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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 479   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.


john_henry's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (95) - - SEP 27, 2013
I was very surprised the first time I had this. It is a great oud bruin, that far exceeded my expectations. It is some what similar to Duchesse de Bourgogne, but less sweet than the recent release. Perhaps not as complex as some other examples of the style, but very well rounded and extremely morish. Well worth giving a go if your a fan of oud bruins.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giorgos_gtc (35) - GREECE - JUL 28, 2014
Cherry cherry cherry. Thats the firts reaction of this beer taste and aroma. Good enough for this kind. But not something special and specidic. Worth tatsting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (97) - - JUL 27, 2014
herbs, hay, grass, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle->tulip. Deep amber with frothy lite tan head. A: funky sour yeast. T: same. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garlic_of_Doom (443) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Dark brown with a small creamy head. Faint aroma, some rapsberry. Taste is soft and slightly tart, cereals/pilsner malt and rapsberries, sweetness. Thin body, soft carbonation. Short dry after taste.
Too soft taste for my liking in regards to the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (764) - 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 (2984) - 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 (23) - 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 (556) - 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 (2059) - 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 (1566) - 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.


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