Thursday, 8 December 2016

Belgian Beer Review: De Koninck Antwerp Pale Ale

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One of the nights we were in Amsterdam we just didn't have the energy to leave the hotel to seek food and drink. We opted for snacks in the hotel bar and the beer selection was not very adventurous. I opted for this pale ale from De Koninck. It was a clear light amber. Rather metallic and bland. Fairly sweet caramel malts, some clove taste in there, a crisp bitter finish made it tolerable.

One of the fun things about beer in mainland Europe is the variety of glasses you get for all the brands of beer. Yeah, I know in the UK you get branded pint glasses but they are all just basically pint glasses. In northern Europe especially you get lots of fun options like this glass beer stein (it weighed a ton!) and brandy snifter-like things and big champagne floats for some of the trappist beers. 

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