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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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624 Ratings
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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 39
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2000

Label also displays .VanderGhinste Oud Bruin'.
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of ccrida
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of Stopper
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

This pours with a head of only a few large bubbles. The color is a deep orange brown. The aroma is beautifully sour, acidic, and vinous, with a touch of sweet chocolate. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery with very little effervescence. The flavor is initially puckering over hint of grain dryness, but the sourness quickly gives recedes enough to reveal complexly mild sweet red wine-like fruitiness with light touches of cherry. The finish remains a bit sour for a short time and there is none but the slightest hint of hop presence.

This brown has an absolutely exceptional aroma. Its complex fruity sourness is interesting and refreshing, and evolves nicely as it warms. It's refreshing, fruity, and complexly delicious, and I'll definitely be picking up more bottles of this.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour a deep amber to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, it smells of sweet tarts. In the taste, sour dark cherries, the taste grows with time. A small sour bite with a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small sour cherry in the aftertaste. Sour cherries all day, but not overly acidic.

Photo of Patrickbrusil
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of erickehoe
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby red with excellent lacing.

A elegant, lemony smell.

Beautiful sour yeast! The Belgiany yeast is great. Starts with nice mix of fruit and light malty flavor. Finishes with a cleansing yeast, subtle hop dryness.

Light and bubbly carbonation on the mouthfeel. Rolling, gentle, sweet.

One of my favorite beers.

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4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitchster
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

$4.49 for a 11.2oz bottle @ Sicilianos.
Brewed with "malted barley, wheat, hops, water, and caramelized malts"
"Blending this beer with lambic beer aged in oak for 18 months results in this specific West Flanders Brown beer. Its typical flavour is characterized by a well-balanced, hardly noticeable sourness." 5.5% ABV. Label on the back "08 13"

Pours out to a nicely clear deep brown, forming a restrained dark yellow head with ok retention and minimal lacing. Very thin layer of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is beautifully inviting with tart grape, oak, lychee, barnyard, subdued brett lambicus, rotting apples and cherries, vinegar and musty basement. Mouthfeel is moderately tart with a medium light body. The taste is gorgeous...rotting apples, a little cola, a wisp of vinegar, musty basement, a little metallic in the finish, very mild to minimal bitterness, a touch of grape and sweet vermouth, with a delicate balance between sweet and sour, just like I like my Oud Bruins. Some scant higher alcohols upon warming, but not obtrusive. Finishes quite clean and only slightly dry.

A delicious Oud Bruin. I wish it had a bit more body and a longer finish, but it's still heavenly. Perhaps not as complex as Goudenband or Duchesse but still highly recommended.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Aroma: sour and red fruit – not super intense, rich malt in the nose. Not a lot of hop aroma.
Brilliant coppery brown (Burgundy), 1” finely bubbled off white head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing.
Flavor: Fairly dry, has a slightly cherry plum fruity sweet-sour finish. A little prune especially in the after taste. No appreciable hops.
Very effervescent, medium body, creamy and refreshing.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of utfiero
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- murky reddish brown. Full, thick head.

Aroma- oak, sour cherry, buttermilk.

Taste- Starts gentle with complex semi-sweetness with slight cherry, woody tones in the mid-body, then finishing with a mild sour apple tartness. Bravo! A truly great sour ale.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 11/8/2014.

Photo of DaveHS
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excited to try this, being a big fan of Bockor's Flemish sour ale, which is only available on tap in CA.
Poured into a Monk's Cafe glass.

A-Cola brown with ruby highlights and a 1/4 inch of khaki colored head. Leaves minimal soapy lacing.

S-Very promising. Tart cherries, caramel malts, a mouth-watering, but not overpowering acidity.

T/M-A really well balanced beer. Tart up front, but that quickly fades off into light, sweet maltiness. A thin flavor of tart cherry carries through to the finish, but works harmoniously with the moderate, fizzy carbonation to create a lovely interplay of malty and tart flavors. There is a minor metallic note in the finish (the same type I get from Duchesse De Bourgogne) but it does little to distract from all the things this beer does right.

D-Solid. At only $4.99, this is worth drinking again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.