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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 404   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle as shown. Pours a hazey yellow with large frothy white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is citrus and tons of funk. Thin mouthfeel with a crisp tartness and lemon with nice sourness in the finish. Easy to drink lots of carbonation, a very impressive gueuze from Timmermans.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (300) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1531) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
375ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, white foam head and aroma of grains, citric, funk. Tasts is sharp tart citric lemon rind, vinegary sour, barnyard, woody oak. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry sour finish. Refreshing, very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (851) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Golden, clear, medium white foam, funky, acidic vinegar fruity aroma, high sourness, tart, medium- body, thin feel, lively carbonation, long tart finish Overall: very intense, rather one-dimensional but very tasty

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geophagus (531) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
(Bottle 0.375l/ sample) Thanks Blade86. Hazy golden colour. Small, white, fast falling head. Light body, watery, moderate carbonation. Aroma: Crisp, citric, brettanomyces, barnyard, soft floral. Taste: Barnyard, strong sourness, pickles, Long, tart, a bit woody finish. Good, ery wild beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2743) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
0,375l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear golden with plenty of flotsam. Aroma is malts and sour apples. Flavor is very sour malts with some apples. Quite nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a golden straw color with a effervescent white head. Aroma is funk, lemon, sourness, oak, wild yeasts and pretty awesome. Flavor is tart, acidic, slightly oaked, funky gueuze goodness. I love sour, I love super sour, and this beer is way under-rated if you want it hard, sour, pounding your palate and want it now.........all for less than $15. Git Sum!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChtiBreizh (92) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 17, 2015
I guess you have to like this kind of beers. So much acidity in this brew. Hopefully all this lactic acid is good for the gut flora...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (1269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Bottle from 2013 at home. Clear orange/goilden with fast disappearing white head. Very sour lemon, grapes, gooseberries, spices, musty bread, some sourdough and funk, light hay, old white wine vinegar. Taste is very deep sour. Medium bodied with slick feel and prickly carbonation. Interestig beer, maybe a bit too acidic for me and a slight musty aroma, but overall not that bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Woc (46) - BELGIUM - APR 8, 2015
Well that was a surprise. Expected something fresh and fruity and I have to admit that after a lot of focusing I could find some hints of apples and maybe lemon. It is sour and bitter. Color is nice, aroma as well but this is not my taste, not even for hot summer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1376) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Botle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. Amber colour, decent sparkle, not much head. Quite tart and sour. Sweetish. Nice, but to me didn’t quite have the depth of fruity and funky flavours that you get from the best gueuzes.


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