Bockor Bellegems Bruin

Bockor Bellegems Bruin

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Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste (Bockor)

Bellegem, Belgium

Style:  Flanders Oude Bruin

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Originally called "Ouden Tripel", this ancient West Flanders Brown beer has found a new élan as a regional specialty under its current name: "VanderGhinste Oud Bruin". The main ingredients of our Vanderghinste Oud 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.

ID: 10294 Last updated 3 weeks ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank3831
Overall Percentile91.8
Style Rank14 of 83
Style Percentile83.1
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.569
Weighted Score3.462
Standard Deviation0.239

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  • SIGMUND 4146 reviews
    rated 3.4 3 weeks ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    250 ml bottle, as VanderGhinste Oud Bruin, brewed at Brouwerij Bockor Kortrijk, BB date 06.06.2013, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 5.5%. Deep brownish red colour, moderate off-white head. Interesting sourish aroma of oak, farmhouse, red wine and red wine vinegar, spicy notes too. Medium sour and fairly sweet flavour, fruity and vinous notes, the hops are hardly noticeable.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.5 5 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Trade with Dean. Name is misleading, doesn’t taste anything like an Oud Bruin. Clear dark ruby, tan head. Decent aroma and surprsing bitter taste, not too sweet, just enough. (Velp 201508)

  • PAULCARDOM 545 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A hazy light brown with red edges, and a thick bubbly off-white head. Lots of dark fruit, some tartness, yeast, and wooden notes make comprise the aroma. The flavour is a mish-mash between the sweet fruit notes and the tart cherry-like flavours with plenty of funk in the mix.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 7

    A deep, dark mahogany in color with a three fingered frothy textured, light beige head rising above. There's some hang time on the head. It settles into a light bubbled, thin ringlet. The whole profile, bold in nose and on the palate is a sour ale. Beautiful. Love the style. This one medium bodied, smith creaminess.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a crystal clear burgundy color with no head what so ever. Nicely carbonated. Aroma is fairly spiced with a big sour note. taste is very, very sour with hints of cola and tart cherries. Finished off fairly non-existent. I like it although it is kinda watered down.

  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    C: clear dark brown, thin light brown cap
    A: dark fruit, funk, yeast
    P: medium
    F: tart fruit, funk, earth, yeast
    O: came highly recommended and worth the price

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    feisty you are! .. . pours a deep ruby .. light head, light lacing .. . i can't believe you lost the muff mobile .. . fantastic taste and feel, good stuff .. . . Yes, it's a Cinquecento Hawaii, but it's also freedom. It's the possibility of driving our own destiny. We can be what we want now, push our lives literally in the direction we want them to...oh Christ, is that a tape deck?

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    When I saw that this was an ale from West Flanders, I was expecting something a bit acidic and sour, but was afraid it might be just brown vinaigrette in the bottle. I took a chance on it, and it worked out in my favor. There is a sour acidity to it, but it is really well tempered and highly palatable. There is some sweetness that mingles, so it never becomes unbearable or a chore to drink. Reddish brown in color; light, sudsy, head made of rather large bubbles. Slight funk in the aroma, mostly cherries and bread dough. The tart cherries really come through as the glass warms a bit. Much better than I had anticipated.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/20/2011. This sour/wild ale pours a hazy brown color from the tap. Medium to full sized head. The aroma is fruity, bready, tart and sweet. A medium bodied sour/wild ale. The malts are fruity, raisins, some cheery and funk. There also is some woody/herbal/mustiness as well. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. Nice balance between the funk and tartness sweetness and malt and fruit. Easies drinking sour. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled. Very deep ruby red colour with small beigeish brown head. Aroma is big time sour fruits along with some freshly cut wood and some hints of mild sour cherries. Flavour is not as sour, and also the fruity notes are weaker than the wooden ones. Not much aftertaste at all. This could be one of the flemish sours that's mild enough to get people to "get" the style. I prefer the ones which are more sour and dry in flavour than this one though.

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