Oud Beersel Oude Gueuze Vieille

$4.95 Greens, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA.
375 mL bottle, corked and caged, SB 40 printed on the cork and a best before date of 26/01/2025 (looks like this can safely be cellared for a period!)
Aggressive carbonation on the pour with a huge head forming in the tall, thin Pilsener glass that I chose. The lacing is impressive on top of the slightly cloudy, lemon body.
Aroma gives off the earthy, organic notes that one would expect, and that is reflected in the taste too. Obviously very sharp tartness is the main feature, but there is a distinct yeast and wine like character too. Strange flat feel to the bottom of the glass considering the early “fizz”.
Refreshing as long as you can put up with the tartness, and I can see why these beers are often blended to take the edge off. Pretty interesting and worth a try, but the style won’t be for everyone.
The more I drink these types of beers, along with the Wild Ales, the more I am reminded of good old, West Country Cider from England. These traditional, rustic styles have lots in common all over the world.

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02/24/2006
Style:
Gueuze
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.73
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