Oud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Oud Beersel Green Walnut LambicOud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic
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Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #72
Ranked #6,902
4.14 | pDev: 5.8%
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Oud Beersel Green Walnut LambicOud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic
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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a golden color lambic with a nice large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky ester with some green apple notes and oak is quite pleasant. Taste is a good mix of funky ester with some green apple notes, some oak, very subtle acidic notes with some light barnyard notes also noticeable. Body is about average with some lively carbonation. Super enjoyable with perfect mix of complexity and drinkability but I can’t say that walnut are easily identifiable in the flavours.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a beer i have wanted and waited to try since i first learned of its existence, and it was worth the wait! this ended up being one of my favorite lambics of all time, and despite the ratings here that make it seem like just another weird one, its a true standout, exemplary really, and something i really hope to encounter again, its just magic. shockingly lively from the bottle, really active and fizzy and excited feeling, which i love in the style but dont see as often as i would like. the aroma is classic beersel lambic to me, funky and mature with a little bit of honey sort of sweetness to it, some floral notes there, the earthy wheat, iodine, oak, herbs, and white wine acidity. its sexy right there, but the pungent green walnut character adds a lot, reminds me of the ones that used to fall from trees at the house i grew up at, which might have actually been black walnuts, but the casings were green, anyway the yard used to be full of them each year, such a strong odor, and it comes through the flavor uniquely as well, surprisingly delicate for how intense this can be in nature. subtle hints of vanilla, good champagne, musty basement, and wet raked leaves. the lambic underneath is amazing too, tart but not super sour, really funky and wild tasting, but super clean in the finish. the walnut is there all the way. this is brilliant beer, one that i now hold in the highest regard, and one where the hype i built up in my head was actually lived up to by the beer. truly special, one of a kind beer. unforgettably good, and awesome to get to share it with my homies!

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Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, 2017 vintage. Snifter glass. Cloudy darker golden yellow body, one finger white head, thin collar, a bit of lacing. Smell is intensely funky, oak, a bit floral and moderately tart, a bit of spent grain, leather, lemon zest. It smells and tastes like a funky lambic by any other name; the green walnut seems to impart a sweeter tartness and a bit of floral notes to it. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, a bit floral with a fair bit of mild-moderate acetic acidity on the finish.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of Kim -- thanks!

Lemongrass, lemony twang, earthy yeast, obvious brettanomyces funkiness.

Lovely. A beer I intend to revisit for a full review.


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Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2016 poured into 4 wine glasses! The pour was very carbonated!! Looks like a golden hazy IPA but with a fizzy head that is soapy looking leaving minimal lacing behind. Smells like hay, wood, nutty, citrus, spicy, funky. The taste is very unique and good: funky, citrus, peppers, hay, loads of funk in a good/complex way! The feel is effervescent, sharp, spicy and dry! Overall this is delicious and unique, going let the other sit for years to see what happens!

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Photo of jrenihan
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty interesting idea- walnut lambic. It doesn't have an obvious impact in the nose that I notice. The smell is lambic- lemon, funk, wheat. The funk is relatively light. Taste is also pretty clean lambic. Moderate funk, lemon, wheat. Mild sourness, very dry finish. Again, I don't know what the walnuts are contributing, but they may well be there. Whatever the walnut does, it is a good but not outstanding lambic.

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Photo of stakem
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottling pours a crystal clear copper color with a skimpy white head.

This is fruity sour with a hint of cider and lemony lactic. As it breathes it gets a little earthy with brett.

Taste is earthen upfront than quite lemony lactic with cider notes and oak. It is quite tart with a very mild brett feel.

This is light in body with a low level of carbonation. I have no idea what the walnuts were suppose to contribute here but I did not notice it. I will say though that this lambic was more enjoyable than any of my prior exposure/experience with product from beersel. Would seek out again.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure what green walnut in a gueuze is supposed to taste like, but this was enjoyable. If I hadn't known, I would have never guessed it. Tasted a little earthier and 'green' I supposed, but that's it.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. 2015 bottle. Pours clear orange. Nose has a light fruitiness, some toasted oak, yogurt acidity. Tastes very yogurty with an ample malt flavor. Oaky with a little bit of vinegar sourness. Medium body, high carbonation. Not sure what green walnut tastes like, so I don't know what aspect is green walnut.

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Photo of pagriley
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 into snifter

L - Pours clear golden straw with thin head and lacing
S - Big funk and sour - not getting much in the way of anything else and the walnut isn't coming through
T - More of the same on the palate - basically a super tasty straight lambic, but the walnut is barely there both of us trying this had to search really hard to find anything in the background and it was the subtlest of hints
F - classic light and dry. Perhaps a touch oily (might be the nuts showing up)

Overall solid, very tasty, but not entirely what it says on the box - delicious, but I was hoping for something more in the way of walnut character

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Photo of amano_h
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

75cl bottle at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst (Lennik, Belgium)

Mild amaretto liqueur on the nose with a slight hint of walnut shell, followed abruptly by the usual lambic barnyard funk.

Un-salted pistachio shells is the initial impression I get from the first sip, which mellows out to let the more sour Lambic characteristics take charge. This is about an 8 out of 10 on the sour scale, with the well-rounded acetic flavors becoming neutralized by some of the sweet, possibly from the green walnut.

Medium-light body with low carbonation makes this one a pleasure to sip on; whereas I did enjoy this considerably, I probably won't be seeking it out with the same fervor in the near future.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opened on 9/19/2015. Poured into gueuze glass.

A: Nice orange/slight amber hue. Thin head that dissipated within about 5 minutes.

S: Smells very much like amaretto. Bit of funk but the malt and walnut here stand out the most. Really unique and lovely.

T: You can tell walnut (or some kind of nut) is the star here. Amaretto, bit of funk, sweetness just overshadows the tartness a bit. A slight metallic quality brings it down. Became more minimal as it warmed, but still showed slightly. Hopefully that will go away with age.

F: Low to med carb, not too tart. Would have liked it to be a bit drier.

O: Very unique and interesting lambic. The amaretto quality makes it stand out, but it needs some improvement to be amazing. More carb, dryness, and funk and losing the metallic quality would make this incredible.

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Oud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 42 ratings