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


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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Süßlich trockener Antrunk mit geringer Säure, die offensichtlich versteckt werden soll. Trocken, wenig malzig. Laff. 11/8/7/8//7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1635) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Have to admit I am rather enjoying this. Good sourness followed by a chalky softness. Interesting style. Tap at De Pintelier in Groningen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (825) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a deep ruby brown with an off white head. Tart, cherry and malt aroma. Tart, cherry, raspberry, malt, caramel and oak flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. On the sweeter side, very candylike. Cherry and tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Nice sweet caramel malt bodies, slightly sour leads to a sweetness, less fruity than others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopbag (94) - - AUG 10, 2014
Nice aroma and good flavor up front. Finishes like a bland sweet porter. Initial taste is tart fruit, maybe cherry. Not super sour, but at least not a sweet beer. Trailing sweetness is disconcerting and unnatural.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 10, 2014
redish brown colour with a nice white head, light sweet and medium sour at the same time. Medium body. Very refreshing and a absolute lovely beer. Try it is my advice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5577) - Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
11.2 oz bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy dark amberish brown with light caramel head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with notes of cherry and oak, as well as a bit of mild funk and tartness. Tastes like it smells with more caramel than candy; still a touch though. Average on the palate with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Good, not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
30 nov '12 -->oud bruin rousse, 5.5% -rousse foncé aux reflets rouille; mousse savon -nez vinaigre balsamique, boisé, framboises -notes de bois, vinaigre balsamique; surette et sèche -étalement mince -finale eau d'érable (subtilité), boisée, petits fruits surets; sèche (pucker) -belle intro au style Co=2.5 Arô=2.5 Am=1.5 Su=0.5 Arr=2 Ac via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mikske79 (1246) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2014
Ik ben al geen fan van dit soort bieren en dit was niet anders. Niet voor herhaling vatbaar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1040) - 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.

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