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: 697   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1356) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Not sure how long the beer has been on the shelf but has a really nice sour character to it. Malt body blends nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemmingwillum (1184) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Rating #1111 @ Holy Smoke i Rotterdam

Som forventet af en oud bruin meget syrlig smag, men ikke de fuldmodne frugter som jeg havde håbet på. Virker mindre maltet og mere syrlig end fx. Rodenbach. Lidt tynd fylde, men da ganske velsmagende alt i alt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pale amber color, average foam. Aroma: caramel, light sour, a bit of oak. Taste: mild sourness, sweet caramel and fruits, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1112) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Klar, märkt brun-röd, litet och lätt färgat skum. Doft: Vinäger, frukt vinäger, vått surt trä, lite rabarber. Trevligt syrlig doft. Smak: Balsamvinäger, frukt. Jäklar nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2586) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
@ Havregatan 20160319. Bottle (250 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity with caramely and woody notes, light acidic with some sweetness, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (446) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
Flaska från SB. Kolabrun brusig vätska med försvinnande skum. Både sötma och syrlighet i doften. En del kola och muscovadosocker tillsammans med citronkoncentrat. Fin syra i smaken som drar lite åt vinägerhållet samsas med en del rödvin, kola och muscovadosocker. Tendens till något rostade och lätt rökiga inslag som väger upp snyggt. Slinker ner lätt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaelic (142) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Ruby, reb brown beer with a white, cream head. Excellent smell, sourness, cherry’s, a bit citrus. Very refreshing, nice sour touches, perfect balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2924) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
On tap at Dertien. Sour aroma with a little vinegar and farmhouse notes. Almost clear ruby brown under a persistent off-white thin sheet. Flavour begins with sour cherry and white grape and develops into sweet brown sugar with apricot and brown sugar accents. Medium body, moderate to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (641) - PORTUGAL - MAR 7, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant sour and fruity aroma with notes of sour cherries, blended Brett notes (barnyard) and some cask notes. APPEARANCE: dark red ambar color and translucent. medium-low tanned head, creamy, with medium-low retention. TASTE: mild notes of red fruits and black cherries, with a cask background note. mild sourness and Brett notes. Restrained bitterness with a mild acidic finish. wine-like finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. slight astringency. OVERALL: a very nice Flanders Red Ale with all the characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1232) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2016
Dark red colored, small not very lasting beige head. Aroma is of some caramel but mostly tart fruits, lactic acid. Taste is light to medium sweet fruity, bit caramel, light funk, bit toasty, tart fruits, vinegar, moderate sourness. Medium- bodied, average carbonation. (on tap, Gainsbar, Kortrijk)

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