Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
4.13/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 375ml bottle into Chimay glassware. My first true Gueuze.
A- Pours a nice light golden amber color slightly murky with a nice two finger white head that receeded quickly to a nice ring around the outside of the glass.
S- Tons of nice lemon, grass, lemon grass(yeah), sour green apples, lots of barnyard funk, and a light meyer lemon sweetness but not much. Lastly followed by some dry earthy/wood.
T- Funk, like George Clinton and the Parliment, wow. Not as much on the sour lemon but lots of grass and funk. You get a lot of wood in the taste as well and that lemon grass taste. Really complex beer that changes its flavor with each taste.
M- Lots of prickly carbonation that works well with the style with a light body and dry finish.
D- Really easy to drink and super refreshing, from the smell I thought this was going to be really sour and tart but luckily it wasn't, just loads of funk, lemongrass, and earthy/wood. Enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2010 20:58:47 | More by Schmaltzy
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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 707 ratings.