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


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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MercyDevice (340) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Deep brown, with a thick head. Spicy, rich taste - notes of plums and spices. Some bitterness, but not too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 25, 2006
in bottle. like the depths of the ocean, no light can penetrate this beer. A delicious balance of hops and malt, spiced with holiday goodness - the taste of winter fruits, cinnamon andn nutmeg. Clearly the beer to drink on the winter solstice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2009
.333->trappist: Pours an average, light brown head that’s diminishing and exhibits good lacing atop a muddy, dark brown body. Aroma of toffee, cookie, and caramel. The body is full, the texture creamy. The flavor’s duration is long, being moderately sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Dark rusty brown, small brown head; fairly wonderful aroma of autumn leaves, chocolate and oranges. carbonic on the tongue, but rich and yeasty, sweet but not cloying, and I don't get much licorice/meatallic, just a fairly dry, ash leaf like bitterness(slightly astringent, but sort of in a "natural" way). It is my humble opinion that this stuff rocks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle 33cl. Pours a dark and murky brown colour with a good size head and little carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2004
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - DEC 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (267) - - DEC 17, 2013
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.

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