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


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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kraddel (2435) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2013
Bottle at home Pours very dark brown / deep red Almost black Foam is very light brown No scent To high carbo ( sigh) Taste is very weak . Some sweetnes.. But tastes next to nothing . Yet i did hear it was good ? Better let it warm up a bit ? .. Taste gets more sweet but still damn weak ! Sad , it looked prommising

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3422) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2013
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some chocolate, caramel, and cereal from the malts, and light hops. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of everything, especially the malts and hints of alcohol on the finish. Smooth texture. A pretty good Belgian beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Hensen (52) - ’s Gravenmoer, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2013
Koffie bruin, bijna zwart bier. Aroma is een tikkeltje zoet, caramel. Smaak proef je de jeneverbes terug. Volle smaak met flink koolzuur zorgt voor een mooi mondgevoel. Nasmaak is heel heftig, bijna een Stout, erg bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (596) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
Dark beer with a beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts and dried fruit (juniper). Flavour is medium sweet, fruity and has a slightly alcoholic finish. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4670) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
33cl bottle from de Bierwinkel, Leiden. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very smooth brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belgianpat (3) - /, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Nice beer, but too thin body for me. Much more a fan of the haspengouwse cuvee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at home. Slight hazy brown with a small, beige head.Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, slight roasted, honey, dark fruits). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter and spicy. Medium to full body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1024) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On draught at Apex. Dirty brown in color and rich caramel aroma. Tastes like fruit, chocolate, and caramel with a dark alcohol kick on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle 10.01.2013 Visual: Pours a dark brown with a small creamy white head. Aroma: Sweet malt, fruits (red berries). Taste: Fruit (red berries), caramel, raisins. Medium body and some carbonisation. Alcoholically warming aftertaste. Visual: Aroma: Taste:

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbird13 (6) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
Very dark brown, almost black. No head. Great malty smell. Thick, heavy malty, smokey flavor. Bitter aftertaste.

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