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


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RATINGS: 335   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
From Backlog @ Kulminator , bottle as pictured here on RB

Head: Small, white, foamy
Colour: amber
Smell: malts, typical koninck smell, bitter, bit sweet,
Taste: caramel, malts, bit sour and dry , bitter sweet end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle by 10/2012. Sweet nose with fruit and yeast, wheat and phenols (and a little singed plastic). Big ruby body with a creamy tan head. Intensely strong flavor, cherry-leaning fruit and, unfortunately, many of the trappings of a messy wheat beer - wheat, cloves, spicy yeast, plastic, and acetone. Light smoked note before the booze begins to shine through at the end. Medium-full body, aggressive heft and alcohol. A mess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2012
In bottle at home. Pours a deep golden amber colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of biscuity malt, caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with some toffee and fairly present alcohol again. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (560) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2012
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur rouge - ambrée,mousse correcte mais peu de tenue. Arômes fruités, légèrement boisés et un léger arrière goût d’alcool fort. Originale et pas ininterressante. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Tap at Tap East, Stratford, London. Pours a little on the darker side of amber with a thin off-white head. The aroma is a little sour cherry and a hint of caramel. Coriander seed orangeness is also in there. Drying and a little oily on the palate. Taste is of subtle sour cherry, orange, apricot, and a little musty wet wood. There is a dry sour irange aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours an exciting red colour, virtually no head. Aroma is a little caramel, Belgian least funk. Taste is hard to pin down, definite, nice Belgian yeast character. Caramel tones and a little spice also present. Intriguing and all the better for it. Nice long finish, a little sticky. It’s a good ’un.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (4358) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2012
33cl bottle. Poured dark amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, some yeasty notes as well as weak hoppyness. Flavor is yeast, fruit and some herbal notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Average. Probably will not try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Bottled: Clear orange-red beer with a huge, but quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma is malty and fruity with notes of caramel and biscuits and hints of dried fruits. Taste is dominated by malty caramel-flavors nicely balanced by a nondescript but prominent bitterness. Very drinkable yet rather mediocre x-mas/winter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2011
Dark red color with fine light brow head. Aroma of caramel. Flavor is malty with caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2011
If you ever had a normal De Koninck, well it’s just dubble plavor. It’s actually a Belgian Pale Ale, banana flavor, slight hoppy with a nice caramel after tast. Very easy drinkable.

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