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

bottled
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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Amber red color with a good off-white head. Aroma is malty, roasted, fruit, hops. Flavor is nice balance of sweet and bitter with a average duration.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
75 cL bottle. Pours with whith and short-living head. Clear smell of of "De Koninck"-hops. Elements of yeast too. Taste is classical de Koninck with hops and malt. On top of this is a sweet taste of cinnamon together with vinous fruity/fig-like taste. Almost creamy texture but still light bodied. I’m not much of a De Koninck fan, this is better than their other beers, but still not amongst the best Belgian seasonal ales.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29661) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2003
A brown beer with a beutiful but disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavor is sweet and malty with strong notes of cinnamon. It end on a nice bitterness. An good Christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, clear bronze colour, rather limited head. Typical fruity esters from the ale-yeast and a light sweetish, caramel-like aroma which is perfectly balanced by a prominent bitterness. Medium body and easier to drink than most other heavy Belgian winter/christmas-beers. 240205

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Amber colour with a big beige head. Sweet spicy aroma with notes of grass. The flavour is dominated by malty sweetness, spices and yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is hops, malts and earth. Flavour is the same, quite sweet flowery and fruity hops along with some mild vanilla added.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2002
Sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ruby. Coloured. Flowery hop aroma. Dry nose, nicely malty - near full body. Fruity and clean with a flowery bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17201) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
Draught. Pours a dark brown/amber color with an off-white head. Fruity malty caramel aroma with some spicy hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with some yeasty hints. Sweet malty caramel finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Keg
Beautiful ruby color. Drinkable ordinary Belgian Strong Ale, but with some pine needles and plastic…


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