Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze VieilleOud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a big fluffy white head that settles quickly with a hazy golden body. You can always swirl up a nice head though.
The funky mildew basement smell seems to sit on top everything else. There is some lemon and granny smith apple. Some more lighter fruit notes as well.
It's got a great tartness level. Fruity with tart apple, white grape, and da funk.
Tartness is more middle of the road but if you swallow fast while warm it can rip your throat up with sourness and carbonation. Light bodied and crisp carbonation,.Drying. It's pretty darn smooth.
Nice geueze that is easy to find while in Belgium.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Label says Best Before 26-10-2031.

A- Pours a hazy whiteish pale amber color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains decently before gradually diminishing to an 1/8 inch head. Very thick ring of sticky lacing. There are small specs of sediment suspended in the body near the bottom of the glass.

S- Very funky and tart in the nose plus some rubbery solvent. Actually very rubbery.

T- Pretty tart with some more of that rubber flavor leading the way. It's not so intense that you can't taste the fruitiness of the beer though. Some peach, apple and lemon notes linger under the astringency present in every sip.

M- Dry with a lot of pucker but doesn't go as overboard as other examples of the style. High carbonation and a light body.

O- Not as insanely in your face as Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze but it still has that strange astringency I don't like. Maybe geuzes just aren't my thing.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Jeffo
2.91/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lined up nine different gueuze the other day. Part of my "education." This one was bought at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter
Best Before 13 April 2032

APPEARANCE: Pours a large, 2+ finger, medium, looser, fluffy white head with absolutely outstanding retention. Clear amber orange with lots of large bubbles. Very active carbonation. Head eventually fades to a thick foam cap that doesn't quit. Pretty good looking gueuze.

SMELL: Floral notes for sure, with lactic aromas, lemon notes and some barnyard funk as well. Wheat and bread hints in there somewhere.

TASTE: Funky barnyard flavors, hay, and lactic sourness up front. Not quite my favorite profile. Some light lemon in there into a lingering finish of hay, funky flavors and some mild floral bitterness. Light sourness as well. Very low acidity, and more barnyard forward than fruity or sour.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamier than most in the style, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Not puckering per se.

OVERALL: This one was tollerable, but a little too barnyard foward for my tastes. Though I prefer more sourness and acidity, this is still a decent gueuze that I could imagine sharing with friends. A full bottle would be too much for me. Finished at the lower end of the spectrum in this lineup.

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375mL bottle poured into a flute; best before 4/13/2032

The body sits a pale yellow in color with a bubbly white cap that fades fairly quickly. A good amount of visible carbonation pushes north. The head falls to a thin layer of patchy bubbles.

Tart vinegar, musty wheat, oak, leather, lemon juice, aged cheese, manure, sea salt, and green apple. Pretty funky with loads of barnyard qualities.

Musty hay, vinegar, and sea salt up front before some green apple, aged cheese, and lemon juice through the middle. The finish is of damp, rotten wood with vinegar, leather, green apple, and sea salt.

Light bodied, crisp, and dry. A moderate tartness in the finish, mainly barnyard funk.

A solid gueuze on all fronts. A good balance of funk and tartness. Refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of funky farmhouse smells, wheat, lemon zest, vanilla, tart green fruits, and some sour yeast.

T - Starts off with a mix of building tart green fruits, with some lemon zest, vanilla, and wheat. Through the middle, some sourness comes through with some more funk and sour yeasts. The finish is a mix of sour and tart green fruits, lemon zest, oak, vanilla, wheat, and funk.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, sour, and dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice complex lambic with good sourness and tartness.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7oz poured into a snifter. Best before 16-04-2032.

A: Pours an opaque golden tan with a 1.5 finger white head. A good amount of carbonation. Head lasts as a 1/8 inch covering. No real lacing.

S: A belgiany yeast with tart fruits and a vinegar twist. A hint of hoping but a backbone of pale malts. A hint of funkiness, i want it to be more.

T: A very complex beer, a lot going on. Can get fruits and some nice light malt. Tart, vinegar, hint of bandaid.

M: Crisp light on the palate. Moderate to high carbonation.

Overall a light but very flavorful beer. Really drinkable, has a fruitiness but a freshness too.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
4.03 out of 5 based on 976 ratings.
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