Bink Blond | Brouwerij Kerkom

BA SCORE
85
very good
139 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom
Belgium
brouwerijkerkom.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 03-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevinpd58
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i understand a skunky or oxidized beer in a bottle coming over from belgium, but that shouldnt be the case in the kegs. this beer was weird to me in that it tasted stale and sort of old, despite being poured on tap. i thought kegs were more resilient to that stuff. still not bad, but i was excited to see one of these on draft, and higher expectation. a hazy darker graham cracker colored pour to this, definitely a shade or two darker than what i think when i think "blonde". the head is very dense and thick, just off white, over an inch high, and lasting in the globe the entire time it takes me to drink the hazy beer beneath it. the nose is slightly stale belgian pils malt, or something like it, should be lighter than it is. maybe a hint of slightly toasted bready malt, but its minimal. yeast is tame for what it is, but there is still some nice spiciness to it, with a sort of white pepper and clove complexion, still behind the grain. some bubblegum notes in here as well, a little sweeter than normal for the style, and absolutely richer. its full bodied for what it is, a little sweet, and creamy as can be. an interesting take on the style i suppose, for me it tasted old and tired, not sure why in the keg. my least favorite of their beers so far.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Krey213
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" says this Blond "is refreshing, with a firm fruity sweetness in the middle and resiny hop flavors drying into a cleansing finish. A more sophisticated name might befit such a Martini-like beer."
As for my review, I can't find my notes... but will hunt the beer again.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 11.2 fl oz bottle. Sampled on December 19, 2015.

Your basic orange-amber pour with little to no head.

Nice toasted bread aroma with Belgian yeast and light spice.

Smooth but light to medium body.

The taste has a typical Belgian yeast and biscuit character. Bitterness is decent at the end.. Nothing special but not bad.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into chalice

Pours a hazy brown orange

Aroma of malt and a lot of pine, apricot

Taste of malts, fruits, flavor changes as it warms

Medium body

Nice beer

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy, dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit of yeast. Taste is malty, light fruits, some hops are present, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but not as flavorful as a Belgian ale ought to be.

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gavin_umf
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of macpapi
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy orange color with a pretty full and long-lasting white head. There are also a few flecks of sediment that quickly plunge to the bottom of the glass. Overall, this is a very nice-looking beer.

Smell is very sweet. Belgian yeast and candied sugar are there at the start. Those aromas are followed by the distinctive presence of fruit--orange, maybe apricot. There are also floral hints here as well.

Taste is dominated by sweetness. Candied sugar and strong fruit presence are notable. They are complimented by a bit of peppery spice and some hop bitterness. There is a good deal of maltiness as well--this is not a terribly thin-bodied beer.

Moderate carbonation with a nice bit of bite on the palate. Nice full-flavored presence.

This is a nice beer on the whole. It is relatively low a.b.v., but it certainly packs a nice punch of flavor. For the style, I think this is a very well-done and well-crafted brew. A very nice and session worthy Belgian Pale.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GTJayG
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Reegze79
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Really interesting Belgium ale. Pour was cloudy, orange and the head was superb; about 1/2 inch and held nicely through the tasting. Smell was yeasty with just a hint of hop aromatics. Smooth, malty, fruity finish with a slightly tart bitterness at the finish. Very refreshing beer. This one has grown on me over the last few years. A few of my friends that don't typically like Belgium ales liked this one.

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Bink Blond from Brouwerij Kerkom
3.79 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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