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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Vanderghinste Oud BruinVanderghinste Oud Bruin

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492 Ratings

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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

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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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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


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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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-15-2014 21:29:08 | More by nmann08
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-15-2014 16:59:06 | More by duceswild
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-09-2014 18:40:28 | More by Chemister
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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a brownish red color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving a good level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer was heaviest of a cherry smell mixed with a moderate amount of vinegar and a bit of grass. Along with these smells are some funky smells and a light amount of a yeasty smell. Rounding out the aroma are some tart cranberry and a light earthy aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly soured cherry and bready taste. As the flavor advances the sourness increases but never gets too overwhelming. The cherry flavors get stronger as the flavor advances as well with it taking a much sweeter flavor as the taste moves to the end. All the while some yeast and a bit of grass comes to the tongue along with some more vinegar to leave a rather moderately sour but very easy drinking sour.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is medium in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both are fantastic for the mix of sour and sweet and enhance the more easy drinking nature of the brew.

Overall – A rather tasty and easy drinking sour. Not the best out there, but very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 03:05:57 | More by Darkmagus82
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2014 23:29:23 | More by gfg0020
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Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance- Murky brownish red with quick bubbly white head.

Smell- Cherries and plums galore. Vinous characteristics, oaky with hints of vanilla and caramel. Very juicy and pleasant.

Taste-Same stone fruits and oak present. More grapes in the taste than the smell. Tart but not sour. Very jammy juicy.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation. Very smooth and clean. Very drinkable.

Overall- This is a beer I see on the shelves all the time, and I decided to buy one yesterday. Similar to a not nearly sour Cuvee Jacobins. Nice beer that would be a great foray into sours for someone.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 17:12:04 | More by Seanniek91
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-31-2014 03:24:27 | More by ThreeFishes
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3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

S: Slight funk. Decent tartness with some vinegar, but quickly fades, some fruity (cherry), bubblegum

A: Pours a deep brownish red in colour, very clear, looks almost ruby in color

T: bright upfront with clean crispness and some malt sweetness. Solid cherry characters come through but still rather sweet. some oak notes on the finish with a touch of oxidation and a clean, light tartness. Some sweetness sticks around towards the finish. Feel is light but smooth with some acid providing a bite.

O: real tasty, a little sweet but a great example of a flemish bier.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:12:00 | More by bierdeflanders
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-29-2014 19:00:33 | More by biokid23
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very cool version of the style here, not as sour as many of them. its a blend of a flemish red ale and a young lambic, giving this beer a rounded flavor and tartness, without the caustic acidity of other oud bruin types. more brown than red on the pour, hazy and dense, with a deep mahogany glow and less than an inch of cream colored foam. the nose is fruity as they come, tart cherries and maybe even raisins give an orchard sort of sweetness to this, and chocolate and dark amber malts unite in a rich lathery body with a bit of sweetness as well as a lactic tartness from the lambic. the wheat malt there doesnt add much, but the mild acidity is a nice contrast to the red fruit finish. complex and drinkable, more so than a lot of these. well carbonated, but i notice the lushness of the feel before the bubbles. its expanding on the palate and creamy too, down easy. a very impressive offering, especially at around 5 bucks a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:25:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-24-2014 14:43:44 | More by SoCalSuds
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-24-2014 02:54:25 | More by krome
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-24-2014 02:49:39 | More by jgunther71
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-22-2014 23:56:07 | More by minnemts
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-21-2014 21:27:59 | More by vinny21bal
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-19-2014 04:35:00 | More by Lehighace06
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-18-2014 21:41:35 | More by Yeti1979
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a teku.

A: Dark brown. Pours a 2 finger, foamy, tight, brown head. Settles slowly leaving a thick beer ring. Spotty lacing.

S: A little woody malt character accentuated with raspberry.

T: Bready. Light balance of fermented raspberry.

M: Crisp and fruity. Very nice bitter sweet balance. Dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is really nice. Great head, yet little lacing. Nose is woody and fruity. Bready with a little fermented fruit. Crisp, fruity, with a little body; well-balanced. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 03:45:56 | More by bmwats
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-18-2014 00:32:48 | More by freewill35
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-15-2014 01:50:54 | More by rstenson
Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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