Lambiek Oud Beersel
Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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Style:
Lambic - Traditional
Ranked #31
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
89
Ranked #20,221
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
59
From:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Hanhwaeaglesv2 from Portugal

3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

서빙할때 거품이 없이 나옴. 시큼한 맛이 조금은 약한 람빅. 무난하게 마실 수 있었슴. 염소 치즈같은 향기도 살짝 나는듯하니, 거부감 있으면 먹지 마시길..

Dec 26, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the 2016 Copenhagen Beer Festival in Boston, MA. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a nice golden orange hue with a very thin wispy head.

S - Aromas of absolutely massive barnyard funk with some light horse blanket with just a little tartness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. The barnyard funk here is huge but not off putting at all. The tartness is more pronounced thankfully. Not overwhelming, very balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, nice acidity, bit flemmy.

O - Overall this was quite the pleasant lambic. Really, really loved how forward the funk was on this. Really enjoyable.

Serving Type: On Tap

Sep 20, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2 year old from a bag in a box.

Still. Golden orange color.

Easy drinking. Lemon citrus. Funky with wet oak. Hay. Wet cardboard.

Solid beer. Fun to drink straight lambic.

Jun 16, 2017
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VashonGuy from Washington

3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Masonry, Seattle. This beer was served in a tulip, with a big head that quickly faded, leaving some lacing. It's anything but flat.

The aroma is mild. The taste is funk and sour, a little barnyard. Overall, it's interesting but not memorable, if that makes any sense.

Sep 25, 2016
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Out of the bag into my glass with a flat dead beer where no head dares to form. No lace of course. Fairly cloudy deep golden orange body.

S- Raw funky beast blows aromas of sulfur, horsey doom, raw grains, fresh apricots, lemon, spicy straw and smooth barrels.

T- Some of the funk and the sulfur dies out with less of a freshly used fireworks but plenty of tartness and funky old lambic bugs. Underripe sour stone fruits, lemons, grapes, sour apple, wine, slight oak with its tannins, slight bitter citrus zest and yeast spice.

MF- Flat as can be but sours can handle that. The body is slick and at a medium thickness. Ends somewhat tart.

Unblended lambics are always fun to try. The raw earthy feel of these brews is insane and really makes you realize what the blender is doing to get those beers just right. Funky and sour goodness.

Aug 22, 2016
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CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled 8 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Arrived an orange amber color with a very thin layer of white bubbles, mostly rimming the glass. A quick whiff reveals potent unripe orchard fruit, lemon/lime rind, vinegar, rubber, and horse blanket aromas. Smells "young".

Taste is similarly green, tart, astringent, perhaps a little woody. I am getting very sour/bitter lime and lemon rinds, with some relatively subtle salty sweat and musty paper elements. A touch of caramel sweetness. Carbonation is on the low end. Thin to medium body. Finish is basically a carry-over of the tart elements present at the outset.

This comes off as one in the know might expect ... A young lambic suitable for blending. Not particularly complex in its own right.

Mar 20, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8oz glass at Beer Revolution's sour festival.

This beer appears a hazy, medium peach amber hue, with zero appreciable head, which leaves a commensurate amount of nonexistent lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of somewhat sweet pale malt, soft white vinegar, sweaty socks, underripe apples and pears, a blended funky mustiness, and overripe lemon rinds. The taste is grainy pale malt, a mildly funky yeastiness, indistinct light orchard fruit, moderately sour white wine vinegar, and a tame leafy, earthy and musty hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite hard to detect, a weak frothiness peeking out here and there, the body an adequate middleweight, and more smooth than one might expect of this sort of thing. It finishes a tad sweet, the lingering malt and touched fruitiness easily parrying any malfeasant sour or musty character.

While this lambic is a whole lot more approachable than the norm, especially since it's unblended, by the same token, it's equally unchallenging. Still good, though, my enamel firmly in place for the onslaught to come.

Mar 13, 2015
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ManforallSaisons from Belgium

4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a tabletop keg at Dag van de Kriek in Eizeringen. The appearance is cloudy, apple-amber colored, still, with just a bit of bubbling suspended near surface. The smell is of the cellar, the apple barrel, but not mildly. Flavors of apple, banana, a bit of caramel, a sour undertone rather than attack. something minty herbal in there, a bit of bitter in the finish. Exceptional. Very good mouthfeel of quaffablly thin attack but cleansing acidity. Memorable.

Jun 09, 2013
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.39/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

"Lambiek Oud Beersel." Served on-draught into a generic pilsner glass at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels in June 2010. Reviewed from notes. Cost was 2.50 euro.

A: Pours a quarter finger thin pathetic head of laughable retention; devoid of cream. Colour is a murky gold.

Sm: Sourness. Bacteria. Boring and bland. Not particularly rich or evocative for the style.

T: Sourness, weak barley, and a sour bacterial lambic finish. Very simple for a lambic, even a bit watery.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a touch of coarseness near the finish. Suits the flavours of the body.

Dr: A pretty bland beer in the style. As boring as a lambic can get. Well priced but hardly drinkable or good enough to warrant getting again. The watery quality destroys the flavour.

D+

Dec 05, 2012
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jonge Lambic. Pour is slightly hazed golden yellow with virtually no head. The nose has some light rindy funk, notes of rubber band, touch of sea salt. Some sweet lemon and sour peaches in the back with a soapy citrus note behind. The taste falls short in expression, wet newspaper and some cheese rind. tart lemon and sour peach in back with light citrus and hint of bitterness. Lightly body, soft on the palate, soft carbontion and maybe a hint of dryness.

Jan 24, 2012
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callmemickey from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bag in a box at Delirium Cafe in Bruxelles

A: Hazy golden-yellow body. A finger or two worthy of bubbly head. Receded fairly quickly with not much fanfare.

S: Funky must. Lemon, cheese, farmhouse funk, and oak. Certainly an intense aroma.

T: Deliciously funky. Lactic acid leaves a nice tart pucker. Clean lemon, musty oak, and a healthy dose of farmhouse funk.

M: Medium to light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light sweetness and a ton of tart in the finish.

D: A nice jonge lambik that will one day contribute to a nice gueuze. In the meantime, its an enjoyable experience to drink jonge lambik. A bit too intense for multiple glasses, but the one I did have was quite nice.

Sep 20, 2010
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Nickls from District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Hazy orange color; milky looking; next to no head on the pour

S - Vinegary; moldy; light citrus

T - Vinegar comes through again; bit buttery; smooth and decently rounded out sourness; lightly funky

M - Thinner; very subtle carbonation

D - Nice enough drinking, but not the most drinkable in the style range for me

Overall, glad to have had the chance to try this, and it's nice enough. Somehow feel the sample I had was not in it's prime, but still good.

Aug 10, 2009
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Gueuzedude from Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Oud Beersel café. This Lambic is served in the traditional manner, completely flat (no CO2 at all) from the tap. The Lambic served here was most likely a young version. The beer had some reddish notes to it, unlike the Gueuze, which was much more of a gold color. The smell did not smell as sour as I had expected. The reason I think it was young was that the acidity seemed a bit low; on the other hand it had a pronounced mustiness to it that was not unpleasant. The beer was quite a bit smoother than the Gueuze, probably a combination of no carbonic acid and an overall lower acidity level.

Nov 04, 2003
Lambiek Oud Beersel from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 59 ratings