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


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RATINGS: 452   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy deep brown color with a average good lacing light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet, Light yeasty, smoke. sugar, alcohol, leather. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with almost no head. Nice sweet fruity aroma of roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel - alcohol is a bit sticky. Roasted malty with bread like taste. Plum and raisins. Fruity finish. Little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
Bottled. A very dark red beer with a thick brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of dusty stored fruits, as well as raisins and plums, caramel, and cloves. The flavor is quite sweet with strong fruity notes, peaches, plums, and grapes, as well as raisins, but also with light notes of cloves, and licorice. The mouthfeel is somewhat sparkling, and the alcohol tingles the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle at home. Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma dominated by dreid fruits with notes of caramel and alcohol. Sweet flavour of dried fruits, caramel and liquorice with notes of alcohol and hops. Hoppy and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy chestnut brown with a warm, reddish hue and a small, beige head. Warm, delicate aroma of dried and overripe fruits. Quite full-bodied, sweetish vinous with lots of roasted malt and dried fruit. Rather warming alcohol in the finish. Very delicious. 270507

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
Bottled. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma strong alcohol, plum and hops. Yeast, raisins, alcohol and soap in flavour. Some sweet caramel also, but the beer felt somewhat unbalanced in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22755) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Bottled. Hazily dark brown. The aroma is dominated by pineapple and burnt mal. Solidly malty. There’s toffee and butter as well as some apricot jam. The finish is dryish with notes of dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty spicy dark fruit and caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy dark fruit, chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a weak roasted malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 25th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A dark winter beer. Dark malts with pleasant fruit. Crisp and easy drinking for it’s abv.

30th October 2014
A 2008 bottle. Hazy deep amber beer, bubbly cream colour head. Palate is light, good fine carbonation. Smooth malts, little caramel. Nice tangy fruits, dried fruits and a touch of cherry. Whisper of spices. More complex mature fruits on the finish. Aged nicely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Dark maroon color with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Scant lacing. Aroma has bitter chocolate, raisins, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor begins with milk chocolate and progresses to dark fruits and spice. Complex and interesting. Good body. Definitely a top Christmas beer.

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