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

bottled
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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pi2za (18) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2004 Nice beer - especially I like the big *POP* that goes when you take off the cork....and it has a nice head!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3913) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2004
This is the house beer at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerp, brewed for them by De Koninck. The glass I had was labelled 6.5%, but I’ve seen it reported as 5.8% elsewhere. Amber beer (darker than standard De Kon) , with a slightly tan, cream head and ridged lacing. Very quaffable, sweet beer - caramalised sugar abounds, especially in the rooty finish. Pleasant though mysterious beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2004
Draft: Pours a clear golden/amber with a small head, Aroma is yeasty and with hints of hops. Flavor is moderate sweet from the malt, combined with a distinct taste of yeast

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2102) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 26, 2004
pours a nice golden brown with a thin tan head, nice sour horseblanketish. bitterness is there but understated. alcohol flavors dominate also notes of cinnamon

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21500) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Amber colour with a big beige head. Sweet spicy aroma with notes of grass. The flavour is dominated by malty sweetness, spices and yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Poured brown with thin white head...mild caramel aroma...mild sweetness...taste of maple syrup (not really in the good way) and spice...nutmeg and pepper...mediocre dry finish...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
This is a winter beer? Mild aromas, initially striking me as your typical American lager, with some Belgian yeastiness but lacking the depth of the fruit and spice that others describe. Moderate palate--not exactly frothy, but soft. Red/brown with good head production.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Bottle. Spicy peppery nose. Metallic, dry cherry, dry fruit and yeasty notes. Finish has some black pepper. Reminded me of a dry apple cider.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2004
Amber color with big beige head. Fruity and apple aroma with hints of alcohol. Fruity start with notes of spices, ending is nicely hopped. Alcohol comes up strongly, but it fits here well. Somehow thin body for 6.5%. Soft and creamy palate. Nice lace. Excellent beer for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2004
on tap at toronado. not as original or as interesting as regular dekoninck. yeasty, floral aroma, pleasant sultana sweetness, a little furriness, not bad


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