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Winterkoninkske (Winter King)

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Brewed by Brouwerij Kerkom
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sint-Truiden, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beside the ‘Bloesem Bink’, you can also enjoy a second seasonal beer, the ‘Winterkoninkske’. This beer is, just like the others, unfiltered, not pasteurized, with secundary fermentation in the bottle. The ‘Winterkoninkske’ is the ideal beer to make a cold and chilly winter evening pleasant. The ingredients are: seven types of malt (among which rolled oats), two belgian types of hop, brewing liqour and yeast. Our winter beer is a dark and heartwarming beer with a pure, sugary flavour and a long, bitter aftertaste. The alcohol content of this heavy beer is 8,3 % vol.alc.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
domienS (105) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a dark beer with a medium fine beige head. Smells spicy, yeasty, dark malts, some coffee, raisin, kandij. tastes sweet, medium saturated. leaves a short spicy palate. Youi can feel the alcohol. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
330 mL bottle. Dark brown with a small brown head. The aroma is fairly typical for a dark Belgian: candi-sugar, dark fruit, yeast. The flavour is great: boozy, spicy, dark fruit, herbal. Nice body. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (338) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is rokerig en licht zoet met sporen van caramel en anijs. Erg goed bier. Blijft lang hangen en smaakt ook in de zomer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Fontaines. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast. caramel, wood, light fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, candy sugar wood, little bitter, fruit, alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with some alcohol. 310714

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (720) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Opaque deep brown, one finger frothy tan head, recedes rather quickly, light lacing; strong toasted sweet malty aroma, caramel, coffee, dark fruits syrup, brown sugar, some licorice; taste moderate to heavy sweet, slightly bitter, toasted, coffee, spices; full body, creamy texture; bitterweet finish, becoming more dry and malty bitter, alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2629) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep brown with an average, tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, yeast, brown sugar. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter with some alcohol too. Full bodied, syrupy texture and soft to flat carb. A very nice Belgian Strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingstoni (1519) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a medium thin frothy beige head. Aroma of syrup, berries, caramel and arrack punch. Sweet and medium bitter taste with some sourness. Warming finish from alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (200) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown foam head. Cmplex nose of dried fruit, banana, coffee and some spices. Very rich taste, a bit sweet (due to the rather high alcohol percentage) but nice in balance with a hoppy finish. A really nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3155) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of MiP. Pours hazy dark copper brown with airy but stable light tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and roasted nuts. Sweet, malty flavour, with pronounced fruity touches, and bitter notes of hops and alcohol. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. A nice BSA, making one think of winter, despite the agreeable spring outside. :-)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3307) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with a small head and a little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity, the most pronounced note seems to be ripe pear, but it’s got a nice bit of spice & a touch of chocolate. The alcohol is there but it doesn’t smell boozy.

The flavor is just a touch on the sweet side, but it’s not bad, overly sugary, or cloying at all. It has a sweetness that reminds me of something like a Rochefort 6, manageable and rich without being overly heavy on sweetness. It has flavors of pear & plum that are well complimented by a bit of spiciness. The hop character is low but certainly adds to the complexity and balance of the beer. It has some light brown sugar & the roastiness is very mild.

It most certainly comes across like a well refined abbey ale, enjoyable through and through.


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