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Bink Tripel - Brouwerij Kerkom

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BA SCORE
88
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-06-2005)
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Reviews by SFLpunk:
Photo of SFLpunk
2.85/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

750mL brow glass (fake) cork and cage bottle. No date. Purchased at Winooski Beverage Warehouse.

No pop at all on the cork. Pours a really still hazy golden amber with very very thin white head. Nose is very sweet smelling, honeyed and floral. Palate is fairly flat and honeyed in both texture and flavor. Flowers and dried herbal hops are in the background of the sticky-sweet pale malt. There is no texture at all to this beer, just cloying really. Mildly bitter finish, but leaves me feeling sticky.

Notes: Wow, how mediocre can a triple/tripel be? Oh, this is it.

SFLpunk, Oct 31, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of bishopdc0
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bishopdc0, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Kraken
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from corked and caged 750ml into Fin du Monde chalice. Moderate pour yielded 1 finger pure white head. Hops on the nose, slight citrus, and mild malts. Pours a cloudy amber, very light head retention and lacing. Hops immediately on the tongue, followed my light malt, fruit, banana and candy sugar, light bittering hops. Amazingly smooth, with a dry finish. Beer becomes more complex as it warms. Very very nice, I would encourage all fans of Belgian Pale and Triples to give this a try.

Kraken, May 30, 2008
Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some white head on light yellow. Initial carbonation that calms after a bit. Farm musty taste that is better after bottle uncorked a half hour or so. Good buttery mouthfeel. Not much complexity,molstly just some yeast taste and a bit of sugar, but drinkable and satisfying.

Sammy, Oct 12, 2008
Photo of cwd
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

cwd, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Ajlvt, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Rwalford74, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

DrinkSlurm, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a slightly hazy, light gold with tons of CO2 rising to the top. A 3 finger head of fluffy white foam gradually fades out. Massive amounts of lacing is left behind.
Smell is of brown sugar, caramel, golden raisins, light vanilla, doughy yeast with notes of melons and bananas.
Flavor mimics the aromas with a yeasty, herbal taste with highlights of citrus, pears, and caramel.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, sweet, yeasty, slightly chewy with a lovely finish that makes you crave more.

weeare138, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

BoringBunny, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of smithdc33
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a New Belgium tulip glass. A nice thick, white head that shrinks a bit but keeps well enough to provide nice lacing on the glass. Caramel smell is the first I notice with some crisp citrus and maybe a hint of pepper. Like the smell, the caramel flavor comes through immediately, with some brandy apple flavors and a light hit of alcohol. White pepper and perhaps a hint of smoke or tobacco on the finish. The hops come through with a nice crispness that doesn't take away from the smooth finish on the beer. This is a very drinkable beer. I've had this on tap in Brussels before and though it makes it even more drinkable, I think it diminishes the complexity of this beer. This is a fine tripel with a solid hop base. Hard to find in my area, but work seeking out.

smithdc33, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Got one of the later pours out of the bottle, so it was a bit yeasty. Slightly hazed golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: On the sweet side with a lot of sugar notes and some pale malts. Notes of light fruits such as apples and pears, with hints of banana. Sweet orange and orange peel are there as well. As it warms up, a stronger and stronger caramel smell comes through.

T: Caramel all the way through with still quite a lot of candi sugar and pale malts. Banana esters increase with intensity as the beer warms up. Good fruit notes of apple and orange, as well as some orange peel.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: A solid tripel. While it is sweet, it's not cloyingly so.

womencantsail, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of acrawf6
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a rich clear orange amber with a small fluffy white head. I poured rather vigorous, yet the head just did not rise like i wanted.

Smell. Has a heavy sweetness, rich with fruits and alcohol. I get ample apricots in this one, and under is some green apples and a pear smoothness. Good amount of light honey as well.

Taste. Still fruity, taste much like the aroma, except the fruits are more alcohol drenched in flavor. Has a slight tartness. As it warms even more, i get a sweet apple juice characteristic. There are a little spices that come out, touch of clove, but very faint to me. Aftertaste has a honey sweetness, but not a sweetness that i prefer.

Mouthfeel. Body is medium with a relatively low amount of carbonation.

Overall, a decent tripel, but there are plenty of others that i would choose above this one. nothing great about it, imho, but nothing offensive.

acrawf6, Apr 11, 2007
Photo of paterlodie
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the ZBF festival. Poored in with nice head that was white and lasting and orangegolden beercolor with haze. Nose was very apricot and hoppy with litle malts. Taste was full, malty and sweet and then going into a nice bitterness. Best about tis beer though was the freshness. Maybe litle sweet but overal a more then Ok beer thats in my opinio well worth trying.

paterlodie, Mar 06, 2005
Photo of sonorb7
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sonorb7, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of GClarkage
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

02/04/07- Purchased at Ledgers Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, caged and corked. Code imprinted on the back label. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Light orange hazed color. A touch clouded with small yeasties floating here and there. Smaller 1/4 inch head which quickly evaporates. Leaves behind small streaks of lace.

Smell- Lots of citrus and spice. Corriander and cloves intermixed with pears, peaches and a boquet of other tropical fruits. Slight alcohol notes detected.

Taste- Dead on with the scent. Clove is prominent in the spice dept. and I get a lingering lemon and orange taste. Very little alcohol in the taste, but lots of good flavors.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation level, with a spicy aftertaste.

Drinkability- Compare it to Westmalle Tripel, but without the major alcohol burn. This one dominates IMO. Not the best, but one of the better ones I've tried. A bit steep in price though at $13.99.

GClarkage, Mar 08, 2007
Photo of albern
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is a bit of discrepancy here. The bottle lists the beer with a 7% ABV, while BA has it pegged at 9%. This does taste a bit stronger than a 7, but who knows. The beer pours a very prodigious white frothy head, tons of lacing and retention. The color is a nicely cloudy orange amber. The consistency is medium bodied, some candied sugar residuals, plenty of yeasty snap in there too. The taste is pear, sour apple, maybe some apricot, definitely a soury yeastiness about, and a bit of a snap at the end. There are some interesting spices that emerge at the back end and they are difficult to pin down exactly, maybe clove, maybe allspice. The carbonation is moderate. This is a good beer, a nice trippel, not my favorite, but worth seeking out. The alcohol tones are subdued, the aftertaste is moderate as well. It doesn't have that biting, throaty aftertaste so reminiscent of trippels. There is a bit of creaminess on the tongue with the mouthfeel quite good. There is a certain refreshing character to this beer as well. L'Chaim.

albern, Dec 08, 2007
Photo of putnam
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fair honey colored with a weeping clutter of foam. Butterscotch glazed dried fruits, citric fumes and eggy blond cake aromas. Nectarine pits. On the palate it is boozy, bitter and sweet with impressions of wilting white fruits and decomposing leaves. Old barrels of Romanian Muscat. Interesting. Gas forms and swelters in the alcoholic broth, barely able to contribute structure. Erect bitterness. Leaves, roasted green apple and roasted pineapple flavors linger amid the fruits, rinds and husks of the finish.

putnam, Nov 14, 2005
Photo of rodrot
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a darkish yellow color with a fluffy one inch head. Aroma was malty, spicy and slightly citric. Taste was quite sweet with notes of Belgian candi sugar, fruit(pears?), hops and a slightly sour finish. As the beer warmed, I noticed that the sourness became more pronounced and took away from the overall drinkability of the beer. Overall, this a fairly full bodied Tripel and a little different for the style.

rodrot, May 03, 2006
Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a firm Belgian head that persists throughout and leaves many shards of lace

Smell: Pear and green apple, honey and candi sugar, but a distracting amount of fusel alcohol

Taste: Opens sweet and fruity, with nice candi sugar and pear flavors; by mid-palate, the hops start to kick in and offset the sweet flavors with a green apple-influenced bitterness that has a balsa wood character; after the swallow, the earthy elements join the bitterness and provide for a nice complex finish, in which the honey sweetness lingers on the tip of the tongue

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice example of the style; I particularly enjoyed the hoppy element which is often missing from tripels

brentk56, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of stephens101
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apricot in color. One-finger of off-white head thins out quickly.

Aroma is thick with bubblegum, cotton candy, pear and orange. Are we going to be too sweet here? We will find out soon...

Mostly sweet with caramel, sugar cane, subtle spice and slight hops. Balance isn't bad, but definitely leans to the sweet side.

Medium bodied and creamy with a dry finish. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, a fact that works well here.

Digging this one and daydreaming about a future Belgian adventure where I will surely make a stop and enjoy this one at the source.

stephens101, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of dogfooddog
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml kerkomse tripel, bottle says 'feestbier 2005.'

pours large active 30% head for thisw bright orange beer. very active carbonation. Nose is very fruity and floral, a little spicy, classic belgian triple aroma.

Taste is iniitially very bitter hops with the floral notes in the background. this passes into a mildly bitter finish, all in the front of the mouth/tongue. Nothing very complex here but a well-crafted beer. the carbonation is a big part of the taste as well.

This is a pleasant triple and well worth trying.

dogfooddog, May 28, 2006
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Bink Tripel from Brouwerij Kerkom
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.