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De Koninck - Brouwerij De Koninck NV

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De KoninckDe Koninck

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489 Ratings

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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Koninck NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 11-26-2000)
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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.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 02, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle decanted into a tulip glass. 5.2% ABV.
Appearance: Brilliant mahogany. Light, broken cap of foam (4/5).
Aroma: Apples and pears. Gingerbread cookies. Then the Saaz show up wearing their earthy, floral perfume (3.75/5).
Taste: Cidery and sweet. Tastes a little like someone spiked it with white wine. There is a suggestion of bitterness at the end, but it never really turns into much (3.25/5).
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation (3.5/5).
Overall: This beer is slightly sweet, a bit phenolic, and very easy to drink. My only problem with it was the hops. I understand Saaz are inherent to the style, but I really struggle with this particular hop. I just don’t like it very much. Fortunately the bitterning was dealt with a very light hand and I was able to look around them for the most part. Overall, very nice (3.5/5).

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250ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice clear copper color forming a medium bubbled and aired light yellow head. Low retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Strong caramel and the traditional Belgian bready yeast aroma. Sweet and fruity in the nose. Caramel and crystal malts. A bit metallic and a bit spicy too

T: Slightly sweet upfront becoming quickly softly bitter. Strong notes of Belgian yeasts, very bready taste. Notes of toffee, caramel malts, roasted malts, crystal malts. Metallic notes and some spiciness. Mild hops bitterness in the end

M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Caramelish/metallic aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Nice brew. Traditional Belgian Ale

eduardolinhalis, Aug 17, 2013
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De Koninck from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
82 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.