Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by beerphilosopher:
4.22/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 375ML bootle, caged and corked, into a wide mouth white wine glass. Presents itself as a medium golden honey color with a slightly rocky, cream-colored head that is not very deep. Retains well, however, and leaves rings of lace in the inner rim of the vessel. The nose is all gueuze - wet hay, grass, musk, and a subtle fruitiness intermingled with earthy spice notes. Quite pungeant, especially when given a swirl in the glass. You really need to stick your nose in this one. The palate follows suit, offering a very sweet/tart beginning, with the taste rounding out to accentuate notes of white grape, candy sugar, honey, and balsamic vinegar to name justa few. This beer turns very dry, very fast. Incredibly complex, as a gueuze should be. Mouthfeel is medium, with terrific carbonation levels and good control of acidity. Lingering tartness finishes this beer exceedingly dry, like a good dry white wine. A fine example of the style, and one I'll return to again. If you're expecting a sweetened, mass-marketed lambic-style beere here, you're in for a mouth puckering shock.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2007 18:01:30 | More by beerphilosopher
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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.