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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.9
   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 (6474) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JUL 27, 2004
750 ml. corked and caged big ole brown Belgian bottle. Date code of 16/03 is on the cork. Aged in my cellar for many months.Loud pop when opened. Poured out a dark caramel brown color, with a huge, tan colored head. It didn’t give up, and held on to the bottom of the Chimay chalice I drank it in. Lots of carbonation left in this beast of a beer. Aromas are of dried fruit, plums, raisins, figs, and apricots. Some slight peach notes shine through, along with the spices. Corriander, ginger, and some black pepper come through in both the aromas and the tastes. Strong aromas of sulfur when opened, they subside somewhat after it breathes for awhile. Tastes are about the same as the aromas, malts, sulfur, spices, yeasty bread. Medium mouthfeel. Finishes spicy, and somewhat dry. A decent Belgian, but not my favorite by far.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately yeasty (mold), with notes of bubble gum, alcohol, clove, diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2004
De Koninck seems to excel in mild Belgian Ales, and this is no exception. Delightfully subdued yet spicy enough to grab your attention.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Orange/amber color with a smalllish for style cream colored head. Light mild aromas of pale malt and dry flowers. Dry toffee and near nutty flavors. Hints of sweetness come out to balance the floral hops. Really not much more than a very good amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2004
Tap, Torando, San Fransisco. Typical Belgian yeast, smells like a spicier De Koninck, candy malts, some caramel, some pepper and spice, soft texture, with a lightly tart finish, not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2004
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC... Clear, copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is very geueze-like. Lots of lemon and grapefruit. Disappointing, watery, thin flavor. Traces of white wine and caramel. Light-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel. Lengthy, bone-dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2004
First time sampled was rushing out the door to an anticipated beer, so not well appreciated. Second as gift and better scrutinized. While better sitting down and trying it, still none too impressed. As with some brewers here I get the idea that rather than really crafting a seasonal of merit, this is just a knock-off to get greater sales and such. Not bad at all by any means, but nothing to get me off my duff and put any real effort into this. Sorry.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Smooth flavor. Sweet. Meduim body. Red-brown in color. Very good. Mellow yeast tastes. Enjoyable.


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