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

bottled
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RATINGS: 315   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Dark orange brown pour with a fluffy white head. Slightly funky dark wheat Dubbel with some mild dark fruit notes. Figs. Dates. Burnt caramel biscuits. Brown sugar. Sour plum pudding. Orange seeds. Cherry cordials. Candied ginger. Charred coconut. Some interesting notes. Decent palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours clear copper with average, fizzy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and cereal malts, figs, dates, floral hops, light pepper, and some herbs. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting grassy hops, some fruit esters, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates, figs, and plums with cookie and caramel malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Red brown with nice beige head and active crackling. Fruity nose, slight vinous, spices, hop. The taste is well malted, roasted and at first low in bitterness. There are toffy, barley, ripe fruits, spices and gruit. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Draft at BXL East on two different occasions. Pours clear mahogany with small white soapy head that lingers. Aroma is slighlty hoppy with fruit and spice notes. Lovely balanced flavor between the malts and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. It poured with very little head or carbonation. I found it to be a quite wine like amber beer. Slightly malty & bitter, not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Draft at Biergarden. Delivered in a goblet, deep mahogany with a firm, airy head. The aroma is darn near wine-like. Drinks with a sweet grape front end, followed by just a swirl of yeastiness. Much sweeter than I expected, but tasty and fun. (#4866, 12/23/2012)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Poured a golden brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt and red fruit. Medium body, flavour of red fruit, caramel and some spice. Lingering spicey aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Draft at the Paters Vaetje, Antwerp. Poured a dark golden brown with a thin white head. The aroma is weak but dry and yeasty. The flavour is bitter with liquorice and a slightly metallic aftertaste. It's like a dark malt roasted regular De Koninck. I prefer the original.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 On tap at the paters vaetje. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice enough brew.


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