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:
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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%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
For Trade:
3
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Photo of jtladner
2.1/5  rDev -47.1%
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 Dicers
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.02/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nathanmiller
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of thezach
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This may be a gueze, but it drinks like a champagne. Extremely dry, effervescent carbonation, crystal clear straw golden hue. The smell is a little sulfuric and barnyard, but the taste is subtly funky, crisp, and light. This would be excellent with soft cheeses, to celebrate the New Year, or on your porch. It's a bit pricey for what it is and what you can get out of more affordable guezes, but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of desint
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corson
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
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 duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yardsale
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another huge thank you to Jeffo for yet another awesome bottle. 909/1300

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw-gold with over 2 fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Dry woody funk and hay, some lemon and maybe some light berries, and just a touch of sweet light malt.

Taste. Lots of that dry woody funk I smelled, some sour green apple and lemon, and again, a touch of sweet light malt to balance things out.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of medium bodied, below medium smooth and fine carbonation.

Overall. A fine gueuze. Different in its balance and (slightly) lower acidity compared with others.

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Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonada
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this on a shelf at my local store. I wasn't even aware that this was being imported.

750ml bottle #488 of 1224. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with 3+ fingers of a white soapy head that dissipates somewhat quickly to a thin coating. Body is lightly hazy with lots of visible champagne like carbonation.

Smell: Big white grape aromas followed by wet hay, some light barnyard funk, moderately strong cheesiness, and pear.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with lots of white grape and bright orchard fruits. Some funk and cheesiness is present as well, but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. There's a slight woodiness as well that comes out more in the finish. I'd consider this highly tart, more so than actually sour. This drinks more like a funky champagne than an actual lambic or gueuze.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied with extremely high aggressive carbonation. Finishes very dry. Alcohol is barely detectable for an 8% beer.

Overall: If this is intended to be a lambic/champagne hybrid they succeeded. Really nice flavors and an extremely unique drinking experience. Can't say I've had anything like it before and I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
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 aasher
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this brew. I had been curious about this one when I first learned about it but the pricetag and lack of reviews certainly makes for a hard blind purchase. Poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a clear pale yellow with a fizzy white bubbly head that is quick to dissolve. A swirl releases a finger of big bubbly white head back to the surface that again is quick to fade.

The aroma is funky and lemony lactic initially that gives way a bit to some minerally elements and carbonic quality. Some suggestions of yogurt and oak with an overall earthiness fills out the rest of the nose profile.

The taste is carbonic and mineraly like the nose suggested with a tart and herbal kick. There is a bit of hoppy to earthy bitterness present before blending into a lemony lactic and yogurt inclusion. This is pleasantly tart, clean and crisp finishing.

This is a light bodied brew with an effervescent and tingly amount of champagne-like prickly and fizzy carbonation but it works. It is pretty easily approachable and enjoyable with a real ease of drinkability. I just couldnt see myself drinking this even semi-regularly considering the price point. If offered, id certainly have it again though. Thanks Dan!

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