Bink Blond (Belgium: Belgium Blond: 5.5% ABV)

Visual: Hazy orange and bubbly, the excitable white head dissipates quickly leaving little bubbles rising form the haze.

Nose: Crushed orange peel, hops, pushes up like a citrus wave. Grocers store, aubergines, slightly musky.

Body: Smooth vanilla and yogurt, slips down very easily. Brandy cream. Lemon. Rich like fragile candycane breaking in your mouth. Sharp dry back.

Finish: Very smooth like silk. Remaining hoppiness hints from the sweet slick spilling out. Glucose.

Conclusion: Very well put together Blond. A rich compelling beer that slips down so easily that its like drinking liquid silk.

The dry back end reminds you that you don’t want to rush this beer.

Blond Beer is a category that has many poor beers entered into it, but this is not one of them. Plays nicely on all parts of the tongue encouraging you to savour it. A great beer from Belgium.