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

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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - APR 20, 2013
Deep brown, ruby highlights, tan head. Malty-sweet with toffee, bread crusts, figs, plumbs, juniper is on the light side, an earthy spiciness. Good winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Pours a rich copper color with a large beige head. Cinnamon and dark fruits, figs, and some nutmeg too - accompanied by a dulcet aroma of alcohol. Decent palate, seems to be a little oily with a bitter finish. Taste is a little underdeveloped. Very yeasty, with some chocolate notes that didn’t come through in the aroma. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Best from this brewer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Not crazy about this Belgian ale. Fruity, malt and spicy flavor. Licorice, metalic, and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barrelbelly (747) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
Dark brown, small head. Aroma of malts, prunes, raisins. Taste similar but somewhat bitter aftertaste. Should be somewhat sweeter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bontus (742) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Bottle, 33cl, Hopduvel, Ghent. Pours dark brown with a whitebrown head. Nose of licorice and kandi sugar, aroma’s of licorice and dark fruits. Oily texture. Medium bodied. Medium sourness. Very nice winterbeer. Aged bottle in rerate. Very good development +0.1

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (731) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
Dark beer with a beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts and dried fruit (juniper). Flavour is medium sweet, fruity and has a slightly alcoholic finish. (Bottle 33cl)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (685) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
Donker aroma, as, uitgeblazen kaars en kruid. Smaak is kruidig, warm, wat rokerig zoet, met een lange beetje bittere afdronk. Diep donkere kleur. Van de tap@ de Klep.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Has a clouded dark brown color with some carbonation and no head. Smell is fruity/caramel. Taste is fruity/malt/spice and finishes dry/spicey. Overall a pretty interesting beer, better then most belgian beers.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
wasn’t a huge fan. to me it was pundit and rather flat. some cola and bland malt qualities. Lots of brown sugar, some banana and a hint of clove.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Poured from 33cl bottle a dark reddish-brown with a thin layer of tan foam that faded quickly. Aroma is hard to make out but has a berry cider zing to it, maybe crushed corriander with a sweet malt note. Flavor is a mix of spicy citrus with some over cooked dark caramel sweetness. The finish is a little astringent with a gin-like lingering bitterness. This beer starts off well but the ending leaves a poor impression. This is one I’ll skip next year.


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