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De Koninck Ale

De Koninck Ale

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Updated: August 21, 2013 12:58PM

When temperatures rise in Belgium, particularly in Antwerp, the beer of choice is De Koninck. Amber-hued and somewhat malty, this ale is deceptively light and refreshing. Chalk it up to pleasant spice and bitterness on the finish. Order one the way the Belgians do — by simply asking for a “bolleke,” which is the chalice-like glass that De Koninck is served in. Try one on tap for $6.50 at the city’s best Belgian beer bar, Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark — Michael Austin

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