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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
90
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662 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.97%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-21-2002)
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

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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