Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by MbpBugeye:
2.73/5 rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
375ml bottle shared with a few BAs at a gueuze tasting.
This bottle was over filled. It was filled right up to the cork. As soon as I loosened the cage the cork wanted to fly off. Luckily this didn't turn into a bottle bomb. No gushing and no one lost an eye, so all turned out well.
The beer poured with a fizzy, loud, white head with next to no retention. This was one of the lightest colored beers of the evening. It is a clear pale yellow, almost like Bud Light.
There is plenty of musty, barnyard hay-funk here. Squeezes of lime brighten up the aroma just a little bit with tart citrus juice.
The malts come out here in ways that I haven't noticed in other gueuzes. Its malty sweet up front with wheat and dough. Tart citrus juice and bitter rind come out shortly thereafter. Sourness is low. The finish is very funky, but also quite bitter. The bitterness boarders on medicinal before long.
Way too carbonated, which makes this bottle all the more of a miracle. As soon as the beer hits the mouth it feels like it flashes into expanding foam. The body is light and the finish is pretty dry.
Probably one of my least favorite gueuze of the line-up, but all in all its not a terrible one.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2011 21:29:29 | More by MbpBugeye
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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 710 ratings.