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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4959) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2011 Bottle 25cl. A clear dark amber beer with almost no head. Smell is sour like near to lambic style. Aroma is mostly dry with sour notes as well as classic cherry notes and burnt notes, body is no so complex, metallic notes especially at the finish. Not bad, but not a great oude bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Mahogony beer with an off-white head. Light tart aroma with light fruitiness. Tart and light fruit flavor with light malt. Lighter bodied. Tart and light citrus lingers with light fruitiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
A nice, tart bruin, it is sweet but not overly. Just a great oud bruin. This brewery is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Translucent red-brown, thin white ring for a head. Bit juicy sweet nose, plum and cherry, some very simple cracked wheat, bit grassy. Flavor is lightly acetic, sweet cherry finish, too much acidity without clean sourness, but of soft lactic finish. Teeth clinging. The sweetness cuts the acidity for a nice balance, but it’s a bit empty after that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft at Max’s. Red brown pour with a thin tan head. Fruity aroma with strong notes of vinegar. Very sweet, thought well balanced by sourness. Some cherry and citrus notes. Vinous and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/20/2011. This sour/wild ale pours a hazy brown color from the tap. Medium to full sized head. The aroma is fruity, bready, tart and sweet. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, raisins, some cheery and funk. There also is some woody/herbal/mustiness as well. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. Nice balance between the funk and tartness sweetness and malt and fruit. Easies drinking sour. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Very nice Sour if a litle untypical, more like a well balanced but tart ESB, with Malt and caramel balanced by citrus, nice head over the dark ruby color

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Light cherry and sweetener noise. Light sourness, light to moderate sweetness, a bit of cherry, lots of metallic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17720) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Draft, tasted side by side with Petrus Oud Bruin and Kelso Flemish Red. This had a sweet and sour balance that sort of overwhelmed the sour core of the beer with residual sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (593) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - FEB 8, 2011
Bouteille de 25cl. Couleur ambrée-rougeâtre, mousse moyenne de faible tenue. Une bière aîgre-douce plus aîgre que douce, elle reste correcte dans le style mais pas inoubliable.Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

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