Texels Skuumkoppe - Texelse Bierbrouwerij

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Reviews: 17
Hads: 39
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Texelse Bierbrouwerij visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-23-2005

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Reviews by safaricook:
Photo of safaricook
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 0.75l bottle into a original Skuumkoppe glass.
Prior to pouring rolled the bottle horizontal to distribute the yeast as described on the webpage.

red orange body with coarse carbonation, head is only slightly beige with coarse and medium bubbles of 2 fingers that reduces to a stable few millimeters.

smell of banana, more fruity esters and yeast, quite pleasant

has a sour undertone to it that is quite unique, some banana, nice malty sweetness, towards the end rather dry and quite bitter for the style.

medium creamy feel on the tongue and a bit carbonation

Not really your typical Hefeweizen. Remember this to be even more sour on tab. The suspended yeast definitely does it some good by adding the creaminess. Smell is nice and taste is a bit strange for the style, but I do like it most of the time. (827 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kampfar
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Filosoof
2.34/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brrrr. Beer tasting isn't always fun. This is a heavy overrated beer. It is really bad. Why doesn't anybody say so?

Looks very bad. Trouble, without any head. And it isn't the glass.

Smell is not appearant. The sour, duffy smell warns for the taste. But beer tasting is tasting, so I must drink. Sour like something is wrong.

This beer has nothing to do with whitebeer / wheatbeer. It is cursing to compare it with Dunkelweizen.

The mouthfeel is also bad. Headache beer.

Never again in this lifetime. (506 characters)

Photo of PaBeerLover
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of BPHL
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of corneliusfontaine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of RuudJH
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Colour is brown, with a decent creamcoloured head, ok carbonation, good lacing in the glass.

Smell is very appealing indeed: very fresh, clear orange, a bit banana, defenate floral hoppyness, and also some spicyness/clove.
Taste is a bit more spicy than the expected fruityness. It has a clovy and peppery bite to it more than the smell indicated. biscuits in the background.
The wheatcharacter comes through in the aftertaste: agressive and lasting bittersweetness.
Ok drinkable. It's not too high abv, but the alcohol is present and noticable (545 characters)

Photo of Jose9e
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JosLutz
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

beautifull colour, amber, almost orange.

slightly troubled look, little head (skuumkop) but it could be the glass.

the smell is a little pale, a touch of fresh sour and a hint of seasalt (or maybe that's me wishful thinking, this beer coming from one of the small islands in the North Sea)

A refined but not complex taste, almost fruity in the start and a friendly bitter at the end. Nice, easygoing.

Started off right from the fridge, couldn't wait, got a lot nicer after letting it warm up. (498 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This 'donkerwit' or darkwhite beer pours a amber color with little head and a good amount of carbonation.

Smell was not very distinct, some wheat grainy notes and a fair amount of yeast smell, but not like a witbier or weizen.

Taste is fresh, wheat like and sizzling of carbonation. Some caramel notes and a bit sticky on the lipps. The yeast did not give a lot of character, certainly not a witbier/weizen taste. Very low bitterness.

This beer does not have the dryness and yeast profile of a dunkel weizen and is more a fresh summerbeer, rather than a dark wheat. (575 characters)

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of gnikola
2.09/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A strange brew. Too sour for a weizen. No characteristic weizen aromas. (71 characters)

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a unfiltered amber copper color.
Smell is not strong but has a malt hint to it.
Taste is a sweet fruity, floral with a malt finish
A pretty good beer that is easy to drink but has character it is a full flavored beer that is hard to describe. If I had to call it anything I'd say it is half German Dunkel and half belgian wit. (332 characters)

Photo of paterlodie
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before 06-05. Poors in without a great head like you're used of a wheatbeer. Foam is gone fast and beercolor is copper/orangebrown.
Smell is malty with roast and litle yeastesters. No off arome but hardly any nose for a 6% beer. Taste is same story and feels like you're drinking a beer that had added lots of extra water. What's there is some malt, litle wheat carracter and hint of roast. All in all a rather dull beer but drinkable. Be aware though it doesn't taste that it has alcohol and it must have! (512 characters)

Photo of IPA35
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark witbier, this is called. Certainly not a dunkelweizen!
Served in a Texelse chalice.

A hazy orange beer, slightly dark. A rocky white head. I missed a tiny but of the yeast there, but that should not be a huge issue.

Smells soapy with floral hops and wheat. Some light fruits prehaps.

Pleasant tasting, a light fruitiness, orange peel, spices, bready malts, a surprising hint of tartness and floral notes.

The body on this one is light to medium, smooth and the carbonation is medium.
A bit dry, or powdery more like.

Overall a nice summer beer I think.
It is not very strong so it would be sessionable and the tartness gives it something special. (660 characters)

Photo of AdamNowek
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Haven van Texel, Amsterdam.

Pours cloudy burnished gold with a white film that leaves no lace. Wax and honey on the nose. Caramel and toast malts undercut by a thin metallic graininess with grassy flinty hops to finish. Dry leave. Thin and crisp.

Drank this thinking it was a blonde, and looking back I still don't see where this would line up as Dunkelweizen. Wheat character is largely absent. Indistinct either way. Maybe it does better in bottles, but as is it's only good as a hot day quencher. (512 characters)

Photo of PeetPP
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Brabander
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a bit better than average. I bought this beer i a shop in the town where i live last saturday. Best before date not on the bottle.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks OK. Nice broken white to lightgrey head and a cloudy darkyellow fluid.

I am not sure what i smell. Not unpleasant but also not spectacular.

The beer is a bit watery. Alchol is not very present in the taste.

Update from July 2011. I had this beer in a bar in Bergan at Sea and i must say that this bottle tasted much better than the last one. This dark whitebeer looked very nice with its dark fluid and much carbonation going on the glass. That's what i like! (649 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Proeflokaal Arendsnest, in Amsterdam.

'Skuumkoppe' means 'foam top' and indeed this very cloudy beer pours with a huge one! It's apparent from those two features that this is a wheat beer (though its golden colour, despite being darker and more tarnished, might make you first think Hefeweizen).

Texelse calls this a "dark white beer" which may sound senseless but is actually quite a telling distinction; it is a bit light to be considered a dunkelweizen but has all the floral perfumed and banana qualities one could ask for in a weiss(-"white"-)bier.

But look at me going on talking like a beer judge! There's no need going over this with a fine tooth comb - it's extremely pleasant, simple as that. Besides, there's a good portion of toasted bread crusts and even an inkling of nutty sweetness. It's clearly made with all-natural malts.

The flavour falls somewhere between banana bread and toasted multi-grain loaf (the scale ultimately tipping to the banana). Once the beer warms its taste magnifies to a 'marmalade and marzipan' profile. No herbs or spices are added, but the yeast might trick you into thinking so.

Texels Skuumkoppe is a very friendly, soft, easy-going ale. Someone craving a rich dunkelweizen might find it leans a little too much to the hefeweizen side of wheat beers, but that's really only a concern for style guideline sticklers that can't handle it when lines are blurred. Normal people should have a hard time finding a single bad thing to say about it. (1,502 characters)

Photo of rvdoorn
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from a friend of mine who brought it directly from the brewery which is located on the Dutch Island Texel. Poured into a Mort Subite glass. The beer pours a dark gold colour with an almost not existing thin creamy white head.

Smell: sweet aroma of orange, fruits, hops and a bit of wheat

Taste: A very well balance between bitterness and sweetness, whit an unexpected spicy finish that breakes the bitterness in the end. General taste is grainy and bit dry.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, smooth, light, fresh, very nice to drink.

Overall: After a bad first impression (the head of the beer is horribly messy and almost non-existent), this beer strikes back with the taste.It was easy to drink on this warm summer day, and is very well balanced. Would like to have this one again! (801 characters)

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DutchBeerDrinker
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Texels Skuumkoppe from Texelse Bierbrouwerij
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