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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: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (224) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2014
Deep cloudy brown with creamy tan head. Strong pear notes in the aroma, honey, floral notes, belgian yeast and a little acetone. The taste is caramel, honey, stewed pear, dark rye bread, also with a little unpleasant acetone which detracts from the dry finish. Light-med bodied but still sticky. Not bad but could really do without the chemical nail polish remover in yhe aroma and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (180) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
Cloudy brown amber with quickly fading head. Roasted malts, sweet syrup, some earth. Medium body but long finish. Creamy sweetness, on the verge of sticky

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Very malt-sweet schwarz-like beer with a clearly high alcohol content. The bi-taste of fruit is not very successful in my book.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"scores for this all over the place. #2200 started out a fairly average yeasty belgian ale for me, but as it opened up, the honey came out more, and the pear became noticeable in the aroma and flavor, which is why i bought it. no aspect quite an 8, but high 7’s...a little pricey for a "good" beer thouhgh."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (636) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 11, 2014
Amber coloured with a fast fading head. Noses of malty raisins, bread and fruity. Retronasal one gets the honey and pear sromas. Lightly lively with a light body. Shows fruity honey hue sweetness developping a sweet somewhat slick texture with some acidity. The finish ends with a light fruity yet hoppy snap with the fruit sweetness lingering.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (132) - - AUG 9, 2014
Quite a nice beer, smells slightly strange to me, but tastes very nice............

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Ziet er goed uit maar smaakt spijtig genoeg niet zo. Smaakt naar chemische troep. Tegenvaller

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
The beer that is intended to celebrate the well-known horticulture around Sint-Truiden, with pear syrup and honey added to the mash. Creamy beige head, colour reddish brown with amber hue. Malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, fruity indeed with the pear syrup clearly present - and fitting in nicely. Fruity taste, honey and again the pear syrup adding sweetness and mellowness, malty, finishing in a lightly toasted and hoppy bitterishness. I like this quite a lot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (423) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2014
Mild sweet yeasty aroma. Brown a bit cloudy with light light brown cap. Well balanced caramel bitter and sweet taste with some sourness on the tongue sides.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Reddish color with a little foam. Despite 1.5 years to BB date did it taste old :-(


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