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

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RATINGS: 476   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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3.7
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Scrumtious burnt flavors. This beer took me by surprise. An appealing array of flavors in an approachable a winter ale.

3.5
DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, 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

3.7
Jerre (3823) - 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.

3.2
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.

2.3
kp (10880) - 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

4.1
blklab2007 (2120) - 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 don’t 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.

3.5
BDR (2535) - 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.

3.2
Wim (4160) - 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

3.8
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle (330ml). Poured almost opaque ruby-black, some sediment, average frothy tan head. Jesus that smells great - okay, it’s July and I’m sweating on my balcony, this malt/spice/sour fruit/fig/yeast/alcohol monster is not necessarily the best choice, but I’m diggin’ it - well-aged Christmas pud’! The taste follows, tons of rich, oily figgy malt pungent yeast/spice bitterness, lord that’s sweet, almost burnt, boozy like your alky granny’s 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 I’d bot several - this is a Christmas morning brew for sure.

3.2
drewbeerme (3921) - 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!


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