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De Koninck Cuvée

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Koninck (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Antwerpen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The "Cuvée De Koninck" is a delicious top-fermentation ale. It is brewed from the best barley and natural hops. Originally called "Cuvée Antwerpen 93", brewing has continued by popular request from ale-lovers and it has been renamed "Cuvée De Koninck". Best served in its own special glass at 9°C.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
Strong version of the classic De Koninck on 75 cl bottles. Warm amber colour under a yellowish white, thin head; malty and estery aroma, with the unmistakable De Koninck yeast presence, caramelly and bready malts, spiciness, toasted bread, orange peel. Soft fruity taste, sweet but not cloying, some citrus, sweet maltiness and spicy yeastiness, again very De Koninck but richer and more vinous, smooth and somewhat resinous mouthfeel, yeasty and grassy hoppy finish with a hint of warming alcohol. I liked this, too bad it was discontinued years ago to be replaced by their Triple d’Anvers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1095) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en la antigua internacional de Oviedo en mayo de 1998. (consumo pref para antes se 05-05-1999) Color ámbar con aromas y sabores dulces y algo afrutados y buena sensación alcohólica con 8 vol. Buena.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
10/10/12. 11.2oz bottle, 2004 vintage, from Walt... wtf, Walt? He sent me this entirely randomly as a thanks for sending him beer that he paid for! What a dude! Hazy, yeasty, dark amber, ruby pour with a very small ring of khaki head and no lacing. Yeast, burnt caramel, oxidation, and what reminds me of a shot of whiskey or something in the aroma. Sweet caramel entry with plenty of yeast character followed by more oxidation and a lingering aspect of burnt nuts and burnt popcorn - not in the buttery sense, but the actual burnt popcorn sense. Interesting. Glad to try it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2012
Botella de 33 Cl en 1997. Rara botella como si tuviese el cuello con una burbuja enorme

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8959) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Lightish amber pour in glass. Nose and taste is heavy citrus, limes, bread, hay and sugars. Rated 12/1/02

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Review transfer from personal notes. Beautiful light amber color, transparent. Rocky head retains exceptionally well. Aroma is very... aromatic, from a good distance away from the glass as well. But alas, is this Irish Spring soap or is it a beer? Seriously, the lime flavoring in this beer gives it a bready/soapy lime aroma that makes you think you’re in the shower! Yikes! Taste is the most disappointing part of this beer. Smell, appearance and drinkability are great. This is a weak, lime flavored amber ale with a slight resemblance to american wheats (wheat as an ingredient, but virtually no characteristics of a wheat beer that you would find from Germany). Finish isn’t terribly long. But it’s a refreshing beer. Almost light enough to qualify for lawnmower status.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle at DHVL. 1993 vintage. Pours amber coloured with a small off white head. Dusty and oxidized aromas with notes of butterscotch, caramel and peas. Flavour sweet malt, caramel, toffee, matured beer and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
1993 Cuvee Antwerpen. Dark amber with a small off-white head. Very dusty an mouldy, and vineous. To old to rate properly, I just wanted to have it in my records. Numbers don’t reflect my experience but are simply the average score at this time. I’ll be looking for a fresher one for a re-rate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
75cl bottle @ DHVL. 1993 Vintage. Pours amber/reddish with a small creamy white head and lacings. Aroma is heavily oxidized. Sweet mouldy, caramel and cellar. Quite rotten with some tart cherry notes in the end. Over the hill . .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Sampled on draught at the Brasserie V in Madtown: Pours a murky brown colour with a HUGE tan head. Aroma is sort of sour, yeasty with bready malts and cinnamon on the nose. Taste is sort of tart but rich, flavors all around, nuts, pear and citrus notes.

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