Wijnberg
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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From:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
 
Belgium
Style:
Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #32
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,337
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 5.81%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 29, 2023
Added:
Aug 26, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
Oud bruin is a typical style of our region between Kortrijk and Oudenaarde. This beer is a blend of our own young and 2-year-old wood aged oud bruin. For complexity we added some of the marvelous "Jacobins Foederbier" from our neighbours in Bellegem, Brewery Vanderghinste.
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Dark ruby brown pour with a full tan foam head. Musty wood backs oud bruin fruity vinegar, cherry, dark fruit and a whisper of toast in the nose. Taste has the same musty wood backing the fruity vinegar, but here cherry, plum and grape are pretty distinct, cocoa and dark nut linger in the background. Nontraditional in the complexity but I find it striking. The feel is not as tangy, for lack of a better term, than most OB's, but the tart and funk mildness doesn't leave you wanting, still enough barrel and malt to carry
Jun 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4.01 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.98 by samEBC from Belgium

Nov 16, 2022
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle 2020.Very dark red, light brown foam, beautiful.
Oud bruin smell, wood, acetic, cherry fruit.
Pleasant and balanced taste, good, complex, wood, sugary touch. Cherry stones.
A great dink, tart and acetic aftertaste, of unripe fruit, plum.
Good on the style, good, without being extreme, still pleasant.
Oct 08, 2022
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tawny reddish brown, a thin layer of offwhite foam lingers momentarily. Flecks of foam to the sides but not bona fide lacing. Good clarity.

Aroma is musty and fruity, slight leather, dried fruit and herbs. Tangy tart grapefruit, vinous grape, mellow maltiness. Not quite sour but moderately tart, easygoing carbonation, medium bodied. It’s pretty good, thankfully not as palate ripping as Jacobins Rouge, a component of the blend. Worth a try, kudos to them for keeping a regional style alive that’s worth preserving.
Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Jack_14 from Italy

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It's a blend of a young Oud Bruin and one aged two years in oak barrels, with the addition of Browerij Omer Vander Ghinste's CUVEÉ DES JACOBINS beer (pure lambic that is aged at least 18 months in oak barrels before bottling).
Color between dark red and light brown, with ruby ​​reflections.
Soft foam, not indifferent.
As soon as uncorked it seems to have opened a red wine: notes reminiscent of tannins, wood, red fruit in alcohol (cherries), red grapes.
In the mouth it is a very particular Oud Bruin, very different for examples from that of T'Verzet (which for me is a bit of a term of comparison) there is no acetic astringency, but the drink is much softer and rounder : the fruity note reminiscent of cherries, caramelized notes, red fruit, together with a polite sense of wood that has smoothed the edges making this Oud Bruin easy to drink thanks to a balanced but well-present sweetness in which peeps a sour note that does not take the scene.
Balanced beer, very easy to drink in which the acid note does not exceed but fits into a very wide range of vinous, fruity, woody reflections etc.
In my opinion it's a beer that ages very well in the cellar, has a maturity of 5 years, but perhaps it is precisely with that time that it would acquire greater complexity (and acidity), perhaps at the expense of ease of drinking.
Feb 10, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
With an aura of rusticity and refinement, the brewery of De Ranke washes the senses with a Flemish ale of both sour and brown qualities for a sense of tartness and robust flavor.

Wijnberg pours with a rather still and rusty brown hue. Somehow building a loose and soapy froth, the beer immediately teases the nose with notions of red wine, toast, cherry, cocoa and fragrant mossy woods. Earthen in its tone, the scent leads the way to a steely caramel upstart in taste. Subtle suggestions of nutty, toasty and cola all come in a slightly sweetened malty upstart.

As the relaxed ale washes the middle palate, its sweetness invites complementary flavors of apple, grape, cherry and fig to round the palate with a fruity, estery and robust savory character. Remaining toasty, woodsy and nutty, the notions of cola are reinforced as the beer trails into late palate of red wine, cola and leather.

Medium bodied and carrying a dry tartness into finish, hints of savory balsamic take hold even while the ale finishes malty and tart with those mossy aftertaste nuances carrying cellar-like conditions, burlap, cola and brine.
Jan 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.65 by desint from Belgium

Jul 31, 2020
Wijnberg from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings