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: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 9, 2015 From Beer Temple. I love this style. This one started quite tart and then smoothed out rapidly. Thin body, not as tart or sweet as other bruins. Quite refreshing. Serving: Bottle

djoeye (5343) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2018
Aroma; fermented plum, caramel fruit, fruit caramel, sweet prunes, sugared yeast, cherries and vanilla. Look; brown-ruby dark beer, clear, head gone before noticed. Taste; fermented plum, cherries, vanilla fruit, caramell fruit, sweet prune pudding... Finish; fruit soup. Feel; fruity (oh that was a surprise.....not). Overall; easy to drink, very tasty, fruit beer? Sour redbrown, okay. [33cl.btl 5.5% xp30.07.18 [email protected] [email protected] ] 7373'15

Dervock (1506) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle - pours dark ruby with thin head. Aroma is tart, caramel and grain malt. Taste is tart with a sweet kick, balsamic finish.

amikhaylov (150) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2017
Belgian classic, sour sweet, with some flemish ale hints, red coloured and lactose aromatic.

jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown white head - nose and taste of sour caramel, vinegar sourness and oak - medium body

kanaclane (556) - - NOV 1, 2017
Nez: Caramel, vineux Bouche: Caramel, raisin, boisée, vanille, acidité, vineuse Une Oud Bruin excellente qui est bien équilibrée et douce.

metalspice (1136) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2017
Rødbrunt med lavt skum. Lukt av eik, mørke bær, karamell og noe eddik. Mye av det samme i smaken. Lett fylde.

luttonm (6953) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Lingering off white foam ring, darker Ruby brown appearance. Dark malt and cherries on nose. Smooth fruity brown malt up front with a light Flanders tartness to follow. Fairly sweet. Not bad.

Mariox (390) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, pite w Kulminatorze. Dość przeciętne w stylu. Niczym się w sumie nie wyróżnia.

jsporrer (1144) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Pours a dirty brown with an off white ring. Faint aroma of tart sour cherries. Not very tart or sour taste. There are some dark fruit flavors like raisin or plum. Flavors don't last very long and there isn't much of a lingering aftertaste. Not bad but not that good.

90 (885) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2017 Bought @ De Caigny. Bottle. Aroma is woody, tad sourness, old brown, red brown. Aroma is rather thin. Some vanilla in taste with wryness. Taste is typical old brown, slightly bitter with sweet finish. Hint of vanilla, old oak, moldy wood in the back. Finish is rather abrupt.

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