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Bink Bruin - Brouwerij Kerkom

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BA SCORE
82
good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 01-28-2003)
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014, so it's a little out of date. I think I bought this one from a Belgian webshop ages ago, but I'm not absolutely sure. Here goes....

Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears virtually black in the glass. Yields a decent head of light-brown foam that lasts for a minute or two before dissipating. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with hints of brown sugar, raisins, dried fruit, caramel, faint roasted grain, earthy yeast and a touch of stewed leaves. Not too shabby.

Tastes of fruity malt with a lingering yeasty finish. Notes of dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel, subtle roasted malt, earthy yeast, stewed leaves and harsh cardboard. Quite sweet, with a dry, yeasty character. A mild bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and a rather insubstantial body for the style. Somewhat astringent, followed by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves, cardboard and mild fruity malt.

So-so; nothing special. Uninspired looks, while the aroma and flavour are sweet and fruity. Slight off-notes in the background. Insipid, watery body. No great shakes, though I expect the age of the bottle also has something to do with it. No need to run out and hunt it down.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 23:17:07 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Pours dull brown with a look of wateriness. Head disappears to a cream-colored ring, but it lasts and leaves slight traces of lace.

Tough to get a nose on this one. I do get some earth, some very brown bread crust, some brown sugar. Faint.

Malt forward, with some dark bread and brown sugar first, with a touch of fruit and some alcohol. Beer transitions and dries out to bread crust and yeast, bitterness and a little burnt sugar. The transition balances this -- it works.

Medium bodied. Some tingle on the tongue.

I like the multi-charachteristic transitional nature of this beer. It is half rich and sweet, have bitter and harsh. The key is the point of transition. That moment is why I liked this. An interesting brew that is worth trying. I also disagree with some posts suggesting food with this. You'd really lose aha makes this good. The is a sipper by itself.

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Bink Bruin from Brouwerij Kerkom
82 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.