Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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4.53/5 rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Cork and caged green bottle. Best by date embossed on back: 1/26/2025. I'll be getting some more of these to lay down for years to come.
Poured into my Rodenbach flute.
Crystal clear orangish/muted copper body with a strong white head that lasts throughout the beer. Very thick lace that clings in patches to the glass. Steady stream of carbonation rised from the bottom of the glass.
Smell of funky sourness, slight fruity tartness and some barnyard mustiness.
Crisp over-sour apple taste with very little vinigar bite. No hops, no malt. Not nearly as sour as Cantillon, but much more drinkable. Starts quite tart but becomes sweeter and more drinkable as the beer progresses.
Pleasantly crisp on the tongue. Finishes drier than it starts with some slight bitterness towards the end.
A+ in drinkability.
Very nice geuze, a style that I'm starting to explore more.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2007 15:24:08 | More by Brewfan
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3.91/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
375ml bottle poured into an Omer Blond tulip glass. Best before 2034.
A: Pours a rocky and huge three fingers of sudsy off white head. Light gold/orange body with a steady stream of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass. Head retention for days.
S: Up front an almost toasted oak note before jumping into all sorts of funky farmhouse, burned rubber/mineral, stinky cheese, lemon juice and over ripened fruit smells.
T: Oaky start before leading into apple vinegar, rotting fruit, horse blanket, a heavy lactic acid and an lemon juice sourness. There's a unique mineral and bitter character that sticks out as well. Nice wheat cracker finish.
Mf: Light body with a very prickly carbonation that really brings out the acidity in the beer. Once you adjust thought it's highly drinkable and even thirst quenching.
Overall: A great interpretation of an authentic geuze. Lots of weird funky and sour flavors that set it apart from the American sour ales. Recommended and easy to find.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 03:28:25 | More by CowsandBeer
Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
90 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.