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


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RATINGS: 429   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3838) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Very spicy, some times a little sweet, but I liked it, the foam isdifferent, but really nice beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Pours brown with a small tan ring of bubbles. Smells of juniper and pine needles. Taste is of juniper, cherries, honey, pine and some maple syrup. Oily mouthfeel. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
Chocolate, dark malt, vinegar, nutmeg. Dark murky brown, foamy creamy tan head. Raisins, vinous character, syrup. Roasted woody end. Thick body, rich, lush texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2005
That’s a winterbeer that deserves the name. Nice dark brown color with a small light brown head on top. The head leaves beautiful laces on the glass. Light malt and chocolate nose - as it warms up a quite intense bandaid nose comes through. Sour milk, tar, prunes taste with a spicey finish. Fizzy carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - NOV 14, 2005
Beige creamy weak head. Dark brown color. Aroma is weak, malty, fruity with raisins and caramel notes. Flavor is sweet, fruity with caramel, banana and light spicy tones, ending in a moderately sweet finish. Medium bodied.

   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 (3846) - 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.

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