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Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 1 jaar oud (Boon)

ABV: 5.7%
Origin: Lembeek/Beersel, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen

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Brewed at in Lembeek to former Vandervelden brewery recipes, the Oud Beersel lambics are tanked to Beersel to undergo maturation and blending. I assume this one, served from a bag in a box at Oud Beersel’s outdoor bar during the Toer de Geuze, was only a year old but couldn’t get confirmation from the bar staff..

Though well worth drinking and as strange and unique as all genuine lambics are, this beer was some notches down in complexity and interest from the truly extraordinary things that can be achieved in the Zenne valley with wild yeasts and cask ageing. It was a flat amber beer with a trace of whitish head and a sharpish, moderately fruity aroma with a distinct citrus note. The palate had more citrus, grapefruit flavours, and that typical funky smack of brettanomyces yeasts, leading to a slightly warming finish with still more citrus, and a light pippy note of apple or cider with pleasantly lingering nutty flavours.

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