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


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RATINGS: 426   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (439) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 10, 2013
Birra comprata presso baggio bevande di Treviso, formato 33 Cl. Aroma bellissimo, con ciliege, frutta candita, fichi secchi, uva passa, amarene sotto spirito che inondano il naso e pungono le narici . Visivamente la birra si presenta bella marrone scuro, color ebano, dai riflessi ramato-rossi. La schiuma è marrone, fine e compatta, però bella persistente e grossa almeno due dita. Io l’ho bevuta in un bicchiere magari non ideale, per "Lager", ma che rende bene con questa birra secondo me. In bocca, sulla lingua, la birra si dimostra dalle prime frizzante, lievemente dolce con un finale leggermente amaro. Il corpo della birra è medio-lieve, direi rotondo e lievemente oleoso, la carbonatazione è media, mentre il finale è lungo e lievemente amaro. In bocca sapore di toffee, caffe, liquirizia, castagne e frutta secca è un bel mix, particolare da dove nel finale emergono soprattutto caffè e liquirizia. Non male, non male davvero, una birra che consiglio e che vi invito a provare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from beergusto.be. CLear chestnut, medium beige head. Sugary, nutty and roasted malt aroma with some coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (1314) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
33cl bottle. Appearance: dark with a medium thick tan head Aroma: caramel, with rye bread, honey,brown sugar. and a little bit of chocolate and a bit liquorice. Taste: The same but with quite some spices and some yeast showing it’s Belgian roots. Quite sweet and boozy but the taste pallet can handle it. Dry finish which is a bit liquorice. Palate is medium/full with a nice carbonation and warming finish. But while the texture is a bit heavy it’s still good drinkable. Interresting brew not your standard Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
A bottle I picked up at Ohtsuki Saketen. 8.3% as it is December 1st it is time to start drinking winter/Christmas beers. Today is Winterkoninkse from Belgium. A dark almost black pour with a tan head. The aroma is wine or port-like, plums, toffee, chocolate. The taste is boozy, potent, burnt chocolate, some spicy notes & lots of candied fruit notes quite port like. A perfect winter warmer type beer, makes me want to be next to a fire on a snowy winter night...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (1051) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2013
Brune rougeâtre très foncée, effervescence légère, mousse brune tombe très rapidement. Malts légèrement torréfiés, amertume réglissée mais pas trop, notes de moka, un rien épicée et fruitée juste comme il faut. Bien équilibrée et assez subtile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2032) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma is caramel, rye bread, honey, liqourice, brown sugar. Taste is honey, caramel, rye bread, liqourice, cloves, spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2840) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Pours dark brown to black with medium thick tan head. Aroma of spices, yeast, basement, earth. Taste is earthy and yeasty sweet with light bitterness in tve finish. Body is medium and creamy with soft to average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (466) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
In between a dark sweet Belgian strong ale and a porter in style, possibly because it's a fairly fresh bottle. Enjoyable for me because I like both styles. The sweet dark candied fruit taste mixed with the dark roasted malts & dry light bitter finish works somehow and creates quite a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmwillum (85) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
Præcis som navnet siger. Rigtig god, men meget mørk og tung øl. Sød med rigeligt lakrids. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Bierkaffee ’t Middelpunt in Zolder. Likely vintage. Thx! Dark chestnut, woody, touch black with little mocha head. Nose is full of chocolate, dark fruits, BE yeast, touch syrup, hint esters, lovely & soft, everything you could possibly want. Taste is thick chocolate, lots of ripe & soft BE dark fruits, syrup, chocolate, cake, syrupy, caramel, warming, toffee, hint boozy even. Substantial but easy to drink. Truly impressive within & outside of its style, stellar brew.

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