joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured with a solid white head.
Acidic aroma of fruits and wood.
Acidic aroma dominated by wood and green apples.
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oud Beersel used to be one of the better real gueuzes, but this brewery unfortunately closed down some 2 years ago. Some bottles are still available in specialised Brussels beer shops, as the stock of gueuze in casks has been put into bottles. A loss for the gueuze beer lovers!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A case of this just showed up on the shelves, although i’m not sure if this is still made. Pours a hazy orange with a smooth white head that stays forever. Very bretty aroma, lots of dry straw, barn kinda smells and the sour acidic nose that you would expect from a geuze. The thing i really like about Oud Beersel is they don’t have a overwhelming sourness, much more palatable and refreshing than others. Very carbonated and dry, with some nice tart fruit esters.
pilsnerrogge (2643) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown/orange colour. Thick head. Acidic barnyard-aroma. Well-balanced apple-sourish flavour with a nice raisin-sweetness lurking in the background.
PorterPounder (6291) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Callandro Supermarket, Baton Rouge, La. - 12.7 oz botle. Pours a murky medium golden with a long lasting fluffy, airy white head. Aroma of a bottle wine left open for a day, a bit of spice - ginger perhaps. Nice sourness, that is puckering, but in a pleasant way. Has a bit of a winey essence to it and some sour cherry notes. Mouthfeel is sour and puckering. Very decent Gueze.
marcus (7672) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This orange-colored lambic ale poured with a nice white head, eliciting a sour, fruity aroma. The initial flavor is also sour and fruity with a very dry finish. This is a perfect drink fo recuperate from yard work on a hot summer day.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light orange color. Thick and lasting white head. Sour aroma with a hint of grapes and cheeses. Flavor is sour but not gut wrenchingly so and there’s an interesting earthy flavor in there as well. Enjoyable beer for slow drinking. Expiration date says best before 2025 so I think I’ll let a couple of these age for awhile.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours light orange with nice white head, made up of tiny bubbles. Aroma is very sour, tiny bit of vinegar and musty (maybe the cheesy smell people have listed. Carbonation is just right. Flavor is very sour and tart, but very dry in the finish. Some fruity character I can’t pinpoint, either real sour apples or lemon peel.
Ratman197 (11368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a cloudy golden with a large white head. Aroma is sour, earthy, cheesy, and vinegar plus a few other background odors.Flavor is tart, acidic, with notes of earthiness, grapefruit rind, and grassiness.
shrubber85 (9135) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Bottle. Sour, musty/dirt (a sandy loam)dusty malt aroma. Dark amber color - slightly cloudy with giant head that quickly collapses. Moderate tart malt flavor - not puckeringly sour - mustiness apparent throughouth with the slightest hint of sweetness. Well blended - no flavor tends to overpower this lambic. A nicely drinkable brew.