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Oud Beersel Oude Lambik

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Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Beersel, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Oud Beersel Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Oud Beersel Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - AUG 19, 2016
Draught at Delirium village at the end of an epic session. Fresh lemon notes, juicy mouthfeel, smooth finish. Pretty decent stuff as far as I remember.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (169) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Really good Belgian sour. Wonderful for sipping and treating the palate. All around well made. Little Delirium Brussels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (1693) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
How : tap Appearance : almost clear copper with a small white head. Aroma : citrus peel, herbs, dried fruits. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoNrRiI (1177) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016

0.375 bottle.
A clear, gold color with absolutely no head to speak of. A sweet, and fruity aroma - not bad actually. Taste is exactly as expected, incredibly sour, smacking of apples and fermentation. A light body, a slick texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is medium long, less fruity and more acidic, vinegar perhaps, than the rest. Overall the beer is terribly sour, somewhat woody, and if a beer can taste "old", then this one certainly does.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
From a cardboard box @ De Struise, Bruges. 3 year old sample. Aroma has grapefruit, earthy notes and tartness. Pretty typical to lambic. Flavour has grapefruit, orange and earthy notes. Very clean with high drinkability and nothing disturbing. Perhaps a bit simple though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (479) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Sample at en Öl- och Whiskymässa, 2016. Hazy dark yellow, very hazy, that is, complete thick and cloudy, no signs of head really. Aroma is barn, citrus, vinegar, murky smell, almost sulphur. Taste is sour, woody, light vinegar, grassy and dry bitterness, semi tart. Medium body, oily texrure, low to flat carbo. Typical young lambic, not too complex but very good in its own way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2016
On tap at the PIB. Pours a cloudy yellow copper color with a medium white head. A huge cobweb funky dry woody nose. Apricot, dusty sweet malts, funky elements. Sharp at times, fairly sour. Quite good, I could drink a lot of this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1457) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2016 Tap @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst 12/6-16 [Vintage 2014-04]. Fruity and bretty with some wood. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (803) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear golden colour with a thin, white head that leaves spotty lacing. Sour aroma of citrus and barnyard. Sweet fruity flavour of citrus with a sour, acidic finish. Light body with a watery texture and flat carbonation. Ok, but not as good as I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy sour aroma. Moderate bitter nice moldy and sour flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.


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