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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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562 Ratings

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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

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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Photo of The3rdbeer
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 Oz bottle poured into a Ridel beer glass right down the center which produced a finger and a half of fine thick head which stuck around for 45 seconds which faded into a centimeter thick of reddish tan lacing.

A- Love the color of the head, almost a reddish tan, so far after 2 mintes the lacing still remains thick and nice while sticking to the glass. The color of the beer itself is the same hue as the red trim around the label on the bottle. Ruby red that you can see through with very fine effervescence.

S- Flanders for sure, tart popery bouquet, bing cherry, dried raspberry, yeasty. Had to really aerate the beer to get the nose in, not very detectable otherwise hence the low score in this category.

T- Flanders for sure, I really appreciate how mellow this beer is tart cranberry which rolls wet for a long time down the palate to later show the cherry and grape skin hinting at the dry finish. Great session beer.

M- Starts wet with lite carbonation and ends dry. lite body, very user friendly. First step on the ladder to Flanders style beers.

O- Very pleased, not only does it have that signature Flanders nose and flavor profile but its also low in ABV and would be a great session or first beer in a Flanders Flight!
Will buy again.

The3rdbeer, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

emilylee, Jan 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

gory4d, Jan 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jonas73, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

zenithberwyn, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

chris1919, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

flayedandskinned, Jan 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Tibi81, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of ccrida
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

ccrida, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
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.

Maxwell, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerBum, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Gonzoillini, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

sloelco, Dec 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

gwiedman1, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

MarioM, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

BeerBuddy2122, Dec 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

s4s, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

smithj4, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

kaelingirl, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

halo913, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

pknyc, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Florya, Nov 14, 2012
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Grocerystowe, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4/5  rDev -1%
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.

CloudStrife, Nov 04, 2012
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.