Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Oud Beersel Bzart LambiekOud Beersel Bzart Lambiek
BA SCORE
3.96/5
60 Ratings
Oud Beersel Bzart LambiekOud Beersel Bzart Lambiek
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
60
pDev:
11.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of dbrauneis
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
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 StonedTrippin
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
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 NateF90
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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 Roguer
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corson
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yardsale
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidHume
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
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 epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedgelee
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cpetrone84
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of imperialking
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtladner
2.1/5  rDev -47%
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.

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Photo of desint
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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