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

bottled
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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


Xstream's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (185) - - JUN 4, 2013
Very smooth and easygoing beer. Floral, sweet malt, honey, pear. Body is very creamy & smooth. Syrupy and a little sticky. I kinda like this beer ;)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (908) - 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 (468) - 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 (1856) - 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 (652) - 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 (11759) - 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 (3769) - 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 (2910) - 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 (5716) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (352) - 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 (216) - 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


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