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


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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3421) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2016
Flaska frn Beergium. Drygt ett r gammal. Mahognyfrgad med lgt men krmigt skum. Fin st djup doft med fudge, torkad frukt, karamelliserat socker, rostade ntter, choklad, aningen sherry. Mjuk rund smak, komplex och vlbalanserad, riktigt snygga sta maltiga smaker i flera lager, ltt aniskryddig med aningen beska. En riktigt fin vintervrmare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brnandersen (3384) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Tulip. Dark, amber colour with a medium sized lightly tanned head, that fades to a thin ring. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, chocolate, dark, dried fruits, coffee and nuts. Vague hints of booze. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with rich malts, toffee and dark fruits. Lovely winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (419) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bires te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Bijna zwart met bruine schuimkraag. G: Karamel, chocolade, gedroogd fruit en bruine kandij. S: Zoet, chocolade, kandij, gedroogd fruit, fruitige esters en wat moutbitterheid. M: Semi-volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2434) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Opaque very dark brown with a medium off white to tan head. Nose is sweet, malty, dark chocolate, yeast extract, perfumed yeast, prune, dried fruit, plum, roasted malt, candy sugar. Taste is malty and yeast extract savoury, plum and prune, raisins, dark dried fruit, dark chocolate, ripe fruit and banana yeast esters, sweet and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (5142) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Assertive spiciness, high malty sweetish elements, chocolatey, slightly roasty, cinammon, good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7981) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from Moeder Original. Very dark brown color with thick beige head. Aroma of dark malt, coffee, toffe. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, candies, oat. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4174) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 21, 2016
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton KY --- Aroma of toasted caramel malt. Opaque brown-black color, bubbly beige head that drops to a thick rim, stripes of lace. Taste is strong dark malt with fruitcake fruit and scalded caramel that moves through medium fizz to a semi-sweet finish that lingers into mild alcohol warmth. Strong, balanced, but still average overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle 330ml cellared for approximately 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a burnt hazy brown (almost black) with a ruby tint. Head is large, dense, lightly tanned and lasts wonderfully. Aroma is rich and complex with notes of leafy hops; sticky date loaf, blackcurrants, burnt brown sugar, vanilla extract, rum liquor chocolate (light), star anise (light) and pepper. Flavour is exceptionally smooth with virtually no hop bitterness at all; dried currants (strong), dark plums (strong), tawny port, caramel sauce, lightly toasted brown bread, aniseed, cherry liquor chocolates (light), cinnamon (light), and some light leafy/herb notes in the finish. Full bodied with very soft carbonation, a slightly syrupy texture and a superb finish. ABV is amazingly well hidden! An awesome Belgian Winter Ale in every respect!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabah (416) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2016
I thought this was going to be more like a winter warmer or whatever. Almost like an Imperial Stout. Also was a little worried about the juniper berries, but this was better than expected. Well balance with the chocolate & malts, mild berry, with a semi-yeasty finish. Has that Belgian flavor and feel to it. Getting some coffee and burnt sugar in there too. Fairly complex. This is one that Id look for again in the future for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (1153) - Beijing, CHINA - JUN 12, 2016
Flasche (33 cl, MHD: 12/17, einige Zeit gelagert). - Tiefstes Kastanienbraun, trb. - In der Nase zart angebrannte Rstaromen, breit karamellige dunkle Malzse, Andeutung von dunkler Frucht. - Antrunk weich dunkelmalzig-karamels mit schnen Mokka- und Bitterkakaoaromen. Kakaotypisch auch die milde Herbe und ganz zarte Sure, dazu Trockenpflaumen. Mild rezent, weich im Mund, zum Ende hin schn trocken. In Abgang und Nachtrunk schne Mokkaaromen vor schwach erdigem Hintergrund. Hopfenherbe ist kaum vorhanden, wird aber auch nicht vermit. - Sehr elegantes Winterbier mit feinen Rstaromen, dem die Lagerung anscheinend gut getan hat: der von anderen Bewertern beklagte Zucker hat sich in Aroma aufgelst.

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