Oude Vieux Lambiek
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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From:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic
Ranked #10
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,460
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 5.95%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 12:46 AM
Added:
Jul 08, 2018
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
91
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Ratings by blisscent:
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Rated by blisscent from Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 20, 2021
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Rated: 4.35 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Saturday at 12:46 AM
 
Rated: 3.92 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured still from the cellared bottle. Opaque pale golden body, no head save a white ring. Aromas of barnyard funk, sour big citrus, hay, and hints dry grains and leather. Taste starts with the sour citrus, peach, and hay, then a huge wave of barnyard and cheesecloth funk cuts beautifully across the palate, some oxidation and oak remain. Feel is funky and musty yet sour and smooth, really expressive feel, makes you think it is delicate before the rustic and funky textures come in.
Jan 12, 2022
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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Feb 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

May 14, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is now listed here on BA as distinct from beersel oude lambic, different ABV too, so even though i think they have been sold as the same thing at different times in the states, they may in fact be distinct blends. this is really mellow, way less sour than other lambics from these guys have been, including the beer that i reviewed as oude lambic from these guys. the funk is there, but there is a lot of malt to this, some sweetness, and enough oak to soften any sharp corners for sure. its fizzy and active from the tap, loaded with old world funk, medicinal iodine weirdness, and earthy wet musty oak. its mature without being too puckery, and next to the 137 years gueuze blend that i had just a day apart from this, it seems somewhat simplistic, not a bad thing, but definitely not as complex. some stone fruit character to this, dried apricot specifically, maybe a little red apple as well in here, white wine springy character, some light oxidation in here, and a bit of sugar from the malt through the whole thing, but still also kind of raw and wheaty on the grain side. very mild acidity, lots of well established brett and wild character, tea and dried flowers at the end, the aged hops coming through here, and the oak. this is subtle and great, it warms up well, and is a nice score on tap here in idaho. i hope more from these guys comes around, and if anyone has more info on the distinction between this and what is also listed here as oude lambic, id love to learn, they seem like totally different beers in my experience with them...
Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Draft sample at the brewery, and now a 3.1L bag-in-box.
Served from a stoneware pitcher into a tumbler glass.

Hazy burnished orange color, loose bubbles from the gravity pour.
Lemony citrus, dusty oak, old saddle leather in the aroma.
Tart lemon, sour orange, grapefruit, and a Bretty cheese rind finish.
Dry and oaky, lighter bodied with substance to it. Supple feel.
It has a nice balance to it, and plenty of citrus and oak presence.
Very quenching and flavorful, lively with assertive character.
Overall this is really nice lambic, and pairs well with cheese and charcuterie.

2021: Bought a box in the US with a vertical white label, and it was less complex with a muddy brown orange color. Seemed oxidized, and tasted bland like apple juice. It had been sitting in a fridge for a few months before tapping. BBD: end of 2021
May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by HopBelT from Belgium

Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Beer-in-a-box.

Murky orangey light amber, no carbonation.

Drive-by aroma is citric, closer inspection adds leather and freshly cut grass in the finale.

Taste is clean and concentrated, quite soft but not boring tartness followed by a citric pleasant bitterness and a long, elegant aftertaste that becomes creamy during its long tail.

Very drinkable and smooth, and a tantalizing puzzle what comes to imagining the difference to the oude gueuze.
Mar 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by samEBC from Belgium

Aug 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 08, 2018
Oude Vieux Lambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 14 ratings