De Koninck - Brouwerij De Koninck NV
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Reviews by Douberd:
3/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Brown bottle of 330 ml, poured into a tulip glass. Light amber colour, with a thin, maybe one finger, head, off-white in colour, with low retention.Very light lacing left behind.No activity in the glass.
Aroma is mostly of malts, some caramel, a bit fruity and some light traces of alcohol, although it's only a 5,2% beer.
Mostly caramelized malts on the taste.Very slight bitterness at first, becomes more intense and dry on the finish, plus some acidity on the aftertaste.
Medium on the body, highly carbonated.
Good beer, a bit too expensive for what it offers.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 23:36:39 | More by Douberd
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3.64/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 ml bottle poured into a tulip
A- Golden orange, dark, in color. Fizzy off white head. Retention is okay.
S- Very mild grain, mild wild yeast esters. Gives a sweet and tangy aroma, a little berry-like.
T- Mild grain again, with a slight berry/citrus tang in the finish.
M- Light in body, slightly dry and tangy finish.
O- Very mild, but has some really nice characteristics.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 03:03:40 | More by BWED
3.88/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Ordered on tap at a Calgary ale house (1600) and arrived in a genuine De Koninck tulip glass. This iconic Belgian pale ale is in fact a fairly dark orange to reddish amber hue, with a little white lacing left on the glass as one proceeds. Aroma is classic Belgium, fairly strong and redolent with sweet and fruity yeast esters, caramel malt, and bright floral hops. Everything is well-integrated although the floral/herbal hop notes from genuine Saaz are striking. According to Roger Protz in "The Taste of Beer", Saaz is the only hop used and with a fairly heavy hand I'd add. The aggressive hops lead the way on the palate, evoking lavender and fresh perfume, layered over a fairly rich caramel flavor with a little vanilla creme and dark raisin. I also get some green fruit sourness and the body is fairly heavy with a lot of residual sugars. Satisfying. Finish is similarly complex, with a rich buttery character, lingering sweetness and some booze accompanied by a dry pepper spicy bitterness. One is left with an overall impression of sweet dough, dessert sugars, and bitter medicine all bound together in a way that works, although some might wonder about a clash between the latter two components. I like it, personally.
Serving type: on-tap
11-02-2013 22:27:20 | More by CalgaryFMC
De Koninck from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
82 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.