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


on tap

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RATINGS: 611   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3587) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Nieco slabsze od podobnego Cuvee de Jacobins. 18 miesieczna maturacja z lambickiem dodala nieco kwaskowatosci, ale tylko nieco, mam wrazenie ze go troche doslodzono. Bo zrobilo sie gladkie piwo i bardzo pijalne. Piana niewielka niestety. kolor czerwono brazowy wiec porzadany. Zapach malo intensywny. Ciekawa etykieta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (516) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Reddish brown with minimal head, fading. Light cherry and wood aromas. Clean, thin, crisp palate with a touch of balsamic caramel. Finishes on a slightly astringent, cherry note. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
250ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Brown in colour with a wispy layer of foam. Tart aroma and even tartier flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ValeriaRoma (8) - Roma, ITALY - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
brown with white head and little lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, a bit tart, litle sourness. Taste has caramel, dark fruits, light sourness, a bit of oak, sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1666) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Perfect amount of pucker. Layered fruit flavors with a nice finish. Could drink this again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3147) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Clear medium brown with a light tan head that drops solidly to the rim; one horizontal swirl of lace. The taste is light malt overcome by a tartness that is cleansing and refreshing. The sour remains on the back of the tongue through a short finish. Sour ales are always a step away from traditional, but this one is well conceived.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IpaNorway (16) - - OCT 25, 2013
Aroma, sour, barrel. Apperence is nice, a very dark red to brown colour, a nice head. Taste is sour, but in a good way. Dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
digopossobon (357) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2013
Vinho adocicado engarrafado. Essa é a sensação ao se degustar esta cerveja. Um pouco azeda, um pouco doce. Coloração belíssima. Um amarelo tendendo para o vermelho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1006) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Going from the smell I was expecting it to be a little more sour but it was really all fruity flavors without the sour. Very nice and smooth. A really different beer. I liked it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (2235) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
Mørk brun med rødskjær. Beige skum. Kirsebæreddiklukt. Søt, sur kirsebær og bringebær i smaken. Medium kullsyre

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