De Koninck Antoon | Brouwerij De Koninck NV

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De Koninck AntoonDe Koninck Antoon

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Brouwerij De Koninck NV

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 08-15-2002

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Rocko:
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3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I agree with rastaman, this is a very 'lagerish' brew, I too was a bit suprised when I poured it up. Very clear like a lager and with a golden color. Not much of a head at all, it foams up at the pour up but settles after a few secs. The nose is fresh of barley, but only hinting it tho, which is good imho. The taste is simple and lagerish, a bit too the sweet side and not bitter at all, also here is the barley evident but just slightly.

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Photo of rastaman
3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There was something very pils-ish/lager-ish about this one, i think it tastes more like a lager than an ale, still has a belgian yeasty, spicy character however, not bad, but just not what i was expecting.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.02/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Comes in a 75cl wine bottle with a champagne cork and metal cage. The label is mainly white, and features some guy from Cyrano's time surrounded by what looks like sunflowers. The wording is bilingual Flemish and Walloon, with some stray English words like "best before" and "ale". The extra Russian label on the back states that sugar is an ingredient. Best before 2/25/04, I opened it on 10/19/03.

Pours a pretty lagerish clear gold under a small but fairly contoured head that seems to be trying to leave some lace. The nose is very sweet and malty. The mouth is quite prickly, and medium-bodied. The taste is malt, with the typical francophone sweetness that I, personally, am not crazy about. There's just a gint of hops here, hardly any bitterness at all. The aftertaste is sweet malt. This is not much different, and no better, than Leffe Blonde. Nothing great at all.

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Photo of diablo14
3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

not a classic belgian ale, but certainly one thats easy to consume in rapid succession. 6%? i didnt sense it, but it hit me later thats for sure.

deep golden color, poured with a reasonable fluffy white head. nose had orchard fruits, firm malts and hints of all spice. apple like flavor, with a lovely malt touch and clove like spice. light bodied for a beer of this strength, it had a hop bitterness with was lurking but not dominating the palate. not as complex as other belgians, it still had a great taste, sweetness and bitterness balanced beautifully. a belgian ale thats a lot more easy to drink over the course of a session that many others.

there are many better, but if you want the basic taste of a quality belgian beer thats not going to sit you on your ass after one or two, this is the beer to be drinking. this brew, while not being a classic, without doubt has its place in the beer drinking spectrum. similar in drinkability to a great english ale. it doesnt have to be hugely complex, but it knows where it stands and is happy to stay there. a real belgian quaffer.

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Photo of beerfairy
2.35/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On Draft

This was a beer I'd not seen before so when I saw it on tap, I had to try it and I'm sorry I did. It was not a drinkable beer. I had a buddy with me who tried it as well and neither of us could drink it. Any beer can have a bad day as who knows what happens when it leaves the brewery so perhaps I'll try it again some day and revise this.

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Photo of rekel
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of goindownsouth
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not too bad at all. This unknown brew tapped a pale and almost amber colour. The hints and aromas were of slight hoppy bitterness and something slightly sweet. The flavor closely follows suit, providing one of the more drinkable brews I have had in some time. A rare find, but well worth it.

Zum wohl!

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De Koninck Antoon from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 7 ratings