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

bottled
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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - 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)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32001) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21505) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19950) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15260) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are straw, yeast, leather, brett, stable and hops. Nice and sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours an unclear, golden body under a minimal sized head. More a thin layer of bubbles than a proper head. Lemony, barnyardish aroma, quite uncomplex, but really pleasant. Tart, dry, medium bodied with pleasant carbonation, and citrusy, funky flavor. A bit on the citrus side maybe, especially in the finish, but it’s a pleasant beer anyway, especially compared to most of the other Timmerman stuff. 111229


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