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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Big sourness. On tap at hopcat detroit. Very drinkable. Tart cherry. Dark without head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (138) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Pours deep clear amber. Soursweet berry aroma. Redcurrants, vinegar. Nice balance, not too sour. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1255) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 17, 2014
Courtesy of Jaghana. Couleur sombre, reflets pourpres, très légère mousse beige. Nez leger fruité cerise, petite aigreur vinaigrée, boisé chêne (fut de vin neuf). Gout leger fruité, vinaigre, assez rapide, laissant en bouche une petite aigreur et une note boisée un peu chêne. corps léger. Pas trop mal, mais peu intense sur les aromes et le typique aigre/acidulé, moi qui adore ce style de bière.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2932) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
11.2oz bottle pours out a orangeish brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is some fruit old bread and a little funk. Taste is more fruit notes a little sour touch and some fruit on the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10624) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with dark fruits, cherries, lactic acid, wood extract, complex and nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light dark fruits, molasses, cherries, lactic acid, Epsom salts, smooth and quaffable. Bottle at Bruisin Ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobhund (439) - - NOV 29, 2014
Drucken på Stoxkholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Red-brown color, beige head. Red berries nose, oak, sugar, ripe fruit. Sweet fruity taste, sour, cherry, yeast, light bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1476) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Keen clear red, like Jolly Rancher red, neat ringed head. Sweet, bit watery and tea like. Finishes clean, soft carbonation and gummy caramel linger.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...off tangy soft caramel...okay but orange syrup sour sweetness dominates...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4813) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig?s. Pours clear dark red brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of sour fruit, light oak. Taste is sour. Ok.

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