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: 705   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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (2506) - 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 (1161) - 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 (2723) - 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 (603) - 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 (154) - 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 (2989) - 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 (668) - 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 (1404) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4656) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 1, 2016
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin 5.5% Aged in oak barrels for 18 months with a cool label that stepped out of the 1940s. A reddish-mahogany with a filmy beige head, this beer has an oaky aceitic tangy aroma. Medium bodied the flavor on this is really drinkable with a sandpapery mouthfeel. I love the 25cl size which is perfect for people who like trying many various brews. The taste is sweetly tart, vinous, raisins, mildly acidic, and malty bready goodness. For I believe about 500¥ this is an incredibly approachable Oud Bruin. Paired with a Black Masala Chai chocolate bar it went from good to amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (617) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Faktiskt förvånsvärt fräsch och lättsam. Inte alls så syrlig som förväntat. Extra plus för den snygga ettiketten.

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