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Timmermans Oude Lambiek

Timmermans Oude Lambiek
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Brewed by Timmermans (John Martin)
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Itterbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   ABV: -
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Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Timmermans Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Timmermans Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suedehead288 (254) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
2013.08.17 - Gents Bierfestival - mengeling van jonge lambiek en oude lambiek gerijpt op porto-vaten -neus : zeer fruitig, druiven - mond : iets zurig, groene appeltjes

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle late night around the campfire shared by Mike. I say around the campfire, but it was shortly after opening this that a very large man came by and told us to extinguish our fire. Immediately. I blame those fuckers who set the dumpster on fire. They ruined fires for everyone. Thanks dumpster fuckers. Anyway, this pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big funk and cheesy notes. Medium bodied, tart and funky. Chewy and tart. Lovely. Long acid and funk. Lemony acid.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 21.04.2013, 2 year old sample handpumped directly from a portwine barrel @ the brewery on Toer de Geuze:
Big longlasting head. Aroma is so incredibly fresh, lemon, hay, apples, citrus peel, some wood and yeast. Taste is pretty sour, insanely fresh, lemon, hay, citrus peel, wood, grass and a little dried fruit. This is so easy drinking! I just can’t say how much I loved this one. It was so out of the blue, totally unexpected. Even though Timmermans regained a lot of my respect, I still wish they could just bottle this directly, instead of destroying this good shit by blending it. Even a limited edition would be better than nothing...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
2 year old, draft at Timmermans, during TdG 2013. It pours hazy golden with a massive white head. The nose is wheat, light farmyard, wood and a touch of vanilla. The taste is clean tartness, lemon, sherbet, wheat, wood, mild acidity, mouth-puckering tartness and lime juice with a dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and moderate tartness. Smooth, yet rather sour. Pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
Clear dark golden color, flat. Aroma of musty blankets, dusty lemon. Taste is sour and acidic citrus, dusty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
2 yr sample @ Timmermans during TdG ’13. The pour’s slightly hazy gold with a pretty lively white head. The nose is butterscoth, lemon, yellow apples. Full barnyard, sheepskin, musty white grape. The taste is quite woody and assertive. Quite a bit of lip-puckering lemon. Sharp oaky finish. Soft body, smooth. Overall, pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
37.5 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Dry barnyard and brett. Dry and citric. Tart and orangebfruity. Dry finish. Tart.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (925) - BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
Dag van de Lambik @ Verzekering tegen de grote dorst. Very refreshing lambik, no carbonation. Sour and dry, some bitterness in aftertaste. Good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Enjoyed at the 2012 Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. This is an unblended Lambiek direct from the brewery. Served in 2 ounce pours.

A - SRM of 8. Pretty clear and easily seen through

S - honey and fresh cut grass. Pineapple. Chewing gum. Spearmint? For sure a minty quality to this

T - whoa. Sour bomb!! Vinegar apples and orange. Very light mint taste compared to the nose which lead me to think this was a lot more minty.

M - medium. Incredible smooth and dry finish.

O - 5/5. Pretty damn good. Nice and reshing. I ordered a 2nd one.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 26/V/2012 - on tap @ WoSF 2012 (Opstal) - 18 months old (2012-536)

Clear copper orange beer, noe head. Aroma: very minty (King Pepper Mints, not Menthos), some citrus, little chemical. MF: no carbon, light to medium body. Taste: nice sour start, more of that minty thing, lime zest, lime juice, pretty sour. Aftertaste: little bitter, lemony, dry ending.


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