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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:
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Added by xlperro on 03-21-2002

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Ranking:
#3,046
Reviews:
456
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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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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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emincems
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the my favorites. it pours hazy yellow color with attractive big white head. strong retention. smells tartness, barnyard and earthy esters. complex taste of acidic and lactic sourness, lemon and slight barnyard. softly astringent. perfectly effervescent and low bodied. easy to drink despite sourness. dry finish. another perfect gueuze, amazing beer.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of Soneast
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml cork-caged bottle poured into an oversized wine glass. Best before 11/2034.

Cloudy golden orange in color with enormous white silky head, it stands proud against the time with excellent retention and just slowly dissipates to a layer of eternal foamy crown as well as some sticky lacing patch on the glass-side. Carbonation seems to be high.

Champagne-like in the aroma, apart from that, I get the wild fermenting yeast reminding of somewhat rotting fruit, lemon, tart apple, cider, acidic, funky and a bit musty. Malt is there too with notes of hay, husky grain, and wheat. More sweetness from malt is disclosed when the beer starts to warm.

Yes, it is tart, yeasty, and very fruity upon the taste buds. The fruitiness part reminds me of apple cider, green apple, and lemon. Funky, yeasty sour, tart, and acidic elegantly travel and coat the palate while malt is left sunken with only slight sweet touch. Hop is almost completely hidden by those fruity and yeasty characters.

Light to medium body with smooth and fizzy champagne-like mouthfeel, the feeling is crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. This brew is quite complex and is artfully blended from different Lambics, good interim drink when you feel too much of hoppy IPA in the session.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a massive head that recedes leaving bits of lace. Nose is soft and rounded, tart, citrus, and some barnyard. Not a smack in the face, but hits the right notes...just softer than some. Taste is not overly sour and edges towards lemon over funk, but overall soft again, apple skins. Damn approachable and drinkable. I definitely like this more than the kriek version since this allows more subtle notes to shine through. Overall, this is very enjoyable at the cheaper end of lambics and is much more drinkable than many. On the other hand, there is only so much going on...simple but tasty. I really like it as a go-to gueuze, but it would be just as easy to knock it down a notch and say it is too soft.

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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings
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