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


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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (433) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours hazy pale golden. Ivory head quickly disappears. Aromas of lemon, green apple, cake, yeast. Very dry, sheer acidity and lively carbonation. Long finish without bitterness nor stickiness. Grand lambic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
The beer poured a golden haze with a little head on top. The flavor of the beer is sour with some flowery notes. A great Lambic and one of my favorites. If you like sour beer then you must try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is barnyard funk, pear, horsey, grass, and citrus. Appearance is a cloudy, bright, golden color. Taste is sour lemon, funk, earth, and brett. Good carbonation with a dry finish. Overall an excellent gueuze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (262) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow, with a moderate white head that slowly fades, leaving a disc on the surface and little lacing. Nose is sour funk and citrus. Taste is sharp, acidic citrus with a long, smooth finish with a hint of yogurt. This beer continues to improve as it warms, and develops complex flavors. Very, very good.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5919) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
75 cl. thuis – gekocht bij ALBO. Op de fles staat “Belgium’s Finest Lambic Beer” – straffe claim moet ik zeggen, zou extreem verbaasd zijn mocht dit waaar zoen, ik moet het waarschijnlijk lezen als heel hoge kwaliteit lambic bier uit België (andere landen noemen wel hun spul niet lambic. Moest veel moeite doen om de kurk er niet uit te laten vliegen. Ziet er heel lichtjes wazig, citroen, gouden, beetje pilsachtig uit, kraag is bijna onmiddellijk bijna kompleet weg, blijft wel een beetje aan de kanten plakken. Ruikt citroenzuur, vers geperste citroen, lichte horseblanket, lichtjes fruitig, pure platte lambiek. Citroen zuur, vers geperste citroen, vers hout smaak, zuur, heel lichte kruiden, aspirine smaak op het einde, witte wijndruiven, zure appels / cider toets, zure vitaminen, brett, lichte azijn en een aanzienlijke dosis kinderchampagne, lekker citroenzuur, blijkbaar heb ik een kleine wondje op mijn lippen want het doet pijn, practig. Mondgevoel is als goedkope cider. Echt wel zwaar verbaast van dit – geen slechte prijs en echt wel een heerlijke Geuze, heeft zijn stijl en echt wel leuk om te drinken. Bedankt dat dit nog gemaakt word en niet moeilijk om te verkrijgen is. Ik zal echt wel aan dit bier in de toekomst denken. Als dit geen geuze uit België was maar een nieuwe zure bier van pakweg iemand als The Bruery of Lost Abbey – de reacties dat dit zou krijgen… Hoe dan ook ik heb hier echt van genoten en dit heeft mijn drang naar zuur bevredigd. Het moet niet allemaal ingewikkeld of gesofistikeerd zijn, dit is ook meer dan prima.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (745) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Slightly hazy gold with a perfect lasting head. Big sour smell with some funk in the aroma. Acidic bite that slightly stings then strong tart almost crab apple like. Light syrup residue. As it warms a light dough banana finish starts coming out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPP (2) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012 does not count
Cette bière est excellente! J'ai rarement eu la chance d'apprécier une aussi bonne gueuze! Son acidité est bien présente mais n'offusque pas le palais! Au contraire! À chaque gorgée, les glandes parotides (situées de chaque côté du visage au-dessous et en avant des oreilles) explosent de salive laissant savourer une bière sans pareille pour finalement laissé une note d'acidité sur le milieu de la langue. À essayer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (4444) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
750mL bottle, bottled 4/17/13, drunk on 1/11/14
Deep golden brass body is bright, with plentiful small bubbles producing an initially large, but mostly receding white head. Plenty of sediment left behind in the bottle. So far so good...
WOW! Is this a bottle of Cantillon gueuze? This is the closest aroma to Cantillon’s gueuze that I think I’ve smelled outside of Cantillon beers. Sulphur, burnt rubber, full-on valeric acid tartness, wood tannins and a fair amount of barnyard. Very good strength of aroma as well, and just infinitely sniffable. I seriously doubt you could tell this apart from some cantillon gueuzes in a blind smelling. It’s also entirely possible that I have a big bias to that sulphur/rubber note and because it’s so present here and in Cantillon, that I’m being a little blinded to the rest of the aroma.
The flavor dosent disappoint either, being nicely dry, woody and quite lactic. Soft, oily mouthfeel belies the relatively high amount of carbonation. Lemons, oranges, barrel tannins and plentiful barnyard character are all present here. It’s perhaps a touch too sweet on the finish, and dosent have quite the depth of some of the best (not as much weird funk) but it’s tough to find flaw with this batch. Shockingly good, but cantillon gueuze is also my favorite beer, so again, I’m pretty biased to gueuzes that are similar to it.

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