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


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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ 17th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2008.
A virtually none appearance, virtually none lancing head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty, wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (240508)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
75 cL bottle at Delerium. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is classic barnyard yet quite smooth though. Flavour is light citrusy and subdued yeasty spiced. Mild wheaty touch. Bitter and milky finish. Lovely and rather genuine stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle at Theis og Mette. Hazy yellow coloured with a small white head. Light acidic aroma of barnyard with notes of wood. Light acidic flavour of barnyard and wood. Tart finish. Lacks some complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2010
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Hazy yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, dry wood, some tart/acidic notes as welll as mild vanilla. Flavour is mild barnyardy, dry acidic wood, tart fruityness, vanilla and earth. Very pleasant with mouthdrying effects.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21767) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Bottled. Cloudy pale golden, small head. Striking citric sweaty horse blanket aroma. Bone dry, tart and very sour. Spritzy and vinegary with mouthpuckering sourness. Not as complex as the best geuzes, but quite extreme in it’s sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity fresh and slightly tart sour aroma. Fruity and tart and slightly funky flavor. Has a fruity tart sour citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
22nd April 2014
Hazy gold beer, good off white head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Usual gueuzey sournss, ie wet wood, dried fruits and a little lemon acid. But it’s mild and not too puckery. Dry finish. Pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16924) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Blind tasting at De Cam. Clear winner versus De Cam, Boon, Cantillon, Giradin, and Lindemann’s. Quite the unexpected result. We liked the complexity of this one, and wer not ovrwhelmed by simple sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Corked bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels, bb 2028
Darker shade of blond, hazy, with giant rocky head. The aroma is initially mild; but under the foam it reveals apungent acetic smell, followed by some cellar smell too, and bit of lemon. The mouthfeel is very dry, without concession to any smoothness, and the carbonation is very high; very acidic, with strong lemon presence, but clearly missing the funky character of the best Lambics, the animal, the cellar, the cobwebs and the rest.
Pleasant sour drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Bottle from Tom, at the "Bite Hat Moon tasting. Hazy gold with no head. Nice farmyard funk on aroma. Very decent lemony acidity on the edges of the mouth, puckering on the gums. Bit too much vinegar maybe. Not as good as the De Cam I had earlier today though at Brew Wharf. It’s a little cheesy. Ok. 3.6/5 re rate bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais, lovely lemon, good farmyard and really refreshing.

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