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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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common

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 10, 2014
redish brown colour with a nice white head, light sweet and medium sour at the same time. Medium body. Very refreshing and a absolute lovely beer. Try it is my advice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy dark amberish brown with light caramel head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with notes of cherry and oak, as well as a bit of mild funk and tartness. Tastes like it smells with more caramel than candy; still a touch though. Average on the palate with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Good, not great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oqnid (80) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
30 nov '12 -->oud bruin rousse, 5.5% -rousse foncé aux reflets rouille; mousse savon -nez vinaigre balsamique, boisé, framboises -notes de bois, vinaigre balsamique; surette et sèche -étalement mince -finale eau d'érable (subtilité), boisée, petits fruits surets; sèche (pucker) -belle intro au style Co=2.5 Arô=2.5 Am=1.5 Su=0.5 Arr=2 Ac via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Ik ben al geen fan van dit soort bieren en dit was niet anders. Niet voor herhaling vatbaar

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Aromas of fruit, cherry, raspberry, some plum, light caramel. Hazy brown with a mostly fading off-white head. Tangy, tart, fruity. Light bodied, acidic, easy drinking.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GSAP (497) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Citroen, beetje bitter die in nasmaak blijft. Aroma zit iets van kersen in met citrusschillen, doch gematigd. Nergens scherpe randjes of souplesse smaakjes, beetje saai. Tap @ de Klep.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (282) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Draught @ Take One, Maastricht. Dark red-brown, off-white creamy head. Aroma and taste are sour fruits like cherries and apples, tard, some woody flavours, nicely light sweet. Medium body and carbonation, rounded mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle at the Anchor, Birmingham. Supped after the last session of the Birmingham Beer Bash and really enjoyed too. This was a lovely, easy drinking Belgian sour. Sweet yes, but smacked with tangy fruit. Lacks depth, but is a great beer as far as I’m concerned. Great label too.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giorgos_gtc (90) - GREECE - JUL 28, 2014
Cherry cherry cherry. Thats the firts reaction of this beer taste and aroma. Good enough for this kind. But not something special and specidic. Worth tatsting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (128) - - JUL 27, 2014
herbs, hay, grass, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish


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