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: 737   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mysan_brewing (60) - - MAY 31, 2013
Faint smell of burnt caramel. Hint of something sour. Looks amazing reddish dark brown. Taste is refreshing bitterness and followed by a round caramel taste. A perfect afterdinner beer, well balanced between the sweet and sour. Could be a nice session beer, delightful to drink:) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

EvanFriend (604) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Aroma is dry and funky. Taste is mildly sour, some oak notes,a slight bit of fruit, and some tannins. Reasonably good, but not the best I’ve had.

blariacum (145) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Tap als Vander Ghinste Roodbruin. Mooi bier, vergelijkbaar met Rodenbach, maar met een wat subtieler smaakfestijn. Lichtzuur. Prima voor uit de tap.

Kittenbieer (226) - LYON, FRANCE - JUL 15, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre Goudale,belle robe ambrée aux reflets rubis surmontée d’une fine mousse beige peu persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.L’étiquette de la bouteille est très mignonne sur ce fond bleu!!Le nez nous offre des arômes vineux avec une pointe d’acidité qui se retrouve en bouche mêlée à une agréable douceur.la finale est très agréable nous laissant sur une légère note de vieil alcool.Un ensemble très bien réussi pour cette "vieille triple"!!!

appiantiqua (226) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 15, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "La Goudale". Température de début 6 à 7°. Avant d’évoquer l’apparence de la bière elle même soulignons la "craquante" étiquette vintage très évocatrice et amusante. Belle robe caramel foncé surmontée d’une mousse crème très peu persistante; bonne carbonatation. Nez très plaisant et relativement complexe sur des arômes acides mêlés à des senteurs de fruits rouges. Le goût est dans la lignée des Rodenbach et autres bières sour c’est à dire à la fois rafraîchissant et fruité, dominé par l’acidité mais avec une douceur sous-jacente et une belle palette de saveurs dont une discrète note de caramel. La finale de bonne longueur apporte des sensations boisées et de vieil alcool. Une bien agréable découverte !!!!

Holmen2 (3696) - NORWAY - JUN 18, 2017
From bottle labelled Vander Ghinste Roodbruin on board Fridtjofen 18.06.17. Foggy dark chestnur. Beige head and lacing. Fine aroma of dried berries and roasted nuts. Sour and refreshing taste of dried berries and malt. Excellent quaffability!

apickles (569) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle bought in Belgium. Pours dark brown/red with a tiny cream head.Nose is sour with lots of balsamic vinegar. Taste is fizzy in the mouth with quite a lot of flavours going on. Sour but with a slightly sweet finish.

Zilb (334) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - MAY 20, 2017
Bue à la Réunion avec crêpe andouillette patate sauce moutarde. Brune léger reflets rougeâtres. Pas de mousse, carbo moyenne. Boisée on sent qu’elle a mûrie en fût. Très acide, trop à mon goût mais normal pour une sour. L’impression de cerise qui revient.

ClarkVV (6756) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Bottled Feb 15, 2016, drunk 4/1/17.
Clear, filtered, chestnut-mahogany body topped by a beige head that is medium-sized and recedes steadily to cover/ring.
Earthy malts with soft wood-like character, bits of acetic acid and a strong, pervasive cherry-like ester comprise the aroma, which is very clean, polished and light on the vinegar character. Nicely aged/developed and of course not feeling anything like the new-age American sours. Still, there’s a general sterility to it that I can never get past stemming from the filtration and all-around high production of the beer. No alcohol or flaw.
Lightly juicy vinegar, raisin and cherry notes are all backed by lightly sweet malts adding light caramel, bread and earthy qualities. Soft wood in the flavor but it doesn’t seem to come through in texture. Medium-light bodied with brisk, peppery, forced carbonation. Sourness is pretty low and there is no flaw or alcohol. Clean, straightforward and a good example of the style, I suppose, but I’ll just never be fully happy with a filtered Belgian beer.

Zilverenmaan (214) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2017
Aroma promising although it lacks some crisp sour character, taste diluted sour/sweet, nothing special.

vinivini (2535) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle. Pours mahogany brown with ruby highlights. Moderate long lasting off-white head. Aroma: moderate acetic sourness, caramel, esters, minor spicy phenols. Light body. The flavour is dry and tart. Noble fruity medium sourness. Balancing caramel. Light yeastiness. Very low bitterness. Good and classic.

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