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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, - SEP 7, 2011
Golden colored aroma. Tartness, some sweetness, some fruits. Flavor is medium sour, apples. Ok.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 28, 2015
Pour from 75cl bottle @ #EBBC15 in Brussels
opaque hazy burnished gold with offwhite lacing, lemon, slightly earthy peppery brett notes. very sharp, tart lactic acid with slight bretty undercurrent. lemony, slightly chewy sweetness, tart drying finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (910) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
37.5ml bottle from Rehills Jesmond served cool in a tulip. Sour apple and cheese aroma. Hazy gold with a white head. Sour flavour with hints of Crab apple. sharp Lancashire cheese, rust and maple bacon. Didn’t get much Tropical fruit as mentioned by other raters. I felt distinctly underwhelmed in all honesty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3544) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015
18-JUL-2015, bottle @home, from BarleyWine, brought by Morten. Hazy golden with lasting White head. Tart with citrus, brett, loads of exotic fruit. Fantastic:-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (194) - ITALY - AUG 2, 2015
26 Aprile 2009 - Aperta il 2 Agosto 2015 Dorata, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca fine ma non molto persistente. Aroma acetico, lattico, legnoso e sentori di rum. Al palato attacca acida, molto astringente, prevale la componente acetica, successivamente si sente una nota legnosa e lattica, infine lascia in bocca un retrogusto riconducibile al succo di limone. Retrolfatto leggermente acido, piacevole. Corpo medio-leggero, buona carbonatazione, secca.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1258) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Poured from a 375 ml bottle. Aroma is moderately funky with some nice earthy barnyard funk. Medium light oak notes with some tropical fruit. Medium acidity with some citrus. Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow gold with a fairly large, rocky, thin, white head that quickly recedes and disappears. No lacing or legs. Flavor is fairly acidic and somewhat sharp with some citrus but also acetic. Interesting fruit character with some apricots and nectarines as well as lighter tropical fruit. Funk is fairly light, but a bit earthy. Light oak notes. Some nice mineral notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright geuze but the acidity is too sharp for me. It’s amazing how much stone fruit character the beer has. Good mineral notes as well.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (494) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2015
From a beautiful 75cl bottle, pours a Hazy straw color and very small off white lace head. Aroma of straw, yeast. Flavors of strong tartness, yeast, vanilla straw. Very dry and tart. Wonderful blend of sharp flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (651) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
D’énormes particules en suspension flottent dans une bière dorée et voilée ne moussant que très peu. Le bouquet est majoritairement poussiéreux et citronné, avec quelques arômes de gazon fraîchement coupé. L’acidité est saisissante en bouche, mais on s’habitue rapidement, même si j’avais l’impression de croquer dans des citrons à pleines dents à chaque gorgée. Franche, désaltérante ... un classique!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - JUL 8, 2015
37.5cl bottle. Slightly hazy colour with a thin white head. Acid, fruity and leather in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is complex with sour notes up front, fruity notes after and finishing with bitter notes. Overall, a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
0.375 l bottle @ One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden colour, head dies quicly, some UFOs at bottom. Well, this is different than the brewery’s more commercial sweet lambic beers. Very dry, yes champagne is never this dry. It burns your throat. OK, not as dry as Cantillon’s products but still very "oude". This is not for everyone.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is very acidic. Flavour is sour and good, very crisp. Strong acidity, funky, sparkling character, very refreshing. Light to medium bodied, very nice.


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