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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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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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jonas73


3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-21-2013 23:47:19 | More by jonas73
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zenithberwyn

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-21-2013 08:27:26 | More by zenithberwyn
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chris1919

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-19-2013 00:07:05 | More by chris1919
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flayedandskinned

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-16-2013 06:25:58 | More by flayedandskinned
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Tibi81


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-14-2013 12:45:40 | More by Tibi81
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ccrida

Oregon

4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle (batch code 04) poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Bellegems Bruin is a dark amber with a tan head leaving heavy, foamy brussels lace - textbook really.

Smell is first sweet than sour, cider vinegar, with a touch of must.

Taste is very bright cherry, abruptly cut by a moderately acidic, dry finish. A touch of caramel, apple cider. Really spot on with the style, a nice quick shock with a fairly clean, modestly malty finish.

Mouthfeel is slippery, light and dry.

Drinkability is phenomenal, this is a close to perfect as it gets, a benchmark example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 04:35:36 | More by ccrida
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark candy brown, with a lovely creamy white head that sits at a finger’s width above the beer. In the light and in the glass, though, the beer is beautifully dark ruby in color, with some slight muddling in the color to suggest brown maple syrup. Lacing is thin and tendril like along the walls of the glass. The body appears to be clean and free of particles, but is really quite opaque to the eye. On the nose, the beer smells strongly of cherry leather and funk, with big fruity waftings and a light barnyard funk lying beneath everything that just barely touches upon less appealing smells. The smell actually begins with a nice malty base, but that is swiftly washed away by the funk and fruit. On the tongue, the beer tastes tart with wonderfully fruity notes that move mostly in the tart cherry range, but do hint slightly at other fruits. The funk detected in the nose is lighter in the taste, but still present in the background of flavor. The beer begins with light funk before quickly opening into sweet fruity cherry notes with some mild leather to suggest the funkier side of the beer. The finish mingles light funk and fruit beautifully, and the aftertaste rings with a surprisingly salty sour funk, while still hinting at the cool fruity cherry. In the mouth, the beer feels light to medium in body, with some fierce prickling from the carbonation, though it remains smooth other than that. The mouth is left neutral, with only the slightest watering at the sides of the tongue. Overall, this is a lovely light wild beer. It tends more towards the fruity side of the road, but suggests some nice funk notes while still holding onto the fruit. The beer is a terrific introduction beer for wild ales, and a nice fruity beverage overall. I like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:49:23 | More by Maxwell
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BeerBum

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-04-2013 22:11:42 | More by BeerBum
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-03-2013 03:52:26 | More by Gonzoillini
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-26-2012 06:19:27 | More by sloelco
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gwiedman1

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-23-2012 07:40:37 | More by MarioM
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-16-2012 09:15:13 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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s4s

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

12-11-2012 10:48:27 | More by s4s
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-01-2012 17:39:50 | More by smithj4
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2012 00:29:14 | More by kaelingirl
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halo913

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-24-2012 17:20:46 | More by halo913
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-15-2012 02:46:52 | More by pknyc
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Florya

Norway

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-14-2012 16:59:05 | More by Florya
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THEGENERALISMO

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-13-2012 23:00:27 | More by THEGENERALISMO
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Grocerystowe


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

11-08-2012 19:56:41 | More by Grocerystowe
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CloudStrife

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear ruby with a 1.5 finger off white head. A good amount of visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Great tart aroma with some fruit and funkiness. Fruit comes through as cherry. Nice yeasty

T: Light cherry taste with a sour background. I enjoy the funkiness in this one. Lasting fruit taste.

M: Light to medium body with fairly low carbonation. Very drinkable

Overall a very sessionable flanders that I wish I could have every day. Doesn't blow you away but is still a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 19:24:24 | More by CloudStrife
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peagasus

Belgium

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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

New York

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Looks like a lively one! A mountainous off-white head atop a rusty deep brown body.

S: Heavy fruity esters. Some oak barrel. Caramel and dark fruit.

T: Delicious. Acetic tart cherry. Some earthy oak. Each sip takes a long time to develop.

M: Very smooth and refreshing to start with some wonderful biting tartness in the finish. Medium body and carb is just right.

O: I love how this tastes but it’s the mouthfeel that dominates. I enjoyed this a ton.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 02:53:16 | More by mjtiernan
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DavidST

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Belgian goblet, batch 01. This pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a small but bubbly head. The nose is tart, and funky, a little cherry, maybe brett and some vinegar. The feel is medium. The taste is pretty good, about Dutchess level quality, you get a nice tart load of fruity malts. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 03:39:38 | More by DavidST
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.