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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: 741   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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3.4
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle, shared with Foffern. Deep clear red-hued mahogany body, small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, sweet-n-sour-sauce, herbs, wood, balsamic tones and hints of caramel. Taste is slightly tart lactic wood-and-balsamic tones, hints of coca-cola (only more sour) and herbs. Very mellow, with soft carbonation and a smooth body. A nice "intro beer" to the Oud Bruin genre, IMO.

3.5
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Nice fruity aroma with a lot of sourness. The flavor though is somewhat sweet. Lively mouth feel with a nice after taste.

3.2
cards04 (2829) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
A decent sour. Aromas are vinegar, red wine, and some sweetness. Hints of bubblegum flavour along with sour cherries and vinous qualities. nice.

3.5
northropfrye (3662) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Sour aroma, milk, but not sour milk, cherries. Dark amber colour. Taste of sour cherries. Medium palate. Overall, not bad.

3.2
Simonsen (1305) - NORWAY - NOV 17, 2012
Flaske kjøpt på polet i vika. Mørk rødaktig farge med beskjedent skum. En merkelig øl som overrasker. Smaker karamell,malt går deretter over i en behagelig sur smak av rips,kirsebær,druestein.frisk smak

3.1
MOARBEER (94) - WALES - NOV 16, 2012
Pretty decent sour. Taste is fruity, sour, vine, dry finish. Nice surprise though.

3.4
visionthing (5467) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2012
25cl bottle as Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of fruits and berries with malt and hints of wood, spices and caramel. The flavour reminds me a bit of rose hips. Start sweet and fruity with a pleasant sourness that ends in fairly dry and lightly bitter finish.

3.3
larsga (7605) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2012
Medium beige head. Clear deep red body. Deep wooden vinous aroma with red berry notes. Sweet-acidic wooden wild berry taste with vinous notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy funky wild berry aftertaste with wooden notes. Nice, subtle, and highly drinkable. (0.25l bottle at Den Gode Nabo, Trondheim.)

3.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, deep amber with a short-lived, smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sour vinegar, cherry skins, and oak over light, toasted pale malts.. more berry sugars beneath as it warmed up.. on the clean side for a "wild ale", but still enjoyable. The flavor opened with tart cherry vinegar and oak, opening into meaty berries and darker fruits.. some lemon zest and funk joined tart berries and oak on the refreshing finish. Lighter-bodied and moderately sour on the palate with low-ish carbonation.. not terribly complex, but it was easy-drinkin’ and refreshing.

4.3
Maak_d (10) - - NOV 9, 2012
Pours an amazing clear amber. Aroma is of tart dried fruit like cherry and raisin and vinegar. Taste is very fruity with a caramel undertone. Somewhat thin mouthfeel typical of a source beer. Great example of the style.


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