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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:
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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 cavedave
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes

Light brown with reddish cast, clear but thick looking, a finger of dark beige head, with some gorgeous lace. Great look.

Med. aroma, full of sweet blasamic vinegar, some light berry notes in there too, candi, and floral.

Very blended taste, med. strength, starting with the tart vinegar, but it isn't sharp, very pleasantly tart, adding vinous notes, candi, a bit of grainy sweet too, floral, and ends with just a touch of herbal bitter to keep it from too sweet.

Med. carb., light in the mouth but coating, clean cling too, very nice finish, near perfect rep. of style.

Excellent Flanders Oud Bruin, very subdued but full of good flavor. A nice entry to the style, and also a nice one for those familiar who prefer less puckering offerings.

cavedave, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of MADhombrewer
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch code 02

Appearance- Muddy brownish/dark amber color with a light, small brown head. Little lacing that slides down the glass side after a few seconds. 3.5/5

Smell- Tart cherries. Some caramel as well. 4/5

Taste- Tart cherries in the taste as well. Some caramel sweetness as a backbone. Hints of green apple tartness. 4/5

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation. Thin mouthfeel but the carbonation makes up for anything that is lacking. 4/5

Overall- Good beer. I am still just getting into this style and am liking my journey so far. I would get this again. Seems like this is a good style for summer or winter when you want something different. 4/5

MADhombrewer, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of hawkmage
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of goblue3509
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown color with a tight one finger slightly off white head which stays around for most of the drink. There is also sticky gobs of lace on the glass. The aroma is of grapes and vinegar. The aroma is well rounded and very inviting. The taste starts with a vinager tartness and gives way to a grape and slight tart cherry taste. The backend has a malt taste. The mouthfeel is carbonated and acidic. Overall a very solid beer, nice sour taste and aroma.

goblue3509, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of AndrewK
4/5  rDev -1%

AndrewK, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Naugled
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Naugled, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of fultonj
4/5  rDev -1%

fultonj, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of IsaacHarris
5/5  rDev +23.8%

IsaacHarris, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of joebres
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

joebres, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of danedelman
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served from bottle

A-deep mahoganey color with a head that sticks around and laces the glass nicely.

S-like a good flemish sour ale, a bit of funk, cherries and malt.

T-a tart yet very smooth and fruity beer. Is true to the style.

M-nice mouthfeel, light feeling and great carbonation.

danedelman, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of OneDropSoup
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Good-looking russet body, translucent with some ruby highlights, under a finger of beige head that dissipates quickly & leaves swampy lacing.

Smells of tart cherries, green apple, vinaigrette, a little jam-like sweetness that gains strength as it warms. Nothing really unexpected for the style, just well-done & keeping me coming back for more.

Tart grape juice, some more of those acidic fruit notes from the nose but balanced by a nicely baked but mild sweetness, like pie crust. Again, good stuff.

Medium-bodied, grips you by the tongue & leaves an acidic trail in its wake. Hits the salivary spots without being an out-&-out gusher. Very nice.

Overall, this is damn good. Again, nothing out of the ordinary for the style, but really hits the sweet spot with the tartness. Definitely have it again.

OneDropSoup, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -1%

JAHMUR, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +23.8%

PEIhop, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of brewcrew76
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear deep ruby with a thin tan head.

S - Grapes and dark fruits with some acidity. Seems fairly basic but I really enjoy it.

T - Sweet dark fruits with a touch of tangy mixed berry or cherry, grapes, some malty undertones and maybe even a touch of spice.

M - Medium light body with good carbonation.

D - Probably on the lighter side of sour for the style but I enjoy it.

brewcrew76, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of gfreed
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Subtlety wins! A good alternative to many others in this style because it isn't very powerful, no matter how you look at it. You'll find plenty of sourness without the wince; you'll also find plenty of fruitiness without any goopy sweetness. I use Rodenbach as my barometer of a good Flemish beer, but If you've ever been sandbagged by someone handing you a bottle and saying "Really! It isn't *that* sour!", you'll appreciate this beer from Bockor. Everything here is mellow and round. And while drinking, you can decode the label: is the old guy leering at the young guy, or is he just drunk?

An excellent accompaniment to pancakes.

gfreed, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev -1%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Agold
4/5  rDev -1%

Agold, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep brownish red color with a fluffy tan colored head on top. The head settles and leaves a a light amount of scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is tart and wooden smelling, there is also some cherry I'm picking up also. The taste is actually much better than I expected. It's a much more muted sour that some of the Flanders Reds out there. The mouthfeel was lightly carbonated and pretty smooth. Overall it was a pretty tasty brew even though I'm not a big fan of the style.

Knapp85, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of BeerMe42
4/5  rDev -1%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

Elfastball7, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of osusullins
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you like sours you will like this beer, I however do not like sours. That said, I can still recognize skillful craftsmanship. The people that produced this beer know what they are doing. Just not my favorite style.

The aroma is very tart and acidic with some estery qualities. You can tell this is a sour with the first whiff that you get.

The sour notes are right there when it first hits the pallate and stays throughout. I can taste raisins and some subtle dark fruit that I can't quite pull. Good if you like sours, but I do not so just so so for me.

osusullins, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of MakeshiftBrew
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, rich amber color, perhaps orange-red in direct light, with high carbonation. Tall off white head with dense nucleation and lacing clinging to the sides of the glass as it settles.

Nose: Slightly acidic and tart. Faintly sweet malt notes hidden alongside distant floral hop aromas.

Taste: Tart upfront which evolves into a pleasant acidic fruitiness that doesn’t overstay its welcome and balances very well with a sour malt tang. Very little bitterness, hop flavor is similar to nose; faint and floral. Tastes somewhat yeasty, like fine sourdough bread; refreshing.

I was surprised with this beer, it was my first of a style I didn't suppose I'd like, but it was good!

MakeshiftBrew, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

lovely dark garnet. Nice and opaque but has a decently thin look to it. Nice small head of light off white then comes up and over the top, dropping loads of lovely lacing down the sides.

Aroma is dark fruits, ripe plums, figs, pears, anything dark is a winner here. Really just nicely done. Sweet with raisins and touches of spice coming into the fold, beyond well put together. Each sip is like thanksgiving dinner with the flavors. A tremendous range here with huge swings from sugary dark fruits to light spice and hints of tart cherries

mikesgroove, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of inlimbo77
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into Russian River goblet. No bottle date, but a batch #01 I think it says. Purchased at Pinocchio's in Media, PA.

A: Pours a reddish brown color. Somewhat hazy, but you can see through it a bit. Barely any head which is off white. Some tiny bubbles streaming off bottom of glass. Some alcohol feet.

S: Mild barnyard funk hidden behind some dark fruits: figs and raisins and plums. Maybe some cherries in there as well.

T: You get a faint sour on the tip of tongue, but the majority of it comes towards the back of the tongue and throat. Definitely tart on the back end but not super potent. Prunes and raisins for sure on the flavor end. Also those tart cherries.

M: Light to medium bodied. Good summer/spring beer.

O: B+. I wish there was more funk and tart, but solid brew.

inlimbo77, Oct 06, 2011
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.