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


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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
Sampled during trip to Bamberg. This one in the train home. Hazy light yellow with a frothing shortlasting white head. Molden dusty basement aroma, citrus and lots of wild yeast. EXTREMLY acidic and dry, maybe the most ecidic i’ve tried. But a great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
Poured from a bottle at the brewery. Unclear golden, naked surface. Dusty and fruity to the nose. Cellar dusty taste with spiced sourness that lingers for quite a while on the throat. Nice and fresh (Toer de Geuze, Itterbeek 01.05.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Saurer, stark essigartiger Antrunk mit viel zu viel CO2. Das Bier ist deutlich zu jung und wirkt extrem unausgereift. Dies wird vor allem an der sich steigernden Essignote, die bald penetrant wirkt, ersichtlich. Im Nachgeschmack schnell abflachend und wässrig, wobei der Essigton noch lange bestehen bleibt. /8/8/8//8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Re-rate 6/30/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. 2013 bottle. Hazy yellow with a big white head. Lovekly barnyard aroma with some oak and a lemony touch. Sour flavor, oaky, lemony, full of barnyard and a bone-dry finish with an astringent hint. Lively carbonation. Great and refreshing. 8/3/8/4/17=4

[3/3/11] Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Opens with a gusher. Slightly hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of oak, horse blanket and a bit of citrus. Flavor is sour and funky with some fruits and a bit of faint sweetness. Medium-bodied and lively carbonated. Tasty and easy-drinking. 7/3/8/3/15=3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle that I picked up from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie, purchased 01.10.10 consumed 027.12.10 We used about half of this bottle to cook Mussels in Gueuze and drank the rest. Poured a warm lemony colour with some white bubbles. This is sharp in the mouth bit of dustyness, acidic with sharp bite, lemony with a dry finish. Nice beer and great with the mussels. A7 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
33 cl bottle, The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield, UK. Vinegar and apple aroma, mellower flavour than anticipated. Ginger and a faint sweetness come through on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a hazy pale gold with a large bubbly white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has a lot of funk with a strong backing sour note with a hint of tart grapes. Flavor is much more sour with a light backing funk, but mainly sour with slight fruit note. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2010
750ml bottle from Otsuki. Where else? Dry, lemony aroma, leather and earth, light funk and cream. Refined sour flavor, lemon, lactic, green apples. Not very funky, yet quite dry. Clean and crisp. Slightly leathery. Very balanced, somewhat mild, very drinkable. I like it though I dare say it lacks complexity a bit. Approaching Cantillon in it’s dryness, though much more approachable. Quite a bit of residual sweetness, but it is not an impediment. Nice stuff, if a bit tame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 16, 2010
Ahahahah chi l’avrebbe mai pensata? Il merito do fare una geuze tradizionale a Timmermans, che però non è certo la migliore, tuttavia è una bella geuze che sonno che ho e domani devo andare a Pisa e lavorare per quel dannatissimo seminario. Senti un po’, il sapore aveva qualche tono dolciastro/metallico di sangue che chiudeva male, per il resto ha il profilo classico di una geuze acida; era la gioventù? Chi lo sa. Riproverò se mi capiterà; bene comunque.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Blind tasting at De Cam. Clear winner versus De Cam, Boon, Cantillon, Giradin, and Lindemann’s. Quite the unexpected result. We liked the complexity of this one, and wer not ovrwhelmed by simple sourness.

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