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

bottled
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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). Itís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. A hazy, dark amber to light brown beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has quite a lot of oxidation, with bready caramel malts, acetone notes, fruityness and a touch of dried fruits. Canned pears. Itís lighlty sweet on the palate, with white sugar, canned fruits, a generic fruityness and some caramel. Bread and some bitterness. Acetone, bitterness, fruits and dried fruits in the finish. Not very good, still nice in a way. Donít like the acetone. 140717

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, toffee, honey, pear and sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, toffee, sugar and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an of--white head. Aroma of malt, canned pear, honey, caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some pear,caramel and honey. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (801) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle 33cl. When poured murky redbrown color, after settling nice clear amber color, quite a difference, small frothy off-white head, dissapears quickly; at first sweet malty nose, as aroma develops: honey, pear, fruit syrup, toffee; taste moderate sweet, honey, slightly bitter; full body, creamy texture; nice lingering bitterness dominates finish with sugary undertones. A nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1032) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (33cl) into tulip glass. Muddy brown appearance with short lasting medium-sized off white head. Aroma has toasty malt character with notes of caramel, honey, cherries, vanilla, and alcohol. Palate is smooth and oily with mildly sweet fruity and toasty malty flavours with a satisfying dry finish and slight alcoholic burn. Fullish medium body and lowish carbonation. Enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GSAP (510) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
‹berzoet, in aroma honing, gebrand suiker en snoep. In smaak wederom gebrand suiker, licht fruit. Gaat wat tegenstaan, te zoet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (394) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Bruin met lichte roodtint bier. Weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet met chokolade, caramel en licht rooksmaak. Blijft gemiddeld hangen.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (708) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance: opaque chestnut brown with a offwhite, big head, a couple of fingers, but retentio is poor, not much lacing. Aroma:honey, caramel, pear syrup Taste: sweet caramelised malts, honey and yes some peer syrup is there in the finish but most of the sweetness just blows out the individual components. medium carbonation, medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Sweet and with all the sweet parts the balance is gone and itís hard to distinguish the different sweet tones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (744) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Medium carbonation, brown chestnut colour medium head sweet caramel smell, medium warm carbonation some flowery hints

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HermanW (1040) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
33 cl fles. @home. Lekker bier met veel smaak ook al proef ik nou net geen peren. Of hebben die naast de brouwketel gestaan.


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