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Bink Bloesem

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

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After the blond and brown version, the brewery made a third type of beer: the 'Bloesem Bink' (Blossom Bink). It’s a beer of high fermentation, unfiltered and not pasteurized, with secundary fermentation in the bottle. We brew this seasonal beer every year in the same period (spring-summer). The ingredients are: five types of malt, one belgian type of hop, brewing liquor, yeast, honey from Sint-Truiden and syrup of pears from Vrolingen. It tastes fruity with a lightly sweet character and a long fruity and bitter aftertaste. The alcohol content of this springbeer is 7,1% vol.alc.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Nice light Belgian with a lot of floral aroma. Pours murky brown without much head or lacing. Easy drinking. Light sweet finish. Tap at monks cafe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DwarfeD (1489) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Somewhat hazy amber brown with a medium off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some herbal bitterness. Caramel, brown sugar, floral tones, honey, malts, peach, pear and herbs. An ok Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (925) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
red, brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, roasty, roasty, caramel, toast, toast, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmc619 (499) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Second in Bink tasting series. Pretty ruby-brown color. Sweetish and a bit too syrupy for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (1967) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle, Cloud red amber colour. Medium carbonation. Notes of caramel and honey. Fruity (apple, pear) with light bitter finish. Rather sweet. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (727) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 16, 2015
330ml bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours cloudy red amber with a dissipating head. Fruity aroma with malt. Sugary finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnfryd (12101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is honey, malt, pear, sugar, syrupish. Flavour is the same. Weird beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3984) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Amber with white head. Aroma has herbs, flowers, honey and malt. Taste is nice, flowery, herbs and honey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3062) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
(Bink Bloesem) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip glass, ABV 7.1% Deep red colour on the body, mostly clear. Small off-white head sitting on top, thin, with low retention, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma has honey, light nuts, caramel, light floral, wine-like notes. Sweet taste, malty, with sugars, light honey, caramel, nuts, again wine like notes, slightly alcoholic. Medium body, biting carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5811) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
330ml Bottle - Copper with a slight haze. Raisins, honey and pear in the aroma. Fruity and moderately sweet taste with notes of pear, honey, raisins and caramel. Hides the alcohol quite well.


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