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


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RATINGS: 361   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 Gueuzeís 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 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 (164) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
75 cl. thuis Ė gekocht bij ALBO. Op de fles staat ďBelgiumís Finest Lambic BeerĒ Ė 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 BelgiŽ (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 Ė 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 BelgiŽ was maar een nieuwe zure bier van pakweg iemand als The Bruery of Lost Abbey Ė de reacties dat dit zou krijgenÖ 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 (523) - 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 (3892) - 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 Cantillonís gueuze that I think Iíve 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. Itís also entirely possible that I have a big bias to that sulphur/rubber note and because itís so present here and in Cantillon, that Iím 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. Itís 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 itís tough to find flaw with this batch. Shockingly good, but cantillon gueuze is also my favorite beer, so again, Iím pretty biased to gueuzes that are similar to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2282) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Opened at a good temperature to a serious pop and poured with a mammoth off-white foamy, billowy head that quickly settled and no lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is an intense blend of yeast, citrus peel, and funk. Flavorís much like nose, tang and wild yeastoids up front, citrus, yeast, malt in the back. Barest hint of sweet. Body/carbonation are perfect, especially for style. Finish is like flavor, good burps, tang lasts forever, slightest alcohol warmth. Canít say itís very drinkable, more sippable. Excellent gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle of 75 cl. Nice cider yellow color, hard palate and citric, apple taste. Weíre in front of one of the greatest "Oude Gueuze" with the Cantillon and Boon ones.

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