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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Vanderghinste Oud BruinVanderghinste Oud Bruin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

485 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 33
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Label also displays .VanderGhinste Oud Bruin'.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2000)
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Reviews by NardiByNature:
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NardiByNature

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big reddish brown, ice-tea-esque. Nice to see a lively tan froth build over the glass. Wait a minute or two and it settles into a healthy cap.

I could smell those cherries once I popped the cap. Musty, musty apple. Really nice. When it gets down to the bottom of the glass there’s a fruit-pastry aroma.

Tart apples and cherry first off. It’s sour but after the carbonation kick it’s soft and just sweet enough. Analogous to a war head or other sour candy – sour at first (but not too sour, it’s actually pretty mellow) then sweet but keeping the same initial flavor, i.e., apple, cherry, etc.

Really smooth. The function of the carbonation in this beer is noteworthy; its bite marks both the point at which it is both sourest and sweetest. The balance is obvious - first sharp, then soft. Finishes dry.

O: A nice change of pace for me. What I appreciate most about this is its (delicious) contrast to what I enjoy most often: hoppy and citric American ales. Worth picking up a loose bottle or having a glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 22:41:20 | More by NardiByNature
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-14-2014 03:24:08 | More by bret717
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dense, cream colored head that dissipated after about 30 seconds leaving behind a ring of bubbles on the edge of the snifter. The beer appears dark brown to almost black in the glass but when backlit shows a deep mahogony with crimson highlights. The first half of the bottle poured very clear.

S: A sexy tart cherry aroma that just wofts from the glass. Closer in reveals a complex web of sour red berry aroma with darker sugars providing emphasis for the brightness. The bready, biscuity malt aroma blends well with the overal profile, but sites idley in the background.

T: A firm oak flavor underscores the beer from beginning to end taking away from the sourness somewhat. Slightly lumber / sawdusty tasting in addition to the usual french oak character (I'm guessing here). The sourness is medium to moderate with the similar tart cherry and raspberry flavors as found in the aroma. Light bread crust malt character and toast with a sweetness that leads to the impression of a tart fruit dessert.

M: The body is crisp and dry with mild levels of carbonation. The tanins from the wood give a slight mouth drying sensation in the finish.

O: The oak was very heavy (relatively speaking) in this beer and took away from the overall flavor profile for me. The classic cherry pie flavor was there with good complexity but the balance was thrown off with the oak. That being said, I would get this beer again because it was an interesting take on the style – over oaking that is.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 01:55:38 | More by guityler83
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass

Pours a dark reddish brown. A half finger white foam head quickly settles to a thin ring of bubbles.

Aroma of dark rich fruits, raisins, figs, cherries, brown sugar.

Taste of tart sour cherries,vinegary. Clean finish with a slight sour aftertaste.

Medium body, slight carbonation in the mouth.

Good drinkable, different change from a traditional beer. Malts with a gentle sour taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 01:41:24 | More by WunderLlama
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-10-2014 17:48:23 | More by kjkinsey
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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-10-2014 17:11:57 | More by joemetric
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Vivs85

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-09-2014 14:36:04 | More by Vivs85
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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-08-2014 21:44:26 | More by slipperysoup
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%

07-08-2014 21:40:54 | More by Halfshot
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2014 07:12:05 | More by tclipse
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Denise_bravo


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2014 16:57:18 | More by Denise_bravo
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2014 06:23:31 | More by Danny1217
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-06-2014 00:38:05 | More by jheezee
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-05-2014 02:13:16 | More by ZEB89
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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-04-2014 23:49:35 | More by Dbot
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-03-2014 00:42:15 | More by crobinso
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-02-2014 05:56:33 | More by JoeMans
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2014 22:14:21 | More by Ciocanelu
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Gadun76

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-28-2014 17:09:44 | More by Gadun76
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dcmchew

Romania

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark amber, reddish up into the light. A very thin white head just for a minute, thin lace, a bit sticky.
Smells nice, big vinegar, some sour cherries, amaretto, apple cider, berries, Belgian sugars, faint cocoa and barrel.
Taste starts with tart cherries, just a touch of vinegar, and lots of mixed fruity notes, with raspberries, blackcurrants, red apple, faint banana, yellow pear, faint lemon and red grapes. A clearer malty canvas than other sours, bit of dark bread. Vanilla, candy sugar, cherry pits, nice oak barrel notes, some funky moldy cellar notes too. Very clean finish, low bitterness, sourness goes away completely and leaves a very fruity aftertaste.
Medium body, chewy, medium carbonation. The initial sourness is perfectly balanced by fruity sweetness and (almost) robust malts, making it really easy to drink.
Perfect "gateway" Oud Bruin, packed full with flavour, not too complex for a sour, cheap and simply a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 16:12:36 | More by dcmchew
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Romania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a - clear dark brown, hint of red. thin tan head. no dregs in bottle.
s - tart sweetness, white grape, green apple, dark fruit from malts, slightly metallic
t - earthy tartness, again white grape and green apples, tartness with both, dark fruits cherries and prunes, some detectable bubblegum flavors, notes distinct to most sour browns I've had
m - medium to high carbonation, tart, clean and smooth, only a bit sticky
o - great flavors, great all around

Serving type: bottle

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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

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Colorado

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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.