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Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #72
Ranked #3,765
4.17 | pDev: 10.31%
Sunday at 08:31 PM
Jun 26, 2002
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A 2014 vintage.

A - Very cloudy, dark reddish brownish,

S - sweetish sour cherry,

T - not sweet in the taste,

MF - dry slightly acidic, minerality high, mildly acidic, not lactic or excessively sour.
Sunday at 08:31 PM
Rated: 4.18 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 18, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
750ml Bottle (2016) - Pours a deep red with 2 finger pink foam head which dissipates after a few minutes. Relatively low carbonation. Aroma is cherry with notes of wood and perhaps sour citrus. Taste initially strikes the perfect balance of tart and sweet cherry, with a hint of spice but the sourness becomes more prominent. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Absolutely teriffic beer.
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by Dethark from England

Jun 11, 2023
Rated: 3.8 by Techichi from Texas

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle into a tulip. 2018 vintage.

Looking very nice. Slow streams of carbonation through a deep plum body. Small pinkish tinged head replenished, though little lacing.

Tart cherry aroma with the faintest of funk notes.

On tasting, cherries are the strongest flavor, but they don't overwhelm. Nice balance, tart and sour.

Mouth medium, finish tart sour cherry.

Overall, enjoyable drinking experience. Perfectly balanced for my fickle palate.
Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle at share. Rucby colored pour, pinkish head. Aroma is cherries and funk, woody barrel notes. Taste is tart and sour cherries, light bodied. Cherries through and through.
Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by rawbraves from Colorado

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by RBorsato from Virginia

Apr 12, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 10, 2022
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A Rare Beer Club offering. Pours a dark red color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of cherries. Taste is tart with only an underlying hint of cherry. Crisp and dry.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4 by igl from Russian Federation

Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Review 1538
My continuation for trying a bunch of different beers. This beer is a fruit lambic I picked up a month or so back. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer created a two-fingered pinkish head with excellent retention. The head did not leave any lacing on the glass as it slowly dissipated. The head is creamy and foamy and settling to the bottom of the liquid. The color of the beer is 0reddish-purple with clarity.

The first aromas in the beer are cherries, lightly toasted malts, and sour lemons. Nosing further, I detect a touch of horse blanket, wet grass, toasted crackers, oak, and hay.

The flavors in the beer are cherries, fruity sweetness, oak, leather, a touch of farmyard funk, sourness like lemons, toasted crackers, hay, and lightly toasted malts.

The mouthfeel of the beer is tannic, tart, and carbonated.

The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and medium finish.

The beer has a beautiful tartness and finished crisp. The fruit comes through but is not overpowering. The touch of farmyard funk is pleasant and gives the beer uniqueness. Solid fruit lambic, I enjoyed it.
Jun 12, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml green bottle. Caged and corked bottle. Label lists ABV% as 6, for "Belgian Cherry Ale".
Dark reddish brown colored body. Slightly pink, beige colored head, which persists as a thin bubble cap. Just a few small spots of lacing left behind.
Aroma has cherry and oak/leather farmyard funk.
Taste is a balance of cherry sweet and tart. The funk is more in the later portion, and shows oak, lemon, and leather. The more tart cherry and oak revisit in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel, with a dry finish. Good carbonation.
Sublime and balanced use of the cherry with the base lambic. All works together and nothing out of place.
May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark red with tall, long-lasting, foamy pink head. Aroma is of barn yard yeast, vinegar and cherries. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is of cherries, wheat malt, funky yeast and vinegar. Finish is long and very sour. Nice sour brew.
May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, corked.

Pour is a very dark, natural-looking red. Very thick with a nice, pink head.

The aroma is all cherries: sweet and dark, with some very light spice nodes shining through as it warms a bit.

The flavor is a straightforward iteration of the style, but done to near-perfection. Cherries dominate throughout: organic tasting, very juicy, backed up by yeast spice and tartness. It's very smooth and drinkable from start to finish, never getting too sour or sweet. The balance is exquisite.
May 08, 2021
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