Oud Beersel Lambik | Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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47 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:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
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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 oriolesfan4
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
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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Photo of kojevergas
2.39/5  rDev -38.6%
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 emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of DrBier
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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 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 Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 rjp217
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -10%
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 anteater
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of South2NW
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DRBiser
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Oud Beersel Lambik from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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