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De Koninck Excelsior

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De Koninck Excelsior
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Koninck (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Antwerpen, Belgium

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer of the month february in ABT-pubs in the Netherlands. Brewed with chestnut flour.


DanBerg's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanBerg (59) - Alkmaar, - DEC 13, 2006
Drank on tap at Kafe Belgie, Utrecht. Like DA said, it does taste like Almonds, the lady behind the bar told me so and when I got a glass, I couldn’t deny it. I don’t like almonds at all but this beer was quite alright. One glass was nice, but a second would’ve killed me.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Drank in ’t Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp, (on-tap) out of a Bolleke. Friday afternoon in March 2007, day before Zythos fest. Looked good, dark red with a good head. Smelt of cherries, overpoweringly of cherries. Tasted of fizzy cherries, with marzipan and sweet/bitter citrus notes. The taste stayed, with the marzipan hanging around longer than the other flavours. Not really my ’cup of tea’, but OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2007
Draught@Oud Arsenaal. Amber colour, beige mediumsized creamy head. Aroma is nuts, fruity hops and yeast. Flavour is almond, some fruits and yeast. A lot of other nuttyness in it too. Different thing, but not necessarily among my favourite brews...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
This clained to be limited edition on draught at oud aarsnal. Aroma was like a really bready kriek. Taste is cherry, nutty, dry, doughy, very different ale, but not really my scene.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Nose of apples and cinnamon, very sweet up front. Simple malt sweetness, pale, stale flavor. Not exciting at all. Color is a clear dark amber. pretty gross.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2007
Tasted it from draft as well from bottle. Very unusual tast for de Koninck and a lot of people will not like it but for me it was very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2006
Tap, Kafe Belgie. Aroma of vanilla, raspberries and spices. Clear golden-copper coloured with a decent ;asting, white head. Taste is sweet, quite artificial, raspberries in it. Not my thing, but well brewed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2006
On draft at Kafe Belgie, Utrecht. Clear amber coloured. Fruity aroma with some vanilla. On the sweet side. As caesar mentioned, this is like liquid apple pie! Nice, but does get boring after awhile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2006
I sipped this and said, tastes like almonds, other people thought I was crazy, minutes later the brewer came around and told us it was brewed with almonds, fancy that. Nice sweet taste that reminds me of almond maccaroons (sp?) kinda almond and vanilla taste. Medium body with a light dry finish. Some cherry flavor grows as the beer warms, very interesting beer that would make a great christmas or holiday brew, but it was being served in august.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle - Clear amber body, big bubbled off white head; Big very special nose with strange aromas: macaroon, crème de marron, armarena cherry; The body is flat with a thin oily texture; A very small amount of bitterness arrives just as the beer is swallowed and changes into a very little fruity acidity as well as becoming a bit sweet, lots of the same aromas as the nose. Very, very special beer, good or bad I don’t really know. It is truly a beer for the right moment (I couldn’t tell which moment that would be though)


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