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

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2005
(Bottled) Dark reddish brown color with a small head. Quite hoppy and sweetish, malty rye-pudding aroma. Quite sweet, very malty, somewhat toffeeish flavor with hops and some fruity cherry hints. Medium to full-bodied, syrupy-sweet, warming palate with low carbonation. Sticky-sugary finish. Quite sweet, but very pleasant and tasty winter warmer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Poured a dark, murky reddish-brown color with a smaller tan head. Aromas and tastes of plums, raisins and molasses. Malty. Aromas are stronger than the tastes. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Indian-red in color. Huge medium chocolate brown head is partially diminishing, leaving behind a fine lacing. Musty, yeasty aroma full of ripened fruit (plums, dates), raisins, and brown sugar. Soft palate, with plums and dates pronounced. Slightly cobwebby. A slight hint of alcohol, but not much at all. Rather rich, with toffee and overripened fruit notes coming out as it warms. Rather high carbonation, but it works well with this, giving a slightly higher perception of spiciness than is actually there.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with an average-sized tan head. Aroma of toffee, licorice, and coriander. Flavor of sweet mlats, coriander, and other spices. Palate was a little thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Bottle. Malty aroma. Dark brown colour. Malty, sweet flavour. Nice mouthfeel. Warming alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2004
Deep, rich, red-brown colour. A powerful, fruity aroma, with touches of spice and chocolate augured well, but it rather fell away on the palate. Restrained fruit and increasing malt. Light body, with some sweetness. Some alcohol afterburn. Bottled at the Beer Circus, Croydon (Belgian Christmas Beer Festival).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Large, light brown head. Light carbonation. Surprisingly little aroma. Bit of brown sugar, black licorice and some molasses. Color is a very dark, black/brown. Weak flavor with a bit of bitterness. Pretty blah for a belgian. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Really a disappointment. Not a good example of a belgian.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2004
Bottle. Brown sugar, some caramel and chocolate. Herbal finish, a little spicy, mouthfeel is soft despite its strength. Not overly sweet either, which was nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2004
Light chocolate, and dark fruits in aroma. Black/dark brown with a tan short head. Sweet light chocolate with raisins. Medium bodied, ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2004
A sweet and simple but tasty dark Belgian brew. Spices, if any, were subdued so much so as to be barely noticeable. Full bodied with a strong raisin presence. Certainly not the best but not bad either.


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