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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: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2375) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Hazy golden pour thin white head .... aroma of barnyard, sour lemons and brett .... taste was tart and sour sweet and just right on the tongue very good blend and highly drinkable dry and a little lively mouthfeel .... flavors were earthy light barnyard, brett, the tart and sour fruity lemony flavors were balanced just right with sweetness ..... I think this brew is a little underrated

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lefossoyeur (470) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Hazy hay blonde, tiny lacing. Intense classic gueuze aromas, horse blanket, dandelion with a touch of...pee. Really intense attack in mouth, highly acidic, lemony, refreshing with an intense acidic finish like a freshly squeezed lemonade. Not the most funky or complex of a gueuze, but a really pleasant one, built for hot summer nights.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Cloudy yellow pour with a small fizzy head. Nose and flavor are marked with lemon, wheat, good sour funk, oaky tannic acidity, and tart grapefruit. Crisp, refreshing an quenching mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2011
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some tart lemons, Belgian yeast and some light funk. A very nice smelling gueuze. The flavor is very tart and acidic. I get a lot of sour lemons notes, as well as some horseblanket funk, wheat and Belgian yeast. There is also a little bit of white pepper mixed into the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice gueuze. Glad to have this one available here in Texas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2011
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of horseblanket, straw, white grapes and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, straw, horseblanket and white grapes with a crisp dry tart lingering funky citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours a clear straw color with a large frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earth, must, citrus, olive and apple. The taste is vegetal, dry citrus and musty notes. Very tart. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gary (1466) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 (750ml, 2009 Vintage) Ive got a sore throat and the tart potency of this gueuze is a soothing and refreshing antidote ...the dry barnyard notes almost putting out the burning fire in my throat
stinky ass nose .. rotten cheese, wood, sweaty cooking apples ...all great shit of course for any Lambic fan..... dull orange color , flat, but in the mouth the texture is bitting , abrasive ,yet inviting y..white grapes, leather , cheese and bone dry seas of acidity ...there’s a richness in a suble backdrop too...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
tepid gold, white head goes to ring, tepid. Nose is rind, acetic, apple and berry, fatty and oily. Flavor is light, bit acetic, grapefruit, bit stinging through the finish. Bit thin, small bubbled carbonation, acetic finish with low malt, funk. As close to unblended as I’ve had outside of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Hazy straw with a small white head. Cheesy acidity in the nose, complemented by nectary funk, bubblegum, and dry earthen oak. The flavor holds woody acidity, nectar fruits, mild acetic acid, leather, cider, and oak tannins. Medium body with hige pillowy effervescence and a dry bubblegum finish. Surprisingly tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
750mL c&c. Pours a hazy peach with a thin, white head. Nose is detergent, plastic, phenols, moving to pineapple and melon. Taste is lemon, small grapefruit, small melon ad jackfruit. Quite intensely sour. Nice complexities. Lactic citrus palate. Love the leather, citrus, and big grapefruit character.


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