antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a deep brown with a full off-white head that leaves lacing on the glass as it recedes. The aroma is full of raisins, plums, cardamom, cinnamon, and molasses. The flavor could best be described as liquid fruit cake. Cherries, plums, dates, and caramel flavors dominate initially, but then it finishes with a slight bitter hoppy finish, not typically found in this style of beer. It is a pleasant twist on a traditional brew. Though the alcohol level in Winterkoninkske is 8.3% alcohol by volume, it is hidden very well in the beer.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body, small but stable brown head. Malty aroma, malts, some cherries, chocolat, walnuts. The initial flavour is malty , spicy and sweet, the finish is short but strong coffee. A little bit watery for this kind of beer.
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark and murky brown colour with a good size head and little carbonation.
dirkbreedveld (287) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this is a cracker from the tap(we are the only bar in the netherlands who serve it that way(www.12balcken.nl), because i got interested in this brewery by tasting the bink blond.
This winterale is nice dark coloured, with fruity nose and tones in the palate, but with a nice dry finsh which will keep you longing for more. Fortunately not to heavy in the alcohol 7,7%. They invented the name by the way, brewery the Koninck copied them. On the label tere is a real "winterkoninkske" sitting on a hopbell
flavio_b (276) - ROME, ITALY - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wanted something really sweet that evening, and I’ve found something that satisfied me. Even the long bitter aftertaste made me crazy! ;-) Fruity and with a nice head.
zaf (225) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite style but this was a good ass beer. Dark and malty with some of the Belgian characteristics still present but much maltier and darker than its cousins. I actually enjoyed this
Maarten1993 (200) - - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014 Really sweet beer. Very present alcohol warmth. Also hints of caramel. Dry finish. The sweetness is dominating, nice.
Drank again this week with Rik and Lennart while watching wie is de mol, unaware of the fact that I already drank it once. This what my notes said:
Donker. Beetje schuim. Lekker dik, goede mouthfeel. Alles goed. Beetje naar andere beschrijvingen kijken. Zoete valt op maar niet te.
paiste2002 (183) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Shelton Brothers Belgian Christmas pack from 2007. Pours dark brown with a smallish off white head.
Aroma is malty sweet, toffee, bread.
Flavor is malty, caramel, dark fruit and raisins. Long bittersweet finish. Nice beer, but not great.
ST247 (180) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample thanks to 77ships. Pours black with off-white head. Aroma cacao, molasses, syrup, Medium body, good carbonation. Really enjoyable one.