Oud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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4.11/5
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39 Ratings
Oud Beersel Green Walnut LambicOud Beersel Green Walnut Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,550
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
pDev:
5.6%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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 Jhfinn
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormGod
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of desint
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
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 +1%
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 VelvetExtract
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
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 edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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 Marius
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at CBC 2016, day 2. Hazy yellow with no head. Lambic funk, blue cheese, mould, grapefruit.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
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 HopBelT
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.11/5  rDev 0%
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 Whatup14
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 39 ratings