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Bink Bloesem Speciaal Ka(Ta)rakter

Bink Bloesem Speciaal Ka(Ta)rakter
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Brouwerij Kerkom
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Cornelissen (formerly Sint Jozef)

Style: Fruit Beer
Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Actually a beer, conceived by Brouwerij van Kerkom, which is not brewing currently.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2009
From bottle. Nice brown/orange colour with a quickly disappearing head. You can find the honey and pearsyrup in the aroma. The flavor is also very fruity with a hint of bitterness. Very nice springbeer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle Hazy, brown/reddish amber body with a light brown, frothy head that diminishes fastly. I think the aroma is very interesting with hints of white wine, oak, pear sirupe, honey, apple, exotic fruit, flowers: quite complex and refreshing - one would expect from the looks to smell a lot of malts, but that is not at all the case. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of fruit/juice. The mouthfeel is quite soft. Very interesting beer, nice complexity with an ok balance. Quite a lot of carbonation which makes it a tiny little bit like a dark Duvel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2008
Brown coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small off-white head. Sweet fruity, raspberry, rose hip and cherry aroma, rather nice. Full palate. Finish is light malty fruity with a dry sweeter ending. I like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2008, honey brew with syrup of pears, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet refreshing, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On draft at Capone’s. Pour was a light, glimmering cider with an inch of white head. Nose is actually very neutral and I just picked up a light touch of malt and fruit. Taste is right on par and I am picking up yeast, light caramel and light malt as well; there is also a lovely, light pear that makes its presence known in the finish. This is a very mild brew, yet quite enjoyable, and would make for a great session beer with a hidden kick. It is not over bearing, which makes for a great brew for those not accustomed to complexity. I think I am even detecting a hint of pepper in the very end of the finish. This is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle, 33 cl. (Bought @ Alvinne’s Beershop) Red-amberbrown color with little off-white head. Aroma syrupfruits, sour-sweet. Medium body. Taste sweet, fruits, (some sypups ?) bit malt, also bit sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2008
Amber coloured beer with small off-white head. Few carbonation. Very nice sweet aroma. Full palate. Finish is sweet fruity and slightly dry. Very nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Special edition of Kerkom’s Bink Bloesem for the brewery’s 130th birthday but was actually brewed at Sint-Jozef. Creamy, pale beige, thin and quickly dissipating head, colour a dark brownish bronze, misty with little sparkling. Complex, sweetish aroma with a smoky hint and impressions of madera wine, honey, pear syrup, smoked meat, iron, coffee grounds, liquorice, chocolate, cloves, soy sauce... Mellow rounded sweetness in the mouth with an orangey touch, honey and pear syrup coming up quickly as in the regular Bink Bloesem, soft carbonation, everything nicely woven into a caramelly and nutty malt base, smokiness appearing in the end (and frankly, a bit disturbing) together with the toasted bitterishness the regular version also has, as well as a bit of grassy hops, finishing long. Interesting but noticeably different from the regular version especially in its smoky touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2008
amber coloured body with a off white head a sweet fruity aroma a fruity sweet little sour taste with a little bitter fruity finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours brownish amber with a large, fizzy, beige head. Aroma has sweet sugars, fruit, strawberries, caramel and some honey. Medium carbonation, rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity and not too sweet. There are notes of black currants, dry herbal notes - presumably flowers - and a fine underlying honey sweetness. Long, lingering, vinious aftertaste. A bit on the weird and unbalanced side, but it is still nicely drinkable.

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