Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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5/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
03-09-2014 03:20:14 | More by MV_CHI-NS
4.83/5 rDev +19.9%
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!
05-19-2005 21:27:42 | More by NeroFiddled
4.83/5 rDev +19.9%
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.
05-02-2012 03:24:53 | More by lstokes
4.72/5 rDev +17.1%
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.
12-01-2010 05:22:14 | More by Halcyondays
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.