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

BA SCORE
90
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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
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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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Photo of Danielr26
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidKIT
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulyB83
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%

Date of back says 03 14, I assume that's when it was bottled?

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a pretty clear garnet with nice three finger light toffee head.

S- Light dried dark fruit aroma with a light tartness.

T- Medium-light level of tartness, getting those light dried dark fruit notes, doesn't linger on the palate much.

M- Light, a tad watery.

O- Not the best Oud Bruin but a good starter beer for people not used to sours. Tasted like a light Belgian dubbel that was slightly tart.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-clear brownish red with a foamy off-white head. Tons of bubbles and lots of splashy lacing.

Tart sour malt and fruit aromas, some wood and floral notes. Really got the sweet flowers in the nose on this one.

Tart fruit up front. Acidic. Some seltzer. Malt and some sweetness follow. Sour cherry, a little vinegar. It is a bit thin flavored, but that is ok.

A bit more watery than I'd have liked. Well carbonated.

Very decent, but not the best of the style. I'm glad I tried it and would have it again.

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Photo of treznor
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice reddish copper appearance. Aroma is slightly metallic? That seems a bit odd. Taste is very nice up front with a tart sourness of grapes and some slight cherry, but peters out too quickly. If this had a better finish (like the Cuvee Jacobins) this would be an awesome beer.

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of TruePerception
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

VanderGhinste Oud Bruin. 5.5% ABV.

A: Half a finger of head. Slightly brownish red. Very slight yellow at the bottom. Some slight lacing.

S: Slight funk. Decent tartness when the bottle is opened, but quickly fades. Not a lot of scent to this one.

T/MF: Okay sourness, but not nearly so much as other Belgian sours I've had. Some barnyard. Some kind of dried fruit, but I'm not quite sure. Prune, perhaps?

Not bad, by any means, but a little disappointing.

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle, into a Petrus chalice.

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Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the style this beer really left me wanting more. Not nearly as tart and funky and many other Oud Bruins I've tried. I suppose it's a great starter for someone not as adventurous to try and get into this style.

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Photo of joshautry
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pumptrick
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of flayedandskinned
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of notalumberjack
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cj8311
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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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