VanderGhinste Oud 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

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Ranking:
#3,009
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
888
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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12 oz.

Pours a clear deep brown with a dark reddish tint. Off-white head is fine and dissipates to nothing .

Smells of tart cherry, strawberry, lemon, green apple, and Belgian candi sugar.

Tastes of tart fruit like cherries, lemon, and green apple, mixed with a Belgian candi sugar sweetness and a note of woody malt underneath. Slight woody bitterness.

Medium to thin body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

A very nice sour, one of the better ones I can think of, and well worth trying for fans of the style and newcomers alike. Very nice balance and flavor.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful maroon/deep crimson with an ivory head.

Aroma: While this beer does have a bold fruit nose (I sensed cherries and blackcurrants), it has a very 'deep' backbone - a hint of...scorched earth, is how I would best describe it.

Flavor: Cherry is in prominence with this one, and it has just the 'right amount' of sweetness. Breathing out into my mouth while allowing it to rest on my palate after the first sip, I sensed persimmons and possibly some anise.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth with medium-level carbonation - very 'appropriate' for a Flanders Red Ale combined with a young Lambic; not too tart, but just enough to be truly refreshing.

Overall: I highly recommend this beer for spring/fall. Personally, I find the fruit notes far too prominent for summer, but for late spring and all throughout fall, this one is ideal.

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3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased sometime in 2013 - want to say spring- making this nearly a year in the cellar

APP-deep maple, clear, low off-white head with fair retention and poor lace.

AROMA- complex, vinous nose of hey, red grape, blackcurrant, cranberry, earth, coacoa, grapefruit, dark caramel, rhubarb, anise, melon, ...and on and on....sounds messy but very harmonious and pleasant bouquet that leaps from the glass. Wonderful.

FLAVOR- much simpler than aroma as expected. lightly sweet crystal malt sliced apart by very bright and lively acidity (lactic?) rhubarb and citrus (over-ripe /spoiled grapefruit) come out prominently, a hint of tart cherry, notes of fig, tuna fruit, earth, cranberry, clover, no diacetyl, no apparent oxidation, no tannin or oaky character,

MF- light-bodied, velvety, medium-high carbonation, drying acidity that stings the lips a bit, and makes for a long finish not helped out by a light clinging bitterness

OVERALL- A disarmingly spritely oud bruin, that is lighter, more quenching and refreshing than richer examples. I get the impression that this is either a very young beer or chemically synthesized lactic acid has been introduced. It lacks the charisma of better examples but still makes for an interesting glass and at 5.5 abv this would be great bottle to bring out to parties, picnics, etc... would revisit this but would not pay much for it. Just read on the label that it is actually a blend of brune and lambic, which explains a lot, and makes me appreciate it a little more. Odd product.

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Very deep red pour and head is brief retreating to the edge leaving wispy clouds in the center.

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Taste is cherry and mildly sour.

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VanderGhinste Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 888 ratings