- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Vanderghinste Roodbruin – Brouwerij Omer Vanderghinste, 5.5% ABV, 25 cl., (Bellegem, Belgium)
on the back label:
“Beer of mixed fermentation, matured in oaken barrels for 18 months. Brewed since 1982.”
- Style: (Flemish) Sour/Wild Ale
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
- How much: $3.95 (after 12.5% off) – 25 cl., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure, quite balanced
Visual: Pours clear light root beer brown with a bit of a dissipating head, medium ringed retention, mixed fast and steady active streams.
Nose: sour pukey, cherry notes, malty backbone. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp-fizzy, incoming sour
Mid-palate: tingly CO2, med-high puckery sour, light pukey cherry-prune, (lvl-7-sweetness), woody brown sugar barley malt
Finish: lingering dissipating acidity, residual fruity cloying sweetness, palate roughness
Summary: Big sourness right from the get go, balanced well with fruity but cloying sweetness and woody oaked malts. The sugars become heavy about halfway through, but it’s still a quality brew with history. A good flemish, not as good as Duchesse de Bourgogne FWIR [B+].