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Oud Beersel Oude Lambik

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

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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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".


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (516) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
On tap at Antwerps Bierhuyske. Draft at In De Linde. It pours clear golden yellow, with pretty much no head. Golden, orange no head. Apple, wood, more green apple, sour, tarty but quite balanced. Very drinkable, nice sourness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2014
A murky golden color with little head. Aroma contaons some funk, vinegar, barnyard, lemons. The flavor is very tart with some lemons, vinegar, and earthy notes. Dusty attic feeling to it. Amazing sour wreck.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (498) - LATVIA - DEC 6, 2014
Light amber without head. Sour fruity lambic taste, some bitterness and sweet notes later.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1011) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
On tap @ Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Giallo paglierino, leggermente torbida, opalescente, schiuma modesta a bolle grossolane, poco persistente. Naso leggermente sporco, stalla, cantina, note citriche. In bocca si lascia bere bene, non ha la profondità e la persistenza di altri lambic, ma risulta comunque gradevole. Corpo medio-leggero, carbonazione soft. Non male.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4744) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Draft: Served in a tumbler: Some bubbles. Cloudy yellow beer. Aroma is funky, cheese, light barnyard, light horseblanket, light fruity. Flavour is quite crisp, cheese, barnyard, wood , wild yeast, funk, light tart, fruity, hay, light dry. Aftertaste is cheese, barnyard, wood , wild yeast, light dry. Low to no carbo, soft light dry mouthfeel, good (more than) medium bodied. Nice, easy and crisp drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
August 3, tap @ de Grote Dorst. Pours cloudy orange with almost no head. Aroma is barnyard, citrus, hay, grain, grass. Taste is tart apple, citrus, finish is tart and and fruity with brett character. Light/medium bodied, soft carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
Sampled @ Van Moll Brewpub. Hazy golden color, no head. Smell and taste lightly sourish, apple, apple peel, some sour-bitter in the finish. Decent body, low carbonation. Well, not bad. Not really my thing though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Tap @ In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, citrus and barnyard. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 130714

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pour at delirium cafe, funk farmhouses flavors, lots going on, decent carb, I’m a fan

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Verre de 25 cl, d’un cask, au ’t Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Arômes de brettanomyces portant surtout sur la paille et le citron. Robe blonde et limpide, aucune effervescence ou mousse. En bouche, ce lambic montre un beau caractère cristallin portant sur les agrumes (surtout le citron) et le foin sec. Finale très sèche et présentant une belle acidité lactique et citrique. Très intéressant et rafraîchissant.


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