Dismiss Notice
Hello, is it beer you're looking for?

Learn more about beer. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for as low as 68% off the single issue price.

Subscribe now →

Oud Beersel Lambik - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Not Rated.
Oud Beersel Lambik
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 8
Hads: 30
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 21.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 11-04-2003

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (14) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 8 | Hads: 30
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8oz glass at Beer Revolution's sour festival.

This beer appears a hazy, medium peach amber hue, with zero appreciable head, which leaves a commensurate amount of nonexistent lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of somewhat sweet pale malt, soft white vinegar, sweaty socks, underripe apples and pears, a blended funky mustiness, and overripe lemon rinds. The taste is grainy pale malt, a mildly funky yeastiness, indistinct light orchard fruit, moderately sour white wine vinegar, and a tame leafy, earthy and musty hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite hard to detect, a weak frothiness peeking out here and there, the body an adequate middleweight, and more smooth than one might expect of this sort of thing. It finishes a tad sweet, the lingering malt and touched fruitiness easily parrying any malfeasant sour or musty character.

While this lambic is a whole lot more approachable than the norm, especially since it's unblended, by the same token, it's equally unchallenging. Still good, though, my enamel firmly in place for the onslaught to come.

 1,080 characters

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManforallSaisons
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a tabletop keg at Dag van de Kriek in Eizeringen. The appearance is cloudy, apple-amber colored, still, with just a bit of bubbling suspended near surface. The smell is of the cellar, the apple barrel, but not mildly. Flavors of apple, banana, a bit of caramel, a sour undertone rather than attack. something minty herbal in there, a bit of bitter in the finish. Exceptional. Very good mouthfeel of quaffablly thin attack but cleansing acidity. Memorable.

 467 characters

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wcu80
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Heretic42
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.39/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

"Lambiek Oud Beersel." Served on-draught into a generic pilsner glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels in June 2010. Reviewed from notes. Cost was 2.50 euro.

A: Pours a quarter finger thin pathetic head of laughable retention; devoid of cream. Colour is a murky gold.

Sm: Sourness. Bacteria. Boring and bland. Not particularly rich or evocative for the style.

T: Sourness, weak barley, and a sour bacterial lambic finish. Very simple for a lambic, even a bit watery.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a touch of coarseness near the finish. Suits the flavours of the body.

Dr: A pretty bland beer in the style. As boring as a lambic can get. Well priced but hardly drinkable or good enough to warrant getting again. The watery quality destroys the flavour.


 758 characters

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ironstutz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jonge Lambic. Pour is slightly hazed golden yellow with virtually no head. The nose has some light rindy funk, notes of rubber band, touch of sea salt. Some sweet lemon and sour peaches in the back with a soapy citrus note behind. The taste falls short in expression, wet newspaper and some cheese rind. tart lemon and sour peach in back with light citrus and hint of bitterness. Lightly body, soft on the palate, soft carbontion and maybe a hint of dryness.

 458 characters

Photo of callmemickey
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bag in a box at Delirium Cafe in Bruxelles

A: Hazy golden-yellow body. A finger or two worthy of bubbly head. Receded fairly quickly with not much fanfare.

S: Funky must. Lemon, cheese, farmhouse funk, and oak. Certainly an intense aroma.

T: Deliciously funky. Lactic acid leaves a nice tart pucker. Clean lemon, musty oak, and a healthy dose of farmhouse funk.

M: Medium to light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light sweetness and a ton of tart in the finish.

D: A nice jonge lambik that will one day contribute to a nice gueuze. In the meantime, its an enjoyable experience to drink jonge lambik. A bit too intense for multiple glasses, but the one I did have was quite nice.

 682 characters

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickls
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Hazy orange color; milky looking; next to no head on the pour

S - Vinegary; moldy; light citrus

T - Vinegar comes through again; bit buttery; smooth and decently rounded out sourness; lightly funky

M - Thinner; very subtle carbonation

D - Nice enough drinking, but not the most drinkable in the style range for me

Overall, glad to have had the chance to try this, and it's nice enough. Somehow feel the sample I had was not in it's prime, but still good.

 477 characters

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Oud Beersel café. This Lambic is served in the traditional manner, completely flat (no CO2 at all) from the tap. The Lambic served here was most likely a young version. The beer had some reddish notes to it, unlike the Gueuze, which was much more of a gold color. The smell did not smell as sour as I had expected. The reason I think it was young was that the acidity seemed a bit low; on the other hand it had a pronounced mustiness to it that was not unpleasant. The beer was quite a bit smoother than the Gueuze, probably a combination of no carbonic acid and an overall lower acidity level.

 610 characters

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of shelby415
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Oud Beersel Lambik from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.