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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - NOV 17, 2012
A decent sour. Aromas are vinegar, red wine, and some sweetness. Hints of bubblegum flavour along with sour cherries and vinous qualities. nice.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (761) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle pours murky reddish brown with pillowy tan head. Aromas of barnyard, vinegar, plums, pears. Moderately tart and sweet. Medium body, syrupy. Light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2950) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Draught as Vanderghinste Oud Bruin @ De Klep, Venlo. Pours cloudy coffee brown with creamy, stable light beige head. Clear, vinous aroma, with touches of yeast and subtle notes of hops. Intense vinous flavour, with estery and fruity touches. Hints of metal in the aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel despite rather lively carbonation. Decent.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cocktus (22) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Reddish brown body with very tiny head. The taste is very fruity. Maybe plums and raspberry. A little sweet and sour taste. Really odd beer. I don’t know if I like it or not :D

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (551) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Van de tap @ de klep. ABT bier van de maand als vanderghinste oud bruin. Roodbruine kleur, crêmige kraag. Ruikt zuur en smaakt citroenzurig, wat kersen en vrij waterig. Mist wat diepte. Niet zo mijn smaak deze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2039) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Brown with a nice sour taste of malt and oak. Tardy, but in a balanced way. Tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1556) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
Tap in Vlaamsche Reus. Helder donkerbruin, fijne lichtbruine kraag. Aardige vlaams bruin maar ik vind hem toch wel wat te zoet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (361) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Lovely subtle nose: cherry, slight green apple sour, gentle touch of funk, sugar and slight candyfloss. Taste is slight sour leading to candy sugar, slight white chocolate then gentle funk with a slight sparkling sugar which gives it a faro quality. Amenable but slightly lightweight in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits some sourness spicy flavor malts sourness spicy white fruits spicy and a sour finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (361) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Bottle. Cherry brown. Aroma is great - cherry wood, caramel, and nut. The taste adds mild tart flavor and dark cherry sour notes with a hint of chocolate and banana. Very drinkable for the style. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (265) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light medium brown, medium persistent head with moderate lace. Sour, caramel, sour red fruit, cheeses lactic profile. Dry, moderately sour and low bitterness. Medium weight and long. Fresh, clean, fruity, refreshing. Not a power house but balance, good carbonation and presentation. Very nice beer.


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