Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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3.96/5 rDev -0.8%
Found this on a shelf at my local store. I wasn't even aware that this was being imported.
750ml bottle #488 of 1224. Served in a wine glass.
Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with 3+ fingers of a white soapy head that dissipates somewhat quickly to a thin coating. Body is lightly hazy with lots of visible champagne like carbonation.
Smell: Big white grape aromas followed by wet hay, some light barnyard funk, moderately strong cheesiness, and pear.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with lots of white grape and bright orchard fruits. Some funk and cheesiness is present as well, but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. There's a slight woodiness as well that comes out more in the finish. I'd consider this highly tart, more so than actually sour. This drinks more like a funky champagne than an actual lambic or gueuze.
Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied with extremely high aggressive carbonation. Finishes very dry. Alcohol is barely detectable for an 8% beer.
Overall: If this is intended to be a lambic/champagne hybrid they succeeded. Really nice flavors and an extremely unique drinking experience. Can't say I've had anything like it before and I'm glad I got to try it.
02-11-2014 04:46:59 | More by Jonada
3.54/5 rDev -11.3%
This may be a gueze, but it drinks like a champagne. Extremely dry, effervescent carbonation, crystal clear straw golden hue. The smell is a little sulfuric and barnyard, but the taste is subtly funky, crisp, and light. This would be excellent with soft cheeses, to celebrate the New Year, or on your porch. It's a bit pricey for what it is and what you can get out of more affordable guezes, but I'm glad I tried it.
01-11-2014 19:47:47 | More by thezach
4.15/5 rDev +4%
Pours into a tumbler glass with a charged head of airy merengue foam, racing champagne streamers, and a bright golden tone. Plenty of lace and a champagne like appearance.
Aroma was minerally at first, and gradually had some wet wood, hay and stable funk to it as it sat in the glass. Also an impression of ripening fruit, like the aromas in a produce market (thanks acme).
Tart and crisp, very dry with a moderate puckering sourness. Lemon, citric acid, mineral, drying oak woodiness. The champagne carbonation gives it a pleasant lightness. Somewhat of an improvement on the standard lambic, an interesting process, though I'm not sure it's worth a great premium.
Thanks to Elliott for sharing this one!
01-11-2014 04:16:01 | More by emerge077
4.16/5 rDev +4.3%
Appearance: Looks more like a Champagne than a beer; golden liquid fizzes with a bit of carbonation
Smell: Really funky, almost cheesy
Taste: Barnyard funk, up front, with hints of stone fruit and lemon; overwhelming funkiness through and through
Mouthfeel: Medium body with effervescent carbonation
Overall: Not for beginners, this is a rare treat to see what a geuze can and should be
11-19-2013 02:42:21 | More by brentk56
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
Another huge thank you to Jeffo for yet another awesome bottle. 909/1300
Appearance. Pours a hazy straw-gold with over 2 fingers of frothy white head.
Smell. Dry woody funk and hay, some lemon and maybe some light berries, and just a touch of sweet light malt.
Taste. Lots of that dry woody funk I smelled, some sour green apple and lemon, and again, a touch of sweet light malt to balance things out.
Mouthfeel. On the low side of medium bodied, below medium smooth and fine carbonation.
Overall. A fine gueuze. Different in its balance and (slightly) lower acidity compared with others.
09-20-2013 00:09:52 | More by Rutager
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
A: Pours pale orange with copper glints. Thin white head quite lingering
S: Funky nose, horseblanket, balanced by a strong fruits presence (orange, apricot, pomelo, light notes of pineappel too).
T: The palate is also fruity, moderately sour. White fruits (pear, pear peel). Barnyard aromas comes after. finishes lightly bitter with a citruses aftertaste.
M: Impressive carbonation, of fine bubbles. A bit light bodied, but very easy drinking.
O: An elegant brew, fine, very well balanced.
05-09-2013 14:09:02 | More by Fux
4.03/5 rDev +1%
750 mL bottle poured into a Teku snifter. Bottle #1139/1300.
Appearance - Clear golden yellow. Nice white head. Big discrete bubbles in the collar. A few tiny islands on the surface.
Smell - Really lemony. Sharp acidic aroma. Hay, grassy, oaky. Not a ton of funk.
Taste - Sharp lemony sourness. Grainy. Seems like a wine flavor, but people are telling me I'm wrong. Hay and again minimal funk.
Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Medium sourness. Medium body.
Overall - Simple flavors. Not as complex as other gueuzes, but everything is very nice.
05-07-2013 01:49:51 | More by Alieniloquium
Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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