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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (632) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Golden-orange coloured beer with a fast diminishing white head. Mild acidic aroma. Good acidic flavour, not very complex and a little bit watery. (Corked Bottle 37,5cl)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy blond with white film. Fruity, dry, vinous aroma, some berries and fruit yogurt. Very sour, tannin in the mouth. Full body, sour finish and dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body. Very little aroma. Sweetish-acidic lemony funky taste with waxy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, faintly astringent mouthfeel. Dry-acidic lemony mealy aftertaste with metallic notes. Not bad, but boring. (0.75l bottle at Heeren van Liedekercke, Belgium.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfc514 (64) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Good gueze. Funky, super lemony tart. Great recommendation from the folks at beverage world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2014
At a tasting, many thanks zvikar, small quickly dissapearing head, cloudy lemon yellow colour, funky apple aroma with Dijon mustard, flavour of lemon and green plums, quite strong but mellow sourness. Uncomplicated and great fun to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
0,375 cl bottle Appearance: clear golden with a medium white head , leaving a light amount of lacing. Aroma: Cheese, Funk, wet hay, and some lemon Taste: Starts tart Citric, then some bread and yeast, the finishes is quite dry and very mild tart with very nice light tanine notes, balancing out the tartness. Ligh body(but not thin),slightly above average carbonaion but working for the style. Good refreshing Geuze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (287) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Yellow, rather clear. White head. Strong carbonation. Funky, tart, whey, lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head that dissipates quite fast but leave good lacing. Nose is of cheesy funk, wet hay, lemon and a little earth. Taste is more tart than the average gueuze but not too much, it is incredibly refreshing. Flavors of lemon, oak and some light wheat. Body is light, carbonation medium-high and mouthfeel just a tiny bit watery. Overall a really good gueuze, mighty refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6078) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottled at De Heeren. Sour, yet fairly fruity aroma and flavour. Clean and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of musty and funky lemon, citrus, and a touch of wood. It pours a slightly hazy dull golden-orange with a two finger fizzy white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, some faint cork, and wood. It’s light bodied with lively (bordering on prickly) carbonation. Overall, I dig it, but the carbonation could be toned down.


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