Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by waldowin:
3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a golden amber, hazy, with a white ring that last for a while, no lacing visible.
Smells of lemongrass, and a hint of greens. Taste starts out very light with a hint of sweet, but then smacks your tongue with limes and pepper. Very wild, very funky. A hint of vinegar. This beer definitely has some lambic roots in it.
Mouthfeel is acidic, stringent, drying and dominating. As sour and puckering as this beer is, one bottle is more than enough for me. Definitely an interesting journey into the "wild" side of beer fermentation, but I think perhaps a lambic is more my style.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2008 03:59:01 | More by waldowin
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3.91/5 rDev -2.5%
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 707 ratings.