On a recent trip to Lambic-Brewery Oud Beersel I was invited to take a tour of the brewery and my tour guide was Gert Christiaens.
Gert is the son of Jos Christiaens, the master-blender from Oud Beersel.
He told me about the120-year-old-history from back in the days when Henry Vanderlinden brewed his Lambic and explained his plans for the future together with the Geuzen van Oud Beersel (which are a band of volunteers and supporters that maintain the brewey and museum).
During my visit Oude Lambiek was put into cubitainers or Bag-in-Boxes of 5L. This way of packaging is practicle and easy for storing, shipping and keeping cool.
The Oude Lambiek Bag-in-Box 5L can be kept for up to 6 months un-opened and once open, you can keep them for a month and a half under good conditions. Preferably be kept cool or under 20°C (68°F).
The Bersalis Tripel is Blonde Tripel with a spicy character and is one of Oud Beersel’s original brews when the brewery started up in 2003.
Bringing life to the brew, really is true what it says! Back in 2003, the Bersalis Tripel was responsible as the money maker for the brewery, so Oud Beersel could find the room to start blending lambic into geuze. The Bersalis is bottled in 0,33 and 0,75 L. and the 0,75 L can only be found at the brewery in Beersel.
A new brew from”Master-Blender” Jos Christiaens is the Oud Beersel Framboise. The Framboise harmonizes the taste of genuine Oude Lambiek and the fruity flavor of ripe raspberries. 220 grams of raspberries and 50 grams of Morell-cherries are used per liter of Lambiek. The result is a great Fruit Lambiek from one of the best in the trade.
Oud Kriekske is a traditional liqueur made with Oude Kriek Oud Beersel.
The dominant fruitiness of fresh sour cherries and the moderate sweetness of this liqueur provide a fresh and fruity drink.
The complex character of Oude Kriek gives this liqueur a unique roundness. This liqueur is 19 % and comes in a 0,50 L stylish bottle.
Oud Beersel. I like !!
The old casks