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

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RATINGS: 336   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Bottle. Clouded ruby body. Small tannish halo around the edge of the glass. Aroma is big honey, fruit, malt and hints of sugar. Taste starts off slightly yeasty with light bitterness and develops into sweetened fruit notes, light honey and creamy malt. Light flower notes as well. The body is relatively smooth back has a moderate carbonation feel to it. Finish seems like slightly bitter fruit, light yeast notes, mild malt and floral hops. Not bad at all!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2005
11.2 oz bottle (best by June 2006): Huge bubbly tan head, displays a decent waterfall character – slowly diminishing…hazed ruby bronze. The thick bubbly head pops with pineapple, plum & grassy malt aromatics. Smooth, velvety palate delivers a warming alcohol and a wonderfully malt complexity. Rich, peppery elements live deep beneath the covers of this one. Long finish is filled with slightly dry yeast and adds a depth that makes this one pretty enjoyable. A little less fruited malt on the tongue would have helped the peppery yeast character move more towards the forefront, which I would have enjoyed, but this was nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2005
A vigirous pour stirs up a large creamy light tan head that site atop the lightly hazy rby body. The aroma is strong on pears and a dry kind of sweetness. The flavor is very sweet and fruity. Some candy sweetness that is followed by a ton of varied fruits, pear for sure but also some citrus and even red grapes. The body is medium with some assertiveness. Very interesting beer. Loads of fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Pours dark amber colored with a thick off-white head. Fresh fruity and herby aroma with yeasty notes. Sweet malt and plenty of fruit in the flavor. Nice and fresh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2005
Dark amber color. Aroma of malt, yeast, bread. Ordinary Belgian Ale, some malt, a lot of caramel, a bit too dry in the finish. Not impressive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Murky brown. Nose is laden with pear, honey and sweet malts with a hint of roasted marshmallows. Medium bodied with a faint carbonated crispness. A bit sticky and sweet with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. A little sweet and one dimensional for my tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 23, 2005
This reddish brown ale pours with a short tan head that dissipates very slowly, eliciting a sweet fruity aroma. The flavor is quite complex, beginning with a taste of honey and malt and finishing with a slightly bitter hoppy feel. This is a unique brew which I found quite tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2005
Bottle Deep brown - reddish, murky body. Lightly brown head, fully diminishing. Fair lace. Malts (toffee, caramel), hints of alcohol in the nose. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Very odd flavour. My taste buds did need some adaption. Not too bad, after all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Big beige head atop opaque garnet body. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin/plum, some flower, metallic. Taste is medium sweet, perfume, plum. Smooth watery light-medium body. Alcohol well hidden. Definitely unusual.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Cloudy brown color,small light tan head that had a decent hang time then faded slowly to leave a slight lace.Nice sweet fruity aroma with a light malt side,maybe a bit of plum and or raisin.The taste starts out quite good with a light pear taste coming through upfront then a slow change to a light honey in the middle and end,with just a hint of hops coming on at the tail end.It has a nicely sweet side that doesn’t get in the way of everything else.Over all i’d have to say that this is worth another try,it’s surprisingly good.


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