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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

484 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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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
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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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

aroma: nice caramel malt & vinegar

Appearance: wonderfully clear brown and red hues with a tan head that persist but no lacing

Taste: sweet malts with a tang/lactic sourness with little vinegar. raspberry fruits with a hint of cherries and plum.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and silky and carbonated quit well.

very enjoyable and a great sipper

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 23:35:29 | More by MRsojourner
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cradke

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark Ruby. Plume hues. An extremely fluffy, fine head with lacing. Pours a finger thick then dissolves to a thin covering over the beer.

Smell: Tart cherry's. A little bit of black currant and fig. Notes of acidity and bitter vinegar but not pungent or overpowering. A little bit of wood at the end

Taste: Acidic tart up front. Tart pre ripe cherry. Oak through the middle. The taste is pretty big up front but fades quickly with a very clean aftertaste. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful carbonation. Tossing the beer across the palate really brings out the complex wood and cherry tart.

Overall: I dig. Very refreshing with good fruit flavors. Their is good tartness to it that doesn't yell at you at ever sip but move it across the palate and it shows up. Very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 03:36:52 | More by cradke
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No date on the bottle but I'm assuming it's pretty old since I've seen it at the store for a long time before deciding to check it out. Was stored on the shelf at room temperature.

Appearance: Very dark red and almost black when not held near light. Fizzy light tan head that is being constantly replenished by the rush of effervescence from the bottom of the glass. Good clarity as well considering it's bottle-conditioned.

Aroma: Quite a balanced mix of sour cherry and sweet raisin. Mellow yet aromatic.

Taste: Starts with a nice jab from the sour yeast strain. Tart cherry sticks out to me as the main fruit flavor. The sour aspect of the beer is mostly in the first half and right when it is about to alarm the palate with its tart flavor, the mood shifts and the brown lambic aspects take over. Sweet raisin and hearty fruits take over, immediately balancing out the sour flavor and giving a rich finish. The only giveaway that this beer is only 5.5% ABV is that there is no heat or any warming sensation. It is surprisingly full of flavor. The oak-aging has definitely done it's job and made this one mellow brew.

Mouthfeel: About medium in body with lots of carbonation that keeps it feeling light and airy. Great drinkability and possibly sessionable if you like this style. Definitely easy enough to finish a large format bottle with a friend or on your own.

Final Thoughts: I've only had a handful of sour ales but Bellegems Bruin will definitely stick out in my mind as one of the most drinker-friendly. While it's not quite as tart as I had hoped for, its smooth and mellow nature makes up for that. Would I drink it again? Yes, especially if sharing with someone who is curious to try the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 22:32:21 | More by JamesMN
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-10-2013 16:07:24 | More by twenty5
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-06-2013 19:48:32 | More by shigg85
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/26/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, esters, tart fruit and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts with tart dark fruits. Then some light Belgian yeast breadiness comes in along with a touch of hops to create a good balance for the style. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2013 18:40:02 | More by TheManiacalOne
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notchucknorris

California

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

A: Pours a deep brown color with a huge fizzing and foamy tan head. Pretty good retention.

S: Toasted oak, vanilla, juicy red delicious apple, and a touch of funk. Not a funk bomb, but it's there. Smells pretty nice.

T: Really well made. The sweetness and tartness are very well balanced, leaving a beer that sour and non-sour fans alike should really like. A nice mix of red grapes, slightly tart cherries, velvety smooth malt, red and green apple and some raisin. Tart but not overly sour. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 04:19:10 | More by notchucknorris
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-01-2013 03:59:22 | More by MacStinson
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

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

Appearance: Amber with white foam and great lacing in a goblet.

Smell: Wild yeast and strawberries. Balsamic vinegar.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More wild yeast, strawberries, and balsamic. Cheese-like. Definitely some funky fermentation involved in this. Clean mouthfeel that is a bit too thin.

Overall: Like a wild ale, I would love to try more of this style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2013 00:57:18 | More by tjsdomer2
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2013 22:57:41 | More by randylangford
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-25-2013 16:58:29 | More by GraduatedCashew
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2013 05:54:31 | More by LambicPentameter
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2013 02:32:40 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-15-2013 17:36:30 | More by Nutwood
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2013 23:50:46 | More by wdarcy77
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-07-2013 02:41:34 | More by GennyCreamAle
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wrath98

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-02-2013 15:05:37 | More by wrath98
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-31-2013 00:02:37 | More by tbeer40
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bacasnax

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-30-2013 20:36:59 | More by bacasnax
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-30-2013 01:20:38 | More by MNBeer1017
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electrified

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-30-2013 01:18:58 | More by electrified
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-25-2013 21:52:20 | More by ESeab
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DrunkenMonk

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2013 06:19:40 | More by DrunkenMonk
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-22-2013 13:08:56 | More by Lare453
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Olin

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

03-22-2013 02:29:20 | More by Olin
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.