Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: Green 37.5 cl bottle that is corked and caged, a best before date stamped on the back label.
Appearance: Light trickle of sediment with a tarnished gold hue, looks nearly like a glass of champagne.
Smell: Lemony and musty up front, very faint barnyard and yeast aroma. Tart to the nose with lemon peel and fermented cider.
Taste: Enormously tart, light bodied and dry. Crisp with a harassed refreshness. Malts are with in range of the flavour threshold showing some wheat as well as some husky malted barley. Hops are hard to find and the yeast flavour helps you to forget about them. Yeastiness crawls through a musty, earthy and light barn yard flavours. Tartness still prevails in the finish and is hard to shake with some powdery husky grain and a slowly cleansed palate.
Notes: Very drinkable Gueuze with all of the characteristics of the style, this would be a great beer to have will appetizers or between a several course meal. Perhaps pair it with a fresh soft Brie or a well aged cheddar.
This bottle had a drink before date of Mar, 03 2019 ... so this one is a beer that can be cellared for a while. Upright is best IMO.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2002 22:49:02 | More by Jason
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3.91/5 rDev -2.7%
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 708 ratings.