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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

517 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 33
Gots: 34 | 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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Scepter

Texas

1/5  rDev -75.2%

02-13-2014 01:47:26 | More by Scepter
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thefluker

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

10-14-2013 22:19:10 | More by thefluker
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Jerry

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

04-19-2012 00:18:43 | More by Jerry
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AndrewR

Texas

1.65/5  rDev -59.1%

Pours a clear ruby gemstone color with a head that dissapates like a small fart held in and forgotten.

An assertive nose of fermented ketchup bananas that is offensive. I really dont want any part of this as it elicits a visceral reaction, making me physically want to walk away from this beer.

Nonetheless, I gave in and had a few sips: watery, slippery, vinegar cherry, one dimensional, and poof, vanishes.

Dont know if this is a freshness/storage issue but for what its worth, my wife (who could care less about beer) took a sip, and another, then chugged half the glass. She is now polishing it off as i type this.

AJR

04-06-2012 00:59:05 | More by AndrewR
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oxfordmini

Ohio

2/5  rDev -50.4%

05-30-2014 20:26:19 | More by oxfordmini
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gwiedman1

New York

2.5/5  rDev -38%

12-23-2012 22:24:18 | More by gwiedman1
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -33%

On tap at kraftworks.

A- comes to me with a good finger of light tan slightly creamy head that settles in a second to leave a thin cap of cream on top. Deep dark red brown in color. Like an old ruby.

S- mildly tart cherries, reminds me of my childhood and ludens cherry couch drops. Rather light nose. Doesn't remind me of a bruin.

T- cherry candy, it tart and sweet at the same time but doesn't taste natural. Very little else going on really. Light vinous hits here and there.

M- on the thinner side of body and a bit above medium in carb. The carb does bring a crisp brightness to what is a rather one dimensional brew.

D- decent beginner sour. As I said one dimensional and uninteresting. Tastes artificial the whole way. More of a red then a bruin really.

01-16-2011 04:24:45 | More by oglmcdgl
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s4s

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

12-11-2012 10:48:27 | More by s4s
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tectactoe

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.6%

06-17-2014 11:10:03 | More by tectactoe
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -25.6%

08-16-2012 04:46:39 | More by pin
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Cdax

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-15-2013 13:28:01 | More by Cdax
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.6%

08-04-2013 00:17:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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bark

Sweden

3/5  rDev -25.6%

10-06-2013 19:48:17 | More by bark
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jibjib513

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-12-2013 20:17:00 | More by jibjib513
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.6%

11-14-2013 04:24:16 | More by akttr
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peagasus

Belgium

3/5  rDev -25.6%

11-02-2012 15:31:39 | More by peagasus
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.6%

08-30-2013 11:28:46 | More by Jason1337
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Rgalvin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.6%

07-25-2013 13:35:43 | More by Rgalvin
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.6%

03-03-2012 22:33:59 | More by Blueribbon666
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -24.6%

Disappointingly bland. I had higher expectations having enjoyed Cuvee des Jacobins. I didn't get much tart or sour taste out of this. Fairly refreshing on this hot day, so I can't complain entirely. But I'd definitely rather be drinking something else.

07-18-2013 03:42:07 | More by facesnorth
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -22.3%

11.2oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a very dark brown color. Some tan bubbles.

(S)- A nice vinegared and dry oak profile up front. Lots of fruits too.

(T)- Thin, but a nice and dry oak profile and fruits.

(M)- A good carbonation level. A decent balance, but rather thin and not much body to it for the style; almost feels watered down.

(D)- Decent, but a bit of a letdown especially when their Cuvee de Jacobins is top notch.

04-16-2012 22:03:35 | More by sweemzander
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -22.3%

Pours with a short cream-to-tan head (as expected) over a deep, ruby colored body.

Aromas are pretty standard for the style. Decent amount of oak, with dark fruit, cherry licorice, and a hint of vinegar.

Hits the palate with a tart pull, fades a bit in the flavor, and then finishes nicely with a rush of flavor. Flavors include tart red grape skins, oak, cherry juice, and a light mustyness. A bit thin overall, with good carbonation. Easy to drink (maybe too much so, if that makes sense).

Fun looking bottle, but can't quite hang out with the upper class of this style.

03-24-2012 22:17:26 | More by BeerImmediately
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kennyo

New York

3.15/5  rDev -21.8%

Rodenbach aroma, winey, fruity. thin body, long cherry finish. Dark brown/mahogony color, thin head throughout, weak taste. Beer was slightly oxidized. My friend got this in 03' from Michael Jackson Belgium beer club and the best before date was 12/21/02.

11-20-2004 21:46:26 | More by kennyo
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -21.1%

25 cl bottle BBE 8/10. Pours clear, dark red-brown with a small pale beige head. A bit of lacing. Lactic sourness on the nose with some sour cherry. Woody. Acidity in the taste as well, but it's cut by a lot of sugary sweetness. A bit of dark roasty malt. Sweet finish. Not super complex. Medium body with high carbonation. Too sweet to be a decent sour.

09-29-2009 01:29:37 | More by philipquarles
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GuzzLah

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -21.1%

A - pours a clear brown with a touch of red. Short tan head with some lace. No bubbles.

S - mild aroma of prunes, malt and maybe some cherry. A swirl wakes it up and it becomes more like Merlot.

T - like the aroma with soft dark malt and a sweet red grape note. Low acidity and tartness for the style.

M - medium body. Low-medium carbonation. Fairly sweet with a little bit of tartness.

O - nothing offensive here and nothing spectacular. Conservative flavor and aroma that didn't do much for me.

03-16-2013 00:23:49 | More by GuzzLah
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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.