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


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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1377) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
As Winter, bottle 33cl. Clear amber brown, large foamy beige head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma is roasted malts, fruity, light caramel; taste is medium sweet and bitter, toffee, light red fruit; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste is bittersweet, roasty, spicy notes; ok strong ale, despite its name I don’t consider this as a winter beer .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (3929) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Flaske (fra Belgisk Bryg) delt ombord på Fridtjofen, RBHD-treff aug-15: rødlig rav med fint skum. Kandissukker og røde bær både i aroma og smak. Mild humlebitterhet. Rund munnfylde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Disig dyp orasjebrun farge med et tynt lysebrunt skum. Fruktig, sviske, kandissukker og karamell med gode belgiske gjærtoner blant duftene. Søtt. Medium kropp. Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjoffen, august 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 23.08.15. Clear copper. Off-white head. Caramel, dark candy sugar, acteton and hops in aroma. And in taste. Also berries, particularly in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear mahogany with a small creamy white head. Aroma of brown malts, weak dark fruity. Taste is moderate sweet, dark sugars and caramel. Short lived sweet surary aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Brown colour, moderate off-white head. Typical sweetish aroma of Belgian brown ale, notes of brown kandij sugar. Fairly sweet flavour, brown kandij sugar, mild spicy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (4153) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
On tap at Zilt, Amsterdam. Amber color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; honey , fruitiness , malt and light dried fruits. Medium body & complexity . A little on the sweet side. A pretty ok beer, but too sweet and dominated by honey for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
A lot of spices aromas and caramel notes. Color brown with no head. Waterly not very good, not a lot of body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3728) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
(De Koninck Winterkoninck) Bottle 330 ml at home, as De Koninck Winter, served into a tall tulip, ABV 6.5% Nice amber colour on the body, with lazy activity in it, and a tall and thick tan head on top. Very good retention, light lacing on the glass. On the aroma light toffee, interesting hoppy notes too. Taste is fruity, some caramel and light toffee, sugar and marmalade, red fruits. Medium thin body, high carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markschiedon (418) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Drinking from tab. Caramel in the aroma. The clear brown beer has a large brown head. Taste doesn’t top average. Not bad, not great. Medium carbonated.

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