Cuvée Modeste
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Brewed by Brouwerij De Koninck (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Antwerpen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Very limited batch of strong ale, brewed in honour of the 2010 deceased owner-director of the De Koninck brewery, Modeste Van den Bogaert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
9th October 2012
Clear amber beer, small cream coloured head. Palate is light and dry and crispy. Little creamy malt. Minerals. Mild spices. Suppressed tangy fruits. Finishes semi dry. Nothing wrong with this but utlimately a bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma of caramel, banana and bubblegum. Light hops and pepper. Sweet malty flavour, yeast, banana. Malty finish, caramel, yeast.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Bart. Thanks for sharing.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Bart, thank you! Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of peppery butterscotch. Taste is bittersweet straw and hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of Bart. Cuivrée, col blanc. Arôme est houblonné, cara malt, typique belge. Retrouve là ce côté houblons nobles, citronné très caractéristique des bières belges. Palais propose un profil presque de houblonnage à cru, pointe d’amertume persistante en fin de bouche, palais sec, malt cara-pâle vraiment typique du style. Au final, rien de bien spécial assez monodimensionnelle et une bière qui reste en ligne avec un style très belge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Clear orange color, medium sized white head. Smell malts, sweetness and slightly alcohol. Taste malts, some sweetness, lightly alcohol, slightly hoppy. Quite nice! Nice body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2012
75cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2012, thx to kraddel!, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly floral/bitter, balanced, clear, rocky head, nice brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (5199) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
tasted in may ( released in april) so very fresh.75 cl bottle in company with others ( such as delirium, tournee generale,dobbel palm, estrella inedit ,...) as a birthday treat tasting in hevig hoekske ( antwerp ) amber coloured, but more taste dan a normal ’bolleke’ . nothing realy special if you drink beer, but i can imagine if you stick to your beers of brewerie de koninck that this is the best. i’d have it again, but its not like i’d search for months. have 2 or 3 bottles left at home so who knows, maybe after a while they get better?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (6512) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
15 cl. sample from 75 cl. bottle @ Bierpassie Weekend XIII // appearance is a lightly hazy dark amber with a decent white head // aroma is soapy hops, plenty of sweeter malts, riding along, caramel, touch fruity // taste comes along, chunk of toast, caramel malts, decent amount of soapy hops (enjoyable soapiness), lightly soapy sweeter, lightly mushy dark fruits, dash nuts, nice blend & the hops are doing nicely their work // body is slick malts going down & eased up carb. // people were kind of trashing this beer, it is not incredible but I thought it was quite good & exceeded expectations // easily better than the other De Koninck stuff that I have had, you cannot really ask more of a “special” beer from a brewery than it should the best thing they ever made

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3033) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2012
Almost clear darkgolden/amber color, with creamy offwhite head. Aroma: hops, little caramel, sweet malts. Medium body. Taste: some caramel, hops, fruits, good bitterness. Nice beer. Aftertaste: dry, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
Head: white, foamy , medium
Colour: dark amberish
Smell: lots of malts , hops, grains
Taste: mostly like the flavour.
What i find a bit pitty is that this beer , let’s say there’s nothing wrong with it but it’s also nothing special ... This beer is supposed to be brewn for the deceased Modeste Van den Bogaert from the De Koninck brewery , but if this was i would’ve made it something spectacullar something to that the persion in question would be proud off ...
Not that he wouldn’t like it , cause like i said it’s a good beer but it lacks something ... it misses something ... and i think that’s a bit of a shame since they couldv’e gone a bit further with this beer ....

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