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


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RATINGS: 958   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Filtered, pasteurised and carbonated in bottles. Filtered and carbonated on tap in Antwerp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SofaKingClean (1) - Moomooclaws, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
Poured into tulip. Beer had great aroma, good appearance, and good color. Very flat on my taste buds. Tasted like a standard export. But again, it smelled amazing. Maybe one day the style will grow on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (513) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2013
Certes le « bolleke » est un verre classique, certes la bière elle-même est, comme le précise le brasseur un classique parmi les bières belges, certes les bulles sont très fines et la mousse crémeuse. Il n’en reste pas moins que cette bière est faite avant tout pour être savourée dans sa ville natale (Anvers ou Antwerpen), à la pression dans un pub près de la cathédrale, ou mieux encore dans le café qui la sert avec un petit verre de levure en a parte. La version bouteille de 5,2 % abv a malgré tout progressé en passant à 33 cl en lieu et place de 25 cl, qui était vraiment une version minimaliste. Mais les saveurs n’ont pas suivi pleinement. On reste sur une impression de niveau un peu faible, avec des notes brûlées un peu curieuses (encore que la couleur ambrée pourrait expliquer cela en partie … mais c’est chercher un peu loin l’origine de cette couleur …). Conclusion : je n’aime pas de dire des choses désagréables de cette bière, parce que à la pression elle est superbe, mais on attend son parallèle en bouteille (un peu comme la Guinness …).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Nice clear dark red with good off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, Belgian spice, some citrus and floral. Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is Round and sweet caramel, some citrus and floral hops. Overall: well made beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Migmar (240) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Draft at Den Engel, Antwerpen. Amber, big frothy head. Yeasty and fruity. Medium bitterness. Very smooth and drinkable. Would be great elsewhere, but average in Belgium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (683) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
Drunk from 33cl bottle. Amber coloured beer. One of favourite more mass produced beers of Belgium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours deep copper, finger off white head. Smells like a cross between an amber and a brown. Nutty with caramel, light roast. belgian yeast. Taste thin, bit of caramel. Lighter bodied. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
(Keg at Black Door, 20131025) I was surprised that I hadn’t rated this classic beer. The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramell and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, Belgian style yeast, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste had Belgian style yeast, malts and bitterness. A solid Belgian brew: dull but it works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (1985) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
A true classic, this special belge. Caramalt, with a sweet-bitter taste. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
OK aroma, not really big. Kind of malty. Appearance is OK. reddish, little bit of head. taste is kind of sweet, then bitter. Also metallic. Not a very big beer. Very average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maarten1993 (268) - - OCT 6, 2013
THE beer looks normal, THE smell is almost absent, too bad. The taste is not. impressive. Very watery. Not à good beer

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