Texels Skuumkoppe - Texelse Bierbrouwerij

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Texelse Bierbrouwerij visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 02-23-2005)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Appearance – Decent amber colouration with a dense head of rich white foam that retains reasonably well and leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell – Smells sharp like fish and chips at the sea side. So some sour notes with earthy, sandy hops smells and slight hint of lemon.

Taste – To me it was rather like Kilkenny rich and creamy with a full head of large bubbles that die down quickly to a modest covering. It did not taste at all as sharp as it smelt there is less lemon and sourness to the pallet than the nose but the malts are confident and the earthy hops are defiantly there hiding at the back. The lemon is detectable but not over powering

Mouthfeel – Full in the mouth and has great body to it

Overall – This beer is named after the foam on the surf around the island it comes from. Amber in colour this dark white beer drinks like an ale. I really liked this beer and could drink it as well as Kilkenny which is probably my favourite beer from Ireland

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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2.3/5  rDev -37.7%
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.

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3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

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Texels Skuumkoppe from Texelse Bierbrouwerij
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.