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Timmermans Oude Gueuze

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oude Gueuze is an appellation controlee : its label is protected. It is also known as the champagne of beers, especially as it is only available as a limited edition. Timmermans Oude Gueuze’s special flavour derives from its time-honoured method of preparation. It is a blend of old lambic, which has been aged for three years in wooden barrels, and young lambic which ensures spontaneous fermentation in the bottle. The different lambics are carefully selected by the brewer to obtain a perfect flavour. After it has been produced, Timmermans Oude Gueuze, which is refermented for four months in the bottle, continues to improve for 20 years.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (425) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
0.375 l bottle @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden colour, head dies quicly, some UFOs at bottom. Well, this is different than the brewery’s more commercial sweet lambic beers. Very dry, yes champagne is never this dry. It burns your throat. OK, not as dry as Cantillon’s products but still very "oude". This is not for everyone.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is very acidic. Flavour is sour and good, very crisp. Strong acidity, funky, sparkling character, very refreshing. Light to medium bodied, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (758) - FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle 37,5 CL. Pours cloudy yellow murky with white lacing head. Notes of barnyard, apples, sour, tart, very dry. Pretty nice.

- beerbasher

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (4043) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2015
375ml bottle at pre Tuska tasting. Amber colored, thin white head. Barnyard, apricots, green apples. Flavor has green apple, tartness, earthy notes. Really tart stuff. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (225) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Little hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of acid, vinegar, sour apple, lemon, hint of barnyard, leather and funk. Taste is strong sour, very dry and tart. Flavor of sour apple, lemon, vinegar. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2825) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden color, small head. Aroma of horseblanket, oak and brett. Taste is firmly sour, with barnyard tart, sweetish oak and brett. Puckery mouthfeel, quite sour stuff. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (967) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
375 ml bottle
Slightly hazy yellow to orange beer with little white head. Aroma and flavor have barnyard, lemon and gastric acid. Palate is sour, medium full with strong carbonation. Finish has medium bitterness and strong sourness. Aftertaste has fruits, lemon juice and lime. Sourness is a bit too strong, and the gastric acid is not pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1706) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden color with no head. Aroma of apricot, apple and notes of wild yeast. Acidic taste with some bitterness. Medium thin body.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5791) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2015
750ml bottle pours a murky gold with some white head. Nose is solid, zesty, lemon, lime, band aid, grass, funk, some wood. Flavor is tart, lemon, kumquat, zesty, band aid, funk. Tart and enveloping finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (540) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow with white and quickly disappearing head. In aroma funky, tart fruits, lemon, barnyard with oaky notes in the finish. In flavour very tart and acidic but not too much in vinegar way, fruity and oaky. The beer is dry, low bodied with fizzy carbonation. Very drinkable, well done gueuze.


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