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Beer #133 – May 15, 2010: Winterkoninkske

July 28, 2010

Beer: Winterkoninkske

Brewery: Kerkom Brewery, Kerkom-Sint Truiden, Belgium

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Serving Type: 11.2 oz bottle, consume by 04/2012

Price: $3.99 / bottle

Availability: Winter Seasonal

Glassware: Goblet

Strength: 8.3% ABV (alcohol by volume)

Drinkability: Tasty, dark Belgian ale that is fruity, not overly complex, and easy to drink

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Dark, opaque, mahogany-black hue with a thin, fizzy, tan head

Aroma: Sweet, dark cherry, raisin and dark malt aroma

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Taste: Initial black cherry, raisin and touch of bourbon, followed by notes of chocolate-covered almonds and hint of bitter hops on the finish.  Sweet, savory and tart all at the same time, making for a delicious and interesting brew.

Pairing: Goes great with Belgian dark chocolate

Trivia: From the brewery website: “We brew it here, we drink it here, and we sell what’s left”

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