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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: 475   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy pale yellow color, small white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell yeast and some sourness. Taste is the same: yeast and sourness but also nicely fruity. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
The cork flew and the bottle gushed over. Strong aroma from the bottle even before the pour. Large head, but not as bad as expected after the gush. The flavor is a tart grassy lemon with a sour aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3453) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle, BBE 2030. Pours cloudy pale golden in color with a thin whitish head. Barnyard, sour notes and earth in aroma. Dry. Sour in taste, sour lemon mixed with fresh apple.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 750ml bottle
Slightly dirty aroma, kinda-pooey in part. Super crisp palate, both from the sharpness and the carbonation. Excellent sharp geuze acidity - a real puckering bite. The gentle wheaty body behind that was completely dominated by the acidity. Shame about the slightly enteric aspects of the aroma, otherwise it would have been an excellent gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2530) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Rating #200 Purchased by my father who was curious about sours to share with me but he passed away before we got together. So this is in your honor Dad! pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a very large white head. Smell is tart citrus, funk Taste is light initially…citrus, dry and crisp in the middle ending with a citrus puckering. A mild sweetness with this beer. Active carbonation. light body. A nice gueuze though not as acidic as most.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. This one is a gusher, so be prepared when you open it. Cloudy dark yellow with a huge but short lived fluffy white head. Nice musty sour green apple, grain, and grape aroma. Bright lively palate. Tastes of green apple, pineapple, grape, and white wine with a dry oaky, citrusy acidic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2223) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Produced on 4/17/12. Beer geysered on me after popping the cork and an immediate aroma of skunk and rubber wafted over to my nostrils (brown glass, even). The offnotes were fleeting, leaving a nice smelling gueze, full of barnyard funk, dust, lemon. Pours hazy yellow with a giant white pillowy head that sticks around for a nice long time. Taste is nice and mouth-puckering sour, acidic, lemony. Highly carbonated with a somewhat watery and foamy mouthfeel. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (1978) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2012
750 ml. corked n’ caged bottle, PDT 4/17/12- Pours hazy golden with a one finger head. The aroma is slightly skunky, dusty and bretty, somewhat tart, funk, citrusy. Taste is different than the aroma, very tart, no skunk thankfully, mouth puckering citrus, brett. Body is medium, carbonation is massive, like champagne. Good, had better, but this is nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6835) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2012
750ml bottle from Belgium
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a small white, light lacing
Aroma: Citrus, wet blanket and sour fruit
Taste; Barnyard, lemon, yeast with a dry finish
This was very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
750 part of a Belgian order a long time ago. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. The cork was almost out. A big nose of tropical fruit and dust. The flavor was really nice, of course some tart sawdust, but massive fruit, apricot and lemon, minimal funk. Very tasty and refreshing.


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