind.

Smell is light, spicy, and hoppy. The aromas tend to call up brown sugar, orange peel, and just a hint of molasses. There's also a yeasty overtone.

The flavour waits a beat to hit, and contains a strong element of light molasses and spice. These flavours stay very consistent, and coast down slowly, as a hint of woodiness builds. Sometimes in the back of your mouth, you can catch a bit of black cherry, as well.

The body is slightly thicker than what you might expect from looking at this brew. It's not chewy, but it definitely lets you know it's there. The carbonation starts small, then swells and loosens as it rolls back on your tongue.

I'm a bit biased in the review, I think. I loved this beer before reviewing it, and I still love it. Definitely not one of the world's best beers, but it's sort of a 'comfort food' beer for me. It just feels right- I don't demand too much of it, and it doesn't demand too much of me. It's very drinkable, and could keep me company just about any evening.

Be well
-UF

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2005 03:54:21 | More by UncleFlip
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Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.