Lambiek Oud Beersel | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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3.89/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,406
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
53
pDev:
10.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ManforallSaisons
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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Photo of StormAles
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of anteater
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
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

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Photo of callmemickey
4.2/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of SirBentham
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rihup
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nickls
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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