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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

484 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 33
Gots: 29 | 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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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-15-2014 03:47:26 | More by Beerlover
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours a clear deep brown with a dark reddish tint. Off-white head is fine and dissipates to nothing .

Smells of tart cherry, strawberry, lemon, green apple, and Belgian candi sugar.

Tastes of tart fruit like cherries, lemon, and green apple, mixed with a Belgian candi sugar sweetness and a note of woody malt underneath. Slight woody bitterness.

Medium to thin body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A very nice sour, one of the better ones I can think of, and well worth trying for fans of the style and newcomers alike. Very nice balance and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 00:07:18 | More by Cylinsier
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-12-2014 03:25:57 | More by oriolesfan4
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

03-12-2014 00:02:44 | More by gillagorilla
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MV_CHI-NS

Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful maroon/deep crimson with an ivory head.

Aroma: While this beer does have a bold fruit nose (I sensed cherries and blackcurrants), it has a very 'deep' backbone - a hint of...scorched earth, is how I would best describe it.

Flavor: Cherry is in prominence with this one, and it has just the 'right amount' of sweetness. Breathing out into my mouth while allowing it to rest on my palate after the first sip, I sensed persimmons and possibly some anise.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with medium-level carbonation - very 'appropriate' for a Flanders Red Ale combined with a young Lambic; not too tart, but just enough to be truly refreshing.

Overall: I highly recommend this beer for spring/fall. Personally, I find the fruit notes far to prominent for summer, but for late spring and all throughout fall, this one is ideal.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:20:14 | More by MV_CHI-NS
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased sometime in 2013 - want to say spring- making this nearly a year in the cellar

APP-deep maple, clear, low off-white head with fair retention and poor lace.

AROMA- complex, vinous nose of hey, red grape, blackcurrant, cranberry, earth, coacoa, grapefruit, dark caramel, rhubarb, anise, melon, ...and on and on....sounds messy but very harmonious and pleasant bouquet that leaps from the glass. Wonderful.

FLAVOR- much simpler than aroma as expected. lightly sweet crystal malt sliced apart by very bright and lively acidity (lactic?) rhubarb and citrus (over-ripe /spoiled grapefruit) come out prominently, a hint of tart cherry, notes of fig, tuna fruit, earth, cranberry, clover, no diacetyl, no apparent oxidation, no tannin or oaky character,

MF- light-bodied, velvety, medium-high carbonation, drying acidity that stings the lips a bit, and makes for a long finish not helped out by a light clinging bitterness

OVERALL- A disarmingly spritely oud bruin, that is lighter, more quenching and refreshing than richer examples. I get the impression that this is either a very young beer or chemically synthesized lactic acid has been introduced. It lacks the charisma of better examples but still makes for an interesting glass and at 5.5 abv this would be great bottle to bring out to parties, picnics, etc... would revisit this but would not pay much for it. Just read on the label that it is actually a blend of brune and lambic, which explains a lot, and makes me appreciate it a little more. Odd product.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 05:51:50 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-06-2014 14:04:32 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-06-2014 02:38:15 | More by mattmarka1
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-06-2014 00:51:51 | More by Taperwookie
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-05-2014 12:25:33 | More by nootch23
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Hyperionecta

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-01-2014 08:51:05 | More by Hyperionecta
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Jamison85

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-28-2014 07:19:02 | More by Jamison85
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-26-2014 17:06:01 | More by Vsarmatov
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brownish body (light brown - muddy brown - not to great with describing the color) with decent head and lace on top of an aroma that has some sour and sweet patches intertwining with each other, but mostly am getting some dark fruit like plums and figs. Taste/mouthfeel more of the same as light to medium bodied, smooth, easy to drink, not too familiar with this style but have a had a few and this one is real good. There is a balance and mix of sweet and dark fruits with a spicy edge and at times a little tart/sour cherry flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2014 15:20:13 | More by clayrock81
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-22-2014 22:42:55 | More by drew74
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tommy5

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-22-2014 15:50:21 | More by tommy5
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-20-2014 09:50:05 | More by DRBiser
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very deep red pour and head is brief retreating to the edge leaving wispy clouds in the center.

Aroma mainly of tart cherries.

Taste is cherry and mildly sour.

Mouthfeel is spritzy throughout. Clean and refreshing.

Really not much to say except this is really good. Oud Bruins, for me, always seem classy and sophisticated and this fits the bill. Not very tart or sour if you will. Easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 00:49:33 | More by joeseppy
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-18-2014 06:18:37 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Offa

California

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent oud bruin.

Very dark brown, it has a small pale tan head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, wisps, a little weak lace.

Aroma is dried cherry, vinegar, strong soy sauce element and steak sauce, metal. It has a strong, full aroma.

Taste is sweet and sour dried fruits up front, turned and slightly vinegary, metal, hints of steak sauce and tamarind, hint of wet wood., with some toasty bread crust in the finish. It is full bodied, fairly complex, lively, engaging, and zesty, fairly dry with a light leaning to the sweet and sour.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:04:54 | More by Offa
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-15-2014 21:29:08 | More by nmann08
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-15-2014 16:59:06 | More by duceswild
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Scepter

Texas

1/5  rDev -75.1%

02-13-2014 01:47:26 | More by Scepter
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-10-2014 01:30:09 | More by MarkJBurch
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Chemister

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-09-2014 18:40:28 | More by Chemister
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.