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

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571 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:
571
Reviews:
325
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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On tap at Cheeky Monk in Denver. Pours amber with a short-lived white head and much lacing. Aroma is of fruit, caramel and cotton candy. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is fruit, caramel, some spices and cotton candy. Finish is short and dry. Nice brew.

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Amber? This one's darker than copper, about an even red color and completely clear. Classifications can be tough, and I'm seeing why there are at least 3 labels for it (amber, Belgian pale ale, and Flanders red). A small cap of creamy off-white head is just under a finger tall and leaves come creamy lacing in moderation.
I get lots of wood in the nose with a tart note and something a little acidic/vinegar-like. Definitely Flanders red, as the obviously intentional sourness comes out.
What makes it more obvious is the very tolerable vinegar-like flavor after a note of tart cherries that comes out up front. An earthy yeast is there, not the sweetness of particular Belgian strains, though a flash of candy sugar is there. The woody element comes though in the middle and remains, along with a vinous note. There's a taste of red wine that I've only ever tasted in certain sours before.
It's light-bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy but a little thin. All in all, it comes together pretty well though I can imagine the differences between this and the stellar ones.

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De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale) from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
3.62 out of 5 based on 571 ratings.
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