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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

548 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 35
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 548 | Reviews: 184 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MRsojourner
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

aroma: nice caramel malt & vinegar

Appearance: wonderfully clear brown and red hues with a tan head that persist but no lacing

Taste: sweet malts with a tang/lactic sourness with little vinegar. raspberry fruits with a hint of cherries and plum.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and silky and carbonated quit well.

very enjoyable and a great sipper

MRsojourner, May 13, 2013
Photo of DavidVega
5/5  rDev +23.8%

DavidVega, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of cford382
5/5  rDev +23.8%

cford382, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of IsaacHarris
5/5  rDev +23.8%

IsaacHarris, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Halfshot
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Halfshot, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +23.8%

PEIhop, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of sifu
5/5  rDev +23.8%

sifu, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

MV_CHI-NS, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of jstewart1130
5/5  rDev +23.8%

jstewart1130, May 13, 2012
Photo of okmit_eel
5/5  rDev +23.8%

okmit_eel, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
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!

NeroFiddled, May 19, 2005
Photo of lstokes
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

lstokes, May 02, 2012
Photo of Wobbly
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%

One of my two or three favorite examples of this classic Flemish style. Such a rounded flavor and an excellent body. Complex yet so refreshing you could guzzle it if you are not careful.

Wobbly, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Rickus
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

chadwickwb, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

zachpaschal, Jul 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Tibi81, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

gillagorilla, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of jgammoniv
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

jgammoniv, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

biokid23, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Grocerystowe, Nov 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

slipperysoup, Jul 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Olin, Mar 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

stealth, Jun 11, 2012
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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.