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De Koninck - Brouwerij De Koninck NV

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De KoninckDe Koninck

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BA SCORE
82
good

477 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Koninck NV visit their website
Belgium

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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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-01-2013 18:44:56 | More by dcmchew
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jiffymon

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

10-29-2013 20:05:11 | More by jiffymon
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-17-2013 19:25:33 | More by Ciocanelu
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mhaugo

California

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).

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 05:51:20 | More by mhaugo
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

09-03-2013 22:01:06 | More by heytomcat
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-30-2013 00:07:05 | More by TT--Cashout
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MikeyRiles

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-29-2013 22:06:32 | More by MikeyRiles
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SGToliver

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-23-2013 07:31:46 | More by SGToliver
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-23-2013 03:07:40 | More by csfcmitchell
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 13:59:06 | More by eduardolinhalis
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-16-2013 03:05:15 | More by EBeckett3
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rredshift

Germany

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

08-08-2013 16:25:17 | More by rredshift
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DutchBeerDrinker

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-30-2013 19:12:50 | More by DutchBeerDrinker
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-28-2013 22:26:42 | More by tbeer40
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-24-2013 23:10:03 | More by Shatter
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2013 16:34:11 | More by InspectorBob
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-22-2013 04:01:09 | More by Kunstman
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

07-21-2013 20:17:58 | More by rolltide8425
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper hued amber with a small beige head, mild lacing. Aroma is fruity, apples and pears, yeast with some biscuit malt and caramel. Taste same as aroma with some bready yeast flavors, fruity with mild tart flavors. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet fruity apple and pears, yeast and bready notes. The ending has a pleasant mild tartness, some light bitterness and a nice caramel malt flavor. Overall I found this to be a very good and tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 18:48:03 | More by Samp01
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-14-2013 02:23:41 | More by pathman
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2013 23:42:03 | More by dcbeers
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-09-2013 00:33:24 | More by WOLFGANG
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this beer a few weeks back at Top Hops. I never had this before and didn't know what to expect and after downing most of it, I have to say that this is a bit underwhelming. Relative to the stronger examples of this style, this was much lighter in body and taste and not even spicy at all. This was a good beer for the Summer but because it was so malty and easygoing, there wasn't a whole lot else going for it.

The pour was decent as this had a reddish-brown hue to it, a moderately fluffy head, and just a bit of lacing that quickly fell down the sides of my pint glass. Not much of an aroma to this and the taste was that of sugar, caramel malt, and a splash of apple, pear, and plum in the back that turned into a hint of booze. That quickly faded into sourness in the back and all of this slid right down as the carbonation was light and the mouthfeel was a bit weak, with just a hint of creaminess thrown in for good measure.

I could have had more than one in a sitting, since I didn't feel any of the alcohol aside from the taste. While I only bought one bottle of this, it was enough for a sitting. I like Belgian beers but don't expect one to be of the "lawnmower" type. That's what this was and with so many better offerings out there, only a true aficionado of this style should give this a go.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 22:41:02 | More by JerzDevl2000
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-03-2013 19:33:58 | More by mrfrancis
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-29-2013 16:16:27 | More by NYR_Rob
De Koninck from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
82 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.