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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

782 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 43
Gots: 98 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-21-2002)
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jtrigonis, Today at 05:42 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

a77cj7, Saturday at 08:09 AM
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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 2034. Cork stomped easily.
Golden yellow color with a huge head with medium retention.
Bold sour funky aroma with notes of lemon, vinegar, lots of horse mantle, leather and band-aid.
Flavor is more tamed and elegant, notes of apple vinegar, funky sourness lime, yeast, green wine, mild herbal bitterness, must, some lactic and pears. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Light body with a carbonation that deceives it for border medium.
Very good Geuze, it has a nice balance between sweet and sour and great complexity. Quite pleasant to drink. Should please a wide range of beer drinkers.

FLima, Friday at 08:17 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

lillitnn92, Wednesday at 04:30 PM
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

tclipse, Nov 16, 2014
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KJ2013, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

This is an oude Geuze that will appeal to a lot of drinkers. It has everything of a oude Geuze from the Senne valley but it is also quite mild and not too sour. I liked it very much.

safaricook, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Dirty25, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Cbmccarthy, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

375ml bottle dated 3/14/14 (BB 2034)

Hazy golden pour with stable head.

Nose of sweet lemon, hay, yogurt, floral.

Flavor is on the lighter side of geuze but very nice. Slightly sweet, lemony goodness with a midpalate of horseblanket funk, yogurt and a moderate amount of bitterness. The finish is dry and tannic with some oak presence. Medium sour.

Medium bodied and slightly oily on the tongue. Full, active carbonation leads to a creamy and full mouthfeel.

Overall, an enjoyable and refreshing geuze. Lacking some depth but certainly a step above a Cuvee Renee. It's surprisingly funky. I think this would benefit from a little more time in the bottle. Would certainly tick again.

brianmandell, Nov 14, 2014
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EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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CSO, Nov 06, 2014
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McNazz, Nov 05, 2014
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SD0430, Nov 04, 2014
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dar482, Nov 04, 2014
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Fitze, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Roze, Oct 30, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

wethorseblanket, Oct 30, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To all my followers: “I am God”... just kidding! Actually I want to apologise for the recent lengths between my posts, uni work and life in general has been a major obstacle, but now I’m back baby, and with a Gueuze no less! To the uninformed Gueuze is your basic Lambic style beer (aka fermented by wild yeast strains that float around in the air). It is generally a mixture of typical farmhouse Saison characters (apples, hay, musty yeast) with a mouth puckering sour finish. I know, sour beers, what’s up with that? If you haven’t tried one yet you should because they generally kick ass and take names, specifically your name when you drink one.

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Cloudy and golden body with wild yeast clumps floating around having a yeasty good time. There is a decent enough half centimetre chalky white head on top as well. 8/10.

S: This brew immediately sings out: “We got the funk! We've got the funk, forget the P-Funk, we got the sea funk.” There is quite a lot going on with the aroma, rotting cider apples, hay bales, funky yeast, sour candy and vinegar. 8/10.

T: All over the shop (in a good way!) with notes of cider apples, sour lemon acidic candy, funky yeast, and a long tart finish. Slightly astringent in the aftertaste but nothing too over the top (I’m looking at you Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René!). 8/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a palate cleansing champagne fizz. 7/10.

D: Sometimes it’s good to have a Gueuze - wow I totally just came up with a slogan for the International Gueuze Drinkers Association (or IGDA for short). It’s a decent and refreshing Gueuze and if Gueuze was one of my favourite styles, which it isn’t, I would definitely have this in ye olde fridge door. If you haven’t tried a sour beer before this is an excellent entry point and you’ll be surprised at how refreshing they can be. 8/10.

Food match: Gueuzes are palate quenching kings, so they will really work with anything, but sharp cheese platters are par excellence cuisine pour cela.

doktorhops, Oct 29, 2014
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sfr26, Oct 27, 2014
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Stillmakingnoise, Oct 23, 2014
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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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