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


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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

pdx77's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On draught at Apex. Dirty brown in color and rich caramel aroma. Tastes like fruit, chocolate, and caramel with a dark alcohol kick on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (117) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
This smells like snow-y hedge – woody, V understated winter special – has the syrup-y thickness, but focuses on the fruit (raisins, plums) and a cola-y caramel end. Yet warms like a fire. Go figure. Winter-tastic, that’s all I know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (345) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
Flaska från Beergium. Mörk, nästan svart vätska med brunbeiget fingerhögt skum. Rejält med russin och torkad frukt i doften, tillsammans med kandisocker. Ligger nära i smaken om än med en något mer framträdande beska och lätt brända toner som balanserar sötman fint. Medelstor kropp som sväller fint i munnen. Stiltypiskt, inte superspännande, men bra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3877) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at Engine 15 (JAX). Very dark reddish-brown body that is topped by a weak head. Nice aroma that says "Belgian yeast". Flavor: too sweet up front and. less so, overall. Dark fruits, faint chocolate and spices. The body is slick, smooth, medium-full but seems a bit under-carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6766) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Draft at The Sovereign. Poured a very dark brown color, pretty opaque. Medium sized tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, touch of raisins. Bitter chocolate, dark fruits, rich and creamy malt notes. Solid, rich roasted notes. This is delicious. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2285) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours Deep Reddish Brown with a Brownish Beige head. Very rich aroma. The pruney stewed fruit sweetness that I love from a Belgian strong ale. Wonderful flavour. a touch of burnt caramel. Raisins, plums. A real winter delight and one of my favourite Christmas brews (of the ones I’ve tasted).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016 Bottle,Black and blood with a little head,aroma of comfort,old wine,candi sugar and malt,taste of joy,dark malt,fig,wood alcohol and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (2991) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is ripe dark fruits, dried fruits, plum, raisins, liquorice, malt, yeast, caramel, toffee, spicy notes, some nutmeg. Flavour is sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium. Rather heavy sweetish spiced winter beer. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1699) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle@home. Small head. Dark brown. Raisin dry prunes. Caramel nutty. Sweet mouthfeel. Plenty of fullness. Alcohol well hidden. A winter warmer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hednom (139) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle 33 cl, pours a dark Brown colour with a beige head, aroma of malts, dries fruits and caramel, Sweet roasted taste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (878) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching sons of Anarchy 4x04. Delicious dark fruits taste. With St Bernardus, the best christmas beer Ive drunk.

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