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


on tap

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RATINGS: 493   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (936) - 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 (490) - 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 (272) - 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 (3789) - 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 (88) - 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 (121) - - JUL 27, 2014
herbs, hay, grass, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle->tulip. Deep amber with frothy lite tan head. A: funky sour yeast. T: same. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Dark brown with a small creamy head. Faint aroma, some rapsberry. Taste is soft and slightly tart, cereals/pilsner malt and rapsberries, sweetness. Thin body, soft carbonation. Short dry after taste.
Too soft taste for my liking in regards to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (766) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle pours murky reddish brown with pillowy tan head. Aromas of barnyard, vinegar, plums, pears. Moderately tart and sweet. Medium body, syrupy. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Draught as Vanderghinste Oud Bruin @ De Klep, Venlo. Pours cloudy coffee brown with creamy, stable light beige head. Clear, vinous aroma, with touches of yeast and subtle notes of hops. Intense vinous flavour, with estery and fruity touches. Hints of metal in the aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel despite rather lively carbonation. Decent.

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