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


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RATINGS: 474   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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
wasnt a huge fan. to me it was pundit and rather flat. some cola and bland malt qualities. Lots of brown sugar, some banana and a hint of clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Tasted 11/02/07. 330ml bottle. Unfilterd and rather opaque. Brown with a touch ruby red highlight. Beige head. Toffee aromas. Chocolate and port. Cocoa peppery and red berries aromas. Full bodied and sugary fruity sweet. Bready cinnamon malts. Moderate cocoa and coffee acidity. Vanilla candy sweetness. Cloying and oily. Slick with fruity undertones. Touch ginny but over shot by the big malts. Great warmer but slightly dulled. Nay, blended. Mild red fruit. Graham cracker malts. Medium but big. Oaky woody and toasty. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Scrumtious burnt flavors. This beer took me by surprise. An appealing array of flavors in an approachable a winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours brown with a tan head.The nose on this was fruity and sweet, but not overly sweet.Flavors of berries with caramel and molasses.Lots of flavor and not too complex.Finish was slightly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3260) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark brown color, with beige head. Aroma little oasted malts, fruits. Medium body. Taste = sweet, light roasted malts, a bit complex with bitterness, and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Sweet honeylike aroma with some hints of alcohol. Dark brownish color with foamy tan head. Flavor is mildly malty and sweet with some yeasty and caramel notes. Palate is light and foamy. Easy to drink and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Winterkoninkske (Winter King)
Date: 09/15/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

opaque dark rupy red, whispy beige head, frop of lace, nice ripe fig aroma, rich dark fruit flavor, good chocolate, a hint of tartness, a touch of alcohol, strong solvent character,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 2/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 bottle poured a dark nutty brown in color with slow carbination leaving a ring of head on the glass. smell is of dark fruits, malts, dark sugar, alcohol, and figs. the smell is just inviting but onto the taste. definitely has a nice malt backbone with figs and other ripe fruit, if those juniper berries are in there then they are good too just dont know what one tastes like. body is full like a port but not too sweet or flat tasting with the low (almost non existing) carbination. really a well done beer that tastes like care was taken in making it. the only strange thing is the bottle stated they are on a mission to bring real hops back to Belgian brewing, there is definitely some nice hops in the bottle but not what one would expect for "bringing the hops back". a real good beer that should be rated a little higher in my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Reddish brown color with faint head. Sweet malt aroma with berry hints. Sweet body with malts and fruit character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2007
dark brown to almost black coloured body with a small off white head a light aroma a sweet malty and caramel taste and a sweet malty finich

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