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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6152) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Cola colr. Bittersweet beer, a lovely sour edge creeps in, but overall there is too much sugar in this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
What more do you want in an affordable Flemish brown? Classic sweet balsamic aromas and flavors.. Balanced carbonation, tartness and clean, mouthwatering finish. Not ground breaking, though a classic example. Great for those new to the style. Very friendly. Recommended. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
Pretty decent sour. Taste is fruity, sour, vine, dry finish. Nice surprise though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorkDaDork (7) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
Deep smell of stables, raisins and esters. Good carbonation. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter, but not so acidic in the aftertaste as i would like.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillHick420 (429) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Some nose of esters and mild fruityness. Mild aroma of fruity esters and mild sour. Not bad, but lacking compared ti other wild ale, but considered it’s blended, fairly good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2018) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home as Vanderghinste Oud Bruin
Pours dark brown with a big tanned head. Smells of caramel, malts, some hops and yeast esters. Taste is moderate sweet, some light to moderate acids, some fruityness and caramel. Moderate bitter finish. A very nice beer. Opposite to most beers this one mostly is a flavorish beer, not that aroma intense. Really good flavors though, very harmonic

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Sweet basalmic vinegar nose. I love vinegar so I like this beer. Tart more thansour. Very sweet. Some grape juice in there with some wood. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abstractbeer (238) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, under its alias Vanderghinste Oud Bruin. Clear red-brown-purple color. Small head which hangs around on the edges of my glass. Both aroma and flavor is dominated by wood and dark cherries. Some red wine-ish notes. Some vague spicy notes too. Nice low amount of sourness - I’m tempted to call it subtle. A small amount of sweetness in the aftertaste, along with some artificial bubblegum flavors. Very easy to drink. Reminds me a little bit of the concentrated "juice" my grandmother used to make from red and black currants (wikipedia says that’s called a "squash"). Rather light body, refreshing carbonation. Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2600) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2012
Flaske fra polet: en uventet smaksopplevelse, men for en som ikke er begeistret for lambic var dette faktisk godt! Skummet forsvant fort, lignet ikke mye på illustrasjonen. en surhet som balansert mot sødmen var deilig. Kanskkje det er håp for meg, Asle Bjørn?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3063) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle - 250ml. Hazy, dark brown body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with vineous and oaky hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty and plummy notes. Ends with a robust bitter/sour finish.


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