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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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640 Ratings

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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 43
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2000

Label also displays .VanderGhinste Oud Bruin'.
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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh Flanders ales, how I just don't get enough of you. This beer is pretty straight forward and direct.I mean that in as good a way as possible. It doesn't really step out and try to be anything beyond a good beer. Straight forward. Fits to style. I like it, but it is pretty pure to the style parameters, which might be a lot for some people to deal with.

Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of phattman073
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Jesse13713
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz poured into a Maudite tulip glass.

Appearance - The appearance of citric cola with an oddly-fitting whipped head that quickly hides. Overall body is a bit watery looking. Lacing is hardly existent. A caramel-like cola brown that is honestly not that impressing.

Smell - Huge lambic acid notes. Tart fruits, perhaps cherry and plum. A burning toffee malt adds a bit of sweetness. Vinegar is potent but not overwhelming.

Taste - A lot deeper in the cherry orchard than the smell lets on. Not nearly as sour as expected either. An exceptionally smooth, perfectly balanced plate of dark cherry flavor that is just right. Plums are apparent. My mind wont steer away from the delicious taste of dark cherries. A nice, natural sweetness with a lightly sweet spongecake-like malt.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - This beer really nails the sweetness right. Not overdone or underdeveloped. Light-bodied and easy to drink. The sourness is tamed back, and the intensity of the cherries is perfect. The carbonation is neither apparent nor bothersome.

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dragomni
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice orange-red amber color to the body. Thick, chunky whitish head. Sweet-sour aroma, slightly vinegary. Cherry-like. Predominant sourness to the the taste with a subtle sweetness to take the edge off. Rather light bodied in feel. Crisp and dry.

I don't have a lot of experience with lambic/oud bruin style ales, but this is rather intriguing. I doubt this will become a regular style of beer that I partake in, but for something tasty and different, this seems well worth it.

Photo of draheim
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz (batch 01) into a tulip. Pours a murky mahogany w/ a thin khaki head that settles to a film.

Aroma is faint sour cherries and sweet malt. Not really getting much on the nose, just a mild red wine vinegar.

Taste is pleasantly tar and equally sweet. Sugars in the malt provide a nice counterpoint to the acidity.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Carbonation is just right.

Overall a pretty solid Flanders oud bruin. Sourness isn't overdone.

Photo of pumptrick
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of RuudJH
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought as 'VanderGhinste', a Flanders red ale, as stated on the bottle. 'Oud bruin', similar. Aged in oak barrels.

Fresh red berries smell. Tart but sweet with black berries too. Dry finish.
This beautifull beer, dark chestnut brown colour, with fluffy head, great lacing in the glass.
Pleasing beer, traditionally meant as thirst quencher. Fresh and drinkable. Decent example of the style.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle pours a ruddy brown color with a modest cap of tan head. Not much lacing, fair retention.

Nose is sweet and sour caramel malty goodness. Overripe strawberry jam and light red wine vinegar notes are just about perfect for the style.

Flavor is a little lighter and less sweet than a Duchesse. Jammy, tart fruit with plenty of caramel maltiness. Id like to see a bit more sourness, but overall it is pretty good. I am always down for a good Flanders and while this one is not great, it'll scratch that itch.

Photo of msarver16
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice. Pours dark brown with a finger length off-white head that dissipates quickly. Plenty of tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is of sour apples, sweet cherries, and yeast. The taste is tart with flavors of apple, cherry, and mildly sweet roasted malts. The flavors are well balanced. The body is light to medium with lots of carbonation. The beer is smooth and the drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very good beer.

Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of viverlee
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Curious craving. Years ago when I was introduced to good beers I had my first sour and quickly thought the beer had gone bad, that somehow the cap or bottle had been breached, that I was drinking someone’s cruel joke. Not so, young neophyte. I found my mouth yesterday absolutely clamoring for some vinegary gloss, and this here satisfies.

STYLE: Flanders Oud Bruin

ABV: 5.5%

LOOK: Not really the main course. Plain brown with a touch of mahogany and a light, fizzy head.

NOSE: Characteristically sour, it smells like Fall. Dried apple stack cake, salad dressing, punchy.

MOUTH: Apple cider, red grapes, cherry molasses. Mellow vinegary tartness but clean, not chewy. There’s a nice, cakelike toastiness as it warms. Sessionable it is not. That craving, though … gone.

BA Rating: 89

Hayward Abbey Rating: 91

Photo of Hophead101
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of stealth
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of horshack7
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Tulip is a very dark brown beer with a head around an inch thick.

Aroma: Sour cherries, light fig, pumpernickel, faint almond and a wisp of dryness in the nose.

Taste: Lots of sour cherry notes in the front, breadiness, a good crispness on the palate. Citrus notes here and there. Touches of roasted malts and hops.

Notes: This an interesting style the sourness is not too overpowering. Cheers.

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of TenHornsProud
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown with a big, fine off-white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of sour, tart apples (oxidation) with some wood and general sweetness, maybe cherry.

Taste is up front tart cherry that goes into a sweet and tart middle before ending on slightly sweet finish that has notes of the underlying brown ale. Really well balanced but still tart and complex.

Light to medium body with high carbonation is right on.

Really nice and well balanced sour brown, maybe a bit more complexity would rate it higher for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Immortale25
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Samuel Smith commemorative glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark ruby color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains quite well before gradually reducing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Not much lacing.

S- Light cherry scent with a shade of tartness in the back. Some yeasty funk is present.

T- Sweet and fruity with some lactic acid that's pretty subdued overall. Notes of cherry and granny smith apple. The tartness isn't as heavy as expected. Slight metallic taste.

M- A bit dry with lots of action from the high carbonation. Medium body.

O- Pretty good but I was expecting just a tad more flavor.

Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.