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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

492 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 492
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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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-23-2014 20:02:09 | More by KevMo84
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charlzm

California

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed May 21st, 2014. Poured into a Bruery tulip.

Beer is a dark caramel brown. Seems murky due to depth of color, but holding to light reveals it is a deep amber with nice clarity. A one-finger light beige head forms which provides nice but short-lived sheeting.

Aroma is sweet and slightly tart cherries. Well, maybe more like cherry pits, since there is a slight woody note as well.

On the tongue, the flavor is mild and only slightly tart. The palate gets pretty much the same treatment as the nose as far as the flavors go.

Moderately lively in the mouth, the restrained but still effervescent mouthfeel on this one is pitch-perfect. Medium-bodied.

Very drinkable and no doubt quite refreshing in the heat; save your session IPAs, pilsners, blondes and shandys for yourself. I'd much rather have one of these or a proper Bavarian hef.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 02:14:11 | More by charlzm
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-22-2014 01:14:41 | More by JimmyAloysius
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-21-2014 13:58:43 | More by MSandahl23
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belljt33

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-20-2014 21:39:52 | More by belljt33
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2014 23:22:21 | More by chefbigjon
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utfiero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- murky reddish brown. Full, thick head.

Aroma- oak, sour cherry, buttermilk.

Taste- Starts gentle with complex semi-sweetness with slight cherry, woody tones in the mid-body, then finishing with a mild sour apple tartness. Bravo! A truly great sour ale.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 11/8/2014.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 17:50:23 | More by utfiero
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 15:16:49 | More by seangibbs60
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-19-2014 01:42:04 | More by TubaDan
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-18-2014 15:41:01 | More by BeastLU
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-18-2014 03:02:54 | More by NYR_Rob
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-15-2014 16:10:42 | More by AnalogErik
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Beejay

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-11-2014 21:30:03 | More by Beejay
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-11-2014 00:59:47 | More by Texasfan549
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treznor

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice reddish copper appearance. Aroma is slightly metallic? That seems a bit odd. Taste is very nice up front with a tart sourness of grapes and some slight cherry, but peters out too quickly. If this had a better finish (like the Cuvee Jacobins) this would be an awesome beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2014 23:56:35 | More by treznor
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jadler16

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

05-02-2014 17:13:02 | More by jadler16
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booyabazooka

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-29-2014 00:39:34 | More by booyabazooka
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Techichi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-21-2014 23:39:55 | More by Techichi
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(served in a 10 oz pub goblet)

A: dark, reddish brown - like when the autumn cedar leaves stain the color of the water in a lake... only a little foam on the pour, fizzed out

S: bold presence of wood fibers, vinous, light touch of cocoa

T: tart red grape... touch of cocoa midway... grapefruit-ian sweet-tart... very delicate twiggy-woody and/or dry-roasted nutshell in the finish

M: funky-acidic bite up front, the tannin-sanded body slips on through... light-medium bodied flow and tannic bitterness midway... sour tang smeared on the sides of the mouth... disappears down the gullet, dry, mild alcohol glow

O: pretty good, pretty dry... fruity, but not sweet... bright flares jostling the palate, but not quite refreshing... can say it does seem to ignite the appetite

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 08:18:42 | More by Bouleboubier
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dank203

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

really well balanced sour with notes of spice, pepper, and lot of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, sourness is nice. carbonation is a little heavy, kind of distracting on certain sips, still its almost up with jacobins, as far as what I can get my hands on in this same category of beers

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:32:17 | More by dank203
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-12-2014 16:13:10 | More by mendvicdog
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-11-2014 05:09:16 | More by dwagner003
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Bwagner1122

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-11-2014 04:59:14 | More by Bwagner1122
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-07-2014 19:03:09 | More by jwchestnut
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-07-2014 11:02:19 | More by deapokid
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.