Brewed by Brouwerij De Koninck (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Antwerpen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This special ale has been developed in honour of the brewing in the late Middle Ages when the farmers could not work in the fields during the winter months and therefore had time to devote themselves to brewing ale. Winter Koninck is a deep amber-coloured top-fremented ale with 6.5% Alc. vol. and a full-bodied flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
A lot of spices aromas and caramel notes. Color brown with no head. Waterly not very good, not a lot of body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4915) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
(De Koninck Winterkoninck) Bottle 330 ml at home, as De Koninck Winter, served into a tall tulip, ABV 6.5% Nice amber colour on the body, with lazy activity in it, and a tall and thick tan head on top. Very good retention, light lacing on the glass. On the aroma light toffee, interesting hoppy notes too. Taste is fruity, some caramel and light toffee, sugar and marmalade, red fruits. Medium thin body, high carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markschiedon (597) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Drinking from tab. Caramel in the aroma. The clear brown beer has a large brown head. Taste doesn’t top average. Not bad, not great. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1567) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
A hazelnut brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A light fruity aroma, some sweet spice, a little bit like cough candy! Dry mouthfeel. The taste does follow on from the aroma, with lots of ripe fruit, sweet clove spice, and a caramel, boiled sweet flavour, which is all tempered with a mild sourness. The finish is mildly sour with a lot of fruit and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1845) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
25cl on tap @ Kafé België, Utrecht. Body is clear, brown, Head is small, creamy, cream-white, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is light roasted, herbs, watery. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, light sour. Finish is average lasting light roasty bitter, watery. Medium body, thin to oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (644) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Verheijen in Poppel. The beer has a deep amber color and a nice large head, with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma clear tones of dark fruits, caramel, hops and malts. The taste is nicely balanced, with balance between a sweet taste, bitterness and a taste of roasted dark malts. The finish is fruity and light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1841) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle@home. Small head. Copper clear. Prune estery fruity. Caramel. Some almond notes. Sweet medium mouthfeel. Served with fish dish by Isabella.
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle@Isabellas farewell diner. Brown clear. Small head. Toffee biscuit notes. Sharp tart dry alcoholic taste. Dry medium wooden finish. Straight brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Draught at The Queen Hotel, Eindhoven, on December 12, 2014.
Clear dark copper color, dense tan head. Semi-sweet, fruity, Belgian yeast character, some alcohol, toasty, light grainy taste. Alcohol, grainy, fruity aftertaste. To the smooth side mouthfeel, medium bitterness that lingers some. Sweet, fruity, alcohol scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at restaurant Lieve. Dark brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is nutty, spicy, some dried fruit pretty typical belgium, nice toasty notes. Taste is sweet but pretty balanced, not too sweet or yeasty, light toasty notes to balance, not too boozy. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11250) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Rootz Winterbeer festival. Pours clear Amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light dark fruits and a little yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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