Oud Beersel Lambik | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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48 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Belgium
oudbeersel.com

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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2
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Photo of kojevergas
2.39/5  rDev -38.4%
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+

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Photo of ceetee26
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dougbreathe
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of christinelovesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heretic42
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Ironstutz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CBC 2016. weakest in my lineup.

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Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of South2NW
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wcu80
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +1%
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.

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3.88 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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