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 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2879) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
From my haul back from Anchorage. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated practically immediately. Light lacing stuck and slid nicely into the beer. The smell had a sharp Belgian sugar that leads me on to a decent sweetness. Light spice (ginger) enters in as it warms. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined to flavor with sharp spice (more so some nutmeg this time) in the aftertaste. Sweet sticky finish leads at the end. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as there’s a nice sharpness but not overbearing. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian Strong Ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (1024) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Medium brown mokka head, pitch black colour, sweet caramel malts smell, medium carbonation, low medium bitter, coffee raisins, a bit dry taste and mouth feeling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle a home. Pours a hazy dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, Christmas cookies, mild spices, brown sugar, yeast, some dark dried fruit, with a slight bitterness to the finish. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BRW (1581) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Brown colour with tan head. Grain, malt and dark fruits aroma. Sweet, grain, malt, caramel and dark fruits taste. Alcohol burn finish. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1055) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2355) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
33cl bottle. poured a murky dark brown colour with a tanned head. caramel sweetness, red fruit, plums, christmas spices, raisins, spices, anise, candi sugar, but it is nothing compared to the grand cru version

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Massive dark fruit nose, alc. fumes, and dark sugar. Darks translucent brown. Sweetish initial, with alcohol-soaked raisins and light prunes, smooths out in mid and final. Heavy body, near syrupy and feels a bit oily. Strogn and flavorful stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1863) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
(tap) clear dark amber colour with a small brown head; aroma starts with strong soy sauce that tapers off to nothing; boozy, lightly sweet flavour with a light long bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1314) - - NOV 13, 2014
Real dark brown color with medium light brown colored head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, roasted. chocolate, malt. Long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
Kerkom’s winter beer, with creamy, yellowish beige, sticky, stable head and very dark burgundy colour, hazy. Aroma of bitter chocolate, raisins, coriander, caramel, liquorice, rosemary, figs in ’jenever’, candi syrup, pomegranate, ginger, black pepper, Irish coffee. Candied fruits, raisins, pear, dates, sharpish spiciness (especially coriander seed), bit resinous, deep caramelly and chocolatey maltiness, roasted bitter touch in the finish, some peppery hops and warming, whisky-like alcohol. Rich and opulent winter warmer.

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