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


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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.

beertholomeus' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1288) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a deep ruby brown with an off white head. Tart, cherry and malt aroma. Tart, cherry, raspberry, malt, caramel and oak flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. On the sweeter side, very candylike. Cherry and tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (940) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry function in Denver. Pours copper brown with small head and lace. Aroma of tart & sour fruit, light vinegrette. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of sour malts, plums, green apple, tart cherry, light vinagrette. Overall rich, complex, tart with slight malts & balsamic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1133) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Mahogany in color, creamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma of hay, barnyard, plum. Easy sour to drink, dark, ripe cherry on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vili (177) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2015
25cl bottle. Dark brown pour with minimal off-white head, little lacing. Aromas of sour grapes, toast and hay. Taste is bitter and sour, bit sweet body but nicely balanced. Low carbonation, oily palate. Aftertaste is sour with bitter finish. Refreshing stuff, altogether.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmaneser (85) - BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2015
Sample @ Hamirubi’s place. Hazy red brownish beer, beige head. Aroma is a mix of malty caramel and hoppy citrus and raisin hints. Taste is mostly sweet, with some mild sour and light bitter notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MGantzel (9) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
En øl der holder sig til kategorien i forhold til den søde smag. Øllen har en fin mild skum, men fornemmes lidt for vandet i smagen og udseendet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerGantzel (50) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Sweet aroma of berries and friuts. Beautiful clear red liquid. High sweetness, light bitterness and medium sourness. Soft carbonation. Refreshing good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (1556) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
0,25l fles bij Charlies in hoorn. Roodbruin met een crème kraag. Mooi zoetzuur boeket met rood fruit en bessen, basalmico en een aangename volle droge afdronk. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (866) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 11, 2015
Bottiglia 25cl @ la pausa. Rossa con bella schiuma. Secca, lattica un po di caramello, leggero aceto

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle at Lindemans as oud bruin
Hazy cola brown, fruity, cakey, cherry, light tartness, fairly sweet, dry slightly lactic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klinkerhofen (1) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
Very interesting taste, sour and fresh. Great aftertaste. Nice colour and smell. One of my favourites.

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