Vandervelden 135 Oude Geuze is a blend of 1-year-old lambic aged on foeders that were previously used for mainly red Brunello di Montalchino Tuscany wine and of 3-year-old lambic on an old Oud Beersel foeder.
Pours golden with a fading white head, huge carbonation that goes quite quickly out of the beer. Touch darker than usual lambiek orange. Nose is big on old lambiek funk, lots of old lambiek character, old barrels, musty old barrels,old raw, big hay, oak features massively. High carbonation instantly that changes really the taste, it quickly goes away, you kind of miss it when its gone, big rotting lemon taste, orange peel, lots of old lambiek taste, old lambiek funk, huge old barrel, musty barrel room, very rustic, spoiled lemon. Feels far older than it is quite interesting, bit simpler than it sounds, overal quite interesting beer with lots of musty funk, very interesting old lambiek profile. Pretty tasty, definitely better than the regular one, quite interesting good for the enthusiasts.
Aroma has plenty of citrus, slight floral, slight horseblanked, sligtht grass. Pretty darn tasty. The taste tart and funky with some citrus, goose berries, basement grapefruit, stable, apples and some wood. Carbonation is extremely high. Nice indeed! Wow this is really complex.
Darkish red-amber color with a medium, quite firm and tanned, fading head. Tart, sweet and very fruity aroma – quite Flemish Sour –like and reasonably complex. Aroma is sweet fruity and some sourness. Flavor is sweet and fruity, some sourness and a malty finish. Taste is medium sweet with a funky fruitiness and a pleasant touch of toffee/caramel. ….
The beer is named after Theodoor Cornet who, according to the census of 1686, was innkeeper, brewer and distiller of the « DE HOORN » inn in Steenhuffel. He was also a steward of the Count of Maldeghem-Steenhuffel, lord of Diepensteyn. At the count’s request, Theodoor brewed a stock beer. This exclusive beer was kept in oak barrels in the cellars of Diepensteyn Castle. This inspired the brewers and the wood master for the creation of CORNET.
CORNET is a strong blond Belgian beer that has a subtle, willful and sophisticated wood flavour with a note of vanilla and a « velvety » mouth feel that rivals that of an oak-matured wine.
The well rounded, oaked beer balances the fruitiness of the yeast and the sweet vanilla notes of the wood, leaving a warming feeling in the finish along with a smooth bitterness. Top-fermented beer with refermentation in the bottle.