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


on tap

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 top-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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1217) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Roodbruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is fris zuur en licht zoet met iets van bessen, bramen en sinaasappel. Volgens etiket is dit geen Oudbruin maar Roodbruin - Flemish Sour Ale hetgeen overeenkomt met de stijl. Al met al goed bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
daigoon (103) - - APR 30, 2016
0.25l bottle. Dark red brown color. Some off-white head that quickly disappears. Strong smell. Tastes slightly sour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
The aroma of the cellar and sour berries. The taste is quite similar might be a bit more acidic flavor. OK bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Okay beer though it tastes basement. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3083) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Translucent Amber with small beige head. Aroma is light cherry, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is tart cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6597) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2016
How: Draught.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, fruit, citrus, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, fruit, caramel, vinous, malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hopmaestro (1233) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is kinda rustic, with old attic dust and cellar moist. Slight vinegar and red berries with wet wood. Taste is tart berries mixed with a rather sweet base blend. Wet wood notes, green grapes, some raisins and a slight grainy mouthfeel. Well, it’s not overly sour and quite balanced, but that also makes it kinda anonymous and one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Overall: Fruity sweetness, a fresh oak/vinegar sourness.
Note: Bottle 250 ml at home. Reviewed 2016-04-16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (648) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
Pours dark red with medium lasting beige head. Aroma is cherry, old cellar, berries, a bit of oak and vinegar. Taste is wooden, berries come up in after. First taste bitter and goes very fruity/berrie like in the after. Some oak and mustard, cherry and pepper. Interesting beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
avantdagare (213) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
1 finger beige-white head, red-brown body. Nose: Strawberries, barnyard, raspberries, vinegar. Aroma: Strawberries, vinegar, barnyard, cherries, raspberries, caramel, hint of wood. Semi-long ending with low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 3, 2016
Rubí oscuro limpio y espuma beis ligera. Aromas intenso de fruto rojo, madera. Cuerpo medio-bajo con avidez de fruto rojo suave y redonda y final de amargor seco ligeramente amaderado y terroso.

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