Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Itterbeek, Belgium


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4812) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of musty and funky lemon, citrus, and a touch of wood. It pours a slightly hazy dull golden-orange with a two finger fizzy white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate-heavy sour lemon, some faint cork, and wood. It’s light bodied with lively (bordering on prickly) carbonation. Overall, I dig it, but the carbonation could be toned down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
Great little gueze. Orangey citrus and nice, medium tartness. Moreish, cracking value.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2014
Color cobrizo claro con espuma blanca regular. Aromas de madera y brett con fruta verde más matizada. Cuerpo medio, inicio ligeramente dulce que pronto pasa a una acidez afrutada bastante pronunciada y un pelín tosca. El final, donde se encuentra la levadura y la madera, no es tan seco como en otros ejemplos del estilo. Bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
WTWBA 2014. The aroma is horse, barn, tart, lemon, bread. The appearance is hazy yellow, like a melted lemon pop. The flavor is tart lemon, horse, barn, bread. nice interesting mix of flavors. The finish is tart, sour. Medium bodied. Good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2155) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle made it to free table at WWBA which was much appreciated. Pours bright hazy yellow with white head. Nose is lemony and yeasty. tastes very bready, of lemon, vanilla, and bubblegum. lively palate and touch sweet for gueuze.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
A fantastically complex gueuze, lemon tart finish, with layers of flavour below it, a sherbert finish on your tongue. Just a stronger aroma away from a great beer rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (843) - USA - MAY 30, 2014
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought at Carrefour, Auderghem. Tart classical geuze. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2061) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Flaska från Beergium. Gyllengul, disig, lågt försvinnande skum. En riktigt syrlig, torr och stram geuze, sträv i munnen, omogna vinbär och gröna druvor, syrliga äpplen, citrus, lite stallkaraktär. Tycker att syran är lite skarp och kantig så att den tar över smakbilden helt. Annars trevlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
camoes (109) - PORTUGAL - MAY 21, 2014
Review according to BJCP2008 (style 17E). Bottle 75cl - Batch L13.04. AROMA: acidic aroma, with na interesting balance between horsy, goat, and some fruits. APPEARANCE: gold color and very clear. average white head with medium retention. TASTE: moderate sour/acidic taste with a horsey balance and some fruit notes. no hop flavours and no bitterness. PALATE: light body and medium tartness. médium-high carbonation. OVERALL: an average gueuze that lacks a bit more fruity character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2006) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 13, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Hazy light amber with a thick rim head, no lace. Taste is lemon zest and light earthy malt with champagne effervescence. It is both tart and sour, but not at all overwhelming. An appetite awakener, and a thirst quencher. An excellent Oude Gueuze.

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