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


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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.

Abijen's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1504) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUN 27, 2013
Pours a beautiful orange beer with a not very long lasting head. Smells delicious sour. Taste is heavy sour with a very little bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8950) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle (0.750 ml): Pale golden to golden, slowly collapsing loose White head; mainly fresh citric or citrussy flavours in the nose, some vinegar, subdued cellary Aromas; moderate to solid dry sour flavour, barely medium bodied, carbonation still visible; even though very dry, a residual sweetness is detectable in the all in all citric finish. Very good sample...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2001) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 28, 2014
75cl bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo. 19-02-2014.
In short: tart ale.
Pours hazy straw colour, with some nice white head. Poor head retention, some lacing. Grapy, citrusy, tart aromas. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is tart, grapy, fruity. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1799) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a glass. Pale golden with small white head. Aroma is tart, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is sour lemon. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3106) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is big sour, wheaty, a little grassy. Taste is nice sourness. Green apples. Medium body. High carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2186) - BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
John Martin has never done much to promote lambic culture after taking over Timmermans, on the contrary I would say, but thanks to the efforts of others, traditional geuze became somewhat more popular in Belgium in recent years and the style seems to be saved from oblivion nowadays; only then, in 2009, John Martin decided to embark on this all but evident style too and came up with this. Limitedly produced and qualifying as an oude geuze in the strict sense of the word, this has a thick cream white head and warm, hazy yellow blonde colour; the aroma has all the lovely lambic funkiness, old sherry, hay, oak, lemon peel, wine vinegar, esters, but strangely some iron as well. Fresh citrus acidity in the onset, rather ’mals’, soft malty and wheaty background, elegant and somewhat subdued lambic character but everything is certainly there, with a long, dry and tart finish. As good as any traditional geuze can be but still a bit too restrained in comparison with the true great ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6626) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014. Hazy yellow pour. Tart fruit notes. Lemon. Slight barnyard. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (49) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
Good pick for a first geuze. Sour first impression. Long aftertaste. Looks like champagne when poured in a stemmed glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3505) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours yellow hazy with a small head, aroma of barnyard, cherries, brett, very pleasant, flavor is sour with lemon, barnyard, green tea and fruits, lots of brett, medium to full bodied. great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (62) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle of 75 cl. Nice cider yellow color, hard palate and citric, apple taste. We’re in front of one of the greatest "Oude Gueuze" with the Cantillon and Boon ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1431) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2014
Bona cervesa, tocs àcids clarament marcats tant en aroma com en gust, però en gust té un puntet cítric. Buena cerveza, tonos ácidos claramente marcados tanto en aroma como en sabor, pero en sabor tiene un puntito cítrico.

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