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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: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Citrus and yeasty funk comprise the aroma. Pours a bright straw color with a massive mostly diminishing white head and no lacing. The tastes is funky and sour lemons with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is softly crisp. Overall, a very nice Gueuze. Will drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2808) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013
Medium carbonation. Very sour geuze, not very balanced. Notes of grass, herbs, lemon and vinegar.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ken1 (1647) - DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
Very sour with notes of lemon. Fruity aroma. Light amber in color with a quickly fading head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17041) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Willems, Grobbendonk. 2010 vintage. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is malty, citrus, wood and bretty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 020213

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a hazey yellow with large frothy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is citrus and tons of funk. Thin mouthfeel with a crisp tartness and lemon with nice sourness in the finish. Easy to drink lots of carbonation, a very impressive gueuze from Timmermans.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6011) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Yellow, nice white head. smells citrusy, vinegary (in a good way) and hints of dust and stone. Taste is pretty much what I expected, which is citrus, lemony notes up front, and funky, barnyard note in the background. Liked it a lot...

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11014) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
This one surprised the crap out of me. Super sour and tart, ultra-lemon. IT is funky in both taste and smell and has a lingering mineral water taste. Everything you could want in a geuze, tart, dry, refreshing, funky. It isn’t super complex but it is drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Div (25) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from 2008 (BF 2028). Pours clear golden yellow (to our suprise), with a small head. We poured very carefully without stirring up any yeast. It looked very much like a lager. The lemony sourness hits you hard at first but dissapears almost at once and leaves a lightly sweet aftertaste. There is some light funk in the aroma. If you are looking for Cantillons and 3Fs sourness and complexity you will probably be dissapointed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (4365) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2013
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Tart aroma, citrus, lemon peel, funk. Sour, tart flavour, citric acid. Tart finish, citrus and lemon peel.
Not bad. One can make good onion soup with this beer.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, courtesy of 77ships)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of 77ships. Dorée brumeuse, paille, col blanc fin. Arôme de grains, léger funk, citronné et ce bouquet de houblonnage à cru. Palais, funk, étable, notes citronnées qui perdurent, le tout fini sur ce côté aigre citronné, pointe d’épice et une effervescence de fin de bouche bien consistante. Léger et agréable, une bonne bière surtout en sachant les merdes que John Martin met sur le marché.


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