Bink Grand Cru

750 mL bottle with a synthetic 'cork', silver foil and cage with black cap. Cork is wedged in pretty tight, it is a pain to open. Also, the lack of 'pop' and lack of gun-smoke is a little disappointing. In anything other than bright light, the beer looks black. In stronger light the body is seen to be a shade or two lower getting into the very, very dark brown region with even a few red notes/highlights in the extremities. Aggressive pour was required (at least by me, since I am a fan of...

Bink Blond

$3.99 Green's, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. Purchased along with the Brune. Poured into the Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs chalice it sits fairly lifeless and deep, deep cloudy orange. Low lacing, very thin spotty film on the suface. A little yeast, a little fruit and smooth in the mouth. A very subtle mild hop bitterness in the background (like a sweetened grapefruit) but it's not much at all. Certainly nothing like some others have reported, although the bitterness does seem to be cumulative as...

Bink Bruin

11.2 fl oz bottle, Green's, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $3.99 purchased in conjunction with the Blond. Notched label with Lot number ABDE showing and a date of Best Before 2/06. Some moron as written "Belgium Beer" on the label. That REALLY pisses me off. Poured into the Duvel tulip it shows a huge head that is gone pretty quickly. Dark, dark brown body that looks very viscous. Muted sweetness in the nose. Very mild fruits. Thin mouthfeel with a mild smoke element. Dry fruits present but the...