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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

Vanderghinste Oud BruinVanderghinste Oud Bruin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

425 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%


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 scar:
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scar

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy Flemish reds more than any other wild yeast ales. There is a satisfying quality that is sustaining and fulfilling much like a good meal. I often have these ales with a light lunch of fruit and cheese, however they certainly have enough character to stand up heartier beef dishes, possibly even a burger with blue or Gorgonzola.

The appearance is spectacular, a beautiful dark red almost burgundy dominates your eye. The lace is like a cob web that take up all areas of the glass. Impressive considering this appearance is usually created by bottle conditioned beers which this one is not.

The smell is the weakness of this beer, very slight Candi sugar, a little acid and chocolate on the nose. I expect more acid up front.

The taste is fantastic but missing the yeast component. Malty with yogurt and vinegar to balance. Notes of coco powder and caramelized sugar but very slight. Very drinkable for the style.

Mouth-feel, nothing to complain about appropriate body with lower carbonation adding to the beer rather than detracting.

I would love to see this beer in the bottle conditioned form considering the classics of this style contain yeast. Great price of 2.99 a bottle can't go wrong, I will be buying more in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 18:16:18 | More by scar
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Techichi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-21-2014 23:39:55 | More by Techichi
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(served in a 10 oz pub goblet)

A: dark, reddish brown - like when the autumn cedar leaves stain the color of the water in a lake... only a little foam on the pour, fizzed out

S: bold presence of wood fibers, vinous, light touch of cocoa

T: tart red grape... touch of cocoa midway... grapefruit-ian sweet-tart... very delicate twiggy-woody and/or dry-roasted nutshell in the finish

M: funky-acidic bite up front, the tannin-sanded body slips on through... light-medium bodied flow and tannic bitterness midway... sour tang smeared on the sides of the mouth... disappears down the gullet, dry, mild alcohol glow

O: pretty good, pretty dry... fruity, but not sweet... bright flares jostling the palate, but not quite refreshing... can say it does seem to ignite the appetite

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 08:18:42 | More by Bouleboubier
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dank203

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

really well balanced sour with notes of spice, pepper, and lot of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, sourness is nice. carbonation is a little heavy, kind of distracting on certain sips, still its almost up with jacobins, as far as what I can get my hands on in this same category of beers

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:32:17 | More by dank203
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-12-2014 16:13:10 | More by mendvicdog
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-11-2014 05:09:16 | More by dwagner003
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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-11-2014 04:59:14 | More by Bwagner1122
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-07-2014 19:03:09 | More by jwchestnut
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-07-2014 11:02:19 | More by deapokid
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-07-2014 07:53:18 | More by zestar
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delgotit99

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2014 20:14:43 | More by delgotit99
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-30-2014 20:53:11 | More by Axnjxn
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-30-2014 06:16:50 | More by ricecracker420
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Farnswurth

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-30-2014 04:14:46 | More by Farnswurth
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JerryBoBerry

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-29-2014 04:11:32 | More by JerryBoBerry
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okmit_eel

Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.4%

03-25-2014 18:17:42 | More by okmit_eel
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-15-2014 19:43:49 | More by heytomcat
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-15-2014 03:47:26 | More by Beerlover
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours a clear deep brown with a dark reddish tint. Off-white head is fine and dissipates to nothing .

Smells of tart cherry, strawberry, lemon, green apple, and Belgian candi sugar.

Tastes of tart fruit like cherries, lemon, and green apple, mixed with a Belgian candi sugar sweetness and a note of woody malt underneath. Slight woody bitterness.

Medium to thin body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A very nice sour, one of the better ones I can think of, and well worth trying for fans of the style and newcomers alike. Very nice balance and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 00:07:18 | More by Cylinsier
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-12-2014 03:25:57 | More by marlinsfan4
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

03-12-2014 00:02:44 | More by gillagorilla
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MV_CHI-NS

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful maroon/deep crimson with an ivory head.

Aroma: While this beer does have a bold fruit nose (I sensed cherries and blackcurrants), it has a very 'deep' backbone - a hint of...scorched earth, is how I would best describe it.

Flavor: Cherry is in prominence with this one, and it has just the 'right amount' of sweetness. Breathing out into my mouth while allowing it to rest on my palate after the first sip, I sensed persimmons and possibly some anise.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with medium-level carbonation - very 'appropriate' for a Flanders Red Ale combined with a young Lambic; not too tart, but just enough to be truly refreshing.

Overall: I highly recommend this beer for spring/fall. Personally, I find the fruit notes far to prominent for summer, but for late spring and all throughout fall, this one is ideal.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:20:14 | More by MV_CHI-NS
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased sometime in 2013 - want to say spring- making this nearly a year in the cellar

APP-deep maple, clear, low off-white head with fair retention and poor lace.

AROMA- complex, vinous nose of hey, red grape, blackcurrant, cranberry, earth, coacoa, grapefruit, dark caramel, rhubarb, anise, melon, ...and on and on....sounds messy but very harmonious and pleasant bouquet that leaps from the glass. Wonderful.

FLAVOR- much simpler than aroma as expected. lightly sweet crystal malt sliced apart by very bright and lively acidity (lactic?) rhubarb and citrus (over-ripe /spoiled grapefruit) come out prominently, a hint of tart cherry, notes of fig, tuna fruit, earth, cranberry, clover, no diacetyl, no apparent oxidation, no tannin or oaky character,

MF- light-bodied, velvety, medium-high carbonation, drying acidity that stings the lips a bit, and makes for a long finish not helped out by a light clinging bitterness

OVERALL- A disarmingly spritely oud bruin, that is lighter, more quenching and refreshing than richer examples. I get the impression that this is either a very young beer or chemically synthesized lactic acid has been introduced. It lacks the charisma of better examples but still makes for an interesting glass and at 5.5 abv this would be great bottle to bring out to parties, picnics, etc... would revisit this but would not pay much for it. Just read on the label that it is actually a blend of brune and lambic, which explains a lot, and makes me appreciate it a little more. Odd product.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 05:51:50 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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