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Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Reviews: 15
Hads: 51
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 22.76%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 11-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of jtladner
2.1/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I was looking forward to trying this beer. I wanted to see if it was going to be worth it's price tag. Unfortunately it wasn't.

It poured a nice, light golden color with a big white head. The aroma was actually really nice and funky, but the taste did not match the aroma at all. There was almost no flavor, just a little bit of bitterness and a weak uneven mouthfeel.

I was drinking this with 6 other people and still most of it went down the drain.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml caged and corked bottle, 7.4% ABV, the 2012 vintage, apparently produced using the 'méthode traditionelle'.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with a roiling and teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather fizzy off-white head, which leaves some sparse sudsy lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of tart lemon rind, a further denuded stone fruitiness, earthy yeast, gritty pale malt, some tame cheesy funk, wet straw, and a musty white wine barrel woodiness. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, sour green grapes, slightly funky white cheese, an acrid woodsy essence, further tart lemon and cherry notes, and a soft hay-like, weedy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is very active, from every angle, what with its tight and swirling effervescence, the body medium-light in weight, and more or less smooth, the acidity and funk playing nice enough right here. It finishes off-dry, actually, as the malt successfully plays catchup to the lingering tart, barrel-aided fruitiness.

A pleasant and enjoyable version of the style, the aging in wooden casks providing another layer of complexity, it would seem. Given the nature of the bubbles in the bottle, and the way that they got there, a case could indeed be made for this being a Bière de Champagne, I put forth to you.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of DavidHume
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Answer in Richmond, VA. Pours straw gold, with a few bubbles from a faint carbonation which somehow ended up in the brew. Aromas and flavors of lemons, hay and barnyard funk, oak and sour apples. Great mouthfeel. A strange idea, but a good one.

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Photo of desint
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Brdlist
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to foofaa for sharing this one.

Pours hazy golden yellow, big foamy white head, decent lacing. Smells of dirty basement funk, a bit of cheesy funk, some mild citric fruit, yogurt and some sawdust. Taste is quite similar to the nose but in differing amounts. It has more fruit than the nose and the funk is dialed back to a nice level. Crisp, spritzy feel keeps me coming back for more. A very nice gueuze. I enjoyed the regular gueuze and this was was a nice improvement, even if it wasn't overly needed one. Probably the best beer I have had from Beersel to date.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this brew. I had been curious about this one when I first learned about it but the pricetag and lack of reviews certainly makes for a hard blind purchase. Poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a clear pale yellow with a fizzy white bubbly head that is quick to dissolve. A swirl releases a finger of big bubbly white head back to the surface that again is quick to fade.

The aroma is funky and lemony lactic initially that gives way a bit to some minerally elements and carbonic quality. Some suggestions of yogurt and oak with an overall earthiness fills out the rest of the nose profile.

The taste is carbonic and mineraly like the nose suggested with a tart and herbal kick. There is a bit of hoppy to earthy bitterness present before blending into a lemony lactic and yogurt inclusion. This is pleasantly tart, clean and crisp finishing.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent and tingly amount of champagne-like prickly and fizzy carbonation but it works. It is pretty easily approachable and enjoyable with a real ease of drinkability. I just couldnt see myself drinking this even semi-regularly considering the price point. If offered, id certainly have it again though. Thanks Dan!

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Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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