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: 699   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.

TyggaBrown's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyggaBrown (430) - - NOV 30, 2012
Nicely acidic, cherry-like, the appearance coke-like. Strange, but nice experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (876) - GERMANY - AUG 3, 2016
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Leicht säuerlich, fruchtig, Zitrone, etwas Karamell, holzig, sehr spritzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
Liked the mix of sweetness, bitterness and sourness in this one. Refreshing, but still classy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
polo_marco (313) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (498) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syfher (315) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2759) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 2, 2016
F: yellow brownish, average, average retention. C: dark red against the light to brown. A: sour sweet cherries, some woody, vinegar, basement, dark fruits. T: interesting balanced sour cherries, woody character, malt, light caramel, brown sugar, tart, medium body, good carbonation, good worth to try for this style, 0,25l bottle from Carrefour in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAY 19, 2016
Коричне& с краснов& Снифтер, около 6 градусо& подача. i кислой вишней, сладков& подброд& ягодным компоти& малиной. глоток очень кислый и резкий (tartness). Далее кисло-сл даже с горьков& ноткой чего-то дубовог& Бочки чуть ест, точно. Кk хлебное послевк& приятно. Со времене& прогрев& станови& даже слаще.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Shared, distributor rep donated to the session, 11.2 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a clear, ruby highlighted, brown tone, with a modest layer of bubbly, off white head foam, and light spots of lacing. The nose was lightly earthy & barnyard-like, then sweet, with cherries, and a hint of vanilla. Light to medium bodied, with good spritz to the carbonation, the taste followed sweet, yet nicely tart, with low, earthy bitterness. Fairly balanced as a decent Flemish Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silvan7 (1086) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle @ home. Ramato carico, decisi riflessi rubino, limpida. Schiuma beige grossolana, scarsa e poco persistente. Aroma acetico, tostato, caramellato, salsa di soia, fruttato - frutti di bosco (ribes). acida, ma non particolarmente intenso, acetico/lattico, caramellato, amaro da tostatura. Gusto "scarico". poco corposa, carbonatazione fine, spigolosa, astringente. poco calda, non molto equilibrata, non del tutto armonica.

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