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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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484 Ratings

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 33
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-11-2013 14:45:07 | More by jpbebeau
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2013 19:48:18 | More by HabiMendes
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2013 05:19:34 | More by Mervjahn
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2013 05:21:31 | More by PatGreer
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-28-2013 22:29:14 | More by Rivenin
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North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An attractive, deep coppery red colored body with a small, short-lived head. Sour dark fruit aromas give way to a rich, toasted caramel maltiness. Berries, cherries, and raisins...just a bit acetic. Full, smooth, tart fruity flavor - black cherry and grape - less malt, more vinous notes, and some very light sherry. Some breadiness is perceptible underneath. Medium bodied and tart. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 01:16:32 | More by wedge
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-20-2013 01:50:04 | More by nickfran
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-19-2013 22:22:28 | More by BAsbill
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-19-2013 02:48:29 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nice dark, copper-red color with a thin layer of foam on top.
smells like vinegar, of course. i wonder what that 10% double ipa at the pub is going to taste like after this....?
tastes.... like vinegar.... of course. i love this stuff. yes, like vinegar, but i love vinegar.
what can i say? if you like the sours, then there are some good brews out there done well.
since i cannot mix my beers well with a sour in the mix, then i give it a lower score. if i'm doing all sours, then i may be inclined to give it a higher score. unfair, maybe? actually, it's not all that sour, but it does still have the sour properties which makes it difficult to enjoy other 'normal' brews. i have to give the an 85 on that criteria.
and i love the laurel and hardy characters on the front label...

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 22:56:27 | More by pkalix
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New York

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper (SRM23) with a short-lived, one-inch, fine, beige, creamy foam that drops to a thin film, leaving a creamy lace over a clear beer in a Bellegems Flute glass.

Strong up-front sour cherry, followed by cranberry juice, while warming brings out plum.

Quite fresh, with a pronounced, sour pucker. Raspberry and cranberry are in the forefront, while sweetness is discovered after the tongue adjusts to the sour flavors. Light spices come out in the middle, lasting long into a subtle finish. Overall, there is some acidity.

A medium body with satin texture and high, fine carbonation.

This is a sophisticated beer, suitable for conversation with friends. Despite strong sourness and flavor in the aroma, the various interrelationships within this beer are quite delicate. Warmth brings out a contemplative character.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:35:08 | More by SLeffler27
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-11-2013 19:29:35 | More by dcguitar
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-06-2013 20:18:33 | More by jroberts8811
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2013 04:02:17 | More by peabody
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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark brown/amber. Huge head that retreats to a frothy amber rim. Frothy and stable lacing.

S: Sour fruit. Malts. Mildly fragrant, but works well.

T: Mildly sour. Malts. Raw oak. Dry fruits. Rustic.

M: Moderate bodied. Smooth. Not jaw-clinching. Moderate carbonation.

O: A very good, mild sour. Not near as tart as others, and for that reason, this ale could be recommended to folks who do not like extremely tart sours. This was a gift, so I'm not sure of the price, but I would likely buy this in replace of other Belgian Flanders.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 16:02:34 | More by macher0
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-30-2013 17:21:36 | More by craftbeerasian
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-28-2013 02:08:20 | More by anteater
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-27-2013 22:16:57 | More by KVNBGRY
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3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Bright, clear red with a light tan head. Lots of active carbonation. Head retention isn't great, but the lacing is nice and a thin ring of foam remains throughout the life of the glass.

S- Balsamic vinegar, lemon. Some darker fruits in there as well, cherry, blackberry. vinous.

T- Balsamic vinegar...it's thoroughly sour. The finish rounds out a bit and shows some tart cherry and under-ripe raspberry.

M- medium bodied with moderate carbonation. As a whole it comes across refreshing, probably because of teh acidity.

O- My first flanders ale, I have mixed feelings on this one. On one side, it's better than I expected. On the other, it's like drinking sour wine.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 21:44:48 | More by silverking
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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smell: balsamic vinegar with hints of lemon zest

Taste: balsamic vinegar, very very tart balsamic vinegar, with hints of lemon and effervescence; incredibly tart and refreshing

This is another outstanding Flanders red to try. Although, as most of them are within this style tend to be very sour, this beer leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth; this beer is great

Pair this beer with BBQ or, some Mexican street tacos with extra grease, cilantro, onion, and jalapeño. And if your feeling especially adventurous, pair this beer with vanilla bean ice cream and boysenberry pie

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 10:14:34 | More by Blindpigbiz
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz beer was poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger pink head that reduced to nothing. It is a crimson color with some clarity when held up to the light and bubbles coming up through the glass too.

Smell: Sour, tart, lactic acid, bready, malty, cherries, and raspberries.

Taste: Same as above. Tart, sweet fruits, and a bit of sour lactic.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little pucker, low to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and very drinkable.

Overall: A nice Flanders Oud Bruin that stands up with the best of them.

A nice beer my 500th review too.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 04:02:45 | More by Flounder57
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-24-2013 11:10:56 | More by desint
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South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brown color with ruby tints and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of tan-colored, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A good aroma of dark fruit, sugar, and malt.

T: Tasted of malt, dark fruit (raisins), apples, and a sugary components. A very well-rounded, complex and likeable flavor. Maltier than I would have expected, but it's not a bad thing.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a super creamy-smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A superior example of a Bruin. Very much a drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:05:15 | More by avalon07
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-15-2013 19:33:45 | More by Lantern
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-14-2013 18:19:29 | More by phooky
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.