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


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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.

DrWally's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrWally (50) - - JUL 27, 2013
extremely sour, a bit too present throughout the entire palate if you ask me. But gueuze so still enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A golden orange-yellow clear beer ; few bubbles ; medium white head ; poor retention. First, just after opening skunky nose ; ok after a few minutes ; wood, vinegar, barnyard note. Light sweet, medium sour with sharp sour dry waves ; thirst-quencher for sure. Light body, watery, soft carbonation, dry sour medium lasting finish. Overall, enjoyable. Slightly disappointed by this lack of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1764) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
Draft to taster Consummation: subtle horse blankety apple taste Adjunct: Apple and light sour aroma; peach amber colour, no real head; I’m missing the strong horseblanketeyness of a gueuze

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mirfak (3) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
W aromacie mocno owocowe, gruszkowe, trochę szampańskie. Po nalaniu piana szybko zanika. W smaku mocno kwaśne, słone, cytrynowo-gruszkowe. Doskonałe na gorący wieczór.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Green bottle, 37,5 cl, best before 2032, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on August 16 2016; eye: golden with an orange hue, slightly hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: sour, slight musk, fruity, citrusy, light green apple; mouth: sour, acidity, slight musk, fruity, citrusy, light green apple, finale in sourness with good presence of acidity and presence of fruitiness, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 37,5 cl, meilleure avant 2032, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 16 août 2016; œil : dorée avec une teinte orangée, très légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : aigre, très léger musc, fruité, citrique, léger pomme verte; bouche : aigre, acidité, très léger musc, fruité, citrique, léger pomme verte, finale en aigreur avec bonne présence d’acidité et présence fruité, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
creppyiceman (428) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
(Bottle released in 2015) Aroma: lemony acidic smell,apple skin,leather,pineapple,slightly funky. Appearance:hazy orange juice color, medium-sized frothy white head with bad durability. Taste:rather dry,medium to high citrusy sourness,flavour of lemons,malt and oak,dry finish,fruity aftertaste. Palate:low to medium body,medium to high carbonation, Overall:Sour one,funkiness is very settled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (412) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Een heerlijke geuze. De geur is champagne en appel. Het is zeker een champagneachtige geuze. Een heerlijk vol, zuur en fruitig bier. Hout komt ook mooi terug in het palet. Klasse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (975) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2016
Tåkete orange farge med øavt hvitt skum. Lukter syrlig og gjær. Eple. Smaker veldig syrlig og er litt vinøs. Syrlig lang avslutning. Liker??.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (177) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 7, 2016
Cloudy golden with a medium unstable head. Acidic and funky smell with some fruity and spicy notes. Tastes rather sour than dry, too much lactic acid for my taste. Palate is fairly milky and not that crisp. Nice, but I prefer crispier and drier character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (1427) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016
Aroma: phenols, lemon, funky. Appearnace: hazy golden color and almost no head. Taste: medium sourness, lemon acid, phenols, funky, dry. Palate: low body and high carbonation, sour finish. Overall: Average gueze, medium sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ksiwzos (120) - GREECE - AUG 3, 2016
Lemony brettanomyces and funk, candy sugar and candied quince, pear. Nice bretty aroma, not very complex. Pours orange color, hazy with white head. Taste is tart with light sweetness, lemon peel, nice but not very complex. Aftertaste is tart following the taste. Medium to high carbonation, light to medium body. Nice but not very complex.

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