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Bink Bruin - Brouwerij Kerkom

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BA SCORE
82
good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Trashcat, Sunday at 08:30 PM
Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Pours a finger of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is a nice roasted malt and nutty.
The taste has lots of caramel malt sweetness, more honey sweetness and some roasted malt.
The texture is smooth.
Not bad, tends to the sweet side.

Fatehunter, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.41/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$ 4.99/11.2 oz bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into tulip
Aroma of figs and dates
Head small (<1 cm), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a few random bubbles floating on the surface
Lacing none
Body dark brown, hazy – very dark brown layer of sediment in bottle
Flavor very sweet with tastes of figs, dates, and raisins; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.3125
A very nice dark ale, a style which is rapidly becoming a favorite. This is absolutely delicious and just sweet enough to be desirable but not cloying. The price point is reasonable. The only negative point for me is the absolute lack of head and lacing.

Ozzylizard, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Hellpop65, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev +11.1%

mmilyko, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -16.7%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of risteardj
3/5  rDev -16.7%

risteardj, May 10, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
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A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014, so it's a little out of date.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.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -16.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

aztraz, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of harsley
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

harsley, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

BillRoth, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

OtherShoe2, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +11.1%

OKCNittany, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Coren
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Coren, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Phillyz, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

outoffocus, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

rcjennings, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, light chocolate, dark bread, and earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of caramel, toast, raisin, prune, toffee, light chocolate, dark bread, molasses, and earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, raisin, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, and earth on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors; but were not as robust as I was hoping; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$3.99 for a 355ml bottle. Some chunky sediment on bottom.

A: nice deep brown color, poured with a nice head that eventually dissipated to thin veil
S: medium nose, flat sweet malt quality, ever-so-slight oxidation, slight mustiness
T: decent beer, nothing unusual or special but good roasted malt up front with some bitter hop finish
M: easy drinking, somewhat thin for mouthfeel but it is a lower ABV beer

wisrarebeer, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

CWhite, Nov 18, 2012
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Bink Bruin from Brouwerij Kerkom
82 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.