Bink Bloesem Speciaal Ka(Ta)rakter

Brouwerij Kerkom
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Cornelissen

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


on tap


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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.

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tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
1/VIII/15 - 33cl bottle from De Zytholoog / Bierloods (Adegem) @ holidays - BB: VIII/2012 (2015-1028)

Significantly better than it’s regular cousin, this one-time special brew. Clear dark amber to red brown beer, irregular creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, raspberries, sweet, bit oxidized, malty touch. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: bit metallic, quite some raspberries, slightly sweet, sourish, bit oxidized. Aftertaste: bitter, metallic, raspberries, but nothing sweet. Oxidation (despite being 4 years older) is much lesser than with the regular version I had.

Alengrin (5884) - 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.

Koelschtrinker (22074) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 15, 2013
Deutlich fruchtiger und malziger Beginn. Der Antrunk ist erstaunlich mild, die errochenen Noten sind nur in geringen Maßen vorhanden. Dann malziger, süffig, angenehm milder Fruchtigkeit. Etwas oxidiert, würziger Ausklang. Ordentlich. 10/8/9/9/4/9

dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle @ home. Aroma is sweet syrupy lemonade. Artificial. Flavour is lightly sweet and fruity, big flower note, subtle bitter backbone. Palate is a bit thin, but for a fruit beer this is quite drinkable.

JanEric (1250) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle. Reddish brown, lots of carbonation, small head. Sweet aroma, with honey and the pearsyrup, also caramel and malts. Sweetish taste, also besides the honey some fruits, especially cassis.

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.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium red amber color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berry, raspberry. Flavor is moderate heavy sweet and light light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20091021]

MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2009
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, copper golden coloured hue with floaties and a big and beige, dense foamy head. Moderately sweet malty and distinctively fruity aroma of raspberries, accompanied by yeasty and slightly dusty notes. Sweet flavour with sourish fruity and light-bitter influences, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Quite artificial fruity taste with underlying toasty malt and shy hints of caramel, quite perfumed fruity and toasty finish. Does not really work for me. 04.XII.09

Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2009
bottle, reddish colour with beige and unstable head. Very fruity smell with notes from candy, raspberry and krieken. Taste: Totally not what you would expect from the smell: malty, caramel, sweet, alcohol and spicy. Strange beer, not my style.

KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
Cloudy reddish amber with a medium beige head. Sweet fruity arom that had raspberries, and strawberries. Flavour was sweet quite sweet with raspberries, malt and lollypop notes. Finished very sweet.

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