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


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RATINGS: 404   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (283) - - 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.

   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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (239) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2008
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (183) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown foam head. Cmplex nose of dried fruit, banana, coffee and some spices. Very rich taste, a bit sweet (due to the rather high alcohol percentage) but nice in balance with a hoppy finish. A really nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
This is a really tasty beer. A little natural subtle sweetness of cherry paired with more potent and bold flavors typical of a dubbel. The nose is not equally as strong and is its weakest link. The palate is multi-layered and very drying. This tops my list of enjoyable beers for flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (163) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
In between a dark sweet Belgian strong ale and a porter in style, possibly because it's a fairly fresh bottle. Enjoyable for me because I like both styles. The sweet dark candied fruit taste mixed with the dark roasted malts & dry light bitter finish works somehow and creates quite a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smartlung (159) - Valrico, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2006
bottle from World of Beer - light head, fruity, sugar, and light hops. Moderately spicy and ends with a dry finish. Very enjoyable

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