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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (233) - 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

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

3.7
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.5
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkitty (156) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Nice aroma of malt and Juniper. Dark brown and almost clear with a small tan head poured from the bottle. The flavor is warming, slightly sweet, fruity,and malty with a nice bite from the juniper. Well balanced......an enjoyable dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2008
bottle, from de hopduvel, very dark beer, good nose, a strong likeness oerbier

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moolesen (149) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (146) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a dark cloudy brown. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity but has a light hoppy bitterness to it. This brew is something all its own.


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