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


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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
This is one of the tamest lambics I’ve had. The strength of this beer is that it’s refreshing and easy to drink. The weakness is that it isn’t very complex or interesting. It does have lambic character, however, with plenty of sour grapefruit and some pine needles and barnyard funk. It’s just not as wild as the really good lambics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2987) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2015
at my home along with Yves gold blond colored body with a small white head and with a sour fruity aroma a sour fruity dry bitter taste with a dry bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (710) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Blonde trouble. Belle mousse. Belle effervescence. Très citronné. Forte acidité. Boisé. Vin blanc sec. Vinaigre de cidre. Levure sauvage. Limonade. Finale astringente. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2015
Na, das ist doch mal wieder ein nettes, recht klassisches Geuze. Zwar kein Knaller, der einem die Tränen in die Augen treibt oder diese spezielle Rauchigkeit entwickelt, aber was wir hier bekommen, das ist vollkommen ausreichend. Schön süffig, feine Säure, etwas Zitrone, ein paar Beeren und eine gewisse Brotigkeit. Klasse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2434) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
Shared with wim at his home. Hazy golden colored beer with almost no head and no carbonation. Fruited sour aroma. Sour sparkling palate. Finish is very sour ending more fruited sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (4990) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle from Erzengel - many thanks! The Lambic has got a clear to light hazy golden colour with a low head and medium body. Aroma of mild acid, oak and vinegar. Taste of unripe berries, mild wine vinegar, mild acid, soft sourness and unripe fruits. Hints of oak and woods. Smooth to drink with a pleasant fruity-sour finish. Loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1474) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2015
sample from 37,5cl bottle deep yellow colour with a white head. sour tarrt notes, vinegar, bit of a fruity sweet hint, apples, lime, citrus, horseblanket, hay, dusty nose, tart aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3588) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Dark yellow colour with strong carbonation and no head. Aroma has some woodiness and also tart fruitiness and a bit of yeasty funkiness. Although the flavour is tart it’s not over acidic and is quite fruity, similar to Granny Smith apples. Certainly mouthwatering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (179) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Une oude gueuze assez classique avec un nez agréable mais peu complexe et une bouche équilibrée mais qui manque un peu de vitalité, agréable sans plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1048) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 21, 2015
BOTTLE 37,5CL. The sourness is quite insane, clean lactic, no vinegar, some green stonefruit, fruit pits. Not much funky barnyard notes, it is pretty „clean”. The aroma has faint notes of sweet dried fruit or rose buds, but the taste is pretty straightforwardly sour. Bone dry and crisp, but perhaps too „clean” lactic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ynotnitram (12) - - FEB 18, 2015
from the world’s oldest lambic brewery you would indeed expect the true reference: a genuine OUDE GUEUZE as brewed centuries ago. a true discovery!

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