Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 11-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.59%
 
 
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5
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21
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Photo of drummermattie02
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

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Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of DavidHume
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fux
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours pale orange with copper glints. Thin white head quite lingering
S: Funky nose, horseblanket, balanced by a strong fruits presence (orange, apricot, pomelo, light notes of pineappel too).
T: The palate is also fruity, moderately sour. White fruits (pear, pear peel). Barnyard aromas comes after. finishes lightly bitter with a citruses aftertaste.
M: Impressive carbonation, of fine bubbles. A bit light bodied, but very easy drinking.
O: An elegant brew, fine, very well balanced.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Brdlist
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Satchboogie
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterSki
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ryan for sharing this rarity. I had been considering pulling the trigger on Etre Gourmet, but couldn't justify the expense to myself. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Giant white foam that has good retention, eventually dissipating to a thick cap and plenty of sticky lacing. Hazed golden body. Champagne-esque, although the bottle didn't gush.

S - Sweet Jeebus, this is one funky and dirty lambic. Lots of diaper and sulfur, with barnyard funk, apple skins and a touch of blue cheese. There's a malty yet restrained backdrop that is a bit heftier than your typical gueuze that imparts some dry crackers.

T - The taste is also quite filthy, but with some peripheral stone fruits, and lemony sourness to go with the earthy and dirty funk. Diaper, mushroom, and barnyard rule the day here, with less of the sweet malt presence found in the aroma.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light in body, and bone dry. Crisp and refreshing, with well-hidden alcohol. Drinks like 5%, but with the effervescence of champagne.

D - I really enjoyed this, and it's certainly the best thing I've had from Oud Beersel. I hope they make more of this, as I'd certainly pop one of these if i were in a celebratory mood. Well worth checking out if you enjoy lambic and really easy to drink.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a tumbler glass with a charged head of airy merengue foam, racing champagne streamers, and a bright golden tone. Plenty of lace and a champagne like appearance.

Aroma was minerally at first, and gradually had some wet wood, hay and stable funk to it as it sat in the glass. Also an impression of ripening fruit, like the aromas in a produce market (thanks acme).

Tart and crisp, very dry with a moderate puckering sourness. Lemon, citric acid, mineral, drying oak woodiness. The champagne carbonation gives it a pleasant lightness. Somewhat of an improvement on the standard lambic, an interesting process, though I'm not sure it's worth a great premium.

Thanks to Elliott for sharing this one!

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Photo of brentk56
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks more like a Champagne than a beer; golden liquid fizzes with a bit of carbonation

Smell: Really funky, almost cheesy

Taste: Barnyard funk, up front, with hints of stone fruit and lemon; overwhelming funkiness through and through

Mouthfeel: Medium body with effervescent carbonation

Overall: Not for beginners, this is a rare treat to see what a geuze can and should be

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a Teku snifter. Bottle #1139/1300.

Appearance - Clear golden yellow. Nice white head. Big discrete bubbles in the collar. A few tiny islands on the surface.

Smell - Really lemony. Sharp acidic aroma. Hay, grassy, oaky. Not a ton of funk.

Taste - Sharp lemony sourness. Grainy. Seems like a wine flavor, but people are telling me I'm wrong. Hay and again minimal funk.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Medium sourness. Medium body.

Overall - Simple flavors. Not as complex as other gueuzes, but everything is very nice.

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Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to foofaa for sharing this one.

Pours hazy golden yellow, big foamy white head, decent lacing. Smells of dirty basement funk, a bit of cheesy funk, some mild citric fruit, yogurt and some sawdust. Taste is quite similar to the nose but in differing amounts. It has more fruit than the nose and the funk is dialed back to a nice level. Crisp, spritzy feel keeps me coming back for more. A very nice gueuze. I enjoyed the regular gueuze and this was was a nice improvement, even if it wasn't overly needed one. Probably the best beer I have had from Beersel to date.

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3.97 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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