Oud Beersel Oude Geuze

Posted on Posted in Belgium, Gueze/Geuze/Gueuze, Sour, spontaneous fermentation, Wild Yeast
Oud Beersel Geuze
(Label from oudbeersel.com)

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.

6% ABV

You can read more about Oud Beersel and my reviews of their beers on my page dedicated to their blending operation.

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