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Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Note: ABV ranges up to 6%.

Originally called "Ouden Tripel", this ancient West Flanders Brown beer has found a new élan as a regional specialty under its current name: "Bellegems bruin". The main ingredients of our Bellegems Bruin are malted barley, wheat, hops, water, and caramelized malts. These are used to brew a bottom-fermented beer. Blending this beer with lambic beer aged in oak for 18 months results in this specific West Flanders Brown beer. Its typical flavour is characterized by a well-balanced, hardly noticeable sourness. This first flavour impression is soon followed by a second pleasant discovery: a slight bitterness followed by a hint of sweetness.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
Tart flavor and taste. There are acid and a little sweetness and a wine theme. very good

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (380) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home (VanderGhinste Oud Bruin). Pours dark ruby with solid and creamy beige head. Aroma of vinegar, dark fruits, cherries, vanilla. Taste sweet and sour, fruity. Well balanced and very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (764) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2015
This is a unique brew. The color and pour is nice. The smell sweet, and taste the lambic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicolas_M (46) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
Sugar is the keyword here, from the aroma to the aftertaste. Luckily, between that, an acidic taste takes over when the beer is in the mouth. Sadly, the taste falls rapidly to turn back to sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (240) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
Smells like a sour ale. The sourness is overthrown by a sugary sweetness. A cherry skin component.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
florent.janssens (176) - - JAN 13, 2015
Asser forte acidité en début. Puis vient le goût de sucre qui annihile cette acidité. Il n’y as plus bcp de gout. En arrière goût l’acidité revient très légèrement avec le sucré.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Party Time Liquors. Appearance: finger light brown head that does not last, blood red color, light lacing, clear. Aroma: very light vinegar, fruity cherry, oakiness, light musty. Palate: light body, average carbonation, slightly creamy and thin texture. Taste: sweet cherry and fruit into light tart fruit, but not all the way to sour, then back down to a light malty sweet with overtones of fruit lingering. Overall, very smooth and super drinkable sour, good balance, not as sour as many.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (257) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark red almost black color with quite small light brown head. Aroma has sweetness and sourness. Also some oak and fruits. Taste is first sour and turns into sweet aftertaste and has some fruity elements like cherry and blackcurrant. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3520) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle: Reddish-brown color, brownish head. sourly-sweet aroma, malt, candy. Flavor is also sourly-sweet, some sugar, few bitterness. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1622) - FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Acidic aroma of malt and caramel with notes of apple. Slightly acidic, mostly dry taste with a malty finish. Medium thin body. Refreshing.


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