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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4398) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours pale yellow into a tumbler. Bright white meringue head fills 2/3 of the glass. The meringue slowly recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet yeast, caramel and lemon aromas. Medium bodied with sour lemon upfront turning to sweet dry caramel in the lasting tart pie-like finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lbluca45 (3) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
One of the best sours. .................;……… - via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1340) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Butelka 375ml. OCZY : piwo jest mętne i ma kolor pomarańczowy. Piana jest średniej wielkości i jest biała. NOS : w zapachu piwo jest wyraźnie kwaśne o nutach cytryny i niedojrzałego zielonego jabłka. Przebija się również typowy dla tego stylu zapach tarty i białych winogron. Po wstrząśnięciu piwo wyostrza wyżej wymienione aromaty do których dołącza bardzo delikatny aromat torfu. USTA : mocno gazowany o bardzo malutkich bąbelkach. Piwo ma dosyć wodnistą konsystencję która bardzo się pieni. Piwo jest mocno kwaśne. Przy tym trudno się go napić bez przegryzki. Ta kwaśność dominuje aż do końca gdzie przebija ziołową gorzkość. Posmak jest cierpki i kwaśny o nutach bardzo mocno kwaśnej cytryny czy kwasku cytrynowego. ODCZUCIA : mało subtelny kwach. Przy blendowaniu ktoś miał przepalony smak bo trochę przesadził. Kwaśność jest owocowa i można by powiedzieć przyjemna ale za mocna. Piwo wyzwanie. OCENA : smak : 6/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : 0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750 cc from Whole foods Plymouth. Pours hazy and highly effervescent bright golden with 1-finger frothy and well-retained white head. Nose is tart fruit, lactic acid, earthy funk, yeast, wood. Tastes tart, fruity, with apricot notes, mid-palate earthy woody notes, and some lactic tartness in the finish. Complex and enjoyable, and stays tart throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (1885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"This was ok. I’ve come around on the style. This had no faults but also nothing that stood out. Lightly sour, acidic...lemons and olive but light and prickly on the palate. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (1580) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Timmermans ltd edt, brewed 2010 - bottled 2013 barrel fermented. Een Geuze, dus zuur spul, echter tijdens het proeven ervan minder zuur als verwacht. Van de meeste Geuze’s springt bijna het glazuur van je gebit af, echter is deze wat geraffineerder. Als je hem een tijdje laat ademen wordt hij voor mijn gevoel nog zachter. vind het bier ook géén vervelende wrange of andere bijsmaken hebben. Kan wel zeggen dat ik ervan genoten heb, Wat zeg je Edwin ????... ja echt heb van een Geuze genoten... ga er géén kratten van leegdrinken maar af en toe één van deze is ok !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Cloudy, deep golden body; vapid, crackling white head like you’d see on a soda. Lemon skin, white grape, mildly vinous aroma that transitions into a finish more akin to yogurty, lactobacillus sourness. A little bit of wet cork & musty barn funk. Taste is zesty, sour lemon-lime notes up front with a biting, yet tame lactic acidity. Quite puckering. Damp hay bales, light barnyard funky tones, & stone fruit skin tartness lead into a slightly acidic, dry finish. A touch of oak. Dry, effervescent. Not as complex as some other gueuze out there, not as grippingly sour, either. But a good beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Aroma nice and funky, barnyard, dank cellar, musty, but with a citric fresh fruitiness, apple and vinegar. Flavor is heavy puckering acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Good, but a little to much in the acidity and palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours in a glass... enjoyed by campfire no idea what it looked like other than a nice foamy head. Lots of funk on the nose with underlying complexity of wet barrels, straw, wet grass and lots of stonefruit qualities as well. Palate has great carbonation and the mouthfeel is soft and inviting for all the nuanced flavors to ebb and flow on the tongue. Nice dusty stonefruit, basement must and a lingering acidity that rides out on some honeyed sweetness to balance everything out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2014
375mL corked bottle. BB 2030! Pours a lively, slightly hazy orange gold body, rocks a shortlived white foam. Funky on the nose; grapefruit, white wine vinegar, hard cheese, green apple, orange juice, light toasty oak character, pineapple, hay. Effervescent carbonation, perhaps a touch coarse, light-to-medium body, acidity is bracing, very citric & acetic, but not unbearable Begins somewhat textural at first; washrind & hard cheeses, pineapple juice, unripe/green mango, grapefruit rind, lemon juice, juicy green apple, touch of cereal graininess with a subtle lightly toasted wood/oak character lingering on a drawn out finish. As expected from these beers, a very complex & unique flavour profile. Perhaps a touch "watered down", for use of a better word, in comparison to the best - a bit tame perhaps even!?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (439) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
37,5 cl, flaske, 5,5 % ABV, brygget: 2010, tappet 2013, BB 2032, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 16. august 2014. Honningfarvet og ufiltreret Gueuze med mindre hvid, men tætskummet skumkrone på 1-2 cm. Aromaen i dette specielle bryg byder på indtryk af friske syrlige noter af citron, grapefrugt og lime. Efter et par slurke, er der mandarin i duften. Smagsbilledet starter meget syrligt med indtrykket af citronskal, stikkelsbær, umodne ribs, og grapefrugt. Syren griber om sig og sætter alt andet skakmat. Senere, når smagsløgene har vænnet sig til "syreangrebet", åbner munden op for en tydeligere smagsprofil af grapefrugt. En opsummering: let let sødme, ingen bitterhed og markant solid surhed. Mundfølelsen er - som nævnt - en oplevelse i sig selv. Kroppen er fyldig, konsistensen oily og afslutningen pludselig og skarp syrlig. Fantastisk øl til at rense svælget og gøre plads for nye erobringer på det varierende ølmarked.

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