DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally, my great search for an Oud Beersel beer has come to an end!!!!! This one poured an orangey yellow mixed color with little to no head. The carbonation looked as if it was running wild in this one so i prepared my tongue for quite an awakening. The aroma was lemony, woody, peachy, and limey. The flavor starts up VERY sweet, and then those acidic limes and lemons demolish the palate, and the carbonation comes in for a second assault just to make sure the job gets done. What an experience!!!! Very little alcohol can be tasted do to an excellent masking job. It ends dry and sour as i would expect. Now i can tell all of my children i had an Oud Beersel lambic...that is of course when i have children....
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour: orangey-yellow. Gushing, very thick, yellowish head, stable. Nose of nail-varnish, lime, slight "horseblanket"; later green apples and malonate. Flavour like of honey without sweetness, flowery (nectar?). Very little acids, some wet wood or cardboard. Some sulphur, but restrained, also a bit of tannins. No new aftertaste, mouthfeel is a bit, unexpected, watery.
Oud Beersel closed, about 2-3 months ago. The beers are still readily available. The whole community of lambic-worshippers is praying for a miracle of resurrection.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a fairly subdued Gueze. The horsey barnyard aroma is carried on the back of a light malty sweet aroma. the flavor is also quite subdued for the style, there is a supportive sweet flavor that makes the sourness go down really easily. this is a very drinkable beer, and i mean that as a compliment to the brewers. the flavors and aromas are very well balanced. the light body and high carbonation clean the palate very nicely.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Western winds carrying lust and summer hay, somewhat overbearing bubbles skew and mask, Eve’s prepared quite a picnic for Adam...A fresh bottle of sourdust champagne, a moment of unexpected movement, and a sinfully juicy green apple...A city-ectomy in a bottle, the meeting of saison and gueuze, fluffiness and authenticity in a quite tasty form...
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 I really like this one. Looks like apple juice mixed with cider. Pours with a huge head. Very acidic, sour and fruity. I can taste apples and maybe (due the acidic flavor) citrus. Delicious brew.
bierkoning (9756) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 pre 2000 bottle, tasted in jan 2003. Orange color, with chunks of yeast floating. Aroma has honey, cherry and pineapple. Even my geuze-hating wife liked the nose. Sour, acidic flavor with apple, oak, citrus and pepper. Delicious and complex, with everything that makes a geuze worthwile. The closure of this brewery is a tragedy! 9 3 9 4 18 = 4.3
bottled in 2007. Orange blonde, hazy. Oak, pineapple honey and lemon in the aroma. Almost totally dry lemon flavor with leather, hints of oak and lemon. Enjoyable top class geuze. 9 4 9 4 18 = 4.4
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is delicious. I guess you have to like geueze to appreciate something like this, and I do. Beautiful puffy, rocky head. Darker than many geuezes. Tart-sour-carbonated, all the things I like in a geueze are here. Give THIS to your macro drinking friends (LOL).
beerdedbastard (22) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at room temp.
Champagne like carbonation exploded upon pour producing a pronounced head, that diminishes rapidly. Cloudy golden color.
Tart-sourness, Peaches, Cherry and an earthy-mustiness in the nose that tickles with the prickly, peppery CO2.
Acidic sourness as it flows over the tongue with a dry crisp finish.
I LOVE the Gueze style!
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Explosive cork removal almost left me without an eye. Typical funky geuze aroma of spoiled sourish apple, mustiness, peach, lemon zest, and leather. But the additional old woody notes seem to take it one step further than past geuzes I have sampled. Undense, large bubbled foam atop a hazy white grape juice color. Wow! Bountiful carbonation is prominent upon the first sip and nearly takes out any initial flavors and/or sourness. The flavors that do manage to emerge are initial sour peach and leathery hints. Finishes astoundingly dry, balanced, somewhat salty, and looming green apple. Not as complex as I anticipated, but a geuze like this is always fun.
document (36) - USA - JAN 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little overly carbonated for my tastes, and could be a bit more tart and I’d be a bit more happy. Still, it’s one of the best of its kind.