Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by TheViolator666:
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
375 ml bottle poured into pint glass.
My first ever Gueuze. I've been wanting to try this style, and this beer specifically, for months. I'm glad I finally gave in and purchased this odd beverage.
The only other experience I've had with Belgian Lambic beers is Lindeman's Faro, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
A: Poured a cloudy straw/light yellow color with a nice white head that kept until the last sip leaving behind a fair amount of lacing.
S: Smelled funky and acidic, and most of all sour.
T: The taste definitely caught me off guard at first. Sourness, bitterness, and tartness up front... especially at the tip of the tongue. Earthy and a bit vinous, similar to a white wine I suppose. Pretty crisp flavor with a surprising amount of carbonation. Leaves the mouth dry.
M/D: Pretty light body, drinkable and an impressive amount of natural carbonation.
I'm glad to have finally tried this, definitely a new experience for me. I think this might have opened my eyes to the Belgian unflavored Lambic/sour world.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2009 04:24:18 | More by TheViolator666
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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 711 ratings.