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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Geuze is a classic among the Belgian Ales, following spontaneous fermentation in wooden barrels (no yeast or sugar added), young and old Lambic are blended; which results in a dry, tart and fruity wine like taste. Oud Beersel Geuze Ale is the white sparkling wine of the ale world.

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3.6
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
11/7/07 From the bottle. Aroma is of tart banana, paintlike, with sour lacticacid , buttery, earthy and oaky. You couldn’t fit any more in here. Appearance is light hazy straw with a medium white head. Flavor is earthy, but still clean, with a tart finish. This is quite well balanced, but has a light nail polish note and low bittering. Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied, spritzy, dry and warm. Overall, very complex, not as earthy or dusty as I expected; quite well balanced for a sour.

4.2
DenverLogan (1301) - North Bend, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Whoa Nellie...I can smell this stuff from several inches from the glass...who let the wet horse in the house!! Gold color, small head. Aroma of persimmon, lemon, pluots, straw, wheat, nectarine, peach, and barnyard funk. Significant carbonation...a mix of sweet, sour, dry and funky flavors...not as smooth as the Girardin but intriguing and tasty. My bottle says good till 2026! July 19, 2017 - With my previous rating I gave a 4 rating. The bottle I have in front of me is 9 years old, bottled in 2008. Amazingly the carbonation is still up there...cork went flying! Some of the straw and barnyard funk has dissipated but this is perhaps tastier and smoother, with a nice tartness but not mouth puckering, and with the fruit sugars still holding on nicely. As far as my comment about Girardin in 2007...humm, I’d have to do more homework. I should also disclose that in 2007 I was representing the importer (D&V) of both beers and tried them regularly. This Oud Beersel is beautiful at 9 years old but I do feel a bit bad about one thing...I’m probably drinking it too early. The "Best Before" date is 2035!!

3.8
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Courtesy of Mcbackus. Pours a cloudy orange with white foamy head. Hints of sour fruits, spices, yeast, and more sour fruits. Finishes very tarty, but easy to drink. Very impressed with this style of brew.

3.9
BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2007
cloudy orange gold with massive white head (plenty of foam). Tart nose with some lactic acid. Faint funk and very sour body.

3.8
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
This is a nice dry tart Gueuze. these aren’t easy to find varieties of Gueuze in MN. It has that flavor unique to western Belgian lambics and a crisp clean finish wth a little hint to walk away with.

3.5
jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle: A sour and tart smell is strong and soon as the cork was pulled. Light hints of fruity tartness and sourdough bread. The pour is a cloudy golden with many particles and a huge white head. Taste is dry and tart, a little sour and tangy. Dry, puckering finish.

3.8
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
This beer is a murky orange color with flakes of sediment in the bottle and glass. Thin white head that diminishes slowly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Tart fruity aroma with some dusty and earthy malt. Medium-bodied with a tart apple character and light coriander and yeast flavors. The finish is dry with green apple and oak flavors and it leaves behind a lingering citrus and spice aftertaste. Overall this beer is pretty enjoyable.

3.7
Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 28, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2012 January 2005 bottling. Another beer very well suited to drinking from a wine glass. Body is murky pale gold with a dull orange core. Big winey, vinegar, stinky aromas with sweet and sour notes. Good depth. Sharp, prickly palate with high-fizz, sour wine fruits, some bitterness. Good driving length and sour finish.

4.3
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
This has been and always be my favorite geuze. As I sip the bottle from my hotel room in Brussels, I am reminded how important this beer is to the history of Brussels. The aroma is powerful with hints of lactic and Brett that remind me of all the complexities of this beer. The beer bone dry with a good biting acidity that comes alive with all of the carbonation in the mouth. The brewer closed down in 2003, but opened up and are starting a revival of sorts. They are making a wonderful triple to help get the lambic side of things going again. The color is of straw with lots of effervensce and a slight whippy white head. The taste is amazing with so many layers and depth. There is citrus, hay, wet horse, wool and a soft malt character that is there for those who choose to dig deep into this beer. The finish is dry and grainy/bready with a zesty sour note. It is a must try even if only to keep this tiny brewery alive !!!!!

3.9
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Gorgeous hazy lovely golden color with an amazing lasting head, longer lasting than expected esp for a gueze. Body doesn’t carry far back onto the palate and is a little thin and watery for me but that also makes me want to drink it all day. Excellent balanced aromas and flavors that convey grain character and not just sour funk. Lemony, tart, and not at all sweet but minimal funk and minimal acidity. Musty apple juice Very accessible.


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