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:
982
Reviews:
452
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
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49
Gots:
154
For Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into a Tulip Glass. Best before 8/11/2030.

Poured a dark gold with a thin white head that dissipates quickly leaving just a couple of spots of haze. Aromas of green apple, cheese, grape skins, lemon juice, and some funk. Taste is very "apple-y", lots of Granny Smith, lemon juice, and earthy cheese with a bitter, tart finish. Not bad, but tastes young. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, with a medium body and good carbonation. Dry, puckering finish. Overall a decent Gueuze, would like to see it with some age on it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

yellow in color. A large, perhaps three inch high head of white foam then came up over the top and settled down wonderfully into a one inch layer of foam that came up across the entire top of the glass. Gorgeous side glass lacing and a wonderful presence of carbonation.

The aroma was a bit lighter then I was expecting, but still tremendously good. Rich nose of tart apple vinegar, sour grapes and a touch of wet hay. Enormously complex, as it warms it comes across with a light wheat or herbal like quality and just the tiniest amount of spice prickling the nose. The flavor was more of the same. Rich notes of sour and biting vinegar flavor coming across on it right away. A little bit one sided, and not as huge as I would have wanted given the stature to which this one is held to, but still extremely solid and worth it. Light grapes and even a touch of wheat coming through mid palate, especially as it starts to warm. Mellow grassy flavors are mingling very well within the flavor now. Smooth, easy transgression with the carbonation being nearly perfect here, and a light feel that was just spot on

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57th Review
Bottle to Hill Farmstead glass.

From notes. Found this at Tiffany’s Party Store on a recent trip to Grand Rapids.

A: Golden hay. A bit murky though. Single (pure white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Toasted smell. Mixture of hay and must. Hint of lemon zest.

T: Mild spice up-front followed by earthy fruits and barnyard funk straight to dry, dry finish.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, but thought it was a bit young to be enjoying at the moment. Will sit on my other bottle for quite some time (at least 4-5 years) before enjoying that one.

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Nose: Serious apples and mustiness. LIne an old cider house. Definitely funky.

Appearance: Light amber. Nice frothy head with decent retention. Quite hazy.

Taste: Very tart and very dry. Definitely barnyardy. White-wine like sourness. Deep, fungal earthy tones. Smooth, but lively feel. Despite funky, "wild" taste, very well balanced.

Overall: This is my first real venture in guezes and spontaneous fermentation. I was blown away.

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Poured into Deschutes Tulip, a gift for my Bday

A - Pours a pale gold w/ orange hues, thick tight 1 finger head that lasts to the end fed by the constant rush of carbonation.

S - Smells of hay, lemons, Brett funk, crackers, a touch of berry, licht oak, pepper, lactic acid, efervescent, peaches, citrus

T - Tart lactic acid hits first, maybe a touch of acetic, crab applse, lemon, Brett funk, fruity, spices, touch of citrus

M - Light, crisp, dry, tart to almost puckering, tannic, fizzy, astringent moderately bitter finish persists

O - Complex, too complex to fully describe for me, lots of funk and good clean acidic character, some fruity esters, dry, and good.

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