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

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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.

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3.8
EdKing (2586) - 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.

3.7
Gurthnar (5865) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Assertive spiciness, high malty sweetish elements, chocolatey, slightly roasty, cinammon, good one.

3.6
Cuso (8688) - 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.

3.5
rondphoto (4448) - 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.

4.1
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!

4
Jabah (484) - 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 I’d look for again in the future for sure!

4
Moravius (1290) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 12, 2016
Flasche (33 cl, MHD: 12/17, einige Zeit gelagert). - Tiefstes Kastanienbraun, trüb. - In der Nase zart angebrannte Röstaromen, breit karamellige dunkle Malzsüße, Andeutung von dunkler Frucht. - Antrunk weich dunkelmalzig-karamelsüß mit schönen Mokka- und Bitterkakaoaromen. Kakaotypisch auch die milde Herbe und ganz zarte Säure, dazu Trockenpflaumen. Mild rezent, weich im Mund, zum Ende hin schön trocken. In Abgang und Nachtrunk schöne Mokkaaromen vor schwach erdigem Hintergrund. Hopfenherbe ist kaum vorhanden, wird aber auch nicht vermißt. - Sehr elegantes Winterbier mit feinen Röstaromen, dem die Lagerung anscheinend gut getan hat: der von anderen Bewertern beklagte Zucker hat sich in Aroma aufgelöst.

4
TheKernOwl (214) - 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.

3.6
Samuel214 (1142) - Örebro, 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.

3.3
chinchill (4995) - 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.


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