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


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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottle. For some reason I was completely surprised when I poured this. The label suggests something very light and summery. And instead I get a heavy, dark amber beer with a small creamy head and lacing. It tastes great. I can definitely taste the pear among all the other bits of flavor. There’s malt and dirt (?) and a bit of toffee. Very harmonious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottle: Brown with orangy highlights, small but lasting off-white head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of pear and prune, carmel and biscuity malt, floral and spicy hops, dusty esters, and a touch of honey. The taste starts with a fruity twang and a surpirising amount of bitters in which the sweet malts support well. Additional undertones of pepper and clove as well as a note of woody element creeps in on occasion. The feel is crisp, lively and refreshing for style, the alcohol is very well hidden. I seem to enjoy this a lot, not a massive complex Belgian, but a nice summer sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
a sim rate: It’s got a very fruity aroma but surprisingly the fruit is much less apparent in the flavour. The best thing to do is smell while sipping. Yum! Long, fruity and especially-pear finish. Cloudy and uninviting appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
Muddy brown colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with some dark fruit sweetness and light caramel notes. Maltyand herbal flavor with a nice balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2005
cloudy dark reddish colour, fine creamy persistant head and a nice lacing, charming honeyish aroma with a touch of prune and licorice, very creamy mouthfeel, the sweetness is partially balanced by a hint of acidity, more honey and light notes of alcohol in a long sweetish finish - a great and very interesting dessert beer - thanks to Laurent Mousson for this one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Deep red color, tan head but it had a pinkish tint to it. Aroma of sweet malt a bit of yeast. In the flavor the honey comes through a bit more, fruity, pleasant. Medium bodied, very drinkable. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4508) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2005
Bottle marked best before 6/06. Poured a small tan head that mostly diminished, fine-large sized bubbles, sparse lacing, minimal carbonation, transparent, and an orange brown hue. Sweet, malty, fruity, and honey aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, vinuous, light honey, and lightly bitter. Palate was smooth. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Hazy brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet pear, yeast, and spice on the nose. Flavor is full of sweet pear and spiciness, with a honey smoothness. A different take on a classic style. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2005
This pours a murky, reddish-brown with a rapidly vanishing head. The aroma is sweet and doughy with light fruits and a touch of honey. Medium-bodied but surprizingly robust, the aroma carries into the flavor with a touch of hop bitterness added. The finish is a sticky sweet honey one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Reddish tan, small off white head, aroma light and of honey and some floral notes, flavor slightly sweet, some apple, and honey and bread. Not bad

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