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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: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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 lan 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillHick420 (458) - - DEC 29, 2012
Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Some nose of esters and mild fruityness. Mild aroma of fruity esters and mild sour. Not bad, but lacking compared ti other wild ale, but considered its blended, fairly good.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hednom (161) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle 33 cl, pours a Brown colour with a small beige head, sour aroma, berries, sour taste. Taste more like a lambik.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Cola reddish brown but clearer. Lightly fizzing with no head. Big on flavour. Slightly sour berries, sherberty sweetness, dry finish. Pleasant caramel malt depth keeps it grounded. Very easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pour is red/brown with no head. Notes of sour mash, red wine, grapefruit, and cherries. Finish is sweet and sour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2360) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - DEC 8, 2016
This is a more of a mellow Flanders than I like or am used to. Still enjoying this one. Mild aroma of wood, sour cherry and funky cheese stuff, vinegar. Tastier as it warms but I know this will change in a less enjoyably sharp way if I let it sit too long. Vinegar, tartness, fruits, dark caramel, wood. Enmjoyable and mellow overall. Im way to used to crushing pints of The Duchesse while slaying the pinball world.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2016
07.12.2016 - Aroma of nice lambik and sugar sweet dark ale. Woody notes. Taste is pleasant sour but the "hint of sweetness" is way to artificial like bad aspartam-radler. Maybe this would be a great dry flemish brown without the sweetener.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmojoh (513) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
Flaske p lsmaking hos Bryggeri 13. Aroma gjr, bringebr. Utseende rdbrun med offwhite skum. Smak syrlig drops, br, tropisk. Godt sourl

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
nicocanta (94) - - NOV 12, 2016
Dcidment, jarrive pas maccommoder ces vieillissements en fts dechne. Cest toujours vineux, acide. Comprends pas ce que les gens y trouvent. Mais cest pas le pire de sa catgorie.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4902) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Artale in Rockford, IL, served at cellar temp in a Leffe glass. Murky reddish brown, just a hint of translucence, smallish light tan head diminishes to a small ring quickly...typical sour apple-cherry nose, hint of barnyard manure and moldy hay as well, perhaps a touch of port - fairly nice but on the slight side...on the tongue its got a bit of sugary sweetness, like sweetened cherry juice, and though the tartness does come into play quickly, it remains sweeter and more artificial in its flavor profile than Id want...finishing a little drier, with a touch of woody-oaky character...medium-bodied, fizzy carbonation gives a feel to it not unlike Coke or Dr. Pepper. This is all right I guess but certainly below average for the style to my taste and rather too expensive for what it is.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (548) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Label says sour red brown. Like a Flemish brown to me. Pours a dark brown, sweet, roast malt, cherry, fruit. Muted sour all the way through.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peje (6) - Bredene, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
Uitzicht schuim: beige, middelmatig fijne belletjes, middelmatige cling. Uitzicht bier: bruin, helder, middelmatige CO2-pareling. Geur: karamelmout, licht aanwezige geur van geroosterde mout, brood, rood fruit, zoethout en vanille licht aanwezig, lactisch, metallisch, hout, zuur. Mondgevoel: middelmatige CO2-verzadiging. Aroma: karamelmout, licht aanwezig aroma van geroosterde mout, brood. Aanwezig aroma van rood fruit. Zoethout en vanille licht aanwezig. Lactisch. Metallische niet aanwezig in de smaak. Hout, zuur. Zuur voert de boventoon met een vleugje zoetigheid. Lichte nabitterheid. Lichte nasmaak en afdronk, lichte volmondigheid.


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