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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Vanderghinste Oud BruinVanderghinste Oud Bruin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

541 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

parintele, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Mantooth, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jbriggs7, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of minterro
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Little's liquor store. Poured into a snifter paired with popcorn. Great looking bottle design.

A&S: Transparent dark chestnut colored beer. Head is a light tan, pours less than a finger, but doesn't retain very well. The aroma is sour but not incredibly so, more tart than anything. I'm getting lots of pomegranate and cherries as well.

T&M: The taste is more sour than expected from the aroma. It isn't puckeringly sour. Lots of cherry tartness not much sweetness, but its there. Other flavors include dark fruits, Yeasty funk thrown in there. Pretty excellent texture, on the higher side of carbonation, but not sharp and the body is medium.

Probably one of my favorite sours, sour but not super sour. On par with price with most sours (5 bucks for 11.2 oz)

minterro, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ScottP, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

julielynndubee, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bret717, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of guityler83
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dense, cream colored head that dissipated after about 30 seconds leaving behind a ring of bubbles on the edge of the snifter. The beer appears dark brown to almost black in the glass but when backlit shows a deep mahogony with crimson highlights. The first half of the bottle poured very clear.

S: A sexy tart cherry aroma that just wofts from the glass. Closer in reveals a complex web of sour red berry aroma with darker sugars providing emphasis for the brightness. The bready, biscuity malt aroma blends well with the overal profile, but sites idley in the background.

T: A firm oak flavor underscores the beer from beginning to end taking away from the sourness somewhat. Slightly lumber / sawdusty tasting in addition to the usual french oak character (I'm guessing here). The sourness is medium to moderate with the similar tart cherry and raspberry flavors as found in the aroma. Light bread crust malt character and toast with a sweetness that leads to the impression of a tart fruit dessert.

M: The body is crisp and dry with mild levels of carbonation. The tanins from the wood give a slight mouth drying sensation in the finish.

O: The oak was very heavy (relatively speaking) in this beer and took away from the overall flavor profile for me. The classic cherry pie flavor was there with good complexity but the balance was thrown off with the oak. That being said, I would get this beer again because it was an interesting take on the style – over oaking that is.

guityler83, Jul 11, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass

Pours a dark reddish brown. A half finger white foam head quickly settles to a thin ring of bubbles.

Aroma of dark rich fruits, raisins, figs, cherries, brown sugar.

Taste of tart sour cherries,vinegary. Clean finish with a slight sour aftertaste.

Medium body, slight carbonation in the mouth.

Good drinkable, different change from a traditional beer. Malts with a gentle sour taste.

WunderLlama, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kjkinsey, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Vivs85, Jul 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

slipperysoup, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Halfshot, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tclipse, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Denise_bravo, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Danny1217, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jheezee, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ZEB89, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Dbot, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

crobinso, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JoeMans, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Ciocanelu, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Gadun76, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

dcmchew, Jun 27, 2014
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.