Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze VieilleOud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille
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87%
Liked This Beer
4.04 w/ 993 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,943
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
993
Liked:
864
Avg:
4.04/5
pDev:
10.4%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
158
Trade:
6
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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 ml cork and cage bottle served fairly cold into a tulip. Purchased from the LCBO for $7.15 CDN. Best before 2036? Am I reading that right?

Appearance - Pours a hazy dark peach color, a brilliant two fingers of white head and a little carbonation. The head has modest retention and no lacing to be found. The color is pretty glorious though.

Smell - Mostly sour with hints of cherries and rhubarb. Green apple too. Some funky graininess with a barnyard-esque characteristic as it warms. Wood on some sniffs but not all. Interesting and constantly changing depending on the temperature. Nose opens up some as it warms, but mostly the aromas are just a little different as it warms.

Taste - Aligns pretty closely with the nose. Some cherries, more grapes than on the nose with some green apple and rhubarb tartness. There's a moment of strawberry sweetness mixed in with the sour cherries. Traces of wood and the funky yeasts shine a little more as the beer warms. Really quite good. Tart across the board and sour in places but never overwhelmingly so.

Mouthfeel - Light, crisp, super dry finish. Carbonation is great. Really good feel.

Overall - A very good representation of the style. Costly but if I had a better and more climate controlled cellar, i could certainly see myself picking some up for aging purposes with a near 20 year best before timespan.

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Photo of LanceH
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sludgeman
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cork popped violently upon remova of the cage, but no gushing.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nullbort
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice gueuze. Big green apple presence in the smell. It tastes a lot like a nice cider. It's very funky with also some citrus. It's tart but not sour. Very nice champagne like mouthfeel

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Photo of dukeufo
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +5%
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 +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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 +8.7%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Estria
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPNesker
4.93/5  rDev +22%
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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