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

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RATINGS: 337   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lhharris (25) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Hazy golden color with no head. Barnyard funky smell. Taste is pretty sour and citrus. Highly carbonated and dry. Overall I liked this beer had a nice sourness very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1724) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Cloudy, deep golden body; vapid, crackling white head like you’d see on a soda. Lemon skin, white grape, mildly vinous aroma that transitions into a finish more akin to yogurty, lactobacillus sourness. A little bit of wet cork & musty barn funk. Taste is zesty, sour lemon-lime notes up front with a biting, yet tame lactic acidity. Quite puckering. Damp hay bales, light barnyard funky tones, & stone fruit skin tartness lead into a slightly acidic, dry finish. A touch of oak. Dry, effervescent. Not as complex as some other gueuze out there, not as grippingly sour, either. But a good beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4951) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma nice and funky, barnyard, dank cellar, musty, but with a citric fresh fruitiness, apple and vinegar. Flavor is heavy puckering acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Good, but a little to much in the acidity and palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours in a glass... enjoyed by campfire no idea what it looked like other than a nice foamy head. Lots of funk on the nose with underlying complexity of wet barrels, straw, wet grass and lots of stonefruit qualities as well. Palate has great carbonation and the mouthfeel is soft and inviting for all the nuanced flavors to ebb and flow on the tongue. Nice dusty stonefruit, basement must and a lingering acidity that rides out on some honeyed sweetness to balance everything out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1177) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2014
375mL corked bottle. BB 2030! Pours a lively, slightly hazy orange gold body, rocks a shortlived white foam. Funky on the nose; grapefruit, white wine vinegar, hard cheese, green apple, orange juice, light toasty oak character, pineapple, hay. Effervescent carbonation, perhaps a touch coarse, light-to-medium body, acidity is bracing, very citric & acetic, but not unbearable Begins somewhat textural at first; washrind & hard cheeses, pineapple juice, unripe/green mango, grapefruit rind, lemon juice, juicy green apple, touch of cereal graininess with a subtle lightly toasted wood/oak character lingering on a drawn out finish. As expected from these beers, a very complex & unique flavour profile. Perhaps a touch "watered down", for use of a better word, in comparison to the best - a bit tame perhaps even!?

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (425) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
37,5 cl, flaske, 5,5 % ABV, brygget: 2010, tappet 2013, BB 2032, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 16. august 2014. Honningfarvet og ufiltreret Gueuze med mindre hvid, men tætskummet skumkrone på 1-2 cm. Aromaen i dette specielle bryg byder på indtryk af friske syrlige noter af citron, grapefrugt og lime. Efter et par slurke, er der mandarin i duften. Smagsbilledet starter meget syrligt med indtrykket af citronskal, stikkelsbær, umodne ribs, og grapefrugt. Syren griber om sig og sætter alt andet skakmat. Senere, når smagsløgene har vænnet sig til "syreangrebet", åbner munden op for en tydeligere smagsprofil af grapefrugt. En opsummering: let let sødme, ingen bitterhed og markant solid surhed. Mundfølelsen er - som nævnt - en oplevelse i sig selv. Kroppen er fyldig, konsistensen oily og afslutningen pludselig og skarp syrlig. Fantastisk øl til at rense svælget og gøre plads for nye erobringer på det varierende ølmarked.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (110) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a moderate white head that slowly fades, leaving a disc on the surface and little lacing. Nose is sour funk and citrus. Taste is sharp, acidic citrus with a long, smooth finish with a hint of yogurt. This beer continues to improve as it warms, and develops complex flavors. Very, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (631) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Golden-orange coloured beer with a fast diminishing white head. Mild acidic aroma. Good acidic flavour, not very complex and a little bit watery. (Corked Bottle 37,5cl)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy blond with white film. Fruity, dry, vinous aroma, some berries and fruit yogurt. Very sour, tannin in the mouth. Full body, sour finish and dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2014
Medium offwhite head. Hazy yellow body. Very little aroma. Sweetish-acidic lemony funky taste with waxy notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, faintly astringent mouthfeel. Dry-acidic lemony mealy aftertaste with metallic notes. Not bad, but boring. (0.75l bottle at Heeren van Liedekercke, Belgium.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfc514 (64) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Good gueze. Funky, super lemony tart. Great recommendation from the folks at beverage world.


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