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

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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2004
Dark redbrown color. Cherry aroma. Malty cherry flavor. Just a touch of roasted malt. Upcoming sourness. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Dark maroon color with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Scant lacing. Aroma has bitter chocolate, raisins, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor begins with milk chocolate and progresses to dark fruits and spice. Complex and interesting. Good body. Definitely a top Christmas beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 4, 2011
Brotig-malziger Antrunk, ein süßer Unterton wird zunehmend stumpfer. Auf der Strecke bleibt bei der trockenen Malzigkeit die Würze, zudem wirkt das Bier in Teilen zu süß. DIe Fruchtigkeit gefällt zwar, ist aber meiist zu schwach und im Nachgeschmack ganze verschwunden. Malziger, weiter trockener Abgang. Cremig, trocken. Test vom 8.12.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,9,8,8,11,9 - 8,90

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
Deep clear brown ale with burgundy hues, and a thick oka head. A pleasant herbal aroma, slight caramel, currants and alcohol. In mouth, a sweet caramel with nice light maple, light hopping, cointreau overtones, lacking a bit in body, but overall, a very nice x-mas ale with warming alcohol. Bottle at Oud Arsenaal, 1.90 Euro, Nov. 2006.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle poured a clear dark mahogany with ruby highlights and a small lingering amber head. Aromas of pear, apple, carmel, yeast, light spice and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth withj a slightly dry finish. Flavors of carmel, tobacco, toffee, light spice and hints of fig and raisin with a smooth slightly dry bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear dark brown with an average, fizzy, light brown head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of plum. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2005
clear hazy brown colour, little foam, malty, yeasty and nutty, touch of spices, earthy, sweet and medium-bodied, malty and earthy finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2008
330ml bottle - - Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Massively fruity berry aroma, some christmassy spice. Sweet cakey taste, spice, berries. Soft and well-balanced - not caricatured, but definitely strongly themed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Nice brown pour, tan head. Nice fruity nose, good yeast, sweet cake. Flavor is sweet, fruity, caramel, yeasty goodness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Murky, mohagony ale with a large, fizzy, khaki-colored head. No real retention. Malty aroma with notes of cola, light molasses, dark bread and dates. Medium-bodied, regardless of the ABV. Sweet, malty dates, toasted marshmallows with a hint of milk chocolate. An astringent, bone-dry, lightly bitter finish. Leaves the mouth feeling very dry for minutes.


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