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


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (293) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Mooi diepbruin bier met crèmekleurige schuimkraag die snel wegebt. Aroma en smaken van bruine suiker, kaneel, pruimen, chocolade. Mooie volle ronde smaak met warme, licht kruidige, afdronk. Topbier !!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (201) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
La birra è di colore marrone scuro, con dei riflessi rossastri; la schiuma, molto persistente, è beige, fine e cremosa. Al naso liquirizia, malto tostato, toffee, leggeri sentori minerali e leggera frutta sotto spirito (prugne). E’ una birra con un corpo medio-pieno, morbida e rotonda in bocca, mediamente carbonata; al primo impatto troviamo note di caffè, liquirizia, toffee; man mano che la birra si riscalda emergono netti sentori fruttati di prugne secche, ribes nero e uvetta sotto spirito, cioccolato. Una speziatura appena percepibile la rende piacevolmente “vivace” durante tutta la bevuta. Abboccata, lascia un retrogusto ricco di frutta sotto spirito che riscalda.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8942) - 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 (815) - 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 (2554) - 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 (1320) - 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 (70) - - 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 (3744) - 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 (1028) - 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 (3739) - 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.

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