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

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RATINGS: 402   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle. Clear very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, yeast and caramel. Flavour is malt, yeast, chocolate, dried fruits, sweet and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Dark malt aroma; not much, if any, fruit or juniper. Dark brown color with a deep ruby that comes out under halogen. A beige/tan head that was reluctant to stay. A little berry fruit as the glass approaches the nose. Ok. The flavor starts with some pretty decent berry fruit - not tracing that to the juniper, which is leaving an evergreen note. The body is near full, and the carbonation is creamy. The malt is heavy caramel. The hop is not present? The juniper is low key, but ever present. This is an especially pleasant ale. The finish is sugary, but when that washes away, there is mild, persistent bitter. A really well done ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
bottle shared by faroeviking clear borwn, large thick brown smooth head. aroma is fresh dark fruits, spices, fresh grapes, caramel. flavor of dark sweet fruits, many spices, figs faint licorice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Clear reddish with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 180112

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate yeast, spice and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium fruiity sweet flavor with a medium rich sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex warming brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Toffee and yeasty notes. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
Hazy brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, ripe fruits and yeast. Sweet flavor with raisins, plums and anise. Lacks complexity...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 23, 2009
Botella. Rating no. 5400. Unclear dark red brown colour. Beige steady medium head. Sweet spiced dark fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and spiced with dark malts and a pleasant bitterness. Spiced dark maly bit sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012
bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, fruit, sugar, berries, roasted malt. OK/Nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish coloured. LIght brown head. Plums, alcohol and some brown sugary sweetness. Flavour of brown sugar, some caramel, light spice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Ends on a plummy alcohol note.


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