Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by Jon:
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375ml best before 3-14-2022. I'm guessing this was bottled 3-14-2002.
Glowing amber-peach with a pillowy white head that settles nicely into a thin ring imparting subtle trails of lace on the glass.
Lemon zest, toasty oak, ripe apple and almost herbaceous aromatically.
Citrus, notably lemon and lemon rind, oak, and a mild vanilla flavors throughout. Tart and sour with lively acidity and a dry finish, it's not quite as bracing as some other top Oude Gueuzes. That's certainly not to say, however, that this is not a winner -- it's just a bit more subdued.
Active, carbonated mouthfeel along with a biting acidity enhance the mouthfeel, which is, once again, not quite as extreme as others.
Complex yet vastly drinkable and refreshing, this is a great Oude Gueuze from the now-defunct Oud Beersel. Hoard this stuff while you can, as it should continue to develop and mature in the bottle for quite a while.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2004 05:36:18 | More by Jon
More User Reviews:
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 711 ratings.