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

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RATINGS: 329   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.


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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndersR (195) - Århus, - DEC 27, 2003
Dark amber with a huge white lasting head. Fruity bitter aroma. Well balanced bitter sweet flavor: malts, caramel, rasins. I like it!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (317) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Verheijen in Poppel. The beer has a deep amber color and a nice large head, with a lot of bubbles. In the aroma clear tones of dark fruits, caramel, hops and malts. The taste is nicely balanced, with balance between a sweet taste, bitterness and a taste of roasted dark malts. The finish is fruity and light bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1273) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle@home. Small head. Copper clear. Prune estery fruity. Caramel. Some almond notes. Sweet medium mouthfeel. Served with fish dish by Isabella.
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2014 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle@Isabellas farewell diner. Brown clear. Small head. Toffee biscuit notes. Sharp tart dry alcoholic taste. Dry medium wooden finish. Straight brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
Draught at The Queen Hotel, Eindhoven, on December 12, 2014.
Clear dark copper color, dense tan head. Semi-sweet, fruity, Belgian yeast character, some alcohol, toasty, light grainy taste. Alcohol, grainy, fruity aftertaste. To the smooth side mouthfeel, medium bitterness that lingers some. Sweet, fruity, alcohol scent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3482) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at restaurant Lieve. Dark brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is nutty, spicy, some dried fruit pretty typical belgium, nice toasty notes. Taste is sweet but pretty balanced, not too sweet or yeasty, light toasty notes to balance, not too boozy. Palate is med-full bodied with good carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5781) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Rootz Winterbeer festival. Pours clear Amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light dark fruits and a little yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (661) - - DEC 12, 2014
Van de tap bij café De Poort, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 6,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel De Koninck glas Uiterlijk: roodbruin met minimale witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, bittertje, caramel Conclusie: geen volle smaak, wel redelijk winterbiertje ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Sweet dark fruit, candi sugar, gentle spice. Light translucent brown, Some roast, moves to berries, caramel, and spice, with a moderate sweet finish. Very light body for a winter brew. Tasty. Doesn’t hit very hard at any point. Mild and pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft 0.25l at Christoffel Antwerp Belgium.Pour it clear dark amber color with small white head.Taste and aroma of apple, spices, caramel.Sweet on the end.Ok drinkable

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
De Koninck’s answer to Palm Dobbel in a sense, a darker (deep copper), fuller, creamier and sweeter version of the famous ’Bolleke’, with the unmistakable De Koninck yeast and hop bitterish finish. Nothing too impressive.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (725) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
Clear copper, cappuccino Orange head Cereals, yeasts, rotten fruit (banana) Mature fruit, burned caramel, banana peel ending


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