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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

747 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 42
Gots: 88 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ThirstyDutchman, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jakewatt135, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2012 Vintage at L'autre Eoil in Aylmer. From notes.

A - Poured hazy golden with two fingers of white head. Good carbonation for the style. Spotty lace and a good finger of retention.

S - Wine, lot's of grape, vinegar.

T - Grape, wine, white wine, apple cider vinegar, not too tart it would seem.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, nice tartness to finish.

O/D - A nice Gueuze to sip. Lacks the epic complexity and touch of sweetness of others, but it was still a good one. Definitely not as tart as other examples.

tbeckett, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of JamesMN
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best before 2031.

Appearance: Nearly translucent golden ale with a stream of bubbles cascading upwards to one finger of off-white froth.

Aroma: Tart/sour yeast esters. A distinct dryness as well. Something a little off-putting as well, likely from the green bottle.

Taste: Semi-sweet up front with a moderate level of tartness. The finish is a little disheartening due to an off-flavor akin to wet dog. Nice dry bready flavor in the aftertaste. Not really any hop presence but wasn't expecting any. Enjoying the lack of sweetness that comes out in other lambics. 6% ABV seems kind of high but believable.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body with carbonation near the level of champagne but more quaffable. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: First experience with the style but a good one. Memorable for the dry tart flavor. Would I drink it again? Sure.

JamesMN, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml Bottle as a Christmas gift:
Golden to orange with a 1cm, bubbly white head & strong visible carbonation. Head goes fairly quickly though.

Strong with sour notes, strong citrus & a few other fruits such as apple & pear. Definitely a sour one with some yeast & tart. It also seems quite acidic with hints of grapes, almost like a white wine on the nose with some spice & further hints of citrus.

Funk & tart to start, a huge amount of citrus with some apple, orange & pear. Quite in your face with white grapes coming through too. Again almost seems like a white wine in places.

Highly carbonated with a strong tang on top of a medium body & a very dry, sour mouthfeel that is crisp too.

Only my second ever gueuze style one but it was quite a nice beer, definitely one that started to grow on me as I worked my way down the glass. Perhaps too sour for my tastes initially but from the half way point on wards it started to go down very easily.

flyingpig, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

innominat, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Aug 05, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden yellow looking like thick lemonade, with lots of yeast particles floating within. 3 fingers of yellowish raw egg white head, nice lacing.

S: Fruity, lemony, oak cask, sweet peaches and pears, very fruity and floral. A little rubber, minerals.

T: Lemon juice, light bitterness almost like a grapefruit pith. Rubber and minerals come through. Not nearly as sour and acidic as other gueuzes, its almost got a light sweetness like an unripe peach.

M: Medium thin acidic body, highly carbonated. The cork popped off as soon as the cage was open.

O: Excellent. Bought in Birmingham, AL, drank Aug 3rd in Hopkinsville, KY.

patre_tim, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BobbyDigitali, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

joegrnwave, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Yeti1979, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dansmcd, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

sebaastionb, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Hazee, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

CB2maltygoodness, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

anabar, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Wessel, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

ambiguousfigures, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

TimHitchings, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

NaH2, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
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.

CowsandBeer, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Guzzle_McBrew, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ckollias, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JLeet, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

solo103, Jul 08, 2014
Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
90 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.