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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

562 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 36
Gots: 43 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Bigby's Pour House.

Gotta be the only place in the area I can get this stuff on tap (unless Firkin wants to throw me for a loop some day). It pours a deep ruby-sienna topped by a half-finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises spicy red wine grapes (I'm thinking a particularly peppery Tempranillo here), rich caramel, a hint of graham cracker, light plum, mild black cherry, and a feathers' touch of red wine vinegar. The taste brings in more of the same, but whatever tartness was present before has been sanded down to a strong occasional stab adrift in a sea of sweet malts, mild peppery spices, and oxidized sherry. The blend, though, seems to work, leading to a pleasant, easygoing drink that may have been less likely had the tartness retained its former strength. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, a nice bruin, something that doesn't wow or overwhelm, but something that delivers some interesting and unique flavor combinations and an enjoyable time.

TMoney2591, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From an undated 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a decent initial head of about two-fingers. The foam is light tan and it fades quickly to a thick cap that hangs around for a bit. The beer is nearly opaque and reddish-brown in color. Pretty standard for the style, but better looking than some.

S-The smell is sort of dusty and earthy with a little bit of sweet/sour cherry and prune. I also detect a bit of saccharine-like artificial sweetness. Not terribly complex. Very little vinous character here.

T-The taste is also a bit one-dimensional with some cherry, stale prune, and a bit of earthy funk, but also a dull, saccharine/oxidized note that makes this brew taste somewhat artificial (or old).

M-The feel is pretty standard for the style with slightly chunky, soda-pop carbonation and a medium body.

O-I am pretty disappointed in this beer. Complexity is lacking and I could not get over the oxidized, saccharine flavors. Perhaps I got an old bottle? On the plus side, it is pretty good-looking for the style and the feel is well-suited for the style, too.

spoony, Aug 06, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

facesnorth, Jul 18, 2013
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.