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

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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Gueuzes 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18688) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at home, from Beermerchants.com, 01/01/14. Hazed orange with moderate off white spotting anf edgework. Nose is tarte lemon, dank hay, barnyard, dry rot, citric tinged straw, rotting apple core. Taste comprises burnt straw, tangy lemon jus, citric dankness, musty wood, soured grape skins, musty wood, dry rot. Medium bodied, gentle spritzy carbonation, crisp clean execution. Decent guezue, not massively complex but ticks all the boxes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3697) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
75cl bottle. Golden colour with a high carbonation, white head with very good lasting. Aroma has fruity and acidic notes, some citrus and yeast. Flavor is citrusy with acidic notes, wodden hints are also present. The final has a decent acidness with some dry mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8877) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Tart lemony acidity, some dusty funky notes, and a lingering acidic and dry finish. Nice and bright and drinkable. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15905) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of farmhouse funk, horse blanket, wild yeast, lemon and dry oak. Dryish finish. Moderate acidity. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (412) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle (750ml): cloudy golden straw with light white head. Sour aromas of citrus juice and rind. Hint of old oak. Spice. Hint of funk. It pretty clean for sour beer. Dry, ver sour. Extreme acidity. Low to moderate bitterness. Funky saison flavors but much more acid with music lemon, lime flavors. Long and fine. Extreme but very interesting. Delicate flavors but extreme texture. Lovely beer. Great replacement for champagne.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
ivorywhite head disappears quickly. blonde colour. aroma yoghurt, with a hint of fruit/sweet. taste citric acid, bit of hay with long finish. medium body, a lot of carbonation. too one-dimensional and tiresome to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Seemed like a good day for it, hadnt had a lambic in a while, much less a new one. Poured a lightly hazy yellow, good head, high carbonation. Aroma is funk and lemons, some barnyard. Flavor is a match. Tart, but not overpowering, funky, but not over the top. Rather easy drinking actually. Nice, but I would have liked something with a bit more complexity. Loads of dregs at bottom should be noted.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Vintage 2012 I rarely open bottled with them pointed away, but I was at the dentists and wanted to do it classy style, so I pointed it away from me and as soon as the cage was twisted loose, the cork fired out and made a dent in the siding of the house. Fucking ridiculous. Didnt foam over much though. Pours a turbid tangerine yellow with some fleeting white foam. Nose is funky and sour with plenty of co2, lemon and pepper. Flavor is Nicely tart without being puckering - grain and hot carb with some soda flavor and a good bit of metal and brett flavor. Thin with hi carb and sharp off dry finish. Meh, for a gueuze this isnt really up my alley. Serving type: bottle 08-13-2012

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5297) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/17/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger foamy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big sour apple, lemon zest, pear, grape, apricot, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, grass, vinegar, leather, funk, herbal, white wine, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of wild yeast ester and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour apple, lemon zest, pear, grape, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, grass, vinegar, leather, white wine, funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy tartness/sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apple, lemon, pear, grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, clove, oak, vinegar, leather, funk, white wine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of wild yeast and oak barrel flavors; with a great crisp malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and moderately prickly/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Gueuze style! All around great complexity and balance of wild yeast and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3444) - 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. Flavors 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. Cant say its very drinkable, more sippable. Excellent gueuze.


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