Bink Tripel | Brouwerij Kerkom

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Bink TripelBink Tripel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 03-06-2005

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Winey yeast dominates the nose. Pours cloudy yellow gold without a thick film of a head. Caramel mixed with fruit somewhere between large pitted and tropical over malt dominate the palate with a drying bitterness on the finish. A touch below medium on the body and a touch above on the carbonation.

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Photo of stampfler07
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of smithdc33
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Labled as Bink Tripel
Pours with a frothy, eventually rocky surfaced, lace inducing, light tan colored, two-finger thick head that is propped up by an ample carbonation. The beer is a brilliantly clear yellow-gold color. The aroma is a mix of grassy hop and grain notes; I get notes of just barely toasted grain, dusty barley flour, a sort of earthy grain character, a lightly sweet honey note . The aroma is rounded out by some spicy notes from the fermentation, nothing specifically jumps out at me, but as an aggregate the spicy aromatics are definitely noticeable. Perhaps some notes that are something like coriander (both the earthy and citrus character), a hint of ginger and some clove as well.

The taste has a certain sweetness to it up front that is then dried out by the ample carbonation, but soon grabs hold again, but ultimately succumbs to a spicy, astringent, dry bitterness that lingers on in the finish. This beer has a certain creaminess to the body that is just so inviting, and it still has this despite the ample carbonation. In fact I think that the carbonation adds a certain lightness to this beer that otherwise might be a bit chewy than I might want in this Tripel. Spicy notes of ginger and pepper are followed by notes of clove, perhaps a hint of lemon zest, and a definitely herbally astringent finish. The finish is quite sharp; a combination of a solid hop bitterness and that aforementioned herbal astringency.

This is quite a drinkable brew. Complex yet straightforward at the same time. I really like how the hop bitterness, and even some of the herbal character, balances the typically sweet malt (almost honey-like) character of a standard Tripel.

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Photo of cwd
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of George2744
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thin, lingering white mousse. Looks like a tripel.

S: The nose is dominated by notes of bitter orange, lemon, grass, and caramel. It smells hoppier than would expect.

T: Opens fruity and smooth with a mixture of caramel, cream, vanilla, and biscuity malt flavors, but the hops quickly assert themselves as flavors of grass, lemon, bitter orange, and kumquats emerge. The finish is hoppy and bitter with citrus and grass notes underscored by a peppery prickle of alcohol.

M: Relatively full-bodied, thick, and luscious. Carbonation is present, but not overly distracting. Not quite as dry as some examples of this style.

O: Truth be told, I'm a huge fan of Marc Limet and Brouwerij Kerkom. They've yet to let me down, and Bink Tripel is no exception. A very well-executed tripel.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kraken
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
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

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Photo of maxpower
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged brown bottle pours a clear bright golden color with a huge frothy off white head that leaves a sticky lacing in my glass. Spicy pepper and fruity aromas, pepper, pear, lemon and green apple flavors. Medium to full bodied with a full and creamy mouthfeel, finishes spicy and bitter.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of BieresDesMoines
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy blonde with a good head and good lace. The aroma is only lightly soapy right up front but that gives way to a very appealing floral character with plenty of hoppiness and fresh hay. The flavor follows with a nice fruitiness some herbal hoppiness that sort of dominates the whole thing with a bit of graininess (the good kind), & all around the beer is very nicely bitter. In my opinion this is one of the best in the style.

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Photo of Henk
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 75 cl botle it gives a rich body of foam wich stays with about 1 cm. Color is pale peach with healthy amount of bubbles.

Smells neutral with a slight hop appearance.

Taste is at first slightly sweet with a herbal touch. Them it becomes bitter and a very little bit of sour. It becomes dry in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full bodied not very carbonated.

Drinkability is very good for a beer of so much alcohol. Because of the dry aftertaste you want to take another.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bink Tripel is a very nice yellow color that is not transparent at all. The look of the beer has a thin white head that leave just a tiny lacing down the glass. The aroma is very inviting, it's got some sweet grains and a little citrus on the nose. The taste is on the sweet side with just a little bit of spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very refreshing. This is a very good beer.

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Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of dogfooddog
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of sonorb7
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Bink Tripel from Brouwerij Kerkom
3.95 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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