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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: 398   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3454) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
Bouteille de 750ml. Meilleure avant 2028. Cette gueuze est claire, blonde, avec une mousse blanche qui reste passablement longtemps. Le nez est bien acide, les levures sauvages sont présentes mais peu agréables. Il y a des notes de foins. La bouche est acide, une acidité discordante. Elle manque de corps. Plus près de la contamination que la gueuze de qualité. 6/10

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2010 bottle. gold pour with a white head. nose is lemon, acidic, wood, barnyard, and light cheese. excellent on the palate, super tart, astringent, wood, lemon, cellar, and a nice bubbly finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6278) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle.Courtesy of yngwie. Pours golden with an off-white head.aroma of funk, Flavor is sweet and sour with some funk, lemon and oak.Medium body, average carbonation . Nice sour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3621) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
(75 cl, vintage 2009) Une tête blanche qui résiste sur un liquide à la robe blonde et embrouillée. Un liquide traversé par un flot continu de bulles. Un nez fort de fermentation sauvage avec de vibrantes notes citriques. Une pointe de dissolvant pour vernis à ongles qui m’apparaît comme un leitmotiv gênant. Des saveurs très citriques, un concentré de notes citronnées : une limonade véritablement décapante qui occulte la levure sauvage. Une bouche plutôt moyenne avec un bon pétillement et une texture qui est à la limite aqueuse. Une finale forte qui assaille les papilles et la langue, un bombardement de notes surette et astringentes. Un verre est bien suffisant!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle from storminorman. Hazy gold pour, white head. Lemonade, sour funk, yeast, unripe stone fruit. Sour flavor, warhead sour, lemon, white wine vinegar. Awesome sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2036) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Pale gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of lemony funk, wood bark, fresh green herbs, and a hint of fresh mozzarella. More of the lemon-cheese-barnyard and herb thing going on in the mouth, along with some faint white grape. Dryish mouthfeel, with bracing acidity. Not quite as bombastic or intense as Cantillon, 3F, Girardin, or DeCam, but still very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8230) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
2009 bottle from Kris Wines. It pours hazy golden yellow, with a quickly dissipating fizzy white head. The nose is farmyard, floral (particularly chamomile), citrus tang and melon. The taste is mouth puckering lemon, limeade, white grape skin, touch of vinegar, peach, nectarine, melon and some bread, with a lingering tart finish. Clean, refreshing and tasty. Medium body and lively carbonation. Sure it’s not as complex as some other gueuzes, but it’s still pretty damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Pours cloudy and blonde, but has weak head retention. I wish it was a little bit more bubbly. It is fairly citric and not as fruity other geuezes. It is definitely musky.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Bouteille de 750 ml, lors de la dégustation à l’aveugle de gueuzes organisée par David. Arômes très citriques, rappelant étrangement la viande (?!). Robe blonde très pâle pour le style, légère dentelle et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, la bière se montre très fruitée et extrêmement citrique, tirant presque sur le jus de citron par moment. La présence de lactobacilles est marquée et un peu étrange pour le style. Assez mince en bouche et plutôt unidimensionnelle. Finale très citrique et moyennement lactique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a medium to thick white head. The aroma is funky with some citrus and acidity. The flavor is quite good with its blend of funky barnyard, citrus and acidity. The body is light with a dusty texture and lively carbonation. This is far better that what I expect from a Timmermans, it’s not on par with Belgium’s great gueuzes, but it’s still quite good.


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