Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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4.16/5 rDev +3.2%
Pours very dark amber, reddish up into the light. A very thin white head just for a minute, thin lace, a bit sticky.
Smells nice, big vinegar, some sour cherries, amaretto, apple cider, berries, Belgian sugars, faint cocoa and barrel.
Taste starts with tart cherries, just a touch of vinegar, and lots of mixed fruity notes, with raspberries, blackcurrants, red apple, faint banana, yellow pear, faint lemon and red grapes. A clearer malty canvas than other sours, bit of dark bread. Vanilla, candy sugar, cherry pits, nice oak barrel notes, some funky moldy cellar notes too. Very clean finish, low bitterness, sourness goes away completely and leaves a very fruity aftertaste.
Medium body, chewy, medium carbonation. The initial sourness is perfectly balanced by fruity sweetness and (almost) robust malts, making it really easy to drink.
Perfect "gateway" Oud Bruin, packed full with flavour, not too complex for a sour, cheap and simply a great beer.
06-27-2014 16:12:36 | More by dcmchew
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
a - clear dark brown, hint of red. thin tan head. no dregs in bottle.
s - tart sweetness, white grape, green apple, dark fruit from malts, slightly metallic
t - earthy tartness, again white grape and green apples, tartness with both, dark fruits cherries and prunes, some detectable bubblegum flavors, notes distinct to most sour browns I've had
m - medium to high carbonation, tart, clean and smooth, only a bit sticky
o - great flavors, great all around
06-25-2014 02:57:56 | More by wildlife
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
A slightly heavier and fuller-bodied flanders. A full red ale combined with a crisp lambic.
Appearance - Dark, nutty, slight rouge. Little to no head. Almost looks like Coca Cola in a glass.
Smell - Sour on the nose with hints of citrus and light fruit. Ripe cherries.
Taste - Exactly what I was hoping it would be. Completely refreshing with sour cherry and raspberry. Slight apple finish with a smooth and never overpowering complexion. One of the best flanders I've ever had.
Mouthfeel - Slight carb, sour mouthfeel. Slightly soapy aftertaste taking this score slightly lower.
Overall, high marks. Summer beer for sure, but pleasant enough to be sought out at any time.
- Adam from Tipped Mixology
05-24-2014 02:18:26 | More by TippedMixology
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.