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

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862 Ratings
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
For Trade:
0
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Mildly sour. Very sweet with lots off fruit flavors.

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Aroma: sour and red fruit – not super intense, rich malt in the nose. Not a lot of hop aroma.
Brilliant coppery brown (Burgundy), 1” finely bubbled off white head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing.
Flavor: Fairly dry, has a slightly cherry plum fruity sweet-sour finish. A little prune especially in the after taste. No appreciable hops.
Very effervescent, medium body, creamy and refreshing.

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Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown with a finger of tan head that dissipates into a cap and
leaves mild lacing.

Aroma: This beer has a unique aroma of stinky cheese dominating the nose, and there is quite
a bit of mustiness coming through as well. Tart granny smith apple and a touch of candy sugar
are found in the background.

Taste: Starts off with a light, but noticeable malty sweetness. Followed by a good amount of
sourness, but it's not quite jaw-clenching. Finish is quite tart.

Palate: Body suggests a higher ABV than 5.5%, but it does go down easily, and the carbonation
level is about average. Must, stinky cheese, and tart apple make up the lingering aftertaste.

Overall: This is quite a tasty beer! This is the first beer that I've ever used stinky cheese as a
flavor descriptor, but it did work well in this one.

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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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