Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by d0ggnate:
3.7/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Found this bottle sitting all alone at Beverages 4 Less today. Thought I would give it a home.
A: With the cork popping ferociously, I should have known what to expect. I let this one sit for a minute uncorked, but couldn't wait any longer. Poured gently to my glass, but it still foamed heavily. An aggressive head layer outweight the beer in glass, but fades patchily in only a minute. Once that has somewhat settled, I am left with a golden yellow body showing its heavy carbonation.
S: A great cirtusy funk rising from this one. I'm detecting lemon grass, wet blanket, and subtle vineagar-like notes. Almost sweet soured cherries, but very faint.
T: I expected tart, but no. Some earthiness, reminding me of fresh rain (I don't know why). Still funky, but in a different way. Almost like a mild cheese funk. Tasting a little grapefruit, too.
M: Flat body. A bit runny and watery.
D: Great start, but finished a bit flat for me. From the loud pop and strong sour quality on the nose, to less that thrilling flavors and lacking body. Just not my favorite, but still worth the try.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2009 04:51:26 | More by d0ggnate
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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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