Oud Bruin
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #24
Ranked #8,015
4.06 | pDev: 10.59%
Aug 31, 2023
Dec 08, 2000
30% 18 month spontaneous foeder beer, 70% Brown Ale

Label also displays VanderGhinste Oud Bruin.

Originally called "Ouden Tripel", this ancient West Flanders Brown beer has found a new élan as a regional specialty under its current name: "VanderGhinste Rood Bruin". The main ingredients of our Vanderghinste Rood Bruin are malted barley, wheat, hops, water, and caramelized malts. These are used to brew a top-fermented beer. Blending this beer with lambic beer aged in oak for 18 months results in this specific West Flanders Brown beer. Its typical flavour is characterized by a well-balanced, hardly noticeable sourness. This first flavour impression is soon followed by a second pleasant discovery: a slight bitterness followed by a hint of sweetness.
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Rated: 4.49 by QueenSac from Colorado

Aug 31, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Tenebris

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a nice one. Nothing special like Romee Strijid popping out of a cake because it’s a Wednesday, but I’m still going to chug it and feel like a king. Again, it’s not the best, but I am content like a crab that just found a shell.

See ya.
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
250 ml bottle, as VanderGhinste Oud Bruin, brewed at Brouwerij Bockor Kortrijk, BB date 06.06.2013, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 5.5%. Deep brownish red colour, moderate off-white head. Interesting sourish aroma of oak, farmhouse, red wine and red wine vinegar, spicy notes too. Medium sour and fairly sweet flavour, fruity and vinous notes, the hops are hardly noticeable.
Apr 18, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Apr 16, 2021
Rated: 5 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2020
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Rated by Captain68 from Russian Federation

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oct 03, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by arzt from Germany

Aug 24, 2020
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Reviewed by RedbirdRona from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: dark brown with no lacing

Smell: malt and cherries

Taste: a blend of sweet and tart cherries

Feel: crisp like a fresh apple. Every sip is refreshing.

Overall: a very enjoyable flanders that has a genuine cherry taste. I would definitely try this again if it was offered to me.
Apr 11, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a chalice glass.

Pours a deep reddish brown color with a finger of creamy tan head. The head leaves a ton of lacing before settling into a thick blanket.

The aroma brings notes of cherries and apple cider vinegar, with softer notes of caramel, fig, and plum not far behind.

The flavor starts off with sweet cherries and grapes, and is followed by some tart Granny Smith apples and a lingering vinegar acidity. There's some caramel and vanilla as well as figs and brown bread on the back.

The feel is medium bodied with modest carbonation. Very smooth and dry on the finish. The tart flavors linger before bready aftertaste.

Overall, this is a great Flanders ale that is wonderfully balanced by sweet and tart flavors, as well as an ever-present caramel malt backbone.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by smbslt from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brown with deep orange highlights, a finger and a half, tan (as advertised) head that disappears and not replenished
Wine barrel aromas, no real change as it warms.
Definitely a grape juice component not counteracted with enough sour until the finish.
Carbonation releases and smooths things out.
Smooth and subtle, May be the difference in traditional Flemish and the American (everything more upfront) take on the style.
Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado

Sep 11, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by tyjohnson55 from California

Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Vander Ghinste 'Oud Bruin' @ 5.5% , served from a 250 ml bottle
A-pour is brown from the small bottle to a dirty brown in the glass with a small tan head leaving a fine spotty lace along the tulip
S-bit dissapointing
T-fruity , thirst quenching , slight bitter swallow
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok/good beer , not great
prost LampertLand
Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 3/6/19; drank 6/25/19 @ the Yarchives. See-through dark purple appearance. An even pour yielded a nice khaki head; minimal lace. Apple cider, tart cherry & mild clove notes in the nose. Medium thin mouthfeel. Tart cherry, apple cider & mild clove flavors; balanced, easy to drink but distinctly Belgian. I'd have another...
Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by brandoneast from Texas

Jun 18, 2019
Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
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