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:
985
Reviews:
453
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
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50
Gots:
156
For Trade:
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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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Photo of Soneast
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of poskok
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andpit
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

37cl bottle. Clear pale orange pour with a tall white head and visible strands of carbonation. Smells like baking soda, lemon zest, barnyard funk, rotten leaves and mould. The taste follows the same notes, with some added grapes, white wine and gooseberries. Dry, moderately sour and lightly bitter, with a medium body, high carbonation and a sour refreshing aftertaste.

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Photo of steverx8
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gotti311
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Roguer
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly big head for the style, with very good retention. Cloudy straw-yellow brew.

Aroma has lots of funk, oak, and apple. Not particularly tart on the nose.

Flavor has tons of funk, with a kiss of apple on the end. The tartness comes almost entirely from the yeast. Oak is fairly subtle, but present.

Surprisingly medium-full bodied, fairly lively.

Really a very pleasant Oude Gueuze.

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

Photo of blisscent
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Flounder57
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle was poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Nice Gueze barnyard funk, grassy, skunky, green apple, herbal, biscuity, cracker, and pale malts.

Taste: Getting that grassy, skunky, barnyard funk up front. Tart, chewy, apple, and a little sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium to high carbonation, tart, funky, a little chewy, and a little chewy.

Overall: It's been awhile since I've had this beer. Good to see it again and finally review it.

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Photo of Tertullian007
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

best before 3/17/2035 375ml bottle, enjoyed September 2016

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Photo of whatname
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed in the "1001", my tasting notes say "refreshing, balanced, but not my type."

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Photo of MrDell
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
4.03 out of 5 based on 985 ratings.
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