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: 705   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syfher (328) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tumbler glass ; from the fridge. Good oude bruin beer, with unfortunattly no aftertaste. Beautifull brown red colour, with a fuzzy head. Go for it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2932) - SPAIN - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Malt, cherry, sweet, slightly sour / Malta, cereza, dulce, ligeramente agrio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1097) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 2, 2016
F: yellow brownish, average, average retention. C: dark red against the light to brown. A: sour sweet cherries, some woody, vinegar, basement, dark fruits. T: interesting balanced sour cherries, woody character, malt, light caramel, brown sugar, tart, medium body, good carbonation, good worth to try for this style, 0,25l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAY 19, 2016
Коричне& с краснов& Снифтер, около 6 градусо& подача. i кислой вишней, сладков& подброд& ягодным компоти& малиной. глоток очень кислый и резкий (tartness). Далее кисло-сл даже с горьков& ноткой чего-то дубовог& Бочки чуть ест, точно. Кk хлебное послевк& приятно. Со времене& прогрев& станови& даже слаще.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3745) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Shared, distributor rep donated to the session, 11.2 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a clear, ruby highlighted, brown tone, with a modest layer of bubbly, off white head foam, and light spots of lacing. The nose was lightly earthy & barnyard-like, then sweet, with cherries, and a hint of vanilla. Light to medium bodied, with good spritz to the carbonation, the taste followed sweet, yet nicely tart, with low, earthy bitterness. Fairly balanced as a decent Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silvan7 (1105) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle @ home. Ramato carico, decisi riflessi rubino, limpida. Schiuma beige grossolana, scarsa e poco persistente. Aroma acetico, tostato, caramellato, salsa di soia, fruttato - frutti di bosco (ribes). acida, ma non particolarmente intenso, acetico/lattico, caramellato, amaro da tostatura. Gusto "scarico". poco corposa, carbonatazione fine, spigolosa, astringente. poco calda, non molto equilibrata, non del tutto armonica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1303) - 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 (147) - - 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 (2331) - 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 (3179) - 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.

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