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Winterkoninkske (Winter King)

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


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle, shared with my wife. Medium brown with amber highlights and a lively golden brown head. Burnt sugars and light spices, like a spicy, yeasty doppelbock! This was great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (589) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Almost black coloured beer with beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Taste of licorice, dark fruit and brown sugar. Looks a bit like a barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Dark brown color; Medium body; Aroma of yeast, dark fruit, some caramel, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, caramel/molasses, some hops, and spice; Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1037) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle from G&B, Hammel. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish with hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlindGuardianco (43) - - AUG 10, 2015
A bit malty, strong alcohol and fairly sweet but I liked the balance, not a lot of head but still some carbonation, I liked this beer and will have again as a seasonal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2780) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
330ml bottle, thanks to JefVerstraete. Pours dark with light roasted malts / liquorice aroma. Taste is smooth & liquoricey with cocoa and dark treacle notes emerging as it warms. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (868) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 18, 2015
330ml bottle from Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours very dark brown with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of black treacle, toffee and malt. Sweet finish, can sense the alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Dark beer covered with a root beer float / cola head. Feint, but pleasant roasted malt, with a pinch of nuts and Belgian yeast touches round out the aroma. Figgy body, rounded, smooth with hazelnut underpinning. Warming and well balanced. Well suited for a dark night, cold night, deep into winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Dark brown with tiny off white head. Aroma sweet, liquorice, sugar. Taste is rich, liquorice, cacao, sugar, General impression is a sweet massive winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (368) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark dark brown, zero foam. Aroma: plums, raisins, boiled down red wine (beouf bourgoignon), hint of fresh mushroom, hint of charcoal. Only downside is that the aroma's are not that strong. Taste: licorice mixed with chocolate, again a hint of charcoal. Rye bread permeates. Hint of barley wine, coffee, oily. This is very robust.

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