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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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651 Ratings

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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 44
Gots: 61 | 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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Ratings: 651 | Reviews: 205
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of scar
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of MaximalC
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of raynmoon
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

deep brown/ redish hints in the color and smells mostly of yeast, slightly sweet.

The taste is much different than smell of the yeast. It is slightly tart and then finishes sweet. It tastes mostly of cherries, balsamic, and breadyness. I like it.

It reminds me mostly of a flanders red; assuming these styles are almost the same.

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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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.

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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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