Moreeke | Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cypressbob on 07-29-2005

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Photo of RuudJH
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewed by Koningshoeven, but I'm not sure it's an official trappist beer. However, this is a good sessionbeer: it's very easy drinking, with a pleasant taste.
33 cl bottle.

Amber coloured, clear. with a thin head, but nice carbonation.

Smell and taste are good. Clean with grassy hops, some caramel, a little dark fruit.
Finish is more dry than expected, but still it is very crisp drinking.

Overall, this is a very nice drink: it's easy going down, it's refreshing and has a well balanced flavour of bitter and sweet.

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Photo of Douberd
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle of 300 ml at home. Colour is dark copper/light amber. Head is one and a half finger tall, beige ion colour and froathy.Minimal activity in the glass.The head leaves some lacing behind.
Aroma of fruits, yeast, some caramel and some hops.
Taste is sweet, with some pear and light caramel flavour.
On the body is average thick. Carbonation is also average.
Overall a very nice beer in an affordable price.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer used to be brewed by Bavaria, but when Bavaria bought de Koningshoeven, they decided to brew the beer there. This immediatelly raises the image of the beer, but the beer hasn't actually changed.

Appearance is good, a clear, brown, amber beer with a nice frrothy head that collapses after several minutes.

Smell of Christmas pudding with some spicy notes and caramel with some maltiness.

Taste is fruity like strawberries, spicy like clove or cinnamon and malty. The special malts give the beer a slightly roasted taste. Bitterness is only supplementing and plays almost no part. The yeast profile is pretty clean and leaves very little other tastes. The mouthfeel is very smooth and together with the taste reminds me of a vanilla milkshake with the additional stickiness.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From my notes 6/6/2007 pours one-finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Malty nose. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is balanced with some bitterness at finish. On-tap 0.4L glass for €6.50 ($8.91) from Cafe Zwart Amsterdam, NL.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap

Pours with a cloudy orange body, small white head, fair retention

Smell, slight hint of malt, littl whiff of caramel

Taste, primarily alot of malt, quite sweet also most burnt sugar character

A fair ale, almost an amber ale like de koninck but not as good

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Photo of Brabander
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Drank this beer on tap in a Hotel in Maastricht. A nice ambercoloured beer with a kind of broken fairly white head after a while. This one lookes like and tastes a bit like Palm beer. Palm beer is much imitated by a lot of Dutch brewers. This one can be seen as good imitation. The taste is good but not spectacular. Drank this one in the original glass.

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Photo of Onslow
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Moreeke: on Draft: in the Leidseplein....

took forever to find the name of this beer but i finally got it..

Pours a vibrant dark red with a beuty of a white head foam...

.. in the Hoopman with GJ+Hanz

...nicely sweetened...mellow yet warming...not bad.. it just glided down the throat...!

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Photo of Jayamefu
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of johnnybravo
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

In the late 90's imported Palm was coming up fast and many Dutch breweries attempted to stop or at least benefit from this rise by developing their own Palm-like beer. So did Bavaria and they created this Moreeke. They didn't exceed in stopping Palm however. But the rise of Speciale Palm made Palm greedy. They started to temper with the recipe to make a more accessible to a wider public. Doing so increased their sales but downgraded the beer in my opinion. The result: Moreeke grew from clone to be the better of the two. Especially now production moved to de Koningshoeven.

The beer itself is a nice very drinkable Belgian ale. With hints of caramel and herbs. Looking great on tap and (when fresh) good from the bottle. Not too sweet, not so cloying like others in this category.

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Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Moreeke from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 10 ratings