Koop De Ville | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by StonedTrippin on 05-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Wynkoop Brewing "Koop De Ville"

A Belgian IPA according to their beer board. Summer seasonal. 9.0%.
Served on-draught into a snifter at Wnykoop brewing in summer 2012. Reviewed from notes. I was lucky to have the first pour from a freshly tapped keg. Expectations were high.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of good cream, nice thickness, and great retention for the high ABV. Colour is a dark nontransparent non-opaque copper. Vibrant and inviting. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Light caramelized clean malts, floral hops, very light toasted malt, cherry - or at least some sort of bright berry, and cream. A very mild strength aroma. Appealing.

T: A strange mix of bright berry, clean indistinct citrus and floral - even somewhat tropical - hops. Clean vague malts provide the foundation. Some cream on the open. Not as hoppy as I'd expect from the style, but I like the firm malt backbone. Hides its ABV well. Not really bold or experimental. Decently layered, but not complex. Some mild subtlety, but nothing to write home about. The second act feels empty, violating the structural balance. Sugary and overly sweet on the finish.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Crisp and light. Too thin. Undercarbonated. Too wet, even approaching watery.

Dr: Hides its 9% ABV very well. Drinkable but unremarkable. A strange offering from Wynkoop, and not one I'd get again. Boring and bland.


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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

new one from wynkoop, and as far as i know their first attempt at a belgian of this magnitude. served in a snifter. hazy pale golden color with a short but thick and lasting bone white head. i would have seleceted belgian style golden ale if that was a choice on here for style, maybe more of a tripel than a strong pale, but this is close enough for government work. smells like very very potent fruity belgian yeast. apricots, dates, and floral honey are all recognizable. some sweeter hop essences as well. flavor is pretty similar, with the fruit notes of the yeast really dominating the palate. there is a tropical hop flavor towards the end that compliments the other fruity flavors very well. there is also a tart element that is more at work in the mouthfeel than the taste, but should be mentioned here. feel is nice, more body than many beers of this style, moderate carbonation. my critique here is that id like a bit more activity on the carbonation front, just to carry it along a little better, but its by no means flat. overall a nice new brew from these guys, and one that works well with a lot of their menu selections. hopefully more belgians to come.

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Koop De Ville from Wynkoop Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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