Bink Blond
Brouwerij Kerkom

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Style:
Belgian Blonde Ale
Ranked #16
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,663
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
146
From:
Brouwerij Kerkom
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  12
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 146
Photo of rudzud
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
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 DPFRD
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper to golden hue nice head, dissapates quickly.

S: Bready yeast, followed by caramel malt, slight hop presence.

T: Mild rush of malt sweetness, some traces of pepper and a little bitter.

M: medium to light. Good carb.

D: The beer is ok, not really amazing. Flavor seems to be dulled a bit and as it warms it thins out. I could slam them all day, but won't go snooping around for it anytime soon

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Photo of ElGordo
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy blonde color with a small stark white head and good carbonation. Nose is a bit off, with some fairly serious skunkiness (consume by date is 06/06). Deciphering through the skunk, there's a nice hint of Belgian yeast and some light fruit and candy sugar. Nice up front palate, with the typical floral hoppiness and lively, spicy yeast profile of a Belgian blonde. Towards the back of the mouth it develops a dry, smoky character lingering in the background. The carbonation yields a very nice, slightly creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark golden, cloudy from a small amount of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Lots of carbonation, but only a thin head covers the beer.

Aroma: Very light- clean, bready, slight citrus. Not much coming up (because of lack of head?). Some earthiness.

Flavor: Lemony sharp, earthy, yeasty, slighty sour. Pleasant, not as processed as blonds like Leffe.

Mouthfeel: Moderate.

Drinkability: Nice easy quaffer. Nothing to write home about, but nice.

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Photo of Brabander
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer in Café the Beer Circus in Brussels. I met the Allstrom Bros and UncleJimbo there and we drank a few beers together.

This one came from the tap and it was my last beer of this evening with the fellow BA's.

Citrus and hops come out of the long glass toward you.

The mouthfeel could have been better, i think the previous beers i had this evening clouded my taste.

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Photo of Loki
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 11.5 oz bottle with numbers marked out on the sides that I couldn't figure out. Maybe this bottle was over the hill, I hope so. b/c at $3.96 for a 11.5oz bottle this was definitely not worth it.

Poured a clear, golden color with a big, white head and tons of carbonation streams of bubbles. The sample left very little lacing.

Smelled of yeast, citrus, and hops. Lots of hops. Smelled pleasant, but nothing spectacular.

The taste started out with yeast, citrus, and malt but then took a huge turn into a hop bomb full of powerful and unbalanced hops. Then the aftertaste of copper kicked in. It left a taste in your mouth like you had been sucking on pennies or had a draft beer from a place that hadn't cleaned its lines in years. Not pleasant at all. I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to this beer. I certainly wouldn't pay $3.96 for a 11.5oz bottle when I could have a 22oz Rogue for four cents more.

I hope this bottle was over the hill. Maybe someday somebody can explain what looked like the dating system on the bottle to me.

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Photo of geetlord
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a light golden color, with some slight clouding from yeast. It had a tall light head, that quickly subsided to nice lacing. The aroma was mostly hoppy with some yeast from the bottle conditioning. It tasted very hoppy as promised on the bottle, and a bit yeasty as was expected from the bottle conditioning. It had some hints of spices and tiny hints of fruits, but Hops is the predominant flavor. Overall it is an ok beer, but it dosn't have much character beyond all of the hops.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear peach-gold colored with a nice full creamy off-white head and decent carbonation. Yeasty Belgian aromas with lots of flowery hop character. Intensely dry malty, yeasty, and hoppy flavors. Light-medium bodied with a very dry bitter finish; a bit biting ...

Not one I'd seek out for more.

Per BK website: two types of malt, two belgian types of hop, brewing liquor (??) and yeast.

(11.2 oz.)

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured an hazy brown color ale with a huge bubbly off-white head with average retention. Aroma is quite malty with some spices also noticeable. Taste is quite malty with some spices and some shy yeast showing up at the end. I guess this is lacking a bit of character and would have appreciated stronger spices with a fuller body.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
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 BeerResearcher
3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle. Generous 6/06 consume before date.
It pours a hazy flat gold color with a firm white head.
A cut hay and citrusy smell are upfront. A vague damp cellar smell and hint of alcohol are noticed.
At first sip, the malt seems on the thin side, but shortly a sweet malty body begins to expand. A slight grassy or grainy taste fouls things up a bit.
Citrus peel bitterness and light metallic tang, along with a light astringent medicinal tartness add some complexity, but not necessarily all in a pleasant way. Not bad...not good!

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Photo of jeffaz02t
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Goldish-yellow with frothy foam that dissipates in about a minute. Laces throughout the life of the beer.

S: Yeast right away, followed by slight hop and pepper/grassy aroma.

T: Starts slightly sweet, then turns into a peppery bitterness, then finishes with a slam of yeast.

M: Slightly too fizzy. Could be this specific bottle. Will get another to compare and change if need be.

D: While I could certainly pound these all night, I would not want to. Not bad, as the hops are actually pretty good in this brew, but the yeastyness is almost overpowering compared to the other characteristics.

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Photo of chugalug06
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
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 edskirk3
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2oz bottle, no freshness/bottled on date or code to be found.

Pours cloudy gold with a thick fluffy white head. The yeast sediment in the bottle is pretty loose, and I let some get in the glass.

Aroma is flowery, perfumelike with yeasty features. It's medicinal.

The hop bitterness makes itself known as soon as I taste, then the yeast comes in. It's a harsh combination in my opinion. I feel like I'm laboring my way through the glass. It's very perfumey, though the hops dominate the palate more and more towards the end.

Mouthfeel, however, is somewhat smooth and light. Not too carbonated.

Too much medicinal flavors for me. Not a big fan.

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Photo of jeranbrews
2.38/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Must have gotten a bad batch.

Purchased October 09, Consumed 1/16/10.

A - Positive. Big forthy eggshell white head that we love. This is they key point, I stirred up tons of yeasty clumps from the bottle that danced around in the profuse carbonation of the beer. There was some lacing but it dropped too quickly. There was so much sediment in the bottle that some even gathered in the bottom of the glass like a gravel pile.

S - Strong caustic yeast, bit of wooden (pine) smell. Some sweet sugar notes.

T - *Adding the yeast from the bottle was a bad idea.* There were some small fruity spikes that peaked through the bitter taste. The aftertaste was at once both bitter like leafy wet hops and unmistakeably the flavor of the dead spent yeast clumps that form at the bottom of a primary fermenter. I'm 100% sure what I tasted was dead yeast.

M - Fizzy some matly syrup texture but hard to tell behind the bitterness.

D - A disappointment. The brown was good but this is a struggle to fight down my throat.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.26/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with hardly any head and leaves no lace. Light carbonation and light bodied. Color is a light, cloudy amber. Nose is vague and not anything distinguisable. Starts with a mix of hops and malt but finishes with a bitter after taste of hops and yeast. Not a good Belgian blonde. Pricey, $4.30 for a 330ml bottle.

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Bink Blond from Brouwerij Kerkom
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 146 ratings