Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze VieilleOud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille
BA SCORE
4.04/5
993 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,962
Reviews:
454
Ratings:
993
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
159
Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

The orange-tinged dark yellow beer poured with a pop and a fizz, but the head quickly receded. The aroma burst out with cork as well, but it quickly faded into a yeast and musty affair laced with pear and classic funk. Sour and tart on the palate but not to the extent of some of the more complex gueuzes. There is a bit of apple seed bitterness that lingers on the palate.

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Photo of b3shine
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to red wine glass. Looks good; light orange and pretty transparent with lacing around the edges. Smells great; tart and fruity. Tastes good, but not as great as it smells. A little too subtle for the price. Mouthfeel is good; feels like a good geuze. Overall, a tasty brew that I wish was a little livelier.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A light yellow, hazy colored brew with a big foamy white head. Retention and lacing are both excellent and extensive. Lots of lemon, hay, grass, green apple, must, and overall light funkiness permeate both the taste and aroma; mild sweetness feels just right and lighter than other gueuzes I've encountered. Very well balanced. There's a touch of sourness and tartness but nothing too over-the-top or puckering. This would be a great introduction to the style for the uninitiated as it doesn't have that smack-you-in-the-face sourness or acidity of other more "advanced" examples of the style.

Lively carbonation contributes to a crisp, clean, quenching mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Pairs beautifully with food, cutting nicely through fatty cheeses and heavily sauced pastas.

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Photo of 1p5v
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This gueuze has a light, hazy, old gold appearance with few columns of carbonation under a big, white, seafoam head. The head drops to half an inch fairly quickly, leaving small patches of lace.

Tart and fruity aroma from a flute glass with lots of funky must followed by grapes.

The flavor is tart and acidic, suggestive of white wine, with a sharp, tapering finish. There are background flavors of cantaloupe and tangy grape skins.

A light body with lively effervescence and metallic notes. This one is chalky, dry, and crisp.

Refreshing and clean, this gueuze is best with spicy pasta. The acidity makes it difficult to consume more than one glass at a time.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of PerHops
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I couldn't ask for a better looking geuze. The color is a slightly pale golden straw with an absolutely perfect head. It wisps around the snifter with each sip. Not much visible carbonation, but the head indicates that it's doing just fine. Smells like a barnyard. Some cherry and apple notes pop out, but definitely getting a horse blanket vibe here. Taste is about as sour as I anticipated and balanced by a dry finish. The best part about this beer is its drinkability. The carbonation plays very well with the funky nature of this beer. I have had this one before and will have it again. Better than I remember it being. Cheers!

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Photo of snpub540
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle best before 07.12.2030 L0341.

Pours a slightly hazy straw hue with an 1/8th inch white head that leaves some delicate webs of lace. Steady streams of carbonation rising from the bottom of my tulip.

Smell is all tart cherries upfront with barnyard funk being very dominant in the end.

Taste is tart and fruity upfront. Nicely sour but not mouth puckering. The finish is earty and slightly mineral like. Very much like a dry, crisp wine.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Carbonation is very lively on the palate. This is a very drinkable geuze. Nice flavor and refreshing the sourness doesn't kill your palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" white head over semi-transparent honey/amber coloured liquid.

S: Sour funk dominates the smell profile along with yeast.

T: Sour funk up front along with a floral taste and a tart and crisp lemon citrus finish.

M: Thin viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Kind of unfair considering Cantillon is my benchmark, but this is still a good gueuze.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

St: 12.7 oz poured into a snifter. Bottle lists ABV and a DBD.

A: Cloudy orange with a half-a-finger nail white head.

S: Sour fruit, earthy, mineral.

T: Sour tasty apple and berry, with a backbone of mineral and dusty earth. Lots of funk.

M: Light and dry.

O: I love sour beers (so I am bias). This beer is very wine like because of the zingy sour fruit. It does have a lot of earth and mineral as well (somewhat dusty). It is an experience to drink and enjoy.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.12/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375ml corked and caged into a flute

A: Pours a clear golden color with finger of white head that quickly recedes to a ring around the glass. Carbonation looks lively.

S: Musty barnyard brett funk with a good dose of lactic acid. Smells quite sour, leaning toward the juicier side rather than the dry, but smells pretty balanced.

T: A good balance of dry and sour, but not particularly funky. I'm also getting some nail polish remover in the aftertaste. Drier than I thought it would be based on the aroma. There really isn't much to the flavor.

M: Moderately thick mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

O: The aroma was quite nice but the flavor lacked depth. Not bad, but I'm not particularly impressed.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of woosterbill
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: I split this with a friend, and his pour was crystal clear; mine received a healthy dose of yeasty bits, but the sediment was still floating in a bright, translucent amber body. One finger of fine off-white head sits solidly on top, showing average retention and lacing for the style. Solid.

S: Very pleasant, and highly fruity: green apple, nectarine, lemon, and just a bit of grassy, barnyardy funk. Lovely balance of acidity, funk, and sweetness. I'm truly impressed.

T: Lemon and green apple tartness up front, followed quickly by grassiness, funk, and maltiness. Very dry, clean, mineral-laden finish. Some faint fruitiness fills in beautifully on the aftertaste. It's a bit too chalky on the tail end, but otherwise extremely nice.

M: Light and lively; a bit watery, but with nice carbonation. Ok.

O: This is a great Geuze, and one that gets almost no recognition. I'll take it over Mariage Parfait any day, although it certainly doesn't quite reach the 3F/Cantillon/Giradin level of awesomeness. I really love its balance and complexity, and just wish that it had more intensity to highlight its quality. If I can't get one of the Geuzes listed above, I'll buy this happily.

Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -1%

Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 993 ratings
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