Oud Beersel Oude Lambic | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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.

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by stickyv:
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3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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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 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 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 emerge077
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Map Room. Tap handle states "2-year aged lambic".

Pours a deep, clear amber-yellow...a good skim of foam apears at first, and settles fairly quickly. Some larger bubbles appear in the center.

Aroma is earthy, barnyard, slight mustiness, sour grapes. Very traditional, yet not as sharp as a fresh sample. It's not something that I would ever get tired of, and found myself sniffing the glass at every opportunity.

Taste is mellow citrus, raw honey, tart, with an earthy cheese in the finish. Again, the age has rounded the sharp sourness sometimes found in straight unblended lambics. Very drinkable, soft natural carbonation quickly ebbs, but a lingering tartness helps to maintain it's refreshing attributes.

It was definitely much better than the 5-year-old bottle of their Gueuze I had a couple weeks ago. This was a rare treat...

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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this was a real treat. On Tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, during the 4th Annual Belgian beer event.

Appearance: Served a mostly clear medium clod color with a small had and light lace.

Smell: Brettanomyces funk. sour muscat grapes, light acidity, lemon and oak in the nose.

Taste: Sour. Funky but with direction and depth. It has a solid vinous like muscat grape flavor some biting acidity and oak/wood character. Vanilla and suggestion of fruits that is washed away by sourness met also with a nip of bitter. A sour beer fans delight.

Mouthfeel: Sharply acidic on the swallow, light body with a nip of bitterness on the cheeks and a hint of alcohol.

Drinkability: This is exactly what I want in a go to Lambic. Very drinkable.

Hope this is helpful.

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

Photo of womencantsail
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

We'll call this on-tap. It was a 5L bag-in-a-box serving provided generously by Matt at the BA BA tasting a couple weeks back.

A: The beer pours a flat straw color with just a few bubbles resulting from the pour.

S: A fairly funky nose on this one. Straw and grass with a bit of mustiness and earthy character. Lemon and lemon peel give a nice tartness as does a touch of green apple.

T: The flavor is pretty similar. A nice tartness of lemon and green apple. Earthy funk with a lot of wet wood and must. Not quite as much on the straw/grass character, though. Just a bit watery.

M: No carbonation to speak of and fairly light in body.

O: It's always nice to try unblended lambic. It would have been a lot better if there wasn't that slightly watery taste, but still nice to have a little glass of.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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

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 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 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 alyssajoy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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

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

Photo of NickThePyro
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 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 mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light hay color with some haze lurking about. Small streaks of bubbles and a faint ring of foam around the glass give the impression of carbonation.

S: Strong mineral aspects along with vitamin C and vitamin B

T: This is a straightforward gueze with serious mineral components. The vitamin C and B play second fiddle. Only minor amounts of residual sugar offer a slight sweetness to this otherwise dry brew. Finishes with some hints of sulfur.

M: Medium body and quite soft.

D: Ok beer but this one doesn’t stand out to me.

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