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

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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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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3.5
ShawnMalloy (131) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Pours a dark cloudy brown. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity but has a light hoppy bitterness to it. This brew is something all its own.

3.6
JoeinDahlem (1604) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2007
This beer’s name has far too many consonants jammed together for me to pronounce it. But it sure did taste good. My 33 cL at Poechenellekelder pours dark, reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma has dark fruit and some hops. The flavor is incredibly balanced between light sweetness and mild bitterness, against a fruity-malty backdrop. Alcohol well hidden. Really, really nice. One to come back to.

3.6
jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep amber with ruby tones, moderate tan head. Aroma of pine, berries, and dark fruitiness. Taste is smooth and malty, yet has a bit of spiciness. Delightfully creamy palate. Nice winter warmer.

3.5
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Poured a dark red body with thin head. aroma is pleasantly laid out with dried fruit, dark malt and light yeast. Flavor had a slight berry taste, dried fruit, and sweet malt. Rich taste. Nice sipper.

3.6
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2007
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown allowing a a little reddish-brown color to shine through when held to a light. Moderate off-white head that lasted until mid-glass. Pleasant aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar and maple syrup. The flavor was again sweet malt, brown sugar and just a little bit of maple syrup. There was a light flavor of juniper berries that surfaced at the finish along with some warming from the alcohol.

3.8
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, courtesy of blankboy. Dark brown, smallish brown head. Dry aroma, raisin, spice, malt. Good taste, lots of sweet malt, spice, nutry, some hi\ops, some fruit. Good stuff.

3.7
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
330ml bottle. Nose of bready plum and fruit, sweet maple and black cherry skins, fruity and sweet overall, with some clove and brown sugar yeast esters present. Flavor is more bready plum and sweet maple, with more of a doughy, moderately heavy body. Full and tight on the palate, finishing with a hint at the alcohol, and a lingering, full doughy yeast flavor. Very warming and tasty.

3.5
blankboy (7865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
My bottle (330ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev. Pours a deep ruby-brown with a small lasting foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, grassy hops and spices. Flavour of sweet malt, dark fruit, sugar and a good amount of hops. Spicy, yeasty finish. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty good, I quite enjoyed it.

3.8
thornecb (6151) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Pours dark brown into a Trappist glass. Pancake batter head recedes at a fast pace to hug rim. Fig, date and dried pit fruit aromas. Full sweet caramel and fig upfront that quickly thins out to a lasting bitter juniper finish.

3.7
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
This Belgian Strong Ale pours a deep brown color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel and brown sugar. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. The hops are earthy. There is a nice spiciness in this beer, in the background to the malts, but helping balance the malt sweetness. A very nice winter beer. There is some complexity under the sweetness and spiciness. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.


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