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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle (330ml). Poured almost opaque ruby-black, some sediment, average frothy tan head. Jesus that smells great - okay, its July and Im sweating on my balcony, this malt/spice/sour fruit/fig/yeast/alcohol monster is not necessarily the best choice, but Im diggin it - well-aged Christmas pud! The taste follows, tons of rich, oily figgy malt pungent yeast/spice bitterness, lord thats sweet, almost burnt, boozy like your alky grannys secret plum pudding with the two bottles of dark rum innit. Thick, syrupy, almost flat (but who cares), carbonized malt stays around for a while, oddly at the front of my tongue, bitter/sticky linger. Well freakin done - wish Id bot several - this is a Christmas morning brew for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2007
11.2oz. thanks to fonefan for this extra. pours dark with tan head. nose has some dark fruits, oats, and wet grains. flavor is sorta bland, some dark fruits, oats, tar, and toasted biscuit. alc well hidden. mouth feel is oily, and syrupy. this is just an uninspired beer. forget winter king, bring on the plow king!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2007
Bottle at home (after a eurofins summerparty). Black - light brown head. Berries, roasted, sweetness, yeasty, cherry, grease, leather, bark, port like. Alcoholic nose. Rather pleasant taste, but sweet & sharp aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Deep dark rich brown color with yeast sediments at bottom. Port like aroma. Chewy palate, initial sweetness followed by complex raislin like flavors. Beady aftertaste. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2007 No date. Pours a dark brown color with rust hints and little clarity and a tan, average, frothy head; it is mostly diminishing but a small amount stays around leaving a small amount of tight lacing. Nose is nice and dark for a Belgian; Belgain chocolate, dark caramel, faint buttered toast, plum, light yeast, and hints of molasses and anise. Flavor is interesting and unexpected; notes of raisin, date, and light molasses to start progressing to anise and roasted bitterness. Finishes quite long with Belgian chocolate and a decent bitterness while drying out some. Palate is moderate carbonation, medium body, and a silky feel. A nice dark and different Belgian which is a refreshing twist on the style. Nice complexities, nice balance, and certainly hiding the alcohol very well. Unique and worth much more respect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy chestnut brown with a warm, reddish hue and a small, beige head. Warm, delicate aroma of dried and overripe fruits. Quite full-bodied, sweetish vinous with lots of roasted malt and dried fruit. Rather warming alcohol in the finish. Very delicious. 270507

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12270) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle. A very murky brown with a small film head. Powerful aroma. Sweet, raisins, dark caramel, some distant chocolate or cocoa. Quite light body - surprisingly so! Flavour is ominated by liqourice and a roasted bitterness with some vanilla and chocolate as well. Disappointing taste compare to aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 4, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. MUrky brown with a big, thick brown head. I can smell this beer as soon as it hits the glass - sweet, dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. Sweet flavor, raisin and toffee, some molasses, light cocoa. Medium to light body - much lighter than expected. Light licorice and roasty malt sweetness in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (686) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish mahogany with a small, creamy light brown head. Very sweet, fruity aroma of malt and doughy yeast. Flavor is malty with sweet apples and plums followed up with an alcohol and hops bitterness in the finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel and medium body make for a very satisfying experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2007
33 cl bottle, bbe Dec 08. A red-brown beer topped with a minimal but relatively lacy head. Atypical nose for a dark beer, initially very hoppy and aromatic. Dark malts reveal themselves slowly afterwards, followed by plum brandy-like alcohol and buhtle, an airy, jam filled cake known in the Balkan region. Rich, juicy taste of dark malts with hints of fruit (appels, grapefruit) and a bitter finish.

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