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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Cold 11.2oz bottle: Pours a cola color with tan bubbles around the edges of the glass. Roasted malts, alcohol and notes of fruit and chocolate. Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Ending is of roasted malts, earthy hops and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1150) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Nice change of pace. A fresh, slightly hopped up, belgian ale. Very piney with a slight bitterness marring a super clean, refreshing finsih. Love the malt and the tart berry flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33405) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled. A very dark red beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dusty stored fruits, as well as raisins and plums, caramel, and cloves. The flavor is quite sweet with strong fruity notes, peaches, plums, and grapes, as well as raisins, but also with light notes of cloves, and licorice. The mouthfeel is somewhat sparkling, and the alcohol tingles the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue). Malty spice and dark dried fruits with fresh tart berries coming through in the mouth. Good level of carbonation provides a lifft in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3136) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Quite unique, even for a Belgium beer. its got a fruity taste bigger than what you expect. multi taste of cocoa, coffee. Something that’s worth you time and money

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2006
In the 11.2 oz bottle from Beertopia. Pours a coal black color with a deep beige head. This is a pretty beer with its thick long-lasting head. Has a strong aroma of chocolate, coconut, and gin. The flavor is rich. Very rich. Your entire mouth is coated. This has a big dark chocolate taste. Good caramel flavor also appears. This beer has a generous amount of bitterness that is not typically expected in a belgian. The finish registers these hops at mid tongue. The juniper flavor emerges only upon warming. As for the palate, this beer seems to have a lot of heat. It really warms me up. This is what I want a Christmas beer to taste like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Uto. Mahogany in colour with a couple of small white islands passing themselves off as a head. Musky, Earthy aroma. Notes of malts, bread, walnuts and caramel. Light hint of balsamic vinegar. Taste to match, but exceptionally stronger and spicier. The first beer I’ve really liked from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 25, 2006
in bottle. like the depths of the ocean, no light can penetrate this beer. A delicious balance of hops and malt, spiced with holiday goodness - the taste of winter fruits, cinnamon andn nutmeg. Clearly the beer to drink on the winter solstice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2006
The aroma is fruity, yeasty, and sour. The appearance is hazy purple/brown with a medium foamy head that clumps a little. The flavor is like the aroma but less sour than I was expecting from the aroma. The palate is thin for the style. The aftertaste is bitter. Overall I am not really a big fan but I still think it’s a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2006
bottle, possibly 300 mL? pours the color of dark-stained cherrywood, with a slight off-white head but no foaming nor much lacing to speak of. immediately the aroma struck me as merlot-soaked-and-sauteed mushrooms, with candy sugar apparent. a sweetish gluhwein aroma and flavor, but more earthy and herbal and spiced flavors. surprisingly astringent finish considering the overall sweetness of the beer - as if tannins from a darkened malt were over-extracted. overall an enjoyable beer and thankfully the alcohol is only a touch noticeable.

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