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


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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11799) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11784) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11581) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11348) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11298) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
Brotig-malziger Antrunk, ein süßer Unterton wird zunehmend stumpfer. Auf der Strecke bleibt bei der trockenen Malzigkeit die Würze, zudem wirkt das Bier in Teilen zu süß. DIe Fruchtigkeit gefällt zwar, ist aber meiist zu schwach und im Nachgeschmack ganze verschwunden. Malziger, weiter trockener Abgang. Cremig, trocken. Test vom 8.12.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,9,8,8,11,9 - 8,90

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. A very murky brown with a small film head. Powerful aroma. Sweet, raisins, dark caramel, some distant chocolate or cocoa. Quite light body - surprisingly so! Flavour is ominated by liqourice and a roasted bitterness with some vanilla and chocolate as well. Disappointing taste compare to aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11052) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10998) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Winterkoninkske (Winter King)
Date: 09/15/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

opaque dark rupy red, whispy beige head, frop of lace, nice ripe fig aroma, rich dark fruit flavor, good chocolate, a hint of tartness, a touch of alcohol, strong solvent character,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 2/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10721) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2004
Dark redbrown color. Cherry aroma. Malty cherry flavor. Just a touch of roasted malt. Upcoming sourness. Bitter finish.

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