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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: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (652) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Fles gedeeld met Bryanvdv. Goudgeel troebel, geen bezinksel. Geur is zuur, geen hekenningspunt. Smaak is vol zuur als in citroenzuur met een aangename afdronk, geen zoetigheid maar toch niet overdreven trekkend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bryanvdv (497) - - MAR 26, 2014
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Goudgeel troebel bier. Aroma is fris zuur maar moeilijk een plekje te geven. Smaak is vol zuur, ook in de afdronk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Slightly hazy gold with a perfect lasting head. Big sour smell with some funk in the aroma. Acidic bite that slightly stings then strong tart almost crab apple like. Light syrup residue. As it warms a light dough banana finish starts coming out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1064) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
At heeren van liedekercke. Hazy golden color, no head. Aroma is sour apples, lemons, fruits. Super sour body, apples, fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (905) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Slight hazy golden pour with a white head. Aromas of yeast, citrus peel, and sour notes. Flavor is sour upfront but not over the top. Fairly drinkable. Some subtle lemon notes with notes of white wine. Pretty smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2014
750 ml bottle
A fair priced lambic exceeded my expectations. While not quite on par with Cantillon and 3F sours it still makes a nice beer for drinking when you want something with a little bite. The fact that it is about half the cost is an added bonus.

Aroma / Appearance - A transparent golden body is capped by a crisp white head. Lemon polish, yeast, and a light trace of vinegar yield a sourness which is not harsh. Instead it invites more reflection until you finally take that first sip.

Flavor / Palate - Sourness is immediate but not overpowering. Lemons, dry yeast, and old orange peels do not cut very deep. However it does retain a nice refreshing aspect that continues all the way into a moderate finish. Trying this makes me want to see if I can locate any other Timmerman bottles at the local shops.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (420) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
Little cloudy, golden with disappearing white head. Nose: very fruity. Taste has lemon and is very sour (but really sour) with a dry finish. Well carbonated. Very fine Geuze!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3/3/14. 750mL bottle from Louisville Beer Store. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that fades to a small ring. Funky aroma, nice tartness, lemony and acidic, more funk, plenty of oak, touches of vanilla. Nice flavor, tart, touches of vinegar, citrus, lemon, funk, touches of oak and vanilla, all melds nicely. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out tart citrus fruit skins, some horse blanket, and funk. Flavour brings out tart citrus fruit skins, low-to-medium funk, and acidic. Finishes acidic, vinegary and tart. This being a Timmerman’s beer, it will be underrated, but this is really quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 006: Cascade-tastic 01 on 02/21/2014. This beer pours a hazy straw color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of apples, lemons and yeast. Light-bodied with flavors of tart fruit, yeast and oak, as well as a bit of spice. The finish is moderately tart with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.


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