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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

494 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 32
Gots: 31 | 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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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
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-18-2012 02:57:25 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-14-2012 08:20:18 | More by ambruns1979
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pumaguy021

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-14-2012 03:22:47 | More by pumaguy021
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Philousa

California

3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Batch Code 5. I'm not sure what this indicates, but I thought I'd include the information.

Look is very dark red against the light, but nearly black or mahogany beneath a light. There is very little khaki head that tries, but fails, to cover the top in various sized bubbles. This is the stickiest head on a sour I've seen. It sticks in splotches, very random. A sweet caramel, not very thick, with a tart berry aroma. There is some interesting bready yeastiness, like a pumpernickel or cranberry loaf. Very slightly roasty. Taste comes off initially as very sweet and slightly tart. I get strawberry, pomegranate, and cranberry in the sourness. A slight tinny metallic flavor bubbles up occasionally. The finish is sweet initially, but dries out which brings a good contrast to the previous sour flavors. Feel is slightly watery.

I like this but don't love it. I really appreciate the light flavors and fruitiness in this beer, but I want a contrast. It needs some more roastiness or earthiness. Give this a little more complexity and I'd love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 04:16:57 | More by Philousa
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GregoryMo

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-10-2012 02:31:52 | More by GregoryMo
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. Pours a dark, reddish-brown color that shows beautiful ruby highlights when held to the light. The head is khaki and one finger thick and dissipates rather quickly. The nose definitely has some nice tart, acidic notes like cherries and white wine. There's definitely a bit of oakiness there too. Nice.

The beer has a medium body and a good, firm mouthfeel. The carbonation is not too high and the acidity doesn't get washed out. What acidity there is seems to be very well balanced against nice sweet flavors of apples and plums. The tartness is not overly intense. It just carries over the palate and down the back of the throat, creating a nice, appetizing finish like a white wine. Extremely refreshing.

This would be an excellent beer for someone new to sours. It's not too intense, but anyone can taste the quality. It is balanced, interesting, tasty, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 23:15:56 | More by deadonhisfeet
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-24-2012 03:03:54 | More by nosavingsaccount
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ChadC12

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-18-2012 01:01:55 | More by ChadC12
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-13-2012 03:26:51 | More by wesbrownyeah
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-06-2012 12:30:23 | More by JasonSiedman
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-05-2012 00:54:49 | More by jrfehon33
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-02-2012 15:11:14 | More by t0rin0
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scar

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy Flemish reds more than any other wild yeast ales. There is a satisfying quality that is sustaining and fulfilling much like a good meal. I often have these ales with a light lunch of fruit and cheese, however they certainly have enough character to stand up heartier beef dishes, possibly even a burger with blue or Gorgonzola.

The appearance is spectacular, a beautiful dark red almost burgundy dominates your eye. The lace is like a cob web that take up all areas of the glass. Impressive considering this appearance is usually created by bottle conditioned beers which this one is not.

The smell is the weakness of this beer, very slight Candi sugar, a little acid and chocolate on the nose. I expect more acid up front.

The taste is fantastic but missing the yeast component. Malty with yogurt and vinegar to balance. Notes of coco powder and caramelized sugar but very slight. Very drinkable for the style.

Mouth-feel, nothing to complain about appropriate body with lower carbonation adding to the beer rather than detracting.

I would love to see this beer in the bottle conditioned form considering the classics of this style contain yeast. Great price of 2.99 a bottle can't go wrong, I will be buying more in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 18:16:18 | More by scar
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of molasses with ruby highlights and a meager head that is soon nonexistent. Tartness is noticeable in the aroma, which smells of weak apple cider vinegar. I actually wish it was a bit bolder; as is, it's just ok. The sourness is immediately present on the front end, though it is not terribly strong in and of itself. There simply isn't much else present for it to contest with, outside of the carbonation and some mild yeastiness. Some malt sweetness finally makes its way through in the finish, well after the tartness has subsided. Grapefruit and apple notes lurk somewhere in the transition between the two. All in all, this is a fairly mild and drinkable bruin that doesn't stand out in any particular aspect.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 00:07:00 | More by MaximalC
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-20-2012 23:32:08 | More by zonker17
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.