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

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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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4.3
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Nose is banana, vanilla and plums. Tastes sweet with no hops detected but thus is not a bad thing. Caramel notes dominate. Mouthfeel is silky smoove. Delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Been sitting on the shelf for about a year at my local, but I think it has only helped this beer. Pours a reddish brown with a clarity and moderate head. The nose is sweet. Alcohol, spice, some dark malt to caramel. A little fruity. Nothing particularly offensive. The mouthfeel is middle of the road, not unpleasant, not full or viscous. But smooth. The flavors are the real surprise. Fruity and sweet, for sure. Dark fruits are ripe, spice is in there, and also some surprising chocolate. Smaller alcohol. And really just a hint of juniper berry. Maybe a bit of medicine in the finish, but not bad at all.

3.7
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled, 2007. Pours a deep burgundy color with a quickly dissipating head. Lots of bubbles and fine lace hanging around. Tasty aroma of Belgian yeast, cinnamon, candy sugar and raisin. Sweet and musty flavors of plum and berries show nicely, with a bit of a citric sting on the back end. Juniper stays for a quick finish, with a dry alcohol end on the palate. Great for a sipper on the porch in cold weather, I’d like to bring some of this to the mountains.

3.9
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Super Dark, almost pitch black beer. Aroma is nice - lots of fruit and yeasty characters. Flavor is rich, fruity and overall really nice. Dare I say, this beer reminded me of Westy 12. Ironically though, it doesn’t have nearly as much alcohol, yet the booze was way more evident then Westy 12. Very good.

3.5
BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
$2 at Binnys Orland Park. Can’t beat that. 11.2oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, dark fruit, yeast, and alcohol. Taste is surprisingly sweet with lots of sugar and dark fruit up front. Also lots of caramel malt, yeast, oat, alcohol, and chocolate. Alcohol did not bite as much as I had expected it to. Although it does provide a nice warming effect. Mouthfeel is medium and very sticky. Lingering taste of raisins and caramel.

3.9
StoutHead (965) - DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep red color with a one-finger tan head. Fruity aroma. Taste has lots of malts but also notes of fruits, caramel, nuts, honey, spices and brown sugar. Quite complex. Very sweet but not sickly much. A dry hoppy aftertaste. Very good.

4.1
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Pours a nice dark brown. No head. Very strong caramel edge. Just a great winter warmer-like edge to it. Nice and robust and smooth. Great profile. Thick caramel with some nice earthy/leafy tones. Great level of sugar. Smooth liquid feel. This is a very nice dark ale. I enjoyed drinking it.

3.5
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Uto. Mahogany in colour with a couple of small white islands passing themselves off as a head. Musky, Earthy aroma. Notes of malts, bread, walnuts and caramel. Light hint of balsamic vinegar. Taste to match, but exceptionally stronger and spicier. The first beer I’ve really liked from this brewery.

3.8
nutjes (938) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Bijna zwart met bruine schuimkraag. G: Karamel, chocolade, gedroogd fruit en bruine kandij. S: Zoet, chocolade, kandij, gedroogd fruit, fruitige esters en wat moutbitterheid. M: Semi-volmondig met medium carbonatie.

3.9
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Black with a diminishing brown head. Roasted/chocolate nose with vinous notes. Medium sweet, light body. Hints of chocolate, smoke, red wine, caramel. Light bitterness.


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