VanderGhinste Rood Bruin | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgium
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Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,188
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
898
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours dark brown with quickly dissipating head. Nose is funk, leather, barn, sour cherries. Taste is sour, but not mouth puckering. Blackberries, gigs, lemons, and funk. Mouthfeel is really nice - sweet and light. Overall, a really nice Flanders sour.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trickykid
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sokol_1993
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liveoakb
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great oud bruin. Not as sweet or complex as douchese de bourgogne but I really like this as a smoother and lighter oud bruin

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. Label is stamped with Date Of Production as '02 15 16'.
Clear, ruby brown colored body, with reddish highlights when presented to light. Full half finger head, settles to thick ring, fed by rising bubbles, off white color. Some strings of lacing.
Vinous aroma with lemon (tart/sour). Very expressive.
Taste is expressed by the brewer as typical tart, followed by a slight bitterness, and then by a hint of sweetness. I agree but the after taste is sour, but brief. There is some funk there.
Medium mouth feel, good carbonation.
This is a sour beer that has tart, sweet, and funk aspects involved.
Easy to drink but has a variety of contributors - sour, sweet, bitter, and funk. To me, the aroma is the most expressive attribute of the beer.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown but light passes easily. Good starting head but it dies quickly. The lace is brief as it slides down the glass.

Dark sour cherry aroma with some darker sweet malt. No chocolate though.

Berry sweetness to start but it succumbs to the soured cherries. Very much like the Flanders Red style, just a little darker. Fuller bodied with weak carbonation. The aftertaste is short lived but tasty.

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3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, brown body.

Smell: Same as below.

Taste: Brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, red wine, raisin, mild oak.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, mild tartness upfront with a mild sweetness afterwards. Balanced finish.

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4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single-serve bottle into a tulip...

Pours a deep translucent brown with little head, but excellent lacing.

The aromas are initially muted, but there is more going on that first meets the nose. Green apple and raisin both show up in equal measure, with lemon citrus in the background. Just wish there was more of it.

The palate is blessed with more than the nose, as the brew opens up as it warms and washes over the tongue, with a simple but balanced mixture of initial tart acidity, followed by a spiced raisin cake sweetness on the back of the tongue, and plenty of grainy texture for good measure.

The mouthfeel is outstanding. Light, crisp, and dry at the finish. Eminently drinkable.

Overall, this is a fine representation of the style.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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VanderGhinste Rood Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 898 ratings