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


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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Amber-copper, off-white head. Bah.. Very dull aroma, nothing Christmas about that, grainy amber ale providing branches, powder sugar and sweet cucumber flavours. A beginning of toasted malts, sweetened caramel and vegetables show up on the palate. Stale light body, biting carbonation. Bleh, I can’t believe such a mainstream, character devoided brewery still gets some praise through beer press.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2005
Reddish, brown ale. Beige head. Hard carbonation. Mild malty aroma. Yeast. Malty sweet flavour. Brown sugar. Floral. Some sourish undertones. A hint of hops in the finish. Watery palate. Hides the ABV very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2005
Deep Red colour with a baige head. Spicy fruity aroma and a sweet bitter dry taste. Medium body and a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
2003 Bottle: Poured amber, very clear, with a compact off-white head. Aroma was slight, smelling of bread and paper. Flavor was pleasant, although this bottle was probably a little past prime and had some oxidation flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear reddish brown body with a large rocky head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Yeast flavor with some spices. Soft mouthfeel. A little thin and mild flavored compared to other Belgian winter ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2005
Tap, Kulminator Antwerpen. Deep amber, pale beige head and gentle condition. Gently spiced aromas with cinnamon most apparent and some hints of fruity berries. Equally spicy in the mouth with a suggestion of mulled wine spices, some gentle roasted notes, a low fruitiness and hints of English hops. Low caramel and roast bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6405) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 750 ml bottle, Whip In Liquors, Austin, Tx. Pours a dark amber to light brown with a frothy, creamy slightly off-white creamy, sticky head. Aroma leaves a bit to be desired, reminds me of the chemicals that are present in hair coloring. Flavor has a bit of mint, some subdued malty raisin and date notes and a back end of caramel. Mouthfeel is decently thick and it finishes strong. Other than the aroma, this is a decent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
Copper in color, bananna smell. Drinking it has a smooth warm peppery taste! Good for a nice chilly nite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Draught. Dark brown colour, white head. Slightly malty, slightly bitter. Dry, roasted aftertaste. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
Draught at Oud Arsenaal. Darker amber than the normal De Koninck. Fruity aroma. Sweet, fruity and malty flavour with notes of apple. More interesting and flavourful than a regular Bolleke.

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