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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: 342   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF tasting. Poured gold, with a thin white head. Quite sour, apple, passionfruit and strawberry. Loved this

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle with a packaged on date of 16/12/10. Pours with a hazed golden body with a lasting white head. Aromas are funky, lactic, yogurt, rotten milk, musty, funky, light plastic, green apple and pear. Flavors show huge lactic acid up front, strong notes of granny smith apples. Sharp, dry and tart. Good roundness. Fruit and acidic, but the funk is lacking quite a bit. Dry and highly effervescent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours cloudy hay color with white head. Funky barnyard aroma with some dankness and tart lemons. Funky sour flavor with some woodiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2245) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2011
A light honey/straw color. Brilliant and bubbly. Small white head settles down after a huge foamy pour. Not much in the way of lacing left behind, but the head does try and cling to the side. Big sour, earthy, woody, peppery aroma. Little bit of funk. Dry tart and sweet taste. Sour fruit and a woody flavor. Very tart. Acetic character, but balanced fairly well with a subtle sweetness from the malt. Very decent lambic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Poured from bottle into Cigar City snifter. I was lucky enough to catch someone purchasing the last bottle at Coffee District so I asked for a pour. Light yellowish color with a thin white head. Aroma was tart and sweet with hints of lemon and orange peel. Not overly sour but just enough to make the cheeks pucker. Quite an amazing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3021) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle - 750ml. 1900th rating! Nice golden body with a thin white foamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma with fruity, herbal, and some grainy hints. Strong hoppy taste with citrusy and flowery notes. Ends with a long, sharp sour finish. Very good example of Gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours light gold with a big white head that fades quickly. Cloudy near the bottom of the bottle. Nose is tart, lemony, and funky. Tainted a bit by hints of dirty lake water. Tastes lactic and acetic. Oak, lemon, lemon rind, and sweettarts. Lively, tingly palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Pours a dirty gold with a tall, thin head that disappeared faster than I poured the beer. Lactobacillus on the nose, great sour taste. Good bite from the carbonation. Finishes dry with your mouth watering for more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
750 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Lemon peel with horsey funk on the nose. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Very tart lemon and citrus upfront with just a hint of sweetness in the middle before delivering a finishing punch of sour citrus finishing out very very dry. Excellent gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
bottle. moderate lactic acid sourness. touch of dry basement and leather laden funk. more creamy doughy wheat sweetness than other great gueuzes, but didn’t take to much away from the enjoyment. less dry than good examples of the style. not terribly complex, but tasty, and enjoyable to drink. better than expected. would drink again. easy drinkin. good gueuze to share with folks new to the style as well.


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