Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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From:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #32
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,498
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.37%
Ratings:
1,052
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 25, 2022
Added:
Mar 21, 2002
Wants:
  52
Gots:
  159
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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4.42 by Sphagnicola from Belgium on Apr 25, 2022
 
3.83 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 26, 2022
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

750ml bottle a few years old.

A lively gusher at cellar temp leads to a massive head of white foam in the glass. Persistent retention with plenty of tattered lacework. Earthy and minerally in the nose with cut grass, grapefruit pith, and lemongrass. Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Bone-dry on the palate with shades of lemon and grapefruit with apple skins. Finishes barely tart and quenching.

Dec 17, 2021
 
4.73 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ChipChaight from New York

Bottle from Rare Beer of the Month Club. Pours a clear light amber with toe fingers of rocky white head that sticks around, nice lacing, some small floaters, smell is barnyard hard candy, wet hay, lemon verbena, fresh cut grass, sour mulch, and oak, hints of sherry, overripe pineapple and honey, taste is baked apple and white grape flesh, bayberry, white grape must, mild hay and barnyard funk, oak, mildly grassy/lemony bitter finish, a feel is light, medium, bright carbonation, mild acidity, dry finish. A funky fruity elixir, elevated Ristocampo spumante bianco.

May 16, 2021
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4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by mynie from Maryland

Dark pour for the style, nicely hazy, rich white head.

Aroma is crisp and bone dry, with sharp fruit mingling nicely with barnyard must.

Flavor is unexpectedly rich and variegated. Sweet, sharp apple start things off, getting spicy fast enough to prevent the sour nodes from becoming overwhelming. The end and finish are boffo, with sweet tart candy nodes of earth and super sour fruit and then a lingering, quenching dryness.

One of the busiest and yet most straightforward guezes I've ever come across. Definitely worth seeking out.

May 09, 2021
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3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

375 ml "champagne" bottle, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 6.0%. Pours with an enormous white (possibly slightly off-white) head, which slowly reveals a beer of hazy deep golden colour. Lovely complex aroma of farmhouse and fermenting fruits, hints of oak and spices. The flavour is fairly sour and tart, with a dry finish. Some hops in the aftertaste. Good stuff!

Apr 23, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dd53grif from Michigan

Rare Beer Club release, 2014. Pours a hazy golden color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is citrus. Tastes tart with a slightly sour finish.

Apr 23, 2021
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4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mwilbur from Minnesota

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass. 2014 vintage.
A: Pours a mostly clear yellow hue with active carbonation jets fueling a 2-3 inch bubbly white head with decent retention. Some sediment dances in the carbonation jets.
S: Farmhouse funk, green apple, minerals (earthy and salty), lemon, and lime. Very aromatic.
T: Softly tart green apple and citrus zest, muted farmhouse funk, dry earthy minerals, and hints of white pepper and salt.
M: Light body. Delicately sweet, tart, dry, and a hint of salt. Effervescent and refreshing. Lingers nicely on the palate. There is a semblance to a light white wine.
D: What a wonderful example of style! Truly stupendous. It says on the bottle best before 16-11-2034, and I believe them. This has softened slightly over the past 7 years, but it still going very strong. Now, the bigger question is, why would you wait another decade or two to drink this?!

Apr 02, 2021
 
4 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Mar 21, 2021
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3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

dry, fruity & european is how I would decrcibe, very different beer, not bad, but not in my re-occurring wheelhouse.

Mar 19, 2021
 
3.97 by SpaethJam from New York on Mar 14, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by janubio from Spain

Bottle from Echarle Huevos, served at home in a tumbler glass.
Hazy yellow colour, medium head with very long retention, a bit of lacing.
Aroma is funky, barnyard, citrics, green apples, apricot and grapes.
Medium body, active carbonation, sour flavour, tart finish.
Taste follows the aroma.
Great one.

Feb 16, 2021
 
4.44 by SG_H44 from Korea (South) on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.5 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Nov 01, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by misteil from Ireland

Had a bottle of this at The Porterhouse, Nassau Street with lunch today, didn’t take notes because i’m lazy like that, very nice gueuze though, lot of flavours going on here, lambic sourness, bready malt, vanilla, this weird almost burned farmhouse-y flavour lingered on the finish, really drinkable though, very chill beer, a good gueuze

Oct 16, 2020
 
4.04 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Sep 06, 2020
 
3.98 by Budlum from Maryland on Sep 05, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Foeder82 from Belgium

My go-to geuze. Nothing fancy, nothing extraordinary, just a superb example of an oude geuze.
Never disappoints, always delivers.

Sep 03, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

De 32gp. En copa Teku. Preparando tema wifi. Fácil de beber incluso para mí, con la acidez suave aunque fácilmente reconocible. No obstante, pasa desapercibida, no tiene nada que me animé a querer repetirla en un futuro

Jul 04, 2020
 
4 by edthehead from New York on Dec 17, 2019
 
4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Dec 09, 2019
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Aug 17, 2019
 
3.77 by brandoneast from Texas on Aug 05, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

The ingredients are listed in Flemish and French but also amazingly in Swedish, and that's always a bonus point from me. Anyway, I've never heard of it before so I was surprised how nice it was. Very well balanced and very flavorful.

Look: golden hue with a two inch thick slightly off-white head

Aroma: green apple, champagne

Taste: tart and sweet, wheat, modest funky yeast, but not too much. Green apple, apricot, champagne and white wine.

Body/Overall: medium body

Jul 31, 2019
 
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jun 12, 2019
 
4 by ant1 from France on Jun 07, 2019
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Apr 15, 2019
 
4.05 by JOBEERFB from Belgium on Jan 14, 2019
 
4.31 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Nov 07, 2018
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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

A gueuze that does not have any weaknesses, but does nothing to convince you of being worth of excellence. So very good then, with nice orange, peach, apple, and a ton of classic funk. Finishes earthy and slightly tart. Smell is staight up gueuze funk.

Sep 21, 2018
 
4.33 by BlueSpader from Washington on Sep 01, 2018
 
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Aug 27, 2018
 
4 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
 
4.17 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

Pours a classic gold, clear, moderate champagne carbonation, head doesn’t last long. Aroma is grape tannin, oak, tart yeast / vinegar. Very light lemon zest. Taste has some apricot pith, dry yeast, lemon cidre... a tad heavy on the tongue. Good, but doesn’t has incredible depth

Jun 18, 2018
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Made me wish I was born in Belgium

May 29, 2018
 
4 by shigg85 from Japan on May 16, 2018
 
3.73 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on May 08, 2018
 
3.92 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON) on Mar 10, 2018
Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 1052 ratings