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Bink Grand Cru - Brouwerij Kerkom

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: muttyd on 12-24-2010)
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Reviews by Manoftyr:
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Manoftyr

New York

4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pours a deep, deep almost-black brown with a little over a millimeter of head that quickly dissolves into a thin lacing ring.

Aroma - Dark fruits such as dates and plums are prominent along with a molasses-y almost slightly butterscotch like malty sweetness sweetness. Phenolic Belgian yeastiness is there though the intensity of the other aromas relegate it to a supporting role but it is by no means invisible.

Taste - Oh wow, this is super nice. Intensely malty sweetness up front with flavors of dates and mollassis as noted the the aroma fades away into a complex yeasty spiciness mid palette, excellent contrast really. As it nears the end slight flavors of licorice and anise come to the forefront and it all ends with a nice warming sensation reminding you of the ABV this beer packs.

Mouthfeel - Lush and syrupy with a very gentle carbonation.

Overall - This is utterly fantastic! Really complex and absolutely delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:22:10 | More by Manoftyr
More User Reviews:
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2012

Rich, almost regal brown color sported a thick and full head of dense foam.

The nose is sweet and strong. Dark fruits like prune and date, mix with caramel, fudge, chocolate, molasses and crab apples.

The flavors are rich and savory with a front of roasted coffee, caramel, toffee and brownie. The middle is a blast of chocolate before it ends with maple, dark fruits and green apples.

The feel is downright amazing. It's velvety smooth and perfectly thick. It's 13 pct and there's no evidence of such.

One of the biggest surprises I've had in the world of craft beer and one I'd urge everyone to try.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 15:31:13 | More by KYGunner
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AvaStJames


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2014 01:56:46 | More by AvaStJames
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barczar

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared at a private tasting, thanks to beerchitect! 2012 vintage, I believe.

Pours an opaque dark brown, bordering on black, with a frothy tan head that dissipated to a light ring of foam. While the aroma revealed pleasant notes of plum, raisins, and dates, the flavor truly shined. This beer was incredibly complex and seamlessly blended rummy dark fruit with toasted malt nuttiness. Simultaneously, there was an upfront flavor reminiscent of caramel corn, with buttery, toffee-like caramel accenting the nutty, popcorn-like backbone. Excellent beer, though some may be put off by the buttery tones. Very smooth and drinkable, for such high abv.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 18:27:05 | More by barczar
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-24-2014 23:32:41 | More by jkball01
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-22-2014 04:13:28 | More by Stagga_Lee
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kenstogie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-12-2014 00:09:12 | More by kenstogie
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-04-2014 01:31:09 | More by Psychmusic
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thkrb99

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-30-2014 19:54:10 | More by thkrb99
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velcrogrip

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-11-2014 03:47:39 | More by velcrogrip
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-06-2014 15:50:14 | More by DRTBrewster
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Cmuska902

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-11-2014 00:12:20 | More by Cmuska902
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amalburg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.2%

05-03-2014 16:26:02 | More by amalburg
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MSCUSN

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-02-2014 23:06:02 | More by MSCUSN
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2013 bottle, 750ml split 3 ways.

A - Dark brown color, just a bit of clarity. Beige head becomes swirly cap and ring pretty quickly and retains as such.

S - Raisin, caramel, alcohol, yeasty and bready tones. Decent but kinda generic flavors for a BSDA, really boozy.

T - Wow, al-kee-hawl. Drinks like it's somewhere in the 18% range. Flavors are a little better than the smell - big dark fruit caramel bomb with some chocolate, pepper, yeast, spices, red wine, but unfortunately the booze really detracts here.

M - Slick but kinda thin-feeling mouthfeel, lowish carbonation. Sweet and hot.

O - Ehhhh. So boozy, and what's underneath all that seems decent at best. Honestly, all in all, a little painful to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 12:00:34 | More by Chico1985
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.7%

04-12-2014 14:26:56 | More by mendvicdog
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.7%

03-24-2014 13:07:45 | More by JCam9981
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2014 23:21:23 | More by Gregwa
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darcange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-23-2014 20:06:35 | More by darcange
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-23-2014 13:58:12 | More by Dave_Treat
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2014 13:31:10 | More by jakea
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-22-2014 16:25:07 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2014 16:22:22 | More by dunlap926
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-21-2014 22:38:52 | More by Sspeer1
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-17-2014 23:36:56 | More by Jnet0125
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Bink Grand Cru from Brouwerij Kerkom
91 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.