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


on tap

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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