Something different, we are going to get into an import beer from the import company called Duvel. The beer that will be featured in this blog is called De Koninck Anno 1833. The brewery was founded in 1833 in the Belgium city of Antwerp. They brewery several different beers but this Amber Ale is their flagship beer. It is only one of two beers that is in the states. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is a nice amber color with a ton of white carbonation head. The smell ia not really good. It has a weird smell but as a beer drinker you never judge a beer by the look or smell. The taste is the real story of it. It has a slight carbonation with some sweet malty taste. It reminds me sitting around the camp fire making s’mores in the Michigan woods as a kid. It is very drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.dekoninck.com):
De Koninck is the brewery’s jewel in the crown. Its typical surprisingly malty flavour is appreciated by beer lovers worldwide. This amber-coloured top-fermented beer (25 to 27°) has an accessible taste and a low alcohol content. Brewed in the traditional way using water, yeast, 100% pure malt and pure hops. A natural product, in other words. And what about the slightly bitter finish? De Koninck uses organic Saaz-Saaz hops from the Czech Republic, natural barley and without the addition of maize or brewing sugars. One thing is certain: this delicious specialty beer is the ideal thirst quencher. Alcohol content: 5.2% Vol. Pour with a creamy head at 4-6° in the distinctive spherical De Koninck “bolleke” glass.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: There is no twitter account.
In closing, this is a very unique beer that comes out of Belgium. When drinking this beer you would never thought, it comes out of Belgium. When you think of Belgium, you picture chocolate and weird to different spicy to fruity beers. This one is in its own little world. I am not a huge fan of Belgium beers but I really like this beer. It is very drinkable and have a ton of flavor without it being over spicy or hopped up. I would recommend this beer to even your average or beginner beer drinker. Oh I forgot to say this. Fat Tire please go away because this beer will never been duplicate. You loss! You get nothing! Good day beer! Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser