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:
868
Reviews:
245
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shilnikoff
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 250 ml | Best before end of 17-08-2016 | Bar code 5 411858 000077
Served in chalice

Appearance: Dark Brown, Amazing range of colors when highlighted: from Dark Tea to beautiful Red Cherry - depends on angle view | 5 mm white foam head | Almost no bubbles
Smell: Very gentle aroma of barley malt
Taste: Nice moderate sour, Slightly bitter aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Not too sharp
Overall: I really like it, another amazing sour taste from Bockor!

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Photo of Antyk
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Luiz0930
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Matuerk
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gkjhawk
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look:
Pours a nice deep and dark copper/amber color. Impressive head at first, but quickly recessed down to a 1 finger level. After it fades, the lacing is quite nice.

Smell:
Fairly pungent aroma (but not overpowering) of tart fruit (plum, peach, grape). There is a slight sour vinegar smell. Smells sweet and a bit of caramel.

Taste:
Instant dry bite just before the sour starts in. The sour flavor isn't that strong but it is present. There is a nice tart fruit / white and red wine rush that mixes with the sour and a hint of vinegar. This is a bit lighter on flavor than I expected. It gets a bit sweet, but then dries out once again as it trails off.

Feel:
Fairly full medium body. Remains quite effervescent the whole time in the glass. Dries out towards the end.

Overall:
Decent sour / our bruin. Seems a bit lighter on flavor than others that I have had. Not very sour and sweeter than some. I do like it as extremely sour beers are just too acidic. Quite pleased and would purchase again.

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

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled back on 1/13/16. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) with a nice looking brown bottle and lable. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pilsner glass.

Brew pours a dark amber in color with close to a 1-finger off-white creamy/foamy head. Some light sheets of lacing is seen when sipped. Aroma is of tart dark fruits, vinegar and brown sugar. More going on with the taste as there is a hint of vanilla with some spice. Not a sour brew at all and is well balanced. Nothing over powering any thing else. No bitter or harsh aftertaste is noted either. Overall a very tasty and different brew and worth a try.

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Photo of roast_90
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMBeall23
4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of garrycamden
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A few years ago I wanted to try a sour but didnt know if sours were my thing and did not want to spend 30 on a big bottle, so the manager recommended this beer as a good introductory beer to sours. I was not disappointed and I pick up a bottle or 2 every few months. One of my favorite brews.

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

Photo of Dactrius
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaryah
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of rfgetz
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer comes in a cute, small 25cl bottle. It pours clear, dark mahogny colored with a two finger high, beige head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Dried fruit, plum, oak, sour cherries, red berries, vinegar and candied sugar.
Taste: Beatiful! Sour green apple, tart, oak, plum, raisin, caramel malt, vinegar, vanilla and wood.
Mouth: Crisp body. Tart. Complex yet light and easy to dring. Very fresh! Medium carbonation.

A beatiful beer! I instantly fell in love...

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Photo of jhutt
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

VanderGhinste Oud Bruin Flanders Sour Ale from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
4.06 out of 5 based on 868 ratings.
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