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


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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). 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
traviskurowski (27) - - JUL 5, 2013
Draft. First fruit/veg beer & very impressed. Dark red/amber complexion, hazy. Aroma notes of carrot, cherries. Same carries over into palate. The 7% alcohol helps carry the underlying sweetness. Very recommended. Can't wait to try more of this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Didnít get a whole lot in the aroma. This is a nice Belgian with a good spice and smooth. Donít particularly identify the pear but perhaps a bit of stickiness from the honey. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 1, 2007
rich looking dark brown beer with a large creamy light tan head. lots of lively lacing. aroma of caramel, peanuts, honey. full bodied, creamy palate. flavors are similar to aroma with a nice sugary, fruity finish probably from the pear syrup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On Tap at Maxís Belgian Fest. Banana/clove aroma. Hazy yellow body with thin head. Flavor is filled with banana and clove balanced with honey... very smooth... hint of pear

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3890) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 1, 2013
Bardzo dobre i smaczne piwo. O czerwono rubinowym zabarwieniu. Głebia posmaku miodu i slodyczy jest tu swietnie wyeksponowana. Daje sie to wyczuc z kazdym lykiem. Zarowno w smakuiana moze nie za wielka co moze dziwic w przypadku belgijskiego piwa ale jednak jest. Bielusienka jak snieg. Polecam na zimowe chlodne wieczory, choc to piwo jest sezonowe, na lato. Ale alkohol ukryty pierwszorzednie

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. It pours a deep brownish red. It looks really gorgeous in the light. The head is foamy and off-white and yields some nice lacing. The smell is very caramally with Belgian yeast undertones. It also has some dark bread. There is a nice touch of pear peel that can be detected subtly among the other scents. The flavor is very refreshing. It is sweet with a little bit of bitterness. The main flavor is the malts, they are bready and caramally, there is some spice form the yeast, a hint of metallic flavor that goes away after a few sips, fruity pear, with a floral finish. The alcohol can be felt but it is not a huge presence. It is complex and delicous. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-14-2011 03:41:42

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2549) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Pours an off-white, one-fingered head, fades very quickly leaves a little lace. Medium-strong carbonation and medium bodied. Color is a cloudy amber. Nose is malty and has raisin overtones. Starts and finishes fruity with some sweetness. Weird label. Pricey, $4.30 for a 330ml bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Bottle. Poured a kind of brown color with a nice head that settled to a fine thin sheet. Aroma mostly of malt and some fresh grapes. Taste is oh so subtle, with a sweet maltiness and although I didnít pick any pear out if the taste, I did notice apples dipped in honey. Tasted more like 4% than 7.1, wow was I surprised Very light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Apricot honey aroma. Light chestnut appearance. Sugary fruity apricot peach pear flavors. Mild hop finish. Long fruity aftertaste. This beer is a fine example of Belgian experimentation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2004
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Ruddy brown, Autumnal and sunsettish. Thin, tightly fluffed head, with creamy lacing. Slight strawberry aroma. Tanginess, deep milky fruit flavour. Flirts with sourness, but not sustained. Metal in places, watery shell. Lacks the sweetness of similar Belgian efforts, but thatís OK. This is a great beer - untainted by any noticeable ABV.

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