Bink Blonde
Classic Refreshment


In July last year I featured Adelardus Tripel from the Bink Brewery in Kerkom. The first beer to flow from the 1988 resurrected brewery (the brewery closed down in 1968) was a typical blonde Belgian beer.

The colourful farmyard scene on the label not only recalls the original start as a farmhouse brewery in 1878 but also gives a picture of how things look today. That is, if you paint out horses and cart, add a few tables and chairs and wrought iron standing lamps; today the yard plays host in the summer to thirsty walkers and cyclists.

The blonde with 5.5% alc. vol. ought to be a perfect refreshment, especially at the end of a strenuous tour.

It pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow with a massive foamy head which stays around for a while. The aroma has yeast and a floral hoppy element with underlying grain and a vague fruitiness.

The taste picks up on all of these; first the medium bitterness then light malt and fruit; apple and pear moving through fresh apricot towards a bitter orange. The malt turns slightly sweet towards the end but the finish is predominantly dry and bitter.

A classic and very refreshing Belgian Blonde; well worth looking out for.


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