“Oud Beersel Oude Geuze is one of nature’s miracles. Oude Geuze is a blend of lambic from different years. One year old lambic is still readily fermentable. Two year old and three year old lambic main contribution is to the taste. Blending the lambic produces a sparkling beer that is made in accordance with time-honoured traditions. Oud Beersel Oude Geuze notable hop and fruit character is much appreciated by beer fans.”
Appearance: Amber with a soft haze. It forms a short head which snaps back to the rim. Reasonable lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: Totally on point. Reeks of sour apple, lemon peel, peach skins, unripened apricot/kumquat, sweaty funk, acidic lacto sourness and brilliantly blended barrel complexity. It has that lemon warhead quality which means two things: these guys know what they’re doing and the first sip is gonna be sour AF! Bring it on.
Flavour: Yep…sour AF! All of the same elements as the nose – sharp and acidic lacto sourness, lemon peel, sour apple, unripened stonefruits and sweaty barnyard funk. Getting hints of that manky cheese as well. Lime juice also rocking up late. Nice and fruity roll on in to the finish which provides faint sour fruits for days.
Mouthfeel: Sharp and acidic with plenty of bite. Lifted Co2. Pucker rating gets a well deserved 4/5. 6.5% ABV certainly adds to the feisty texture.
Overall: That has hit the spot! We were in need of a hard hitting Lambic and it has come through big time. This is our first crack at Oud Beersel too. Impressed!