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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (939) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
Clear copper, cappuccino Orange head Cereals, yeasts, rotten fruit (banana) Mature fruit, burned caramel, banana peel ending

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of apples and yeast. Taste slightly sweet with trace of sourness. Mouthfeel fairly thin. Finish quite acerbic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (807) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Donker bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is kruidig en hoppig met chokolade, niet zoet. Blijft redelijk lang hangen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. It pours a clear amber body under a small, dense, off-white head. Rather sugary aroma, brown sugar and a faint spiced touch. Some alcohol too actually. Caramel and yellow apples. Quite sugary on the palate, medium to full-bodied and with a soft carbonation. Bitterness too, at an appropriate level. Bitter, sweet, caramel finish. Well, sure decent, but sort of unbalanced, and far from a winner. 140426

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Bottle.Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of red apples, malt, caramel, fruitiness and bread crust. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel, toffee, red apples and brown sugar. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, sugar and banana. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonaiton is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Dark copper pour with great head. Nose has some nice spice complexity but it’s a bit too dry and tannic on the palate. Finishes very clean with a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1461) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
On tap in Gollem Antwerp. Copper coloured ale with a thick white head. The De Koninck beers are always a tricky one. You go to Belgium expecting all manner of strong flavours and then suddenly there’s these guys selling session beers (ok this one’s a bit strong for that) which are almost English in their maltiness. Like a Geordie brown ale with continental hopping and a hint of a funkier yeast. I actually quite like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3306) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Draft @ the hotel in Maastricht. Pours a clear amber beer with a soft, light beige head on top. Aroma is malty, light fruity, caramel and yeasty. Flavor is mostly the same, with a bit more caramel in the body and yeast in the end. Light prickly finish. Meh, not really interesting.

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