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Bink Blond | Brouwerij Kerkom

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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:
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Added by Jason on 03-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,074
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
143
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
4.35
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high frothy bright white head that died down a bit but consistently left a layer of bubbles covering the surface, a thick collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of Belgian and fruity yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some additional notes of sweet malts and hints of peppery spices and honey. The spices become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer nearly rivals the complexity of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale but is lighter in body and very easy to drink.

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Photo of girlmeetsbeer16
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of pohldogg356
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With a waft of perfume and an anchor of honey malt, this obscure Belgian blonde ale doesn't shy away from the flavors and aromas that make the style great.

Firmly capped with a creamy white foam, the beer beneath shows a burnish copper color with significant yeasty haze. Stubborn retention and ambitious lacing gives this ale its uniquely Belgian appearance.

Very floral and perfumy with spicy notes of citrus and tropical fruits, honey suckle, lavender, cinnamon, clove, and pear. The light honeyish malt aroma gives a candied scent to the fruity scents from yeast and hops.

Honey and thin caramel carry through the taste with an herbal hop taste that transcends floral character and delivers the taste of tea leaves, dried oranges, lemons, sweet basil and mint. Malt flavors trail at mid palate and hop flavors trend bitter as the beer progresses toward a crisp and pleasantly snappy finish.

Medium bodied, the impression of sweetness casues the mouth to interpret the weight, despite the bubby carobnation doing its job to lift the beer from the tongue. Still, light acidity, fleeting malt, hop dryness and the minty warmth of alcohol closes the beer with finess and complexity.

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Photo of soulfly1492
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Smells pleasant enough. Pils and Vienna malts, moderate apricot, oranges, lots of spicy phenols, banana and clove, mild caramel and wheat. Lots here really.

Appearance: I saw the huge chunks in the bottle before I poured. Knowing this, I poured extra gentle and stopped early, yet I still have many huge chunks floating about the glass. I generally like an unfiltered or bottle fermented brew, but sorry, not a fan of this. I see some bright gold liquid between the chunks. Little white head, no retention, and no lacing. Ignoring the chunks, the brew is moderately hazy.

Taste: Lots of pilsner malt, spicy yeast, some apricot and spicy clove. Aftertaste is mostly yeast and mild sulfur. Hops are citrus and floral, although welcome, it's not what I was expecting from a Belgian.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Oily and creamy. Finishes just a bit dry from the hops. Very mild carbonation. Mildly warming.

Overall: Not bad for a Bink. Pleasant hops, just a touch of sulfur in the aftertaste is the downside here. Wouldn't get it again, although I'm enjoying it on the way down.

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Photo of mj0126
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of chugalug06
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Foggy brown-ish orange with some yellow. Big white foamy head. Some lacing.

S - Very buttery and banana. Nice cloves too. It's Belgian!

T - Decently bland... Not too much "bam" flavor... Thin and underwhelming.

M - Thin. Watery. Slight bitterness.

O - Not recommended. Not too much is going on with this one.

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Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light amber color with a two-finger head that leaves a few streaks behind

Smell: Apple, orange and a touch of apricot; undertones of medicinal phenols and some earthy hops

Taste: A rather sweet and fruity blend, up front, with the herbaceous and earthy hops arriving by mid-palate; both sweet and hoppy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not the best example of the style but decent enough to seek out

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rudzud
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes taken at the Armsby Abbey on 10/26/11.

A - Poured into a Bink tulip a clear golden/amber hue with a one finger head that leaved nice side lacing.

S - Fair malts with a light, crisp hop finish. Slight yeasts/spice.

T - The flavour is mostly semi-sweet malts with a light bitter hop finish. Light esters.

M - Smooth, light carbonation. A bit too sweet for my liking.

O - This Belgian pale ale was a bit too sweet for my liking. Could stand to use a bit more fruit or hops.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours murky orange with a large white head that sinks into great lacings.

S: Yeast and spices. Grassy grainy malt, only semi-sweet. Sour. Hoppy.

T: Grainy dry malt, rather hoppy. Grassy and citric notes. Yeast and spices. Cloves and wheat. There's a faint off-taste of corn ?!?!

M: Long sour dry aftertaste with a medium to light body moderately carbonated.

O: A bit too sour to be a great BPA. Not bad though.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thick whitish head. Looks solid and rather imposing for a lower strength Belgian pale ale.

S: Appetizing aromas of spicy, herbal hops, caramel, biscuits, and yeast make this beer seem immediately inviting.

T: Notes of caramel, lemon, orange, pineapple, herbs, cream, and tart yeast follow a short, mildly tart entry. Finishes in a rather dry and straight-forward fashion with notes of citrus and herbal hops dominating on the brief fade.

M: Not overwhelming in the mouth, this beer falls somewhere between light and medium-bodied, but is perhaps a little closer to the former than to the latter.

O: Bink Blond is straight-ahead, but is highly enjoyable in its way. I feel that this one would be a good gateway ale for those just getting into the Belgian styles.

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Photo of rinhaak
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11 oz bottle poured into goblet.

Pours a hazy honey gold with a small head. There is some sediment floating in the glass.

The nose is bright and floral, with aromas of honey, hops, and cloves.

The taste is a little bizarre, actually. It starts quite hoppy, then gives way to a syrupy honey flavor, then Belgian malts, and finally a barnyard flavor. There is a long finish of constantly shifting flavors.

Overall, this is a complex, well crafted beer, but some of the flavors are so unexpected as to be a little off putting. Nicely made, but one may be enough.

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Photo of SirSketch
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - The head on this beer is fantastic! Tightly packed, bright white and leaves a nice lacing. The color is light gold to dark yellow and only slightly hazy.

S - Sour apple, parsley and white wine qualities. Also a light, musty hop aroma. No doubt a hoppy Belgian.

T - More hop influence in the taste. Begins with sweet cereal bit and turns bitter quickly. Light fruit and leafy hop flavors throughout. The finish is a bit harsh, like bitter greens.

M - Light in body, but a creamy carbonation helps fill out the mouthfeel.

O - Not bad for a hoppy Belgian, which is often not a great mix, IMO. Dry with a nice fruit flavor. My only complaint is an overly bitter finish.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a slightly hazy looking golden color. The head was a little sticky leaving a decent lacing down the glass. The smell had a light funk to it but had a good yeast aroma with some hops in there too. The taste was a little bitter upfront followed by some funky aftertastes. The mouthfeel is drinkable. Not overly sure how much I like this brew but I suppose it's a good start for someone looking into the style.

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Bink Blond from Brouwerij Kerkom
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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