Winter Koninck - Brouwerij De Koninck NV
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3.9/5 rDev +11.7%
I had this beer tonight at a restaurant where i live. Me and Mrs. Brabander went out for a bite. I asked the waitress for the tapbeers and she mentioned this one. I can remember i had this on from the bottle and that was not really a success. This tapversion was different!
Poured in the original chalice the beers looks very well. Nice one finger head and a black fluid. Roasted malts all over the place but in a decent way.
Easy drinkable with hints of chocolate (Very far away in the taste). A totally different beer on tap!
01-07-2012 23:07:29 | More by Brabander
3.4/5 rDev -2.6%
A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, fizzy white mousse. The head retention (or lack thereof) leaves a bit to be desired, but the unfiltered appearance is nice.
S: Very sweet and gentle on the nose with caramel, toffee, vanilla, and plums coming through loud and clear. I was hoping to pick up some hop aromas, but alas, I did not.
T: Notes of caramel, toffee, cream, vanilla, plums, earthy hops, and subtle spice are present on the palate. The finish is sweet with notes of caramel, cream, and vanilla being most noticeable.
M: Medium bodied and firm, but a bit syrupy. The carbonation is a bit excessive, but it is still rather drinkable.
O: This is a solid Belgian dark ale that could be more than it is. If it were better balanced, this beer would be a winner.
11-30-2011 22:00:27 | More by mrfrancis
3.65/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a ruby-tinged deep amber colour, head is pale cream colour and disperses quickly. Hints of bead around the edges, slight lace. Looks OK?
Smell is sweet and fruity, with plenty of dried fruit - plums, banana and plenty of vanilla. Caramel toffee and a hint of nutmeg. A bit oversweet, but pleasant Wintery notes.
Taste is richer. Light caramel notes upfront that develops strong, earthy fruit notes with plum and sour cherry. The palate grows sweeter towards late-mid, with vanilla and a touch of cinnamon spice. Pleasant overall, nice fruitness that manages to give complex Belgian sugars without going overboard on the sweetness.
Mouthfeel is a bit harsh, too much fizz. Decent body otherwise though.
The sour cherry flavour is really the hero here, balancing the palate as well as giving good texture to the flavour profile. Good beer, good for drinking during the colder months.
06-20-2011 00:02:17 | More by laituegonflable
2.9/5 rDev -16.9%
A; red brown nice head
S; roasted malts a hint of spices
T; caramel, spices, some bitterness
M; nothing stays that long in your mouth
O; disiponting beer from the koninck little taste, its to sweet and the spices dont come out in the beer. the longer it stays in your glass more tastes a gone.
04-24-2011 08:44:39 | More by redsonja
New Brunswick (Canada)
3.53/5 rDev +1.1%
A: Poured into two snifter glasses... the first pour had a moderate, off-white head that diminished quickly to a thin ring. Body is dark copper and very clear. The second pour yielded a lot of sediment... so much so that the beer was literally plopping into the glass like spoiled milk. Not pleasant.
S: Yeasty and a bit bready, with a hint of alcohol. Slightly sweet.
T: Quite sweet, even more so than the smell lets on. A little bready from the malt. Slight alcohol warmth on the finish.
M: Light-moderate body, moderate carbonation, and quite creamy.
D: Not a bad Belgian Dark, but not exceptional either. Probably wouldn't rush out to get it again.
03-20-2010 12:16:01 | More by berley31
3.43/5 rDev -1.7%
Reviewed 1/10/2010 (Draft at Gingerman, Houston, TX):
Pours a clear light red, brown color body. Crreamy white head, diminishing. Spicy sweet malty aroma. Holiday spice aroma. Spicy sweet taste, sweet spices, maybe. Nutmeg or somethning, holiday spices. Nice taste, nutty. Very holiday like. Somewhat creamy body. Letting it warm up a bit.
02-21-2010 03:22:49 | More by jujubeast6000
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
A - Poured a hazy, dark burgundy color with a small, foamy, light brown head. It left soapy, sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled malty and somewhat fruity. There were notes of candy sugar, as well.
T - It had sweet biscuity malts with some candy sugar sweetness coming through. Good spiciness and yeasty kick.
M - It was crisp and smooth with a dry finish. A medium-bodied ale that is pretty easy drinking.
D - This is a good Belgian. Good balance of malty sweetness and spice.
01-08-2010 02:34:05 | More by zeff80
Winter Koninck from Brouwerij De Koninck NV
80 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.