Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 03-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
984
Reviews:
452
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
154
For Trade:
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Photo of dukeufo
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy yellow color with a two finger white sustaining foamy head. Stringy lacing slides down the glass nicely. The smell had a sharp citrus slightly bitter, slightly sweet, decent amount of sour and a super light underscore of earthiness. The taste was mainly sour but a good sour with the tart there as well. Earthy and somewhat woody sweetness runs into the aftertaste and leaves a quick finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. This would be great on a hot Summer’s day as there’s a nice refreshing quality about it, not as dry as I thought it would be. Overall, I say this was a wonderful beer as I would definitely have again.

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Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

July 6, 2017
2016 750 into a snifter

L: Slightly hazy golden color with a nice 2-finger white billowing head quickly fading to a collar
S: Fruity, vinegar with a hint of funk coming through, earthy
T: Nice bitterness and sour balance, crisp, tart
F: Nice body, slightly astringent
O: A nice refreshing gueuze, nice example of the style

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to tulip glass. No head retention at all- I need to check glass cleanliness. Vinegar, tart, musty in nose. Very tart and semi sweet but finishes dry with barnyard funkiness. Sharp carb bite.

This is my first gueze and not overly familiar with style. Interesting experience.

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Photo of eberesford
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found an older bottle in our celler. Mamy of its sour, tart edges had mellowed allowing a raft of other flavours through. Stll lots of dry funky fruitiness.

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy straw color. 2-finger head and very active. Head retention is outstanding.

Smell: Some vinegar, bread, and sour fruit. Not as strong as I expected.

Taste: Bitter and sour bite with herbs and peppercorn flavors. A strong spicy flavor. There's this powerful flavor that reminds me of horseradish. Fairly sweet at first, but gets dry as you go. More spices and fruit come out towards the end.

Feel: Light-bodied. Stays fizzy.

Overall: Very good Belgian Ale / Geuze. Not too sour and it lets other flavors come through.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Estria
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPNesker
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bucket list beer here. Does not disappoint. Medium lacto snap but heavy barnyard funk. Thick mouthfeel and subtle malt backbone. Just flipping fantastic.

Lots of critters in the bottle to enjoy. Free snacks!!

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: It pours an effervescent hazy gold that kicks up a 2" off-white Champagne-like foam cap that is surprisingly persistent. The glass is filled with bubbles rushing to the top to replenish the cap.

L: It has an interesting aroma of berry, tobacco, wet leather, mild barnyard funk and a trace of tart.

T: The flavors start with berry and lemony tartness with traces of barnyard, wet horse blanket and a hint of honey biscuit behind the tartness. There is no evidence of hops. The tartness is moderately high with the berry flavors and funk providing balance and producing an interesting and refreshing drink.

F: It has an extremely mousse-like texture - it flows through the mouth somewhere between a liquid and a foam.The body is light and foamy with a slight acidic bite and a dry, slightly astringent finish.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emincems
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the my favorites. unique and excellent. beautiful foam stays all day long. amazingly complex taste from wild fermentation. lemon and grapefruit taste with refreshingly astringent. some floral and earthy touches. amazingly balanced. low bodied, but feeling is awesome due to high carbonation. no need to taste of hops. highly drinkable despite some sourness. amazing beer.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funky, Brite, crisp, tart. Fruity. Full if Brett notes. Wonderful. Not overly funky or sour.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Corked and caged 375ml bottle poured into two gueuze glasses. The first pour is crystal clear and golden with a few skin-looking floaties but no haziness. The second pour is murky as the settled yeast becomes disturbed. The cap is white, foamy and rises up to about two fingers high with good retention. A solid pillow remains atop the beer but lacing is rare.

S- A classic lambic aroma that you can tell is from one of the experienced Belgian lambic producers. Sour fruits, sulfury almost sweaty acidity, green fruits akin to sour apple but devoid of sweetness, lemon, earthiness, wood, cheese and lactic acid form a balanced smell.

T- Follows up on the aroma with a sour, funky and fruity flavor profile that you can immediately tell is a properly fermented lambic. Becomes a bit more vinous here with the green, unripe fruit reminding me of sour green grapes more than that of apple. Sulfury mineral water, earthiness, old oak, lemon, musty cheese, horse blanket, barnyard straw, funky yeast and a lactic acid sourness come in waves.

MF- Light and crisp body and just about bone dry. Very high level of carbonation but not quite champagne level. Ends with a sharp, medium sourness lingering.

After trying a ton of non-coolship and non-spontaneous sours it is great to come back to a classic Belgian Gueuze that you can find at most good bottle shops. A great balance of funk, fruit, earth and sourness.

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