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Vanderghinste Oud Bruin - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

624 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 39
Gots: 56 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2000

Label also displays .VanderGhinste Oud Bruin'.
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Mildly sour. Very sweet with lots off fruit flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours the color of molasses with ruby highlights and a meager head that is soon nonexistent. Tartness is noticeable in the aroma, which smells of weak apple cider vinegar. I actually wish it was a bit bolder; as is, it's just ok. The sourness is immediately present on the front end, though it is not terribly strong in and of itself. There simply isn't much else present for it to contest with, outside of the carbonation and some mild yeastiness. Some malt sweetness finally makes its way through in the finish, well after the tartness has subsided. Grapefruit and apple notes lurk somewhere in the transition between the two. All in all, this is a fairly mild and drinkable bruin that doesn't stand out in any particular aspect.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasting 6 months after the suggested expiry date (08/07/2008), served only very lightly-chilled in Rodenbach's slim goblet.

A: dark Burgundy-ruby in colour, with large bubbles in action but not fiercely, and a fast-dissipating off-white foamy head.
S: slightly pungent sour fruits with strong hints of salted-sour Chinese brown prunes, cherries and a little oily balsamic vinegar - refreshing and not too sweet, but the brown malt base lies firmly underneath. "Woodiness", due to the long ageing (18 months, according to the back label), is everywhere, but is also mixed intrinsically with the fruity main theme. Nice.
T: the taste is very quiet indeed - semi-tart, metallic and tannic-chewy, almost like cranberry juice-drink on the palate, followed by a unique savoury edge as of well-aged alcohol in wooden barrels and herbally, licorice-flavoured prunes. Fruitiness is pretty restrained, as opposed to the nose, while malts are pretty much absorbed into the main flavour, leaving a soothing, lingering undertone of fermented dark berries, smoked black prunes, and a chewy bitterness of hops in the semi-short finish.
M&D: not extremely refreshing as the carbonation is slightly artificial and yet also flat-ish (coz it's "expired" by 6 months??). I can't help thinking if the expiry issue really has something to do with the underperformance of this bottle, but, if not, I would have to say this thin-ish beer is at best a mediocre example of the classic style. I might have to try the tap version to change my mind, or find a bottle within the BB date.

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3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle (batch code 02) with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 snifter in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Bottle acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California yesterday. Reviewed live. Expectations are high as I really enjoyed the Jacobins Rouge from this brewery.

Served slightly warmer than refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of okay thickness, very light cream, and bad retention. Colour is a nontransparent very dark amber. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Sour cherries, wild yeast, and bacteria. Lively and appealing. A moderately strong aroma.

T: Sour cherry, wild yeast, and bacteria. The sourness is pretty tame, with some fruity tartness on the back end. Clean malted barley comprises the foundation. All around it's a bit simple for the style, but features notable subtlety. Enjoyable and pleasant to drink. Some layering. Well balanced and built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours generally. Adequate carbonation. Moderately light on the palate. It has presence. No real cream. The thickness is adequate but not ideal. Thins towards the finish.

Dr: A drinkable Oud Bruin that will please fans of the style but won't impress. I'd definitely have it again and it's quite enjoyable, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends. There are better beers in the style for around the same price and availability.

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3.57/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Date marked 12/20 (20/12) /02...very dark browm, chill hazes the glass, looks to be sedimented. Small head down to spider tracks in 40 seconds, laces in small spots. Black strap mollases aroma, backed by a farm fresh mustiness. Light and citric tart, the flavors come across to me as a cross between a Manhatten and soy sauce. Finsihes relatively dry for a beer this dark, could be a sense of black cherry and with some overbearing phenolics. I can't say this is a favorite, low carbonation to counter the tartness and a slightly unpleasant malt.

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3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bellegems.

Pours reddish brown. Finger of light tan head. Spotty lace.

Cherries, light vinager and tartness compose the nose.

Cherries, sour, vinager, caramel malt and more sour.

The mouthfeel is acidic and sharp, crisp and dry. Lots of carbonation.

Decent, needs better balance.

Vanderghinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
90 out of 100 based on 624 ratings.