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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 315   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
light tan colour, clear w/ some bubbles. alcohol and nutty bread aromas. tastes of nuts and caramel. med body w/ thin finish. some fizziness. there is a caramel finish with an astringent kick that finishes it off. meh

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barrelbelly (596) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2011
Richer taste than the original De Koninck. Still quite watery aftertaste. A nice dark beer in its category.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
20-Dec-10 (750-ml corked and caged bottle, Best Before 06-Sep-08: Purchased 23-Dec-07 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) One might have to ignore that this is a Belgian beer in order to maximize the enjoyment. The malty, medium-sweet nose offers caramel, toffee, earth, brown sugar, and dark bread. The flavor is decidedly malty and, dare I say, more British in character than Belgian, with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, mild winter spicing, raisins, and a touch of milk chocolate. There a touch of breadiness and other oxidative notes that are to be expected from two years of aging, but these flavors work nicely with the beer’s defining characteristics. However, and quite surprisingly, there is little in the way of the yeast-driven flavors often associated with Belgian beers, and this perhaps coincides with the fact that there is absolutely no yeasty sediment in the bottle, nor is the beer cloudy. The amber-colored beer exhibits a chill haze that clears to fairly good clarity. Half an inch of off-white foam settles quickly to a disappointingly thin ring. All in all, this is a pleasant, easy drinking, malty beer for the winter season, though it’s surprisingly unchallenging on the palate for a Belgian beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
11th April 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Smooth, slight creamy dark beer. Good carbonation. Tangy sauce, fruity notes, no bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7523) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2010
bottle. Clear chestnut colour, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of sherry. Full-bodied, malty, lots of dreid fruit, caramel and sherry, perhaps also port wine. The sherry flavours together with the shy hints of alcohol make this beer a smooth and delicious winter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andyhwcinc (1353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
2007 vintage. I enjoyed this at Delilah’s 12th annual Winter Beer Tasting in Chicago, IL. Lighter and more crisp than other winter ales of it’s kind, enjoyable but just standard.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1473) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
Great aroma, red fruit, bananes, wild. Taste is slightly on the bitter wide, takes away too much of the nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 21, 2010
Brown-amber beer with good but disappearing head.Light sweet,bitter,chocolate,cooked vegetables,floral,spicy,yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3503) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle 33cl. A clear amber beer with low head. Smell is similar to German winterbier. Aroma is relatively dry, it taste as done with lower yeast like a marzen bier. Very less interesting than expected, low body, less spice presence, just malty and grassy with lager notes and bitter and over riped finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2010
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, ruby brown colour with a medium-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Sweet and toasty malty aroma with loads of caramel, a rather restrained fruit character and a tinge of earthy herbal hops. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Moderately toasted malty and slightly sugary taste with caramel and shy fruity and spicy notes; sweet malt-accented finish with a tinge of dried fruits and discreetly hoppy spice. Likeable but also a bit one-sided brew. 04.XI.10


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