Texels Skuumkoppe | Texelse Bierbrouwerij

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Texelse Bierbrouwerij

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%

Appearance – Decent amber colouration with a dense head of rich white foam that retains reasonably well and leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell – Smells sharp like fish and chips at the sea side. So some sour notes with earthy, sandy hops smells and slight hint of lemon.

Taste – To me it was rather like Kilkenny rich and creamy with a full head of large bubbles that die down quickly to a modest covering. It did not taste at all as sharp as it smelt there is less lemon and sourness to the pallet than the nose but the malts are confident and the earthy hops are defiantly there hiding at the back. The lemon is detectable but not over powering

Mouthfeel – Full in the mouth and has great body to it

Overall – This beer is named after the foam on the surf around the island it comes from. Amber in colour this dark white beer drinks like an ale. I really liked this beer and could drink it as well as Kilkenny which is probably my favourite beer from Ireland

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Photo of nout72
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Uncomplicated but very tasty and smooth beer.
Not a particular strong flavor, but the taste is full, round and very smooth. A great antidote for those (overhyped) hip aggressively bold, strong and bitter IPA's. Love it!
Don't drink it too cold though, not any lower than 10 degrees Celsius.
The bottle says 6 degrees Celsius, but served at that temperature the beer tastes weak and flat.

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Photo of PapaEugene
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer I drank for the first time on Texel and for some reason I just drink this beer every time I return to Texel. Somehow it fits with the island. All ingredients come from the island as well. Supply is constant since my parents spend most of their free time on Texel.

A: Poured it into my Hougaerdse das glass. A hazy copper color with a cream color head

S: hops, malts, orange and some banana.

T: Great. This beer has a double character. It has the malty weizen taste and the grainy white beer as well. Roasted malts, grains, orange peel, coriander and spicy hops which are rather surprising.

M: Medium carbonation, a bit creamy and a dry finish.

D: A pretty original beer. I really like this beer and even better to drink it while being on Texel. The best of this brewery in my humble opinion. Drink and drink again.

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Photo of Brabander
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a bit better than average. I bought this beer i a shop in the town where i live last saturday. Best before date not on the bottle.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer looks OK. Nice broken white to lightgrey head and a cloudy darkyellow fluid.

I am not sure what i smell. Not unpleasant but also not spectacular.

The beer is a bit watery. Alchol is not very present in the taste.

Update from July 2011. I had this beer in a bar in Bergan at Sea and i must say that this bottle tasted much better than the last one. This dark whitebeer looked very nice with its dark fluid and much carbonation going on the glass. That's what i like!

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Café 't Arendsnest in Amsterdam. I didn't know it was a dunkelweizen when I ordered it, and it didn't seem like one when I drank it. The beer was clear amber orange with thick white foam, and it almost looked stratified from orange to yellow, bottom to top. The smell was hoppier than you'd expect for a weizen, in a hoppy Belgian ale way (not unlike Urthel Hop-it). The taste was also more like a hoppy Belgian pale ale, tasty and easy to guzzle. Recommended.

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Photo of rvdoorn
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from a friend of mine who brought it directly from the brewery which is located on the Dutch Island Texel. Poured into a Mort Subite glass. The beer pours a dark gold colour with an almost not existing thin creamy white head.

Smell: sweet aroma of orange, fruits, hops and a bit of wheat

Taste: A very well balance between bitterness and sweetness, whit an unexpected spicy finish that breakes the bitterness in the end. General taste is grainy and bit dry.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, smooth, light, fresh, very nice to drink.

Overall: After a bad first impression (the head of the beer is horribly messy and almost non-existent), this beer strikes back with the taste.It was easy to drink on this warm summer day, and is very well balanced. Would like to have this one again!

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Photo of woosterbill
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Rake; served in a goblet.

A: Cloudy orange body with a 1/2" of fine, creamy head. Ok retention, good lace. Solid, if a bit light for a Dunkelweizen.

S: Mild aroma of bready malt, bubblegum, and banana. Some spice. Pretty good.

T: Very nice mixture of spicy yeast, fruity esters, and bubblegum + malt sweetness. Nicely piquant and complex.

M: Lively medium body; plenty of soft effervescence.

O: Solid beer; not the best example of its style, but one that I'd gladly drink again.


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Photo of safaricook
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 0.75l bottle into a original Skuumkoppe glass.
Prior to pouring rolled the bottle horizontal to distribute the yeast as described on the webpage.

red orange body with coarse carbonation, head is only slightly beige with coarse and medium bubbles of 2 fingers that reduces to a stable few millimeters.

smell of banana, more fruity esters and yeast, quite pleasant

has a sour undertone to it that is quite unique, some banana, nice malty sweetness, towards the end rather dry and quite bitter for the style.

medium creamy feel on the tongue and a bit carbonation

Not really your typical Hefeweizen. Remember this to be even more sour on tab. The suspended yeast definitely does it some good by adding the creaminess. Smell is nice and taste is a bit strange for the style, but I do like it most of the time.

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Photo of IPA35
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A dark witbier, this is called. Certainly not a dunkelweizen!
Served in a Texelse chalice.

A hazy orange beer, slightly dark. A rocky white head. I missed a tiny but of the yeast there, but that should not be a huge issue.

Smells soapy with floral hops and wheat. Some light fruits prehaps.

Pleasant tasting, a light fruitiness, orange peel, spices, bready malts, a surprising hint of tartness and floral notes.

The body on this one is light to medium, smooth and the carbonation is medium.
A bit dry, or powdery more like.

Overall a nice summer beer I think.
It is not very strong so it would be sessionable and the tartness gives it something special.

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Photo of carlborch
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

It poured cloudy and dark amber with a nice, creamy, dense head of off-white foam that dissipated rather quickly. The nose is sharp and yeasty with slight hints of clove, fruit, and banana. The body is light, round, rich, and appealing with low carbonation and hints of bread and malt. The sharpness that was on the nose is not evident on the palate, which is smooth and easy. The body is medium/light. There is a slight sweet lingering with suggestions of bitter orange marmalade. It would be a perfect summer beer, but tastes great on a rainy and windy September day. It provides very easy drinking; however, it is not a typical Dunkelweizen. Perhaps that is why they label it Specialbier! I would seek this one again.

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Photo of biegaman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Proeflokaal Arendsnest, in Amsterdam.

'Skuumkoppe' means 'foam top' and indeed this very cloudy beer pours with a huge one! It's apparent from those two features that this is a wheat beer (though its golden colour, despite being darker and more tarnished, might make you first think Hefeweizen).

Texelse calls this a "dark white beer" which may sound senseless but is actually quite a telling distinction; it is a bit light to be considered a dunkelweizen but has all the floral perfumed and banana qualities one could ask for in a weiss(-"white"-)bier.

But look at me going on talking like a beer judge! There's no need going over this with a fine tooth comb - it's extremely pleasant, simple as that. Besides, there's a good portion of toasted bread crusts and even an inkling of nutty sweetness. It's clearly made with all-natural malts.

The flavour falls somewhere between banana bread and toasted multi-grain loaf (the scale ultimately tipping to the banana). Once the beer warms its taste magnifies to a 'marmalade and marzipan' profile. No herbs or spices are added, but the yeast might trick you into thinking so.

Texels Skuumkoppe is a very friendly, soft, easy-going ale. Someone craving a rich dunkelweizen might find it leans a little too much to the hefeweizen side of wheat beers, but that's really only a concern for style guideline sticklers that can't handle it when lines are blurred. Normal people should have a hard time finding a single bad thing to say about it.

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Photo of RuudJH
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Colour is brown, with a decent creamcoloured head, ok carbonation, good lacing in the glass.

Smell is very appealing indeed: very fresh, clear orange, a bit banana, defenate floral hoppyness, and also some spicyness/clove.
Taste is a bit more spicy than the expected fruityness. It has a clovy and peppery bite to it more than the smell indicated. biscuits in the background.
The wheatcharacter comes through in the aftertaste: agressive and lasting bittersweetness.
Ok drinkable. It's not too high abv, but the alcohol is present and noticable

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Photo of Zet
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber with a decent but not very steady head. Smell of malt, yeast and grass and a hint of citric. Taste of ripe banana, malt, yeast and some hop. Mildly sweet with some tartness going on. Taste is intenser and drier in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is smooth but a bit watery. Fine dunkelweizen, but it could have been a bit more pronounced. A bit standard and with that, a bit dull.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This 'donkerwit' or darkwhite beer pours a amber color with little head and a good amount of carbonation.

Smell was not very distinct, some wheat grainy notes and a fair amount of yeast smell, but not like a witbier or weizen.

Taste is fresh, wheat like and sizzling of carbonation. Some caramel notes and a bit sticky on the lipps. The yeast did not give a lot of character, certainly not a witbier/weizen taste. Very low bitterness.

This beer does not have the dryness and yeast profile of a dunkel weizen and is more a fresh summerbeer, rather than a dark wheat.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before 06-05. Poors in without a great head like you're used of a wheatbeer. Foam is gone fast and beercolor is copper/orangebrown.
Smell is malty with roast and litle yeastesters. No off arome but hardly any nose for a 6% beer. Taste is same story and feels like you're drinking a beer that had added lots of extra water. What's there is some malt, litle wheat carracter and hint of roast. All in all a rather dull beer but drinkable. Be aware though it doesn't taste that it has alcohol and it must have!

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Haven van Texel, Amsterdam.

Pours cloudy burnished gold with a white film that leaves no lace. Wax and honey on the nose. Caramel and toast malts undercut by a thin metallic graininess with grassy flinty hops to finish. Dry leave. Thin and crisp.

Drank this thinking it was a blonde, and looking back I still don't see where this would line up as Dunkelweizen. Wheat character is largely absent. Indistinct either way. Maybe it does better in bottles, but as is it's only good as a hot day quencher.

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Photo of stcules
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Amber color, a lot of creaamy, elegant foam.
At the nose wheat, white fruit (gooseberry), sweet, but not too much.
At the taste again wheat, malt, sweetness, but not too much, white flowers and light fruit. Some banana in the end.
Hint of yeast.
Not bad.

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Photo of JosLutz
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

beautifull colour, amber, almost orange.

slightly troubled look, little head (skuumkop) but it could be the glass.

the smell is a little pale, a touch of fresh sour and a hint of seasalt (or maybe that's me wishful thinking, this beer coming from one of the small islands in the North Sea)

A refined but not complex taste, almost fruity in the start and a friendly bitter at the end. Nice, easygoing.

Started off right from the fridge, couldn't wait, got a lot nicer after letting it warm up.

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Photo of wl0307
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Beers of Europe. Coming in a 300ml slim brown bottle, BB 05/2009, served chilled in a pint-size straight glass.

A: choosing not to disturb the yeast sediments, it pours a reddish amber hue, like a glass of well-infused black tea; topped with a fluffy off-white head settling fast to a cap, on top of mixed carbonation of huge and small bubbles.
S: hop resins, sour-sweet tangerine and plums, caramely malts, plus milder nutty as well as floral aroma... after numerous attempts (swirls), I still fail to bring out any remarkable aroma from the uninspiring and rather quiet liquid. There's nothing here that can relate it to my faintest impression of a Dunkel Weizen.
T: sour-sweet prunes, Golding-like citric hops, gristy caramely+dark malts, a little hint of cleaning-agent like phenol, spicy-bitter and a little chest-nutty in the finish. If wheat malt is used in the brew, it manifests itself probably via the mildly mineral touches of raw-ish malts. Apart from this, there's no telling whether wheat-malts are used in the traditional way as the German dunkel-weizen. If not, this beer shouldn't be categorised as a Dunkel-Weizen, but maybe "Dutch dark wheat bier"?
M&D: a naturally, mildly spritzy mouthfeel of fine carbonation demonstrates the work of the yeast sediments in the bottle. Although I find this beer very hard to like, I probably have restricted myself to the past experience of a traditional German Dunkel Weizen, and this is a totally different stuff! Apart from this, I really don't mind trying it again, maybe served cloudy next time to see if there's any hidden surprise~~

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a unfiltered amber copper color.
Smell is not strong but has a malt hint to it.
Taste is a sweet fruity, floral with a malt finish
A pretty good beer that is easy to drink but has character it is a full flavored beer that is hard to describe. If I had to call it anything I'd say it is half German Dunkel and half belgian wit.

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Photo of Filosoof
2.34/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brrrr. Beer tasting isn't always fun. This is a heavy overrated beer. It is really bad. Why doesn't anybody say so?

Looks very bad. Trouble, without any head. And it isn't the glass.

Smell is not appearant. The sour, duffy smell warns for the taste. But beer tasting is tasting, so I must drink. Sour like something is wrong.

This beer has nothing to do with whitebeer / wheatbeer. It is cursing to compare it with Dunkelweizen.

The mouthfeel is also bad. Headache beer.

Never again in this lifetime.

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Texels Skuumkoppe from Texelse Bierbrouwerij
3.66 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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