Oud Beersel Oude Lambic | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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4.03/5
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30 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mrasskicktastic on 02-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
30
pDev:
7.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Goed Zuur. A little more carbonation than I was expecting, I even told my wife that an unblended lambic is usually still. The bartender told me the keg had a carb issue so he poured it into a decanter and then into my glass. It was still nice. Not really sour, crisp, very mild funk. Very tasty lambic overall.

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Photo of WormGod
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask of 1 year old at Redlight. Hazy orange. Big white head. Smells of oak, lemon, light sweetness. Tastes of oak throughout. Sharp lemon tartness. Sweet maltiness. Grassy finish. Medium body. A soft and unabrasive lambic. Simple and unassuming, but delicious.

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Photo of Rutager
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, so nice. Thanks, hoppypocket!!. Low acidity, nice and woody, whole lemons, low carbonation (just perfect). What a treat.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bag, 1.5 years old. Slightly hazy golden color with no head. Aroma is quite funky and musty with intense cellar and barnyard character. Taste starts slightly sweet but also sour and gets quite bitter on the finish. Light, dry body, almost flat. Really complex for such a "young" lambic.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from long-standing notes. Had at Redlight Redlight, cask conditioned, on October 9, 2015. Served in a tulip glass.

A: Nearly completely clear bright gold, no real head at all, and only minimal visible carbonation.

S: Funk, feet, and cheese. Fairly dry - almost woody. Lemony citric acid. Nice depth to the funk has developed here. Just a touch of biscuit malt aroma as well.

T: A modest citric acid bite up front, followed by funk and cheese. Big barnyard funk. Lactobacillus and what tastes like Pediococcus primarily. Not as big of a Brett presence as I expected to get. Some biscuit malt sweetness pokes its head into the lactic acid. Then more bone dry funkiness that lasts through the swallow and beyond.

M: Fairly light mouthfeel, very low carbonation sensation, and the alcohol seems integrated but certainly present.

O: Nice, and the cask makes for an interesting serving style. Perhaps not the depth of funk of a few other lambics, but this was quite good.

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Photo of spycow
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is among the best unblended lambics ive ever had. the word is finally out with these guys i think, as prices have started to rise and the hype is real. no more under the radar scores with their stuff, and it seems like everyone is in the know finally. this was on tap at back country pizza in boulder, an amazing score to say the least. not sure how often this comes around, but ive certainly never seen it. definitely has a little age on it, real funked out and mature, as good as anything ive had from cantillon or the other major players in the lambic world. a little deeper color to this one, hazy but soft looking, maybe bronze without the shine, darker than golden but well short of copper. the head is an inch tall and pure white, surprised to see an older lambic so well carbonated, maybe time in the keg has led to a brighter look and feel, either way its an awesome and uncommon feature in the style. the nose here is incredible, the best aspect of this i think. its musty and farmy, really rustic and old world, but also really refined. its wheaty but fat on the base, with a hint of something just a little richer than white wheat malt. the spontaneous nature of the yeast here just cant be equaled, and no culture out there comes close. its layered with a horsey bretty farm animal funk, a wet wood must, and a puckey lactic sourness thats a whole lot more than lemony acid, its like sweet tart candy for a moment, and then mellowed out by a rush of grain at the end. oaky and old, so awesome. the flavor is a lot like the nose, maybe a little less pronounced on the sourness, but the funk is flawless, and i really wouldnt want this with any more acidity than it already has. our american palates are getting way too accustomed to absurdly sour beers, hot lacto things that dont have any nuance. this beer is liquid nuance, and its sensational. i get an herbal quality, a hint of dry red apple, and a wildness that really stands out in my memory. dry as a bone, carbonated like a shaken bottle of champagne, and unforgettable. for all the tasty lambic stuff i have been lucky enough to drink, this ranks near the top for me. stunning beer, as good as it gets.

edit: recently enjoyed as "vieux" lambic, on draft, which i believe is the same beer, perhaps simply an age designation, but it was strikingly different than what is reviewed above here. all my research suggests this is the same beer however. straight lemon lime soda and funk, so good. if anyone has more information about this distinction, please let me know!

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Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap at Craft & Draft. Clear orange pour with a white head. Acrid and funky smell. Sour and refreshing, more fresh than funky. Excellent beer, among the best lambics I have tried.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stickyv
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of alyssajoy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess on tap? Out of a box at Delerium. Pour is a golden amber with a fair haze and virtually no head. The nose is lightly dusty with a strong cheese rind. Light yeast note, spice, lemon and peach. Taste follows the nose, fruits are a little more muted and the funk is all there. Medium body, a little thin in the back and undercarbonated. Not bad, huge funk, flavor falls a bit short of the nose.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 30 ratings