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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

708 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 38
Gots: 79 | FT: 4
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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rickyleepotts

Arizona

3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden orange-colored brew that pours with a moderate head. Notes of citrus fruits, oak, and sour apple on the nose. The taste is dry, yeasty, earthy, and fruity, with lemon and orange notes. This beer is tart, but not overly so. Very refreshing, it has a mild bitterness in the finish.

Ricky’s Thoughts
I love a good lambic, and anytime that a beer bottle is corked, I start to get excited! This beer, well… I have no idea how to pronounce the name of this. It’s a Belgian beer, so you know it’s going to be good. But I am lucky to pronounce the brewery, let alone the beer’s name.

It smells incredible. Actually, from the moment I popped the cork it had a clean, citrus nose to it. Imagine squeezing a ton of lemons and some orange zest into a bottle of sparkling water. Did you know that in Poland (and other foreign countries) they prefer their water carbonated?

There is a LOT of carbonation on the front of the palate, and then you are hit with the fruitiness overtones. It drinks quick, and there is a weak aftertaste, but it’s LOADED with tart. Holy crap, I can barely drink this without squinting. There is a ton of tart… almost like slamming back a handful of Sweet Tarts candy.

How tart is that? Man, I can’t get over how tart this beer is. How is this even considered to be beer? It has hardly any typical beer qualities to it. I do like the fact that the brewery only sells this stuff on Saturday. Not sure what day we bought it, but apparently that doesn’t transfer over to the States!

The beer is good… but not one that I think I could learn to love. It’s refreshing, but there is way too much tart for a beer with such a low ABV. Coming in at only 6% I expect a much more memorable flavor. But you remember that citrus that I smelled at the very beginning? Well it’s still here. That citrus flavor doesn’t go away. Drink this one slow, and enjoy it. You won’t want to rush this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 02:17:21 | More by rickyleepotts
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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.

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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
90 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.