Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beer Review - Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale

Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V. Dutch Brown Ale - 5% ABV

Inside the Abbey of Koningshoeven in the tiny village of Tilburg in the Netherlands, near the Belgium border, lies a dandy brewery producing some dandy beers.  Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven produces the La Trappe line of trappist beers along with the Dutch Brown Ale and a few other liquid delights. 

The Dutch Brown is top fermented ale using an "ancient old recipe" that produces a delicious medium bodied brown ale that is sure to be more popular to the American palate.  The color is dark brown and pours with a thick head that hangs around long enough to be interesting.  The smell is quite subtle with hints of malt and bread.  The beer is quite smooth and the flavors are astounding.  Malts, earth, figs, nuts and a bit of sweetness.  You will find that it is not a sweet as many brown ales and finishes a bit dry and a bit bitter, but not overpowering.  I would happily drink many of these without tiring of it's interesting taste.

Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Eindhovenseweg 3
Berkel-Enschot, 5056 RP

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