Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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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.
04-06-2012 00:59:05 | More by AndrewR
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.