Oud Beersel Framboise

$6.99 for the 375 mL, corked & caged bottle from Mac's in Atlanta, GA, USA. SB 52 on the cork. Seemed like another good choice for Valentine's Day. A light pop on opening, but nothing dramatic. A mild puff of gun smoke. A pinkish, orange body that looks a little thin and lacks much depth. Some lace, but not great deal. Nose is big on the tart raspberries. The beer is a simple, relatively non-complex lambic that has a larger level of tart character than the Kriek version, but is still pretty...

Oud Beersel Kriek

$6.99 for the 375 mL, corked & caged bottle from Mac's in Atlanta, GA, USA. SB 54 on the cork. Seemed like a good choice for Valentine's Day. A light pop on opening, but nothing dramatic. A mild puff of gun smoke. Nice, dark cherry red body (a touch on the brown side), with a lovely, subtle pinkish tinge to the head. Dark, black cherries meet the nose. A touch of ethanoic acid in the nose. The beer is a simple, relatively non-complex lambic that has only a light level of tartness. An excellent...

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...