Oud Beersel is a Lambic blender with a long heritage but only a short time around in its current incarnation. Oud Beersel had ceased to exist by the beginning of the 21st century, but made a triumphant return in 2007 after Gert Christiaens and Roland De Bus set up a business to buy what had been their favorite Lambic. Today, they contract with Frank Boon at Brouwerij Boon to brew their wort to a recipe they developed.
Appearance: Yellow with a touch of gold and some light haze. Off white head with good retention.
Aroma: Sharp cheese, lime zest, pineapple, lemon cream, with earthy notes.
Taste: Tart with a sweet touch. Earthy finish. Great effervescence.
Overall Impression: This is one of my favorite Geuzes. It’s well-balanced in character without being super sour or super funky. This isn’t an extreme example of a geuze. It is one of the more elegant ones. I would give this a high recommendation.
Availability: Look for it at better beer shops that carry beers from Wetten Importers.
You can read more about Oud Beersel and my reviews of their beers on my page dedicated to their blending operation.