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De Koninck Cuvée

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
750ml corked bottle acquired in joint trade. Bottle labeled best before Feb ’99. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Some floaters. Aromas were dominated by cork with some yeast. Just smelled all around old and musty. Tastes of no cork, fruity, caramel, light leather, and light spices. Has a sweet maltiness to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4526) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2006
Thanks to egajdzis. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small bubbly off white head with some small floaties. Aroma of cork, musty with some various fruits. Flavor of vanilla, candy corn and malty. This may have been past it’s prime but thanks to Eric for bringing it by.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2006
[BB 2/99] Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some cork, nuts, yeast, and light oxidation. Taste of more caramel malts, light cocoa, dried fruits, green apple, spices and light alcohol as well. Low carbonation / soft mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Belgian Beer Festival 2006 in Pasadena. Clear tan with a medium off-white diminishing head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast (leather?) with some sweet fruits, very intriguing. The yeast shows up first in the flavor profile as well--slightly funky and not bad at all! Alcohol is apparent but well controlled. Sweet malts, reminiscent of honey. Sweet hoppy fruits, citrus and white grapes. Lightly acidic in a way that doesn’t hurt at all. Finish is brief and sweet. Bubbly and watery on the palate with light body. I picked this beer blind off the dwindling list of taps that were not gone yet and was pleasantly surprised. I don’t know why it’s rated so low!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Note that this is likely not a retired beer. The bottle says something like "returned by popular request".

Pours a chunky light brown with a decent head. Lots of floaters in this one (trub). Maybe my pour was tad agressive? Roasted malt and fruit on the nose with a touch of hops. Bitter on the tongue with a sugar cane malty body (kinda roasty) and a touch of spicy hop in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light with a fair fizz. A bit of lacing on the glass. Seems to reveal more of a hop bitter character as I near the bottom of the glass and the brew warms a bit. Not a bad brew but I favor many other Belgians over this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
I don’t think this is retired. Anyway... clear reddish brown body with a small head. Caramel and sugar all the way with aroma and flavor. I actually liked the regualar version better. This felt too thin and alcholic. 7 of these stupid things left...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3808) - - NOV 3, 2005
white grape sparkling wine aroma. grapefruit. orange color. more yeast chunks than i have ever seen floating around. minimal white head. kind of sour and citrusy. this may have gone bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
A Mes rate: Pretty decent. Shame they changed it in favour of the new version which is not quite as good. Very red amber colour. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar. Lovely palate. Strong hops in the finish turning more bitter as it goes on. Not bad at all

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Dark fruits aroma and taste, light sweet. Medium body and a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
RBESG05: Old nose, cardboardy, a little woody. Some dark fruits there too. Dark gold in colour. Sweet caramel, fruits and alcohol, but still refreshing.


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