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


on tap

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RATINGS: 619   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerGantzel (139) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Sweet aroma of berries and friuts. Beautiful clear red liquid. High sweetness, light bitterness and medium sourness. Soft carbonation. Refreshing good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1646) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
0,25l fles bij Charlies in hoorn. Roodbruin met een crème kraag. Mooi zoetzuur boeket met rood fruit en bessen, basalmico en een aangename volle droge afdronk. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (902) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
Bottiglia 25cl @ la pausa. Rossa con bella schiuma. Secca, lattica un po di caramello, leggero aceto

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Mi4i

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle at Lindemans as oud bruin
Hazy cola brown, fruity, cakey, cherry, light tartness, fairly sweet, dry slightly lactic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klinkerhofen (1) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
Very interesting taste, sour and fresh. Great aftertaste. Nice colour and smell. One of my favourites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (994) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2015
Alluring wild/sour aroma in a deep copper-brown pour. Lovely sour-tart fruity taste with just a hint of bubblegum in both the body and the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Philibert (5) - FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
Vieille brune .... très sympathique.... première gorgée toujours surprenante et agréable mais moins de longueur que sa collègue de chez Petrus qui possède les mêmes qualités avec plus de corps

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3163) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Trade with Dean. Name is misleading, doesn’t taste anything like an Oud Bruin. Clear dark ruby, tan head. Decent aroma and surprsing bitter taste, not too sweet, just enough. (Velp 201508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Slight funk. Decent tartness when the bottle is opened, but quickly fades. Not a lot of scent to this one. A: Dark brown/amber. Huge head that retreats to a frothy amber rim. T: Tart dark fruits followed by some light Belgian yeast. Breadiness comes in along with a touch of hops to create a good balance for the style. Slightly tart after-taste. P: Light and bubbly carbonation on the mouthfeel. O: I wish there was more funk and tart, but a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kespecial (166) - - AUG 7, 2015
Solid, reminds me of basic Rodenbach. Pours brown with red tint. Nose is vinegar, plum, grape must. Taste is sour apple, cherry. Not too complex, but refreshing.

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