Artista Zynergia: Oudilis
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #127
Ranked #1,850
4.39 | pDev: 5.24%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
Artista Zynergia: OudilisArtista Zynergia: Oudilis
Notes: Introducing Artista Zynergia: Oudilis. This time around we went to work with Hanssens Artisanaal. Oudilis is an interpretation of a “Belgian Style Gueuze” with a slight tweak. The blend is done using 2 year old lambic ale and a “Berliner Weisse” style ale that was aged & soured in Chardonnay barrels from France for 8 months.
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly hazy light yellow color, with a small white head, and a good amount of lacing.

This smells great - like lemon candy, wheat, peach, white wine, and lots of oak.

This is massively funky, in a great way, with overripe lemon and stone fruit, heavy herbal funk, oak, and lots of wine. It really does feel like it's a cousin of traditional lambic.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean and very bright, and quite drinkable. It's got essentially a perfect level of sourness.

I think OEC has one of the coolest business models in all of craft beer. They put out some super inventive and super delicious beers.

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Photo of mothman
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw yellow color.

Lemon acidity. Fruity and tart. Light funk. White wine and grape flavors. The gin barrels don't come through though which is to be expected.

Light bodied.

Refreshing and clean. A very well done sour. Impressed.

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Photo of M_chav
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - gueuze'y' sour/lambic look, straight apple juice with small amount of bubble forming on the edges of the glass. its clear and inviting.
S - Wow, reminds me of some awesome lambic funk - I swear it's from belgium... makes my mouth water and my tongue bucket with anticipation. sour for sure.
T - damn its good, gueuze'y' and funky. A bit strong on the vinegar. But I would have bet money that it was belgian - this is a great take on the style and I'm incredibly fooled. I wouldn't be able to differentiate this from the world class gueuzes that I've had in the past.
F - crisp and full in the mouthfeel, sour for sure. funky and solid. this is awesome
O - a beautifully crafted beer, this is a treat and might be one that takes an experienced palate to really appreciate.

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Photo of benzalman
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This might be the best sour I've had from OEC yet. Unbelievably smooth while remaining pleasantly tart. Great mouthfeel, and the barrel character really comes through. Only a small amount of this was produced, but it'd definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull, pale orange with a soapy head and a slight haze to the clarity. The nose is classic Hanssens off the bat, although a bit more nuanced with a light briny character. Taste consistent with nose; however, saltier and not as funky as the base beer. Mouthfeel is incredible - light, pleasantly acidic and puckeringly tart. Overall a bright and interesting beer. I love what these guys are doing!

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Photo of Vicirus
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, Batch 1, Sept 15 Release

Look: The initial pour results in a faint head that quickly dissipates to nothingness. Color is a light yellow with a cloudiness throughout

Smell: Apple cider vinegar, citrus, a pleasant barnyard funkiness, ripe brie

Taste: Initially fresh meyer lemon juice with a slight sweetness to balance the tart citrus, followed by light funk (barnyard and brie or gorgonzola dolce). The oak and chardonnay make a minor appearance near the end, and just lingers after each sip.

Feel: Little to no carbonation, the acid leaves a mild tingle on the tongue, and no perceived alcohol. I imagine the berliner aspect of the beer is what lends a nice softness to each sip.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and appreciated the blending of the two styles. It represents everything I enjoy about the gueuze style, but the wheat and chardonnay barrel from the berliner adds additional complexity.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had Zynergia Oudilis on tap at Tria Taproom in Philadelphia as part of a sour event featuring beers from Hanssens in Belgium. Of all three I tried, this one was my favorite. The aroma is intense, with all the funk I like: cow steps and fresh shit, dog piss, blue cheese, stinky ass... A wonderful aroma of barnyard and European small town with farming operations. The taste follows the nose, albeit not as strong/wonderful. As it warms up, it gets better and better. A winner all around

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Photo of MikeM417
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite American gueuze like beer that I have had to date. The bar has been set on what I will compare all future gueuze's to. Just the right amount of sour that I'm looking for (a LOT!). Ive seeked out other top rated sours and this one still shines.

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Photo of petermethot
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best OEC beer for me to date. The combination of lambic and berliner does a nice job of achieving this "gueuze-like" result. For me the sum was better than the parts. Tart, sour and mild funkiness. Went back to buy more as this will be great for years to come.

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Artista Zynergia: Oudilis from OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 59 ratings