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Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Orange gold body, head recedes quickly to a ring and shows little lacing.

Nose of apple and peach fruit, mild funk, old wood and wood spice, vanilla, green grass.

Tastes of all those elements, although apple and citrus fruity flavors come through most clearly with a hint of a floral white wine. The taste is very well balanced between tart and sweet. It is milder in flavor compared to other top oude geuze examples, but still has enough complexity to make this interesting. Finishes dry with a light bitterness.

Body is light and the carbonation is fizzy, giving this a very refreshing palate-cleansing mouthfeel.

This is a delightful oude geuze that would be great for casual sipping on a warm day or with food.

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Photo of animal69
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into an Allagash Chalice.

Appearance- Clear gold with 3 finger bubbly white head. Lots of carbonation floating upward towards the head.

Smell- Funky lemon, bready yeast, oak, some mild tropical fruits, grass.

Taste- Lemon, mild vinegar, funky yeast, light green apples. Finishing flavor isn't spectacular.

Mouthfeel- Very light. Carbonated water light. Refreashing. Quite carbonated.

Overall- For the price I payed for this bottle, it was good, but I'd rather buy the kriek again.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of estlinska
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased from Colonial Wine with best served by date of june 2032, poured on 3/20/13. Poured into a tulip glass. It pours the color of pale canteloupe flesh with a shade of soil to it. It lets very little light pass through at all and has a very uniform haze. There's a good amount of fizzy head that leaves no lacing on the glass. The smell is good. It has that expected farmland funk to it, but no so overbearing as to destroy all the other scents. There's definite sour cherry and some champagne flavor on the nose. The taste is pretty sour which is very good, even to a hop head like me. It's tasty and puckering and very active on the tongue. Very fizzy. The taste is sweet too, like a fresh peach with a sour cherry pucker to it too. Very good beer overall.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of McNuts
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of nzerbe
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Seaba
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Rudy
4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jchlan109
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of matjack85
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before 10-29-2029. Opens with a resounding pop

Pours a cloudy amber with a thumb of ivory colored head. Average head retention, minimal lacing, stays hazed

S: Sourness & raspberries, a touch of dirt

T: Raspberry, apple peels, & green apple sourness up front. More sourness & tartness as this warms, some golden delicious & granny smith apples, sort of reminds me of dry English cider with some sourness added . Finishes sour with a touch of lemon, a touch of funk & even a bit of grapefruit & dryness

MF: Light bodied, lively carbonation somewhat puckery

Drinks easy, a decent Gueze, there are better

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of AnthonyVincent
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of NickBus
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma - Lightly tart sour aroma with lots of delectable farmhouse funkitude. Some citrusy fruits (apple and pear) and even some honey as it warms and opens up a little. No hop aroma.

Appearance - Medium-light gold in color. Cloudy from carbonation. Thin but persistent brilliant white foamy head.

Flavor - Light and refreshing tartness balanced by a light honey-wheat flavor and just a hint of bready malt backbone. Sourness is ever-present but not at all overwhelming.

Mouthfeel - Medium sour with a surprisingly smooth finish. High carbonation.

Overall - A light, refreshing and overall delightful farmhouse ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,002 ratings
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