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

De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)
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Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #282
Ranked #39,581
3.65 | pDev: 13.15%
Brouwerij De Koninck NV
De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale)
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Reviews: 329 | Ratings: 587
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4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

De Koninck is being sold in gift packs with a bolleke (the glass it's traditionally served in). Warm malty aroma with visible flecks floating in the beer...? (This must be an old bottle. Still tastes just fine.) Yeast imparts a tang and spiciness to what otherwise feels like a soft malty British ale. Quite refreshing without being too vigorous. Comfortable and full of character - well balanced. I imagine this would be a good introduction to Belgian style.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap and a fine brew it is. Very smooth on the palate. Not as complex as some Belgian beers, but a real pleasure to drink. Amber colored with dense head, mild yeast spiciness and toasted/nutty malt flavors that blend into one another well.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wish I lived in Antwerp so that I could call this my local brew. Good in a bottle, better on tap. Nice golden color, good lacey head, a nutty, malty flavor and a dry finish. I could drink a lot more of this if it weren't over $8 a six-pack.

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3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2oz custom brown bottle. Bottled on date stamped on the back.

Appearance: Hazy amber with a sticky white lacy.

Smell: Fragrant, light medicinal aromas. Smell of spice, cinnamon.

Taste: Medium bodied with a flush malt character. Wonderful toasted flavours followed by some dryness, yeasty spice and a sweet fruit-like flavour reminiscent of black cherry juice, but without the tartness. Finishes with a touch of grain dryness.

Notes: A great Belgian Speciale.

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De Koninck APA (Antwaarpse Pale Ale) from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 587 ratings