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

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RATINGS: 403   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2013
33cl bottle from de Bierwinkel, Leiden. Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very smooth brew.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3700) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1262) - 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.

3.9
   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:

4.1
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (239) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 molto molto scura con lievi riflessi di rame,schiuma morbida e persistente color nocciola..aroma alcolico,fruttato,non molto forte ma delicato..carbonazione medio/bassa,gusto deciso,classico di questo stile,dolce,frutta scura,alcool, con un bellissimo finale misto dolce/luppolato, retrogusto che la rende pericolosamente beverina! speciale davvero...regalo di margherita :) 13/01/2014 molto probabilmente la birra ha cambiato ricetta..più scura,schiuma marrone..aroma molto maltato ma anche ricco di liquirizia..gusto altrettanto forte di liquirizia,dove si aggiunge il caffè,lievissimi sentori futtati e un amaro a tratti percepibile alla fine..molto molto corposa e densa..buona ma non la prima birra che ho votato..questa è sul 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (475) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
Donker aroma, as, uitgeblazen kaars en kruid. Smaak is kruidig, warm, wat rokerig zoet, met een lange beetje bittere afdronk. Diep donkere kleur. Van de tap@ de Klep.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1217) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2012
Dark brown, medium carbonation. Sweet, dried fruits, chocolate, warming alcohol finish. Very good winterbeer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Poured dark brown with a small white head, nicely lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and red berry fruits. Medium bodied for the strength, flavour of the fruit and caramel malt. Alcoholically warming aftertaste.


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