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


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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (308) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4102) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2016
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton KY --- Aroma of toasted caramel malt. Opaque brown-black color, bubbly beige head that drops to a thick rim, stripes of lace. Taste is strong dark malt with fruitcake fruit and scalded caramel that moves through medium fizz to a semi-sweet finish that lingers into mild alcohol warmth. Strong, balanced, but still average overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle 330ml – cellared for approximately 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a burnt hazy brown (almost black) with a ruby tint. Head is large, dense, lightly tanned and lasts wonderfully. Aroma is rich and complex with notes of leafy hops; sticky date loaf, blackcurrants, burnt brown sugar, vanilla extract, rum liquor chocolate (light), star anise (light) and pepper. Flavour is exceptionally smooth with virtually no hop bitterness at all; dried currants (strong), dark plums (strong), tawny port, caramel sauce, lightly toasted brown bread, aniseed, cherry liquor chocolates (light), cinnamon (light), and some light leafy/herb notes in the finish. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a superb finish. ABV is amazingly well hidden! An awesome Belgian Winter Ale in every respect!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabah (397) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2016
I thought this was going to be more like a winter warmer or whatever. Almost like an Imperial Stout. Also was a little worried about the juniper berries, but this was better than expected. Well balance with the chocolate & malts, mild berry, with a semi-yeasty finish. Has that Belgian flavor and feel to it. Getting some coffee and burnt sugar in there too. Fairly complex. This is one that I’d look for again in the future for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (1131) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2016
Flasche (33 cl, MHD: 12/17, einige Zeit gelagert). - Tiefstes Kastanienbraun, trüb. - In der Nase zart angebrannte Röstaromen, breit karamellige dunkle Malzsüße, Andeutung von dunkler Frucht. - Antrunk weich dunkelmalzig-karamelsüß mit schönen Mokka- und Bitterkakaoaromen. Kakaotypisch auch die milde Herbe und ganz zarte Säure, dazu Trockenpflaumen. Mild rezent, weich im Mund, zum Ende hin schön trocken. In Abgang und Nachtrunk schöne Mokkaaromen vor schwach erdigem Hintergrund. Hopfenherbe ist kaum vorhanden, wird aber auch nicht vermißt. - Sehr elegantes Winterbier mit feinen Röstaromen, dem die Lagerung anscheinend gut getan hat: der von anderen Bewertern beklagte Zucker hat sich in Aroma aufgelöst.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (194) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
This smells like snow-y hedge – woody, V understated winter special – has the syrup-y thickness, but focuses on the fruit (raisins, plums) and a cola-y caramel end. Yet warms like a fire. Go figure. Winter-tastic, that’s all I know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (606) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Mörk, nästan svart vätska med brunbeiget fingerhögt skum. Rejält med russin och torkad frukt i doften, tillsammans med kandisocker. Ligger nära i smaken om än med en något mer framträdande beska och lätt brända toner som balanserar sötman fint. Medelstor kropp som sväller fint i munnen. Stiltypiskt, inte superspännande, men bra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at Engine 15 (JAX). Very dark reddish-brown body that is topped by a weak head. Nice aroma that says "Belgian yeast". Flavor: too sweet up front and. less so, overall. Dark fruits, faint chocolate and spices. The body is slick, smooth, medium-full but seems a bit under-carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Draft at The Sovereign. Poured a very dark brown color, pretty opaque. Medium sized tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, touch of raisins. Bitter chocolate, dark fruits, rich and creamy malt notes. Solid, rich roasted notes. This is delicious. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours Deep Reddish Brown with a Brownish Beige head. Very rich aroma. The pruney stewed fruit sweetness that I love from a Belgian strong ale. Wonderful flavour. a touch of burnt caramel. Raisins, plums. A real winter delight and one of my favourite Christmas brews (of the ones I’ve tasted).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Garrat (1334) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016 Bottle,Black and blood with a little head,aroma of comfort,old wine,candi sugar and malt,taste of joy,dark malt,fig,wood alcohol and spice.

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