VanderGhinste Oud Bruin Flanders Sour Ale | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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VanderGhinste Oud Bruin Flanders Sour AleVanderGhinste Oud Bruin Flanders Sour Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgium
bockor.be

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Label also displays .VanderGhinste Oud Bruin'.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
862
Reviews:
243
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
120
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0
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4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

33cl bottle (batch code 04) poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Bellegems Bruin is a dark amber with a tan head leaving heavy, foamy brussels lace - textbook really.

Smell is first sweet than sour, cider vinegar, with a touch of must.

Taste is very bright cherry, abruptly cut by a moderately acidic, dry finish. A touch of caramel, apple cider. Really spot on with the style, a nice quick shock with a fairly clean, modestly malty finish.

Mouthfeel is slippery, light and dry.

Drinkability is phenomenal, this is a close to perfect as it gets, a benchmark example of the style.

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4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A most excellent sour ale. Sweet, sour, a little sticky...maybe a little too much sugar, but delicious nonetheless.

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4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. bottle, lucky to find a lone bottle in plain sight as it were at Hi-Times, great '30s style label,

A: Pours mahogany with a moderate white head, solid lace.

S: Nice dark fruit nose, not really sour smelling, molasses, inviting.

T: Delicious acidity, not overly sweet, just a hint of sugar with a great sweet-sour finish. Lots of dark fruit, fantastic.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate but easy acidity, beautiful structure, holds off the acid, but it still pervades throughout the whole drink.

D: A gem at $4 a bottle. Simply delicious, like the session beer version of an Oud Bruin, a great everyday drink, a must have from Belgium. Too easy to drink, refereshing to a T, simply an exceptionally well made beer. A classic acidic country ale.

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4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is an old style mash beer. Sour taste but not to heavy!

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VanderGhinste Oud Bruin Flanders Sour Ale from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
4.05 out of 5 based on 862 ratings.
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