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

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

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Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Ruddy brown ale with some haze, not much lace. The nose is a mix of exotic fruit and a touch of wet dog.Simple sweetness at the start, turnig to dark caramel, then opening up into a wonderful dried pear and figgy malt combo, finishing with some pleasant evergreen hop bitterness. An aftertaste with a slightly roasted component builds after a few sips. Nicely balanced and unique.

3.2
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with a big beige head. Sweet caramel, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.

3.3
Ungstrup (37284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2006
A hazy dark amber beer with a thin light brown head. The aroma is complex with notes of alcohol, prunes, malt, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is sweet and with strong notes of over ripe fruit combined with a light dustyness, leading to a dry very fruity end. The sweetness is a bit cloying.

3.6
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle (330ml). Poured deep hazy reddish-brown with a good sized creamy -rocky beige lasting head; little puddle of black sediment at bottom of the bottle. Sweet and appealing aroma of yeasty, spicy, brown sugary malt, lightly fruity and alcoholic. Flavour is a little light, but it’s a syrupy, fruity, malty, spicy blend - long finish with bitter notes, but mostly malt, honey and fruit, more alcohol bitterness emerges on warming. Solid body, syrupy, a mostly still mouthfeel - very very nice - wish I could get this regularly. My wife loved it too.

2.5
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
The aroma is an infusion of wheat, grapes, and dates. This beer fills the glass with a dark copper colored sediment filled solution that resides under a decent sized off-white head. This beer is somewhat thick and produces a mild wheat taste that is more identifiable in the aftertaste than when the fluid is in the mouth.

3.4
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2006
Dark amber coloured, average brown head. Sweet yeasty aroma, some syrup hints. Full body, little carbonation. Finish is burned, little sweet-bitter, lasts rather long and a little bit dry near the end,. Very nice.

3.4
joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange red coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma of fruits with notes of wood and caramel. Sweet fruity flavour with notes of malts and caramel.

3.4
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pours a lovely copper/ruby amber hue. Small beige-ish head, leaves substantial lacing. Pear nectar, honey, dark fruit, faintly cocoa, sweet aroma. Palate is sweet, honey, dates, cocoa, pleasant mouthfeel and texture. Finishes dry, with crisp bitterness, and fruity estery alcohol. Not too bad at all.

2.7
Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of sherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Have had multiple samples over the years and never liked it...finally rated it as such. Not much honey (unless it’s oxidized honey, ha ha) in the nose, pretty bland and on the sour side in the mouth. Assuredly fresh bottle.

2.9
jackamackson (127) - USA - DEC 28, 2005
pours dark brown color. no head to speak of really. sweet fruity smelling. at first this was good, vinous, sweet but not too sweet, but i was sick of it by the end of my glass.


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