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: 699   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (817) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Lovely subtle nose: cherry, slight green apple sour, gentle touch of funk, sugar and slight candyfloss. Taste is slight sour leading to candy sugar, slight white chocolate then gentle funk with a slight sparkling sugar which gives it a faro quality. Amenable but slightly lightweight in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits some sourness spicy flavor malts sourness spicy white fruits spicy and a sour finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Bottle. Cherry brown. Aroma is great - cherry wood, caramel, and nut. The taste adds mild tart flavor and dark cherry sour notes with a hint of chocolate and banana. Very drinkable for the style. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light medium brown, medium persistent head with moderate lace. Sour, caramel, sour red fruit, cheeses lactic profile. Dry, moderately sour and low bitterness. Medium weight and long. Fresh, clean, fruity, refreshing. Not a power house but balance, good carbonation and presentation. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3254) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Flaska på Nya Tröls. En bra välbalanserad Oud Bruin som inte är för söt. Istället lätt syrlig med söt stenfrukter, körsbär och inlagda plommon, vinbär, lite sirap, lätt plommonkärnbeska. Riktigt trevlig

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 7, 2014
More in balance than many Flemish browns, this has a nice malt expression. The sourness is pleasant but more accessible than a sour enthusiast might prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A very decent sour ale, though a bit on the sweet side. A nice funk tempered with some caramel and tart apple. Tried at Mulready’s during the Dirty Kanza in 2014.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ST247 (493) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2014
Sample @Festival der Belgische bieren. Pours dark brown whith adhesive beige head. Yesty, metallic aroma. Taste is a bit sour, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (2611) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at tasting with friends. Clear amber with a medium off-white. Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation. Sour with some sweet tones. Brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel and sour cherries. A decent sour brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4613) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
A dark brown ale with a red tint. Clear, filtered. Straight up sour and in a really good way. Yeah for good balanced sours.

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