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

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 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.


BigHoss' rating

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Poured from a large bottle, its brown/amber in color and a large to medium head that dissipates quickly. I smell raisin, cherry and wood. I taste all of the same, but the tart cherry is pronounced and a sourness comes in the finish. It very well balance. I do like it:)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2016
250ml bottle from Legacy. BB 14-12-2017. ABV 5.5%. Pours a very dark copper with a weak tan head. Aroma is winey, cherry, some bready notes. Taste is winey, fermented cherry, oak notes. Quite high carbonation. Winey, fermented berries aftertaste with oak and bready notes, slight bitterness. Good one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4190) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle at blind lady tavern. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Solid wood notes on the nose. Has some tartness on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid example of style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (231) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Nice aroma of cherries, hints of vinegar. Appearance nice dark red color with small to non existent head. Taste. Wow nice sour notes hints of cherries, oak and vinegar. Sits really well on the palate. Overall a very good sour beer from Flanders.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draft to taster Consummation: Muted sour cherry, with lemon and orange peel Adjunct: Lemon, caramel and some earthy notes; light reddish brown, tiny off white head

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (915) - GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Leicht säuerlich, fruchtig, Zitrone, etwas Karamell, holzig, sehr spritzig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
Liked the mix of sweetness, bitterness and sourness in this one. Refreshing, but still classy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
polo_marco (318) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Super sour tart scent to it. Brownish red ale with little to no head. More sweet less tart sour ale with smooth dry finish. Full body with quick refreshing carbonation. Love sours but not as bitey and the carbonation doesn’t last as long as some sours I’ve had. Nice work!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (513) - - JUN 23, 2016
Sweet and sour fruity aroma with hints of red wine. Pours almost a root beer brown with ruby tinting. Medium light tan head that fades quickly. Tart cherry. Sour apple. Just a touch of fruit sweetness. Crisp. Tart on the finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syfher (319) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tumbler glass ; from the fridge. Good oude bruin beer, with unfortunattly no aftertaste. Beautifull brown red colour, with a fuzzy head. Go for it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2838) - SPAIN - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Malt, cherry, sweet, slightly sour / Malta, cereza, dulce, ligeramente agrio.


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