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


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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10624) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10583) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
Bottled. Dark brownish coloured. LIght brown head. Plums, alcohol and some brown sugary sweetness. Flavour of brown sugar, some caramel, light spice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Ends on a plummy alcohol note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10438) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10385) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
Hazy brown with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, ripe fruits and yeast. Sweet flavor with raisins, plums and anise. Lacks complexity...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 23, 2009
Botella. Rating no. 5400. Unclear dark red brown colour. Beige steady medium head. Sweet spiced dark fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet and spiced with dark malts and a pleasant bitterness. Spiced dark maly bit sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9964) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9864) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Decent dark winter ale. Slight licorice notes. Light and airy for the style. A little sweet finish. Rated 4/12/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9840) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9817) - 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.

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