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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: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

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3.6
Lubiere (13995) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with dark fruits, cherries, lactic acid, wood extract, complex and nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light dark fruits, molasses, cherries, lactic acid, Epsom salts, smooth and quaffable. Bottle at Bruisin Ales.

3.5
RickFifty (1294) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2014
Red-brown color, beige head. Red berries nose, oak, sugar, ripe fruit. Sweet fruity taste, sour, cherry, yeast, light bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
McNeillR (2322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Keen clear red, like Jolly Rancher red, neat ringed head. Sweet, bit watery and tea like. Finishes clean, soft carbonation and gummy caramel linger.

Bottle, BeerMoth, ScotIrl tasting, Scotland just scored...

2.1
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...off tangy soft caramel...okay but orange syrup sour sweetness dominates...

3.1
allmyvinyl (10723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig?s. Pours clear dark red brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of sour fruit, light oak. Taste is sour. Ok.

2.1
BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma of spicy phenolic yeast, earthy, toffee. Taste of toffee, apple, caramel. Tangy. Nah

3.3
Stuu666 (13660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours reddish brown, nose is malty toffee, taste is sour, dry, sweet malty.

2.9
cgarvieuk (24815) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home .. copper .. thin tan lacing ... soft sweet bread toffee nose .. soft funky ... soft bready malts ... odd funky fruits ...

3.5
Luvystypotables (1994) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Aroma of lactic acid, great looking dark brown color with a lasting small white head. Great tart taste with a mildy sweet undertone. Creamy feel with a delicious tart finish.

3.6
Dogbrick (13164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014 (as "Vanderghinste Oud Bruin"). The beer pours a ruby-brown color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of tart fruit, wheat and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of mildly sour fruit, oak and herbal yeast. The finish is mildly sour with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.


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