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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

759 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 42
Gots: 92 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

cj8311, Yesterday at 01:02 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

BeerThursdays, Tuesday at 11:39 PM
Photo of mactrail
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Here's a beer everyone should try as a good introduction to the Gueuze traditional style. No added fruit or sugar. It's tart but fruity and malty in the most delightful way. Aroma of apricots and leaf mold. The carbonation is a cloud on the tongue.

Pours a robust foam in the narrow Crooked Line tulip. Yellow marigold color with a little haze. Bubbles flowing like Champagne in the glass. This may have a sourish edge, but it is not acidic. The dry fruitiness is complex and endlessly drinkable with a bitter yeasty finish. Lemony, persimmons, biscuity malt, and a little salty with a mineral taste.

I'm glad I found this at Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego. The history of the brewery is an interesting read as well. From the 750 ml Belgian bottle, and for once I am glad to see a traditional cork-- though it was rather explosive on applying the pliers. Cost was $16.

mactrail, Monday at 05:43 AM
Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

J-Bonestradamus, Oct 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

FutureMan91, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

jvillefan, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

KAF, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

Canada_Dan, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

A: poured into a duvel tulip to an almost clear straw hue until things got a little cloudy from the gentle pour as the yeast fell in. now a cloudy pale yellow topped by a small and dense white head with good lacing
S: smells of strong sourness, funk, oak and a slight sweetness
T: taste is sourness, funk, oak, chalky yeast, and more sourness. swallow is band aids and horse blanket with a little bit of sore throat spray
M: light on the palate with solid carbonation and a dry finish
O: This is a really good gueuze. it has a really nice pucker, good complexity and great flavors.

SHODriver, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

sloelco, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Evango, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

WynnO, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SStein, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 17, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

bodonnell, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Danny1217, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Maillard, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of jdhowe
4/5  rDev -0.5%

hazy, cloudy golden color with white fluffy head dissipating to a ring. Aroma of lemon zest and funk. Highly effervescent carb, lightly drying, and a mildly bitter finish. Really nice for its price if you like high carbonation on a gueuze.

jdhowe, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

chefbigjon, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%

Appearance: pours with a finger and a half of crisp white head which settled in but was still very present while drinking. The color is a murky golden yellow color. Active carbonation is bright, about right for the style.

Smell: Butter and sprite fruity yeast lead the way. Those aromas lead to a darker oak backbone which has some deep woody complexity. White pepper and exotic spices dance on the aroma underneath the wood and yeast notes. Bright tropical fruits dance on the back end.

Taste: Sprite tropical fruits quickly lead the way with some brighter woody notes. But mid-palate, the oak thats a slightly, non-favorable, funky turn which delivers some flat uninspired oak flavors. Herbal hops pick up that flat oak and a touch of tartness pick up the back end and save this beer.

Mouthfeel: Bright carbonation is felt and I think plays a role in that odd sour turn of the oak flavors.

Overall: A solid affordable gueuze but not one I would routinely go to to get a fix. The mid body turn of the oak is really a disappointment. Overall though worth a shot.

KFBR392, Sep 10, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +21.9%

Rickus, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Look: Pale Shade of cloudy Yellow with a big white head, carbonation is running wild. Smell: Tart Fruitness, Mild Skunk, Funk, Spice, Dead Leaves. Taste: Sour Lemon Pepper, Sweet and Tart, Spicy, Super Dry, Heavy Metalic. Feel: Light Body, Heavy Carbonation.

Overall: This is my Introduction to the Geuze style. I am Surprised, this was one funky brew. Pretty complex, yet this is my first step to the style. This brew is worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 02, 2014
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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
90 out of 100 based on 759 ratings.