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Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 11-13-2012)
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 01:49:51 | More by Alieniloquium
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Dicers

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

07-27-2014 22:07:07 | More by Dicers
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Brdlist

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-04-2014 15:20:58 | More by Brdlist
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2014 01:26:34 | More by JAHMUR
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-25-2014 07:30:14 | More by gillagorilla
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sirsteve42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-02-2014 04:07:20 | More by sirsteve42
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 04:46:59 | More by Jonada
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2014 12:58:32 | More by McUbermensch
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thezach

Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 19:47:47 | More by thezach
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 04:16:01 | More by emerge077
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-02-2014 13:14:28 | More by cnbrown313
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

12-09-2013 18:00:24 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-26-2013 21:36:43 | More by mendvicdog
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:42:21 | More by brentk56
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2013 18:21:01 | More by duceswild
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2013 04:07:46 | More by oriolesfan4
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-11-2013 13:21:42 | More by tom10101
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 00:09:52 | More by Rutager
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

08-25-2013 22:21:09 | More by drummermattie02
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-25-2013 14:03:46 | More by Satchboogie
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Fux

France

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 14:09:02 | More by Fux
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%

03-04-2013 03:40:45 | More by aasher
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-20-2013 00:10:49 | More by bauermj
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

01-21-2013 20:34:48 | More by kscaldef
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 16:18:30 | More by stakem
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Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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