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


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RATINGS: 692   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ST247 (492) - 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 (2366) - 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 (4385) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (168) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Old world red/brown sour. Awesome ruby red color and sweet/tart aroma and taste. Tart somewhat overwhelms the sour, though a very drinkable ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3004) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, berries, cherries, sour apples, a hint of oak. Flavour is both sweetish and sour, with the sourness being dominant. Surprisingly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3832) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Dark copper beer with medium frothy head. Aroma is cherries, fruity and some sweet malt. Taste is moderately sour cherries, fruity and some sweet caramel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (696) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
From bottle. Dark, chocolate brown with minimal head. Lots of fruit (sour more than sweet) and cork on nose. Crisp and tart tasting - raspberries, early picked cherries and measured oak sweetness. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Fruity, cherry notes. But not an overpowering sour by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I could see this serving as a very fine "beginner’s sour." I found the finish a little weak and leaving me wanting a bit more, but still an enjoyable sour, nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle 0,25l. Pours a mahogany colour with a thick dense light tan head. Aroma of sour tart. Taste of cherry, tart, hints of sweetness and warmth. Has a bit of a thicker mouthfeel, lively carbonation, leaves a sour aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (14735) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
(Vanderghinste Oud Bruin) Geruch fruchtig, leicht hopfig, holzig. Geschmack nach dunklen Früchten, sauer, holzig.

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