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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1404th Review on BA
Bottle to LA Tumbler
375ml C/C

Best by: 30/3/2031
Purchased for $10.99, El Cerrito Liquor, Corona, CA

App- A very bright and clear yellow with a lot of bubbles coming up to a think 1/2" head that was bright white. Bubbles just stayed throughout the drink. Not exactly a cling monster.

Smell- A little bit lacking compared to the world class leaders of this style. A bit more vinegary and grassy than others. Only a small funk on the nose.

Taste- It's nice. It was light crisp and a little biting. The vinegar drops a bit and instead the funk comes on the taste. More grassy and damp.

Mouth- Light bodied and light bubbly carbonation. Had a residual apple/funk flavor.

Drink- I paired this with a ribeye and it was very nice. The meat really cut through and the Gueuze brought out the spice rub fantastically.

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4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden, hazy, and bubbly. Pearly white head with tiny bubbles sticks around for the long haul. It smells great – tart granny smiths and a musty dry wood. If you really get the honker into the glass you might recoil from vinous astringency but I didn't mind... Sour, dry, and fizzy. Does the trick on a hot day, and a winner in my book.

375ml – caged, corked, punted, and “best” for the next 19 years.

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4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm, strangely I haven't reviewed this yet.

Nice creamy head, light hazy tan color.

Nose sour funk, light tart fruit, lactic acid, nice gueuze aroma.

Taste typical gueuze with tart almost lemony fruit, sour malts, juicy, lactic acid, light bready dry malt finish with long lingering tartness.

Mouth is lighter bodied with good carb, bit of an acid bite and just slightly phlemy.

Overall very nice, maybe just a step down from drie fonteinen.

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4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, slightly hazy light amber, with a fair amount of light white head. A thin layer retains and leaves good lacing.

S: Smells like a farm field. Earthy and airy with a touch of funk.

T: Lightly sweet and just a touch sour. Superbly balanced and extremely drinkable. Sour comes through a bit more mid palate and the finish is noticeably tart and dry. It's constructed very well.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, wonderful. I will try to buy this again. If it was easily available and reasonably priced I would probably make it a summer staple.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and moderate amounts of fine yeast particles in suspension (small and dark in color). The beer has a two finger tall fizzy white head (much like you would see when you pour a glass of Sprite or Ginger Ale) that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sour light fruits (apple/pear/lemon) and yeasty funk, like a barnyard.

T: Moderate amounts of sourness with a light amount of funkiness. There is mild amounts of sour light fruit (apple/pear/lemon) and vinegar/vinous notes. The smell of the beer is more intense than the flavor but I consider that a good thing as there is more subtly to the taste.

M: Light bodied with very heavy amounts of carbonation. Prickly on the tongue from the heavy carbonation and dry in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink, very refreshing, and very enjoyable. This is definitely one to get again. It is not overly sour or funky so would likely appeal to people just starting out in this style.

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours perfectly transparent and bright gold. Big puffy white head that sticks around for quite awhile. Oak, big sweet and sour lemons, light grain, a mineral note, white wine vinegar and a difficult to place earthiness make up the aroma. It's difficult to describe. There's lots of complexity and sour depth. It's a very nice gueuze aroma on the lower end of the funk spectrum, not that there's anything wrong with funk. Taste is a bit less complex but still quite good. It's dry and sour with a tannin finish. Oak and mild funk throughout. Mouthfeel is softly effervescent and mildly bracing from the tannin and sour. Great beer. Oud Beersel makes excellent lambics. This gueuze is easy to like and fun to drink.

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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 ml, bottled 29/11/2007.

Appearance. Pours an apple juice gold with almost 3 fingers of thick and creamy off-white head.

Smell. Big bright sweet apples, honeydew melon, pears and some nice light woody funk.

Taste. Sour green apples, pears, lemons, and even some peaches. A little good earthy funk and just a bit of bitter wood. Medium-low sourness which works really nicely with the fruityness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, fine medium carbonation.

Overall. A very nice gueuze with some great fruity, funky smells going on. Would like to try one aged another 5 or 10 years.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An amber, orange colored beer with a settling head. After refilling the glass, the beer is hazy. Still a great appearance.

Smell is acidic, but not too aggressive, more lactic than sharp. A lemony, fruity, exotic fruit smell which is musty and has the horse blanket smell.

Taste is rounded and has lactic acid in it. There is a distinct lemon taste, more zesty than of the lemon flesh. The acidity is not aggresive or tangy, it is pleasant. The mouthfeel is thin, but certainly for the style spot on. Usually I am not a huge fan of sours, but this beer is so balanced and pleasantly sour, an absolute winner.

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2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 25OCT2031

Pours light golden ale with a solid quilt of light white foam. Nose comes out with plenty of funk, hay, manure, horse hair, lemons, carbon dioxide (more a sensation than flavor), hints of pepper and lactic acid. Nice and tart with a degree of brett that is a little over powering for me with a chalky and bicarbonate addition. There is a bit of hay and soil with a lemon zest and acetic and lactic acids. I'm surprised how subdued the sour is in this one. Thin bodied with hi carb and dry finish - standard. This is not a great gueuze for me. Not tart enough and a little too much brett. I will likely buy a few more bottles at some point for aging, but only to see where it goes, I don't get the feeling this beer is going to be more sour.

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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 999 ratings
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