Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by cxr1037:
4.45/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I've never had a gueuze before, and I've wanted a change from the typicals out here in San Diego. I picked this up at the local liquor store and figured, why not?
Poured into a Bruery tulip.
APPEARANCE: This beer is a dark hazy yellow, with a few particles floating around. There's about a 2cm head firmly resting on top.
AROMA: A new experience for me here! I can detect white grapes and white wine. There's some lemon tartness. Leather. Earth and black pepper. Lovely
TASTE: Right away, it's tart, with that lemony, acidic sourness. It's also somewhat reminiscent of white wine, perhaps a buttery chardonnay. There's also a cheesiness vaguely similar to nutritional yeast, too.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body, well carbonated.
FINISH: Fast, dry finish that leaves remnants of the yeast and tart lemon.
OVERALL: What a fantastic experience. There was a great array of aromas and flavors and it was fun to try picking them out. If this beer is any indication, I think gueuzes may be my new favorite style. Light, but complex.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 07:01:21 | More by cxr1037
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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
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