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Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
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 Fux:
Photo of Fux
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Fux, May 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, May 07, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

GRG1313, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

gillagorilla, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

emerge077, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Rutager, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

mendvicdog, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

claspada, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Brdlist, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -0.2%

aasher, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of cnbrown313
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

cnbrown313, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +6%

BeerBucks, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Rand_ale_Thor, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

sirsteve42, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

orangesol, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

stakem, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Dicers
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Dicers, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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

brentk56, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

vissai, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

bauermj, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

duceswild, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of thezach
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

thezach, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A soft pour, from this incredibly well carbonated beer, produces a four finger thick, pale tan colored head that has the structure of Champagne, somehow it seems to be missing the protein structures usually found in beer, as if they had been here, opening the bottle would have been far more exiting. The beer is an orange tinged, pale amber color that shows a clear, bright gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a significant mustiness to it, lots of woody, sort of mushroom like notes, noticeable urea like notes, sharp, expressive, aromatic acidity that is anchored by the ample lactic notes. There is a backdrop of straw like grain, backed by cracker like maltiness. When it loses much of the carbonation it becomes much less aromatic, though it is still quite enjoyable to ruminate over.

The beer is tart, but not as much as I was expecting, it is quite effervescent, with lots of carbonic acid that also accentuates the tartness here. Musty, funky, musky phenolics lightly perfume each sip of this beer. The grain character is quite soft, with subtle notes of hay, and in combination with the other notes a sort of dried weed like notes. The beer is quite light bodied, not quite watery, but it doesn’t have the slickness that many a Gueuze tends to have; it is quite nice and refreshing though, and would be great on a hot Summer’s day. The tartness here has a nice lemon like character to it, with perhaps a touch of grapefruit.

I like the champagne conditioning touch on this beer, though I wonder if the lack of yeast / sediment has reduced the complexity and body of this beer somehow. Still, this is quite a tasty beer, and certainly the best Lambic I have had from Oude Beersel since the retirement of the original brewer; though it is perhaps not quite at that level, as the Kriek from 2001 I had recently was just phenomenal still.

Gueuzedude, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -0.2%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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