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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

822 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 45
Gots: 112 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-21-2002

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Ratings: 822 | Reviews: 418
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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LehighAce06
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Sep of 1012. Best by December of 2030.

The beer pours into a snifter glass with a very lightly hazy almost honey colored amber with an 1/2“ of fluffy white foam that persists quite a while. Lots of fine and active carbonation here. Sipping leaves strands and patches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The faint Aromas include a bit of musty barnyard funk and maybe even some leather along with some light touches of lemon-lime citrus and green apple.

The flavors start with a bit of almost sweet tartness that reminds of citrus and green apples. That beginning is followed by a modest amount of barnyard character. While there may be a bit of funk in at the beginning, that definitely gets more pronounced, but still quite mild, about midway through. There is also just a touch of bitterness that creeps in about midway through.

The mouth feel is on the light-medium side and there is plenty of fine persistent lightly prickly carbonation. In the finish there is a trace of dry tartness that continues to fade into just musty dryness as the citrus and green apple also disappear.

Overall I've enjoyed this geuze and will be happy to have it again sometime. While it is a touch milder/sweeter than some of the others I've had that also has a nice balancing effect on the tart sourness and the funk. So this would be a good one to share with those new to the style. That said, I think it might have scored a bit higher were it not for the fact that my expectations have been shaped by having had several other Gueuze's before this one (e.g., the Tilquin, Cantillon, Hanssens, DeCam, etc.)

Photo of IronTom
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange-golden color, with a decent froth, white head, which stays for an unusual long time.

Funky barnyard aromas, along with leather and lovely, floral hints define the nose.

Dough, slick yeast gets coated up by a gentle, mild lactic acidity and oak, which leads to a very smooth mouthfeel. Hints of lemon peel and unripe apple reveal themselves as the beer warms up, leading to a moderate dry aftertaste. My girlfriend said, this finally tastes like an actual beer, due to the relatively mild tartness of this Gueuze.

This beer is very enjoyable, as it is outstanding well balanced. It opens up a different angle on Gueuzes, as being gentle on the palate, without the usual aggressive tartness, still it contains an enjoyable complexity.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Westmalle318
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zard
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: metallic, pepper, gunpowder?!

Taste: Amazing.

Photo of jaydoc
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of natbarr
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidSomers
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrand2621
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of humuloner22
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received this one on a trade. Thanks man!

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow, lots of carbonation and huge white head blooms out of glass if poured with moderate aggressiveness.

Aroma: Funky barnyard aromas there for sure. But, it does have a citrus/ lemon like aroma going on. Pretty standard.

Taste: Very acidic and tart. Not a lot of funk in the taste profile but it definitely has something else going on, which is a little unusual. It has a bitter note that I cannot quite identify, maybe there is some hops in there? I don't think so but it does have an odd bittering note in there for sure. Otherwise finishes clean and not a bad beer at all.

Overall: Interesting beer and glad I had a chance to try it.

Photo of Buzz3d
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. All the right aromas and flavors but very underwhelming- should be about thee times more intense.

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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
90 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.