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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

504 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 32
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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DavidVega

Colorado

5/5  rDev +24.4%

06-23-2014 17:43:28 | More by DavidVega
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IsaacHarris

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-07-2011 19:29:17 | More by IsaacHarris
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Halfshot

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%

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

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-23-2011 02:31:04 | More by PEIhop
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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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jstewart1130

Ohio

5/5  rDev +24.4%

05-13-2012 01:17:52 | More by jstewart1130
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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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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Teasing aromas of sweetly caramelish malt and a sour cherry-like fruitiness greet you in the nose of this beautiful oud bruin. As it crosses your lips and tongue you find it's quite smooth and lightly creamy with an exceptionally fine-bubbled natural carbonation and medium body. The flavor, however, is distracting with its beautiful juxtaposition of sour apple/mild citrus-like tartness and lightly sweet, caramelish, and toasty malt. Raisins and brown sugar appear along the way; and a thin spritz of lemon juice hits you at the finish, drying it nicely! It lingers in the mouth though, with a film of dry maltiness that makes you want to take another sip! Quite nice. And although it's not complex, the combination of the sourness and sweetness is interesting enough to keep you coming back for more! This is a superb rendition of the style that doesn't rely on added sweetness to overcome its sourness; and isn't too sour over all - just perfectly balanced!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2005 21:27:42 | More by NeroFiddled
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lstokes

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark reddish brown with scarlet edges and a beige head. Smells tart but also like roasted sugar. The taste is fabulous... all of the sour complexity--cherry, apple, and funk--but with this amazing balance of roasted malts, dark raisins, brown sugar. It's highly drinkable, crisper than most sours I've had (I think this is my first Oud Bruin, though!) and I would seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 03:24:53 | More by lstokes
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Maine

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

03-22-2013 02:29:20 | More by Olin
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stealth

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

06-11-2012 06:36:04 | More by stealth
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

10-25-2013 22:20:01 | More by Wobbly
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TGS

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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agaloco9

California

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Halcyondays

California

4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. bottle, lucky to find a lone bottle in plain sight as it were at Hi-Times, great '30s style label,

A: Pours mahogany with a moderate white head, solid lace.

S: Nice dark fruit nose, not really sour smelling, molasses, inviting.

T: Delicious acidity, not overly sweet, just a hint of sugar with a great sweet-sour finish. Lots of dark fruit, fantastic.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate but easy acidity, beautiful structure, holds off the acid, but it still pervades throughout the whole drink.

D: A gem at $4 a bottle. Simply delicious, like the session beer version of an Oud Bruin, a great everyday drink, a must have from Belgium. Too easy to drink, refereshing to a T, simply an exceptionally well made beer. A classic acidic country ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 05:22:14 | More by Halcyondays
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ccrida

Oregon

4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle (batch code 04) poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Bellegems Bruin is a dark amber with a tan head leaving heavy, foamy brussels lace - textbook really.

Smell is first sweet than sour, cider vinegar, with a touch of must.

Taste is very bright cherry, abruptly cut by a moderately acidic, dry finish. A touch of caramel, apple cider. Really spot on with the style, a nice quick shock with a fairly clean, modestly malty finish.

Mouthfeel is slippery, light and dry.

Drinkability is phenomenal, this is a close to perfect as it gets, a benchmark example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 04:35:36 | More by ccrida
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice Flanders style ale in my hand. This one pours real nice and has a tart smell typical of the style although slitly subdued.

The appearance is deep mahogany, reddish brown with a think head on an aggressive pour.

Mouth feel dances the line between heavy carbonation and smooth, creamy. The beer goes down very smooth with a nice sour taste that is more mild than intense. Wets the palate and leaves you wanting more. Very drinkable and almost sessionabke at 5.5 abv

Might be my favorite of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 04:12:13 | More by Patrickbrusil
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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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