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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.8
   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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (6474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
330mL bottle at Kulminator, pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out notes of oxidation, residual sugars, and light funk - pretty oxidized. Flavour brings loads of cardboard, lots of oxidation, light acidity, and more cardboard. Really really oxidized and cardboard-dominated. Not good at all. Drain pour.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (3798) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
2004 Vintage @ Kulminator. 33 cl. bottle split by 2. Pours a clear apple juice amber with little in the way of a head. Smell is quite off-putting, chlorine, old and thin apple juice, sweeteners, completely oxidized and has that musty Kulminator smell upped to 11. Taste is manageable and luckily not as bad as the nose would led you believe. Lots of chlorine, totally oxidized, old oxidized lemonade, sweeteners, thin metallic apple juice, cardboard. Thin and fizzy body. This was probably sweetened and pasteurized to begin with so its current state isn’t much of a surprise but there isn’t much nice to say about this other than it is still drinkable and I finished my portion. At this point this is just an expensive tick for completionists and hardcore tickers.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3076) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at Kulminator, 2004 vintage. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is really funky, candi sugar water, wet hay, really oxidized. Taste is sour, tart, cardboard, oxidization, not as bad as the aroma, not sweet at least which is nice. Palate is well carbed, dry. Not so bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle (375 ml) @ Kulminator. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a little off-white head and almost no lacing. Aroma is quite old and dusty with fruity notes and cardboard. Taste is about the same with moderate sourness and the cardboard being a little more present. Medium body. Moderate/medium carbonation. Somewhat dry finish. I don’t know how old was the bottle, but it was clearly past his prime. Not awful though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (6865) - 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...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3131) - 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

4.8
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4650) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11872) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - 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.


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