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


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RATINGS: 1044   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Filtered, pasteurised and carbonated in bottles. Filtered and carbonated on tap in Antwerp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
NoMoreMusic (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
Nice amber to brown color. (to) Quick disappearing white head. Some herbs, nice bitter and not dry at first tasting but little bit after a while. Nice sparkly fizz. All in all not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vighals (2040) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Mahognybrun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lett karamellukt og noe brunt sukker. Vannete i smak, noe sukkersøt. Kort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zwiebel88 (633) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Bräunlich-amber. Nase Malznoten, an ein normales Dunkel erinnernd. AM gaumen Malz, etwas Holz, etwas Süße, insgesamt etwas schwach, aber gut trinkbar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2458) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
old notes and some words to describe: some caramel malt, not much standing out. nothing bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (763) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Deep orangy with a heady which disppears quicker than it should A bit spritzy yet sweet aand also slightly austere this beer jas light dryness and herbally bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
(bottle) clear amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of powdered sugar, nettles and yeast, with a hint of caramel, goat’s cheese and melted butter. flavour is mostly pale malts, powdered sugar and coriander, with quite a bit of alcohol and a semi-dry finish. light-to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 26, 2015
This Belgian Ale is a dark amber color. White cream, frothy, thick, medium training and good durability. Formed reasonable cream in cup ties. The malty flavor is moderately caramel, biscuit, reasonably hops Floral, spicy other, lime, as well as the presence of grains, nuts, and some floral yeast. The flavor has a simple roasted character, biscuit with sweet malt, some fruity emerges the senses. Clearly felt a little iron, yet not acted alarmingly in the set. A spicy touch the language, grassy hop bitter finish and a little mineral course. Medium to light body, slightly watery, with smooth taste, good carbonation bubbles with medians. Not apossui no residue or suspended material in your body. The aftertaste is malty and slightly dry, which fortunately asks another sip. It has high drinkability. Serves its purpose as a simple and honest beer to quench thirst and is not intended to duel with the more traditional Belgian beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (1457) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Tijdens proefavond biergilde. Amber met een crème kraag. Vanille en appelstroop in de geur smaak ijzer Body valt tegen doordrinker trekken en waterig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hamirubi (324) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
33cl draft @ Fortunia ’Bij Gerda’ in Antwerp. Also had it from bottle many times, as it is a highly commercialized special belge from Antwerp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3365) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
The classic Antwerp interpretation of ’spéciale belge’ (Belgian amber ale), affectively refered to as ’bolleke’ (an affection I can sympathize with, though I have the impression it has positively influenced some of the Belgian ratings here...). Tasted dozens of times from tap and bottle for many years, I suddenly noticed I hadn’t rated it yet. Clear coppery amber colour with good fizz, egg-white, lacing head fairly loose from tap but more moussy from bottle. Straightforward toasted and biscuity, bittersweet malt character, some restrained fruitiness, some iron but not disturbingly so, sourish touch, grassy hop bitterish finish, bit minerally, lean and rather thin body. Serves its purpose as a straightforward but ’honest’ quencher, I’d recommend people visiting Antwerp and not going after specialty beers to drink this instead of bland macro lagers. Classic embodiment of the style, along with Palm; this one seems a bit more genuine and has more balancing bitterness than the latter so in the times when I consumed this beer style by the gallons, I used to prefer this over Palm. It should also be noted that this classic family brewery was threatened with bankrupcy a couple of years ago and was fortunately saved by Moortgat, where I trust this beer is in good hands...

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