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


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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2005
33cl. bottle. Dark brown color with a nice thick tan head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of raisins and molasses. Flavor was sweet, but not nearly as sweet as I thought it would be, probably due to the aggressive carbonation. Yeasty, like fresh baked bread, along with dark dried fruits and molasses. A touch of hop bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2005
Bottled. Sampled at Delirium Café, Göteborg. Dark brown colour. Roasty, bubble-gum nose. Clean mouthfeel, with a dry caramelly touch Finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2005
07.03.05 Best before October 2006, I think that’s what it says. How many times am I going to glance by the row of these 330ml bottles at my favorite bottle shop? Well, not any more. Suitably dark brown pour just looks spicy and wintery, the head is thick and almost brown. Nice aroma, vinous, raisin, rum, dark and maybe a bit on the sweet side. Fair body opens effy and is noticably lithe by the swallow despite full and sweet middle. Lingering unctuous hop presence is lightly bitter, lightly peppery. Pleasant overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2005
Nothing better to ward off the 90 degree heat in a hammock then drinking a winter beer. This 8.3% baby pours as brown as brown gets. Even held up to the blazing sun, no light gets through. Aroma is brown sugar and coffee with some caramel and just the faintest of hops. The taste is crisp and refreshing. Some dried fruits and molasses with a lively mouthfeel and a nice hoppiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
Dark brown colour. Nice aroma with hint of chocolate, and some burn malt. The flavor are very good and have nice balance with bitterness and sweetness. Absolute a good Christmas beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle Ruby body. Frothy, light brown head. Spare lace. Balanced nose of (chocolate) malts. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. A well-balanced christmas-ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2005
Bottle and served in La Chouffe tulip: Reddish brown hue with a fizzy thin head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized malting, hint of prune and apple, grassy hops, light pepper, musty esters and belgian candi sugar. The taste is malting and sweet with a nice dose of fruit and mild bitter undertones. The finish is moderately spicy and a touch yeasty and earthy. The feel is thin of a strong ale, lively and very dry upon the finish. Okay and quaffable but nothing to go out of way for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 6, 2005
Red brown colour with a small baige head. Sweet light roasted malty fruity aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body and a sweet light alcoholic sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Dark color; thin head. Dry malt, very strong caramel, quite high bitterness; gets easily sweeter when warmer. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Mahogany color. Strong malty aroma, a bit alcoholic. Strong malty taste; the hop touch is too light.

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