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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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3.7
Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate yeast, spice and dark fruit aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium fruiity sweet flavor with a medium rich sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex warming brew.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Toffee and yeasty notes. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate. Nice.

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.

3.7
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
Deep clear brown ale with burgundy hues, and a thick oka head. A pleasant herbal aroma, slight caramel, currants and alcohol. In mouth, a sweet caramel with nice light maple, light hopping, cointreau overtones, lacking a bit in body, but overall, a very nice x-mas ale with warming alcohol. Bottle at Oud Arsenaal, 1.90 Euro, Nov. 2006.

3.6
kermis (13481) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle sampled at Essen Christmas Beer Festival ’16. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fudge. Flavour is heavy sweet. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2004
Dark redbrown color. Cherry aroma. Malty cherry flavor. Just a touch of roasted malt. Upcoming sourness. Bitter finish.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear dark brown with an average, fizzy, light brown head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw), average hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of plum. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with an average-sized tan head. Aroma of toffee, licorice, and coriander. Flavor of sweet mlats, coriander, and other spices. Palate was a little thin.

3.4
Rune (12803) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2007
Cosy winter-related label design on a 330ml bottle picked up at Böhle Feinkost in Wien. Good looking deep mahogany body under a light brown head. Dark malty aroma. Comprehensive flavour containing elements of dark fruits, brittle caramel and tangy dark malts. Hints of yeast in the finish. Medium to full bodied (02.12.2007).

3.8
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2005
clear hazy brown colour, little foam, malty, yeasty and nutty, touch of spices, earthy, sweet and medium-bodied, malty and earthy finish


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