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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: 755   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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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigHoss (172) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Poured from a large bottle, its brown/amber in color and a large to medium head that dissipates quickly. I smell raisin, cherry and wood. I taste all of the same, but the tart cherry is pronounced and a sourness comes in the finish. It very well balance. I do like it:)


3.7
lokis333 (619) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JAN 17, 2018
Clear deep crimson red colour with small-ish off-white foam. Aromas slightly tart of red wine and cherries with slightly acidic notes. Palate, medium-light body with good amount of carbonation leaving sweet finish. Taste, sweet of sugary sweet cherry jam and syrup with notes of light malts and brown sugar and honey. Overall, nice beer, really enjoying the flavours and sweetness of it, could do more on the palate but rather nice beer!

3.6
SVD (2268) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2018
Glas, dark red brown beer, small head. Aroma is tart, malt, fruit. Taste is the same, sweet tart, aceto balsamico , caramel, chocolate. Not bad.

3.5
djoeye (5411) - 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

3.5
Dervock (1510) - 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.

3.9
amikhaylov (150) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 3, 2017
Belgian classic, sour sweet, with some flemish ale hints, red coloured and lactose aromatic.

3.1
jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown white head - nose and taste of sour caramel, vinegar sourness and oak - medium body

4.2
kanaclane (557) - - NOV 1, 2017
Nez: Caramel, vineux Bouche: Caramel, raisin, boisée, vanille, acidité, vineuse Une Oud Bruin excellente qui est bien équilibrée et douce.

3.8
metalspice (1142) - 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.

3.5
luttonm (6957) - 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.

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Mariox (394) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, pite w Kulminatorze. Dość przeciętne w stylu. Niczym się w sumie nie wyróżnia.


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