Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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From:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
 
Belgium
Style:
Gueuze
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 10.8%
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
47
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 29, 2022
Added:
Nov 13, 2012
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  21
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
April 2014: Shared 750 ml bottle at local tasting. Golden colour, pours fizzy with a white head. Lovely brett "farmhouse" aroma. The flavour is not quite as intense as the aroma, but still good, quite dry. Some hops in the aftertaste.
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a small tulip taster.

Dull golden color. Musty and funky nose with notes of oak and lemon meringue. Taste follows suit with a little more of a pronounced cheesy funk and barnyard. More vague fruitiness. Crackery malt and absolutely bone dry. Moderate tartness and acidity. Highly effervescent and aggressively scrubbing. Very interesting to have a lambic made in the champenoise method. This really aged like a champ.
Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by edthehead from New York

Dec 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jhfinn from New York

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright yellow color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light oak and green apple notes is quite exquisite. Taste is also a wonderful mix of tart notes with some light oak and green apple notes with a dry finish with subtle funky finish. Body is about average with great carbonation which is reminiscent of champagne. A wonderful beverage that is in my opinion better then lots of sparkling wine out there.
Dec 08, 2017
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Note: Brewed 03/2012, bottled 04/2013

A: Pours a pale to medium golden yellow in color with heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint apricot colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of funkiness - definitely barnyard and straw with an almost cheesiness to the funk. Light to moderate aromas of lemon citrus, light fruit (white grapes), oak, white wine vinousness, and hints of stone fruit/peach + apricot.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with minimal, if any, sweetness associated with it. That is followed by moderate flavors of lemon citrus and light fruit (white grape). Next there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of stone fruit/peach + apricot, white wine vinousness, and oak. Finally there is a moderate to strong flavor of funkiness - wet straw, barnyard, and almost cheese. The funkiness is present through the entire taste and lingers for quite a while beyond the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Picked up this bottle a little over two years ago when my son was born and have been waiting to open it, the end of 2016 seemed like a good time and it was definitely worth the wait. Definitely a funky smelling and tasting beer so definitely not for someone that does not appreciate the funk. Alcohol is pretty well hidden and this is an interesting beer - almost a hybrid of a Gueze and a Biere de Champagne.
Jan 01, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
this beer is woefully underrated, maybe it wasnt quite as dynamic and compelling when it was newer, but revisit it, it is drinking incredibly well right now, one of my favorite not fruited lambic experiences in a long time, and although maybe not as amazing as the kriek, still pretty incredible. made in the champagne method, so super dry and bubbly, almost clear, with a two inch head of big white bubbles, as pretty as the kriek in the glass, with an absolutely ridiculous nose, more funk than sour but a good mix of both. its oak and white wine, mature brett, melon, lemon rind, and farmy straw and hay in the summer. its rustic and amazing. the flavor is almost as good as the nose, but the aroma here is insane, especially right when its poured, almost snaps the head back, mouthwatering to the max, exactly what good lambic should be. it tastes a lot like their better lambics in terms of the base beer, its just the bottle conditioning process and maturity that has brought this thing to the next level. lemons, acidity, wet musty wood, hay loft, and white grape tannins are all there in the taste, which ramps up more and more intensely toward the finish. wheaty base has body, epic carbonation level, scary dry, just snappy as can be. i have to remind myself this was 55 bucks and to slow down and savor it, it really pretty much just wants to be poured right down the pipe. this is as good as anything out there in the lambic world right now, and if you can find one, pony up and treat yourself, you will not be disappointed. elite level lambic, im not sure why more producers dont finish them in this way, it really takes it to the next level!
Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by NateF90 from Connecticut

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

Mar 09, 2016
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle. Pours a rich golden yellow. Frothy, bubbly head. Pretty looking. The nose is very saturated and intense. Super funky. Cheese and rind. Earth. Sour, nearly spoiled fruits. Oak and feral yeast. Flavor is musty and powerful. Such a rich Gueuze flavor. Really ramped up. Cheesy, earthy, woody, yeasty, incredibly tangy and tart. Lighter woodiness. Lemons and champagne. Full bodied for the style. Pungent and potent. Pretty cool actually. Probably the most concentrated and intense Gueuze as in the flavor and aroma is in no way light or soft. I have had ones more sour or tart but none so purely rich.
Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4
Beautiful brew, topped with a cloudy white head with good retention. Pale straw yellow and bubbly.

A fairly straightforward lambic in most respects: tart and slightly funky. The finish, however, gives it extra character: pears and apples. There's a touch of extra bite, too, likely due to the champagne yeast.

Active and lively brew. For anyone unfamiliar with a Gueuze, this likely doesn't even seem like a beer at all.
Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Nov 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by Eziel from Ohio

Nov 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by Yardsale from Canada (SK)

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by DavidHume from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at The Answer in Richmond, VA. Pours straw gold, with a few bubbles from a faint carbonation which somehow ended up in the brew. Aromas and flavors of lemons, hay and barnyard funk, oak and sour apples. Great mouthfeel. A strange idea, but a good one.
Aug 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cultclassic89 from Texas

Jul 14, 2015
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml caged and corked bottle, 7.4% ABV, the 2012 vintage, apparently produced using the 'méthode traditionelle'.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with a roiling and teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather fizzy off-white head, which leaves some sparse sudsy lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of tart lemon rind, a further denuded stone fruitiness, earthy yeast, gritty pale malt, some tame cheesy funk, wet straw, and a musty white wine barrel woodiness. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, sour green grapes, slightly funky white cheese, an acrid woodsy essence, further tart lemon and cherry notes, and a soft hay-like, weedy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is very active, from every angle, what with its tight and swirling effervescence, the body medium-light in weight, and more or less smooth, the acidity and funk playing nice enough right here. It finishes off-dry, actually, as the malt successfully plays catchup to the lingering tart, barrel-aided fruitiness.

A pleasant and enjoyable version of the style, the aging in wooden casks providing another layer of complexity, it would seem. Given the nature of the bubbles in the bottle, and the way that they got there, a case could indeed be made for this being a Bière de Champagne, I put forth to you.
Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by dcmchew from Romania

Jun 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by tedgelee from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by oline73 from Maryland

May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.53 by xShoWTeKx from South Carolina

Apr 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by nathanmiller from New York

Apr 07, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pour is a light yellowish orange with lots of tight white head. Nose has some nice funk, mushroom and some cheese rind, lots of malt backbone, faint citric touch. Flavor has more musk and malt, not quite as funk driven. Citric notes in the finish. Strong carb, lighter body slightly grain feel.
Mar 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by imperialking from Illinois

Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.3 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Feb 25, 2015
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Reviewed by jtladner from District of Columbia

2.1/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
I was looking forward to trying this beer. I wanted to see if it was going to be worth it's price tag. Unfortunately it wasn't.

It poured a nice, light golden color with a big white head. The aroma was actually really nice and funky, but the taste did not match the aroma at all. There was almost no flavor, just a little bit of bitterness and a weak uneven mouthfeel.

I was drinking this with 6 other people and still most of it went down the drain.
Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.55 by desint from Belgium

Dec 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by GreenMountainBoy from Vermont

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by BuckeyeFaninMI from Michigan

Oct 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by BeerBucks from New York

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by claspada from New Jersey

Aug 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by Dicers from California

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Brdlist from North Carolina

Jun 04, 2014
Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 69 ratings