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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: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
pours a murky brown with little head, which is gone completely by the second sip. first impression of the aroma is that it smells like a "normal" beer, with a hint of extra malt and spice. Taste is fruity, plum & raisin and a little spice. This is the Lost Coast Winterbraun of Belgian beers. I started at 50 degrees, and as it warmed it became a little too sweet and alcoholic, but this is the best of the 4 "Christmas Beers of Belgium" i’ve had so far. I’m still wondering how long these beers have sat for, even though the ones that are marked are not past the drink by date...when the best $3 11 oz beer is a 3.1, it’s a bit disappointing."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
domienS (121) - 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 (1912) - 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 (347) - 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 (6077) - 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 (747) - 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 (2662) - 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 (1532) - 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 (204) - 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 (3223) - 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. :-)


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