De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale) | Brouwerij De Koninck NV

BA SCORE
82
good
573 Ratings
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Koninck NV
Belgium
dekoninck.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 11-26-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
573
Reviews:
325
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tom87
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle bought from De Hopduvel in Ghent. Clear amber pour with a thin light-tan head. Smells of caramel, generic bitter hops, dried fruit and metal. Light bodied and refreshing mouthfeel, bitter and crisp, not as sweet as the nose would suggest.

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Photo of Spike
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of educorgan
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of silenz
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonmikel
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on a glass in a bar. The color is amber reddish. The smeel is quite good. The foam forms a small head. Middle carbonation can be seen and perceived. Overall, a quite decent beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rivoire
2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of captaincoffee
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Eating at an Italian restaurant in Antwerp, the beer choices were Stella, Peroni, Duvel, and De Koninck. I chose the De Koninck because it was the only one I hadn't had before, but wasn't expecting much. Poured darker than expected for a "pale ale"...a full amber. Head was full, off white, and lasted through most of the glass. Nose was also richer than expected. Yeast and caramel malt notes, but no hops detected. Flavor was also full. Residual sweetness, caramel malts, dried fruits, and a bit of spice. Overall, this beer provided a lot more than expected, and I would happily drink again.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is deep amber (40 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is off-white and compact. It sinks quickly into a thick lid.

The smell is smooth with clean sweetness, dried fruits, raspberries, caramel and some spices/phenols. Quite a lot of warming alcohol.

The taste is malty with roasted caramel flavours. Some chemical bitterness, dark bread and dried fruits. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is a bit chemical and harsh with red malts and hints of earth. The finish is dry and fruity.

The carbonation is very strong, lots of large sharp bubbles. The liquid is light and a bit harsh.

A straightforward Belgian pale/amber ale. Uncomplicated, almost simple.

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4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norrie
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale) from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
3.62 out of 5 based on 573 ratings.
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