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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

482 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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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Bendulum

Romania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-05-2013 18:48:25 | More by Bendulum
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2013 19:20:35 | More by BillRoth
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everlong353

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-09-2013 21:46:19 | More by everlong353
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-09-2013 17:15:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

11-02-2013 22:27:20 | More by CalgaryFMC
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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%

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).

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%

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

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%

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.

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
De Koninck from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
82 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.