Brouwerij De Koninck

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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
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  • OVERALL 11/20
txspartan  (51) Wilrijk, Belgium | September 30, 2015
Baic. Interesting renewed digital tour. Nothing special, though.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
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  • VALUE 7/10
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77ships  (316) Antwerpen, Belgium | May 17, 2018
I haven’t done the tour yet which is supposed to be neat & the government added a lot of money into next to Duvel in order to stimulate tourism etc. I have been twice to the taproom / bar. Convenient to reach with the tram & very easy to find. I have lived most of my life near this brewery & it is back to smelling of wort – neat. Very modern & slick, silly giftshop & some fancy and cheese plus meat etc. Taproom is very slick; They offer what De Koninck has and big Duvel products, nothing rare but they will have the new specialif De Koninck just made one which is why I have been here twice. Sampels available, mainly non-beer geek visitors, lots of people from the NL. Nothing of note to beer geeks really, if you are not from BE you can probably find one tick here. Beers are what they are and they offer what they have. Their crowlers are a joke a) being pre-filled sometimes weeks in advance & b) being insanely expensive & c) never the specials. They are clearly not used to beer geeks, first time I needed to ask multiple times for their Test Brew, kept getting wrong beers despite them offering just one special and having a small menu, quite a mess. Hard to blame the place, they offer the beers that they have & it looks modern and clean. Just the beers are far from exciting, sometimes bad & nothing interesting for geeks.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
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  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
SinH4  (356) Garching b. München, Germany | April 30, 2018
Huge touristic place to show off DeKoninck beers. Flights are offered. I found a couple of ticks, even rare local Sours. Decent to check if there are ticks here and you are in the area, else don't bother.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
DraftWhisperer85  (131) Sint-truiden, Belgium | March 27, 2018
Met de ganse familie langs geweest. Met is zeker een mooie brouwerij, rondleiding is mooi maar het is meer een product dan een ambacht. Het is eerder een tellertje op het rad waarop meteen duidelijk is hoeveel de nieuw dag heeft opgebracht ipv liefde voor het product. De verbruikerszaal en de bediening waren in ons geval erg tegenvallend, er werden dure hapjes verkocht waar geen score voor eten voor mogelijk was, een gemiste kans!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
pa34583  (15) Antwerpen, Belgium | March 1, 2018| Updated September 13, 2018
Deze brouwerij heeft een vernieuwd bezoekerscentrum met op het einde van de rondleiding een bierproeverijtje in een café dat niet toegankelijk is zonder men inkom betaald heeft. Het cafeetje is wel heel tof en gezellig ingericht. De brouwerij noemt zich in een tv-reportage een "volks"brouwerij. Wel, ik zal één ding verduidelijken: het "volk" spreekt hier Nederlands en geen Engels zoals men doorheen heel de brouwerij moet aantreffen. Wat is het probleem om opschriften zowel in het Nederlands als in het Engels aan te brengen? En inzake hun bieren durf ik toch wel te stellen dat al hun nieuwe bieren sinds de laatste pakweg 10 jaar niet echt hoge toppen scheren, met uitzondering van testbrouwsel 2, maar dat zie je dan niet meer? Ik denk dat De Koninck nog te veel teert op het succes van hun bolleke, dringend wat bierinspiratie nodig heeft en een echt topbier op de markt moet brengen en niet telkens opnieuw een flauw afkooksel van hun bolleke. Waarom eens geen IPA of houtgelagerd bier op de markt brengen? En Triple d'Anvers zou mits wat aanpassingen een toptripel kunnen worden. Verminder dat caramelzoetje, pas de kruiding wat aan en steek er iets meer aroma- i.p.v. bitterhop op. Bovendien merken we een aantal commerciële flaters zoals winterkoninck, zomerkoninck, witte koninck, bier van A, ... die dan ook al vlug afgevoerd zijn. Opwaardering 13/09/2018: ik denk dat men mijn recensie gelezen en heeft en ondertussen is de Triple d'Anvers al een tijdje geleden veranderd van recept.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
tgrtnr  (29) Germering b München, Germany | January 3, 2018
Audio guided tour. No 'real' brewery feeling, more like a museum. Nice beer tasting at the end though.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
baxterfish  (322) , England | November 5, 2017
Went on the self-guided tour (12 Euros) which was very well presented and ends with a taster of 3 beers in the tap room. The massive recent investment from Duvel Moortgat which saved this iconic brewery is obvious and it's a bit ironic that this latest and most important event is not mentioned on the tour. Everything is very professionally done and a visit is highly recommended. Note the fantastic wall art on the exterior of the brewery with each of the core beers being represented by a mural - the Wild Jo pigeons are particularly impressive. Probably an essential visit when in Antwerp.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
huineman  (101) Madrid, Spain | August 6, 2017
So you come to Antwerp, and you visit the cathedral, the kasteel, the docks, the Plantein-Moretus museum, the house of Rubens, the magnificent pulpits in the churches... and you also go, beer-wise, to Kulminator and De Koninck. Otherwise, I’m afraid, there’d be something missing. And everything I mentioned and quite a lot more is actually really worth it, seriously. Give it a try: here you’ll find, to begin with, fantastic wall art (not to be missed or overlooked, check those Wild Jo pigeons). Then you continue with a mammoth venue, detail-laden, with the option of a guided tour around or simply the option of going directly to the bar or some of the (several) stores and shops. If you choose the bar, it’s in the middle of what appears to be the brewery. Staff is knowledgeable and they speak good English. Beer options are many, since Duvel is now the owner of De Koninck: expect quite a few Belgian and American brewskies. Definitely worth coming if you’re around and into beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
kraddel  (374) Antwerp, Belgium | August 4, 2015
So the koninck totaly re-did their brewery. Guess I’ll have to rate the same place as the adress is still the same, but all readers please note that previous ratings, prior to this, are ment for the old setting and thus less to the matter now. Visited at the pre-opening ( official opening in september ). the tour starts in a container, where a clip is playing. After the clip has finished, the wall slides open and the tour begins.... You are guided trough the history of both antwerp and its iconic brewery, plus you get some info on stuff like glassware. After that, the tour takes you trough a historical bar-setting, before going trough the actual brewery. Everything is explained trough texts on the wall, plus videos at every ’chapter’ . The last stadium of the tour is the dekonink bar, where you get a free ’bolleke’ or triple danvers. After that, you can go to the ’duvel bar’ where the other beers from duvel moortgat are served ( plans for getting their american breweries in there as well ! ) Next to that, you can get a tasting bord of the products of the buisnesses working together with dekoninck on-site. cheese ( van Tricht ) , meat and chocolate ( forgot those names, sorry ) which are just great and also visitable on site. Dekoninck did a massive investement in this place, and it totally shows. Not only the setting is great, but they invested in very knowledgable staff ( beers, food, foodpairing etc ). A very damn professionnal place now, and fun to visit ! can’t wait for it to be open for real. Recommended to pass by here
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  • SERVICE 9/10
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  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
BarrelAged1991  (10) , Netherlands | July 7, 2015
A nice pub

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