Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vandervelden 135 Years | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vandervelden 135 YearsOud Beersel Oude Geuze Vandervelden 135 Years
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Especially for the 135th anniversary, an Oud Geuze was blended from one-year lambic matured in a 30-year-old foeder from Tuscany and three-year-old Lambic matured in an old foeder from Oud Beersel.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
29
pDev:
5.02%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Bruno74200
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden colour, effervescent, no head

The red wine barrel aging works well with the funky notes of the gueuze
The taste follows with a big sourness
The champagne-like mouthfeel is very enjoyable
Overall a nice gueuze

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Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a neat lambic here, a blend of one year old aged in brunello barrels and three year, its complex and different and interesting, and its worth the steep asking price. i think these guys are one of the more underrated operations in the lambic game, i have always been impressed with their beers that make it over here, and nobody ever seems to notice. this has a nice head to it, really lively from the bottle, more than many others, fizzy and even explosive carbonation on the palate too, really uplifting and summery and nice. the color is a light rust brassy orange hue, a shade darker than many, maybe from the wine barrels. mouthwatering pucker to the nose, lemon and wet basement and white wine vinegar, along with things like burnt orange peel and champagne and an herbal tea and grapefruit zest. i get the red wine in the taste, some interesting botanical bitterness in the end too, gives it a freshness not often found in beers this mature. still lambic at its hearts, wheaty and woody and raw, bretty and wild, sour enough but with some grain sweetness and heft to balance, expertly refined and even fancy in its overall presentation. to me it still tastes a little young in the bottle, like some extended cellar time would allow it to really evolve, but its mighty tasty as it stands right now, and unique too with the fruitiness of the wine from the barrels and a seemingly higher proportion of the young beer in the blend. i really enjoyed this one last night, lively and different, memorable.

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep saturated orange tone, large voluminous head that audibly crackles.
Patchy surface skim and minimal lacing.

Zesty lemon lime citrus aromatics, light funky minerality, wet oak staves.

Tart and crisp, effervescent feel with ample carbonation.
Citrusy lemon and grapefruit, dry oak tannins, vinous and well balanced.
Light to medium bodied, bright acidity, very quenching and refreshing.
The older lambic definitely lends a more complex character to the blend.

A fitting tribute to Henri Vandervelden, who founded Oud Beersel in 1882.

Review #5000

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma has funky lambic yeast, cellar notes and wood. Taste is tart, woody and dry but well balanced overall with an earthy finish.

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Photo of gudthing
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice pop once the cork is off. Rather fizzy looking, nice head which dissipates to 1/2 relatively quickly. Light but cloudy enough colour so you can see through it. Looks great.

Smells delicious, could smell the malty citrus from half a meter away as I'm typing this! ISmells crispy, a bit like cider.

Feel is a bit watery side, but its right for the style of beer.

The flavor is very interesting. Is very sour with apples. I would almost guess I was drinking a cider than a beer. I honestly don't think I've ever had a beer quite like this before, but I find the dryness pulling me in for more. The citrus is very prominent in this, but I don't think the balance is quite right, perhaps with some spicy food, but not sure on its own.

I would drink this again and I'm sure its great on a hot day, a bit too vibrant for me and extremely bold, but can appreciate the beer.
HB 4.2

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

ead. Bright yellow color, decent hHighly interesting smell, very light blue cheese, mild grass, citrus, wheat, smells fantastic. Flavor is good, citrus, mildly sour, nice stuff though I did not pick up any red wine notes. If this were a few dollars cheaper I would buy several for the cellar.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fairly clear dark yellow with tons of visible carbonation.

Smell is crisp and funky, with notes of apple, pear and champagne.

Taste is a wonderful balance of acidity and bitterness. Plenty of green apples and some citrus and a little bit of funk. Really great stuff...

Mouthfeel is effervescent and bubbly, medium.

Overall, a real treat. Not overly sour, but the balance is spot on.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 1/2018
Big pop to the cork. White head and lots. Golden burnt orange color.

Dusty and basement must. Some stone fruit. The wine flavors come through surprisingly and there is a nice tannin flavor. Oaky and dry. Mineral notes. Very complex. Very drinkable. This is going to age nicely.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fleeting white head. Smells of cheese, white pepper, oak, dried grass. Tastes equally funky. Cheese, strong oak, wine. Back end is very dry. Well carbonated. Mild sourness. Very tasty blend.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep orange-amber with fleeing head + trailers. 4
Cheese rind, baking soda, hints of red berry, pineapple, yellow apple, and leather. 4.25
Cidery bite, slight funk, touch of wine barrel, cedar, lemon zest, straw, and sorbet fizz. 4.25
Crisp, dry, lt. 4

Wine barrel contributes. Funk is low, though; pineapple is only getting started. I’d like to give this another year or 3. 4

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color lambic with a nice foamy head with good retention with some lacing. Aroma of funky ester notes with some light rat notes with some oak notes also discernible. Taste is a nice mix of tart notes with limited acidity and some funky notes and light vinous oak notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well balanced gueuze with some vinous notes but not as much as I had expected.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml into a tumbler appears hazy copper with white head.

Aroma is fruity with citrus some lemony lactic appeal, earth and oak.

Taste is citrusy and tart, plenty of oak, earth and rindy grapefruit bitterness.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Pretty decent with a mild vinous nuance that emerges as the brew breathes and warms up.

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