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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 416
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 46
Gots: 110 | FT: 7
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: xlperro on 03-21-2002

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To all my followers: “I am God”... just kidding! Actually I want to apologise for the recent lengths between my posts, uni work and life in general has been a major obstacle, but now I’m back baby, and with a Gueuze no less! To the uninformed Gueuze is your basic Lambic style beer (aka fermented by wild yeast strains that float around in the air). It is generally a mixture of typical farmhouse Saison characters (apples, hay, musty yeast) with a mouth puckering sour finish. I know, sour beers, what’s up with that? If you haven’t tried one yet you should because they generally kick ass and take names, specifically your name when you drink one.

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Cloudy and golden body with wild yeast clumps floating around having a yeasty good time. There is a decent enough half centimetre chalky white head on top as well. 8/10.

S: This brew immediately sings out: “We got the funk! We've got the funk, forget the P-Funk, we got the sea funk.” There is quite a lot going on with the aroma, rotting cider apples, hay bales, funky yeast, sour candy and vinegar. 8/10.

T: All over the shop (in a good way!) with notes of cider apples, sour lemon acidic candy, funky yeast, and a long tart finish. Slightly astringent in the aftertaste but nothing too over the top (I’m looking at you Lindemans Kriek Cuvée René!). 8/10.

M: Mid to light bodied with a palate cleansing champagne fizz. 7/10.

D: Sometimes it’s good to have a Gueuze - wow I totally just came up with a slogan for the International Gueuze Drinkers Association (or IGDA for short). It’s a decent and refreshing Gueuze and if Gueuze was one of my favourite styles, which it isn’t, I would definitely have this in ye olde fridge door. If you haven’t tried a sour beer before this is an excellent entry point and you’ll be surprised at how refreshing they can be. 8/10.

Food match: Gueuzes are palate quenching kings, so they will really work with anything, but sharp cheese platters are par excellence cuisine pour cela.

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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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.

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
90 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.