Texels Skuumkoppe | Texelse Bierbrouwerij

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Brewed by:
Texelse Bierbrouwerij
Netherlands
speciaalbier.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 02-23-2005

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63
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
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Photo of kojevergas
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

High C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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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 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 Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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

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 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 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 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.

Cheers!

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Photo of BdM
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -18%

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 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 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 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 NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaBeerLover
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JeffSK
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Euroglot
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JTuomi
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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