Bockor Bellegems Bruin

Beer No. 15 – Bockor Bellegems Bruin

Curious craving. Years ago when I was introduced to good beers I had my first sour and quickly thought the beer had gone bad, that somehow the cap or bottle had been breached, that I was drinking someone’s cruel joke. Not so, young neophyte. I found my mouth yesterday absolutely clamoring for some vinegary gloss, and this here satisfies.

STYLE: Flanders Oud Bruin

ABV: 5.5%

LOOK: Not really the main course. Plain brown with a touch of mahogany and a light, fizzy head.

NOSE: Characteristically sour, it smells like Fall. Dried apple stack cake, salad dressing, punchy.

MOUTH: Apple cider, red grapes, cherry molasses. Mellow vinegary tartness but clean, not chewy. There’s a nice, cakelike toastiness as it warms. Sessionable it is not. That craving, though … gone.

Beeradvocate Rating: 89

Hayward Abbey Rating: 91

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One comment

  1. Sour beer is an absolute marvel. It’s good for what ails, and your spinal protein receptors will thank you. Stop by my blog, Side/Dishes, for some reviews of this and other Flanders-style sour / wild ales. I’ve got lots of other reviews to share, as well!

    https://sidedishesblog.wordpress.com/

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