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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Vanderghinste Oud BruinVanderghinste Oud Bruin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

541 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 41 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Lucnifter, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown with a finger of tan head that dissipates into a cap and
leaves mild lacing.

Aroma: This beer has a unique aroma of stinky cheese dominating the nose, and there is quite
a bit of mustiness coming through as well. Tart granny smith apple and a touch of candy sugar
are found in the background.

Taste: Starts off with a light, but noticeable malty sweetness. Followed by a good amount of
sourness, but it's not quite jaw-clenching. Finish is quite tart.

Palate: Body suggests a higher ABV than 5.5%, but it does go down easily, and the carbonation
level is about average. Must, stinky cheese, and tart apple make up the lingering aftertaste.

Overall: This is quite a tasty beer! This is the first beer that I've ever used stinky cheese as a
flavor descriptor, but it did work well in this one.

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

archero, Sep 14, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -17.6%

DonsterCalamari, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

sludgegnome, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Thekke, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of admiral
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

An excellent beer with great balance and pleasing tart fruitiness

taste: tart fruit/berries with slight funk and some candy sugar and sherbet with a hint of chocolate/roast and oak.

Highly recommended.

admiral, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Docrock, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Johnny_Danger, Sep 09, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Dentist666
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%

0,25l bottle poured into snifter.
Clear mahogany beer with scanty tan head, vanishing in seconds. Aroma is sour, red berries, vinegar, caramel. Taste is tart, more malty, than flanders red, some oak notes, cherry, lambic feel on a palate. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Dentist666, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jeffaroo95, Sep 05, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +7.2%

let8it8grow, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

david131, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

undervann, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Kurmaraja, Aug 26, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +19.1%

chadwickwb, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Zekenyce, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

hooliganlife, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

zephyr707, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A clear chestnut golden brown out of the bottle, filling the glass with a great woody dark mahogany, and almost cocoa dark brown opaque quality. Head barely reaches two fingers, but has a great creamy espresso and milky like texture. Settle to a fairly good size collar and thin puck. Nice looking oud bruin.

Real unique nose. Milk chocolate, with a bit of orange bitterness and lemon tang sour quality. Really getting a malted chocolate sweetness on this which is real fascinating. Dry a bit, with some acidic mild heat coming off it as well. This is really impressive.

Palate comes controlled, creamy, and full of flavor. Great rich malt and mild tartness. Low acid with a nice mix of sweet caramel and milk chocoalte in the mid palate. Big coating almost imperial rich feeling. Super quick easy drinkability, with huge coating on the palate. Mild fruits of lemon and small cherry, a bit of fig soft sweetness as well. Wondefully balanced between tart and sweet.

It's great to be finding another great oud bruin for a change, I'll be remembering this one for sure.

smakawhat, Aug 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

IreRican, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Tele
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%

A: 4.5 Pours brown with a nice red undertone and a large light tan head.

S: 4.25 Lots of funk on the nose. There’s also vinegar, vanilla, oak, green apples and cherries. The oak and vanilla add a sweet aroma that balances out the more acidic elements.

T: 3.75 Not too sour and actually rather sweet. The green apple and cherry are stronger than the nose would suggest, while the funk is mellower. Other than that, there’s not a lot of interesting flavors going on. There’s a slightly metallic taste that’s less present, but it is less noticeable after the first couple of sips.

M: 3.75 The body is pretty nice, not quite substantial enough for my tastes. Also a bit under carbonated making the beer feel a bit lifeless.

O: 3.75 This is a fine beer and a decent example of an oud bruin. It’s not quite sour enough and there’s not a lot of complexity, however this is an easy drinking beer and maybe a good intro to sours (if you don’t want to try Rodenbach for some reason).

Tele, Aug 21, 2014
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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.