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

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RATINGS: 477   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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3.3
thewolf (12531) - 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.

3.6
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.

3.8
twindadplus2 (709) - 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.

3.9
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.

3.6
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
Sampled in Nov. 2006: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a frothy dark tan, well-lacing head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel Belgian malt and bready yeast. Body starts sweet and caramely with some mild milk chocolate complexity with good yeasty balance before a sweet, doughy finish. A decent Belgian strong ale.

3.7
fonefan (48555) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy deep brown color with a average good lacing light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, sweet, Light yeasty, smoke. sugar, alcohol, leather. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic.

3.5
yespr (44698) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with almost no head. Nice sweet fruity aroma of roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel - alcohol is a bit sticky. Roasted malty with bread like taste. Plum and raisins. Fruity finish. Little bitterness.

3.2
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Velvety beige head collapsed into a persistent film on a dark red mahogany body. Figgy aroma with meaty yeast and dark caramel notes. Strong fruity flavors like overripe plums. Dark malt signature, including a hint of roast, and some apparent autolysis. Body is lightly starchy and smooth, but seems a little thin. Fair and distinct, but ultimately unexceptional.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2007
(33cl bottle, best by 2/08) Small beige head atop murky dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, candi sugar, raisin, some molasses, light anise. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some raisin/plum, faint chocolate. Light-medium body holds the alcohol fairly well.

3.4
Sammy (12077) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
Dark brown, with malts and spices. Suitable carbonation, good drinking. Mollasses and malting to tone down the juniper. Chocolate malt. odd taste notes. slightly bitter aftertaste. Good though not great Belgian from the Belgian Shop.


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