Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Itterbeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bark (255) - Linköping, - JUN 18, 2005
Bottle. The colour is dark golden with a tint of orange. The low white head dissolves into a small ring quite fast.

The smell is intense and complex; I found notes of vinegar, citric acid, wet wood, seaweed, a gentle touch of tar and some fruity notes of… avocado?

The taste is also very complex and powerful: Guezue is a very demanding drink! The first note is a fruity and very refreshing sourness that is soon replaced with a robust sourness, quite similar to drinking ascorbic acid mixed with water. Then, a more delicate taste of white wine vinegar and dried fruits and an odd taste of old timber and a stuffy food cellar(!). The long aftertaste is rather sweet with notes of sour candies and an earthy note of yeast. It fades out with a balanced, palatable sour flavour.

The carbonation is medium strong and almost sharp with lots of bubbles.

Not your average pale lager: This is a challenging drink in many ways.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (5518) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at home, no idea of age. It pours clear amber with a medium white head. The nose is tangy fruits, some ice tea, sweet apple, citrus peel and a touch of spice. The taste is lightly tart, tangy generic fruits, wet wood, apple, pear, melon and ice tea with a short finish. Light-medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Sweet and simple, but not in a particularly nice way. Perhaps a touch better than their Tradition gueze lambic, but not by a whole lot...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2013
At kulminator Pours fuzzy , light amber Small white head Smells dusty , apples Much more sour than the timmermans tradition geuze Sharp sourness Apple in the back Very dry Dusty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ynotnitram (6) - - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
At last a genuine lambic brewed in the old traditional way (by the oldest lambic brewery in the world it seems). Just right in sourness and acidity, you can taste the spontaneous fermentation!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at Kulminator in March 2012, vintage 2004. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a minimal white head. The aroma and taste was very sour. Also lemon, green apples and wood. Better than expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle at De Cam. Hazy golden color, fluffy large bubble head. Aroma of dusty lemons and grapefruit. Taste is funky, dusty, citrus, straw. Nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2011
Hade jag inte stora förväntningar till – och rätt fick jag eftersom den doftar mycket skumt och mycket jästigt. Smaken är som vanlig alltför snäll – en lätt liten syrlighet, annars ingenting – Men ok 55 kr/0,3cl – nu är den “tickat” i alla fall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle: Hazy, lots of floaties and clumps visible, small stable white head, orangey coloured; fruity vinegarish nose with a touch of artificial sweetness; dry sour flavour, light bodied; a light sweetness shows up in the otherwise dry vinegarish finish. Not so good.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of horse blanket, wood, citrus, and light cardboard. Flavor of tart grapefruit, lemon, and some cork.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2009
(Bottled) Deep golden-copper with a small, quickly fading head. Aroma of sweet white wine, with hints of mushrooms and apricot. Flavor is sweetish and fruity with some underlying tartness and moderate acidity. Medium body with low carbonation, and some astringency. Less sugary than the regular Gueuze, but just not very good flavor- or palatewise. Too acidic, and still somewhat sugary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2008
small bottle via trade with kpressley77. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is fruity with no tartness. The feel of the beer quite tart but the flavor is more sweet and fruity. An odd gueze that has all this contradictory elements.

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