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Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

272 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 13
Gots: 50 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Floydster on 05-21-2009

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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 99
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

A killer Gueuze we have here, and they have to tease us by stating it’s a limited batch—hopefully limited to only a yearly release. This rivals many of the more-hyped Lambics that beer geeks and snobs alike rave about. Highly recommended if you’re into sours.

STYLE: Gueuze
ABV: 5.5%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Deep straw, exceptional lacing

SMELL: Big tartness, lemon peel, slight musty cellar, mint, wood, medicinal herbs, walnut skin, funk

TASTE: Crisp, smooth, slightly creamy, very tart, dried grass, lemon pith, bitters, eucalyptus, crackers, wood tannin, sour plums, mild funk, lingering tartness, lemon juice, very dry

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange body and a huge thick white head builds asap before slowly crackling away.

Mild musty funk and cork with lots of citric fruitiness and acid.

Light bubbly and a sharp tartness.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2.68/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I think i just still havent acquired a taste for these sours.

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to the label, this beer was produced on Dec 16, 2010 and so is almost exactly 4 years old. Poured into a snifter glass, with a glass of water for sipping on the side.

With a gentle decanting of the beer the pour produces a lightly hazed dark golden color and 1/2" white foam head. The beer shows lots of fine, champagne-like carbonation. The head gradually recedes but persists for a good while leaving speckles of lacing here and there when sipping. Eventually the foam recedes to a ring around the glass and a few patches on the surface but even then it continues to leave speckles of foam when sipping. By the end of the beer there is minimal foam and carbonation.

The aroma is mostly a light musty funk with a slight acidic character and a background of citrus (mostly lemon) and green apple.

The flavor is much as expected from the smell but with the balance swinging the other way so that most prominent up front is the tart sourness and lemon. Then the funk slowly emerges and the long finish is mostly dry and astringent.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with the moderate persistent fine carbonation.

My overall impression of this beer is that it leans towards the tart and acidic end of the scale and downplays the funky character found in several other Gueuzes. Thus it would make an excellent counter point to others as part of a tasting session involving gueuze from several breweries. Alternatively, it seems a fine beer for having with a meal or for sharing with others rather than being something to be consumed solo in one sitting.

Photo of KellyBelukusBeers
5/5  rDev +26.3%

70% 2-3 Year Aged Lambic with 30% Young Lambic. Sparkly, tart and citrusy gueuze. Can age up to 25 years.

Photo of avalon07
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dull orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy head that dissipated quickly. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A nice and sweet aroma of fruit, yeast, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a good amount of light fruit, a little malt, and some yeast. A lot of sourness, but that's what you expect from a gueuze. Very lively, vibrant, and complex flavor.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a sharp, prickly finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This a good, solid example of a gueuze. Light, sour, refreshing and tasty.

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Review according to BJCP2008 (style 17E). Bottle 75cl - Batch L13.04. AROMA: acidic aroma, with na interesting balance between horsy, goat, and some fruits. APPEARANCE: gold color and very clear. average white head with medium retention. TASTE: moderate sour/acidic taste with a horsey balance and some fruit notes. no hop flavours and no bitterness. PALATE: light body and medium tartness. médium-high carbonation. OVERALL: an average gueuze that lacks a bit more fruity character.

Photo of ThomasKroess
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Etterbeek

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of beige head. Minimal head retention & lacing (2.75)

S: Sourness, wet hay, pears (4.0)

T: Follows the nose, very tart, sourness up front. Tartness & sourness as this warms Finishes with much sourness & tartness (4.25)

MF: Medium bodied with delicate carbonation, sticky, can feel the enamel peeling off my teeth (4.25)

Drinks very easy, super refreshing , well done take on the style (4.0)

Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Made Feb 26th 2014.

Deep apricot and opaque solid body. Very little or noticeable carbonation at first through a thick body, but a good rising column in the middle, some that rises along the sides, at a good pin head width. Head is off white, barely making two fingers, but gives to a creamy puck that always gets reborn.

Mild hints of acid and pepper, but with a good fruity candied lemon and crabapple chewy fleshy quality. Kind of has a spritzy feel to it, without a lot of mineral or seltzery senses it seems, very clean. Quite nice, seems very different also than most gueuzes.

Palate comes with a big tart punch. Good puckering lemon, and a very quick finish that almost has some bakery apple pie quality, but it's a bit fleeting. Tonic dryness creeps up a bit, with lots of linger lemon oil and zest which really does last and blast all over. Mouthfeel hints to a little bit of wetness but not too bad,

Overall a good fruity lemon gueuze that's quite refreshing if not totally mind blowing.

Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +1%

Less intense than some of it's countryman cousin brews, however, still on the puckering side of the ledger.

Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Clear goldenrod, nice head of white foam that sticks well for the style. The aroma is tame at first - a bit one dimensional with simple lactic sourness. The palate gets smacked by a huge dose of tartness - mostly lactic but some acetic acid also peeks through. Traditional lambic funky notes eventually come through - brettanomyces - musty leather, moist wood. Pretty traditional gueuze here, but with the focus much more on the tart than the funky. Worth a buy for sure, and in my case, given the price and lack of decent lambics here, worth several buys.

As an aside, why do breweries like Timmermans and Lindemans insist on pumping out heinous, syrupy fruit concoctions when they are capable of producing a solid beer like this?

Photo of ribpy
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Taste is like a sour champagne.
Surprisingly, I drank the majority of the bottle yesterday and did not feel any alcohol impacts.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 17/04/12

A- This beer pours a clear golden yellow with a stream of quick tiny bubbles pluming to the surface. The sound of the fizzing snow white head quits as the foam fades to a thin broken film.

S- The great earthy smell of dampness has some bright tartness with some soft hay notes in the finish. Some white cheese character from Brett comes through as it opens along with a dried oak boards note and some wet fresh plaster aromas.

T- The gentle tartness has some slight fruity hints that turn more into pineapple character as it opens. There is an acid note that is mostly lactic but not harsh and grows stronger and brighter as the beer opens but stays mellow with some rhubarb character to it. The bright tartness lingers for a moment after each sip.

M- The full fizz bites the tip of the tongue but there is no astringency or alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a light bright well blended gueuze that leans a bit more toward the young lambic but in a good way. Lots of soft layers that is very drinkable and sessionable aswell. Worth the price of $16 dollars.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a hazy light copper colour with no head.

S - Brett, sour grape and apple.

T - Plenty of woody notes to this one. The finish is slightly apple and nominal sourness.

M - Light body with low to medium carbonation

O - Not the best Geuze around but worth a hit.

Photo of sprat1960
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep golden color; cloudy appearance. Opaque. Creamy 1-2 finger head when poured that fully dissipates quickly. Sweet and sour smell; made me want to drink the beer. Distinct smooth sour taste that progresses to a tangy citrus flavor with a dry tart finish. Very refreshing taste that I really enjoyed. Light to medium body with lots of light carbonation; almost champagne-like. Overall an excellent sour that is one of my favorites.

Photo of ADZA
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This bottle is from 2010 and pours a very hazy golden hue with a one finger head and lacing here and there,the smell is fresh green apples,vinegar,a touch of oak and white grapes,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and has tastes of green apples,acidic vinegar and finished with a white grape tartness and overall it's nicely paired with my fish and chips but not one for the first timers cheers.

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw color with a marshmallow foam head; decent retention and a few dots of lace

Smell: Slight funk with lactic tones; lemon, tart green apple

Taste: A touch of lactic sourness at the tip of the tongue but then the acetic lemony qualities take over; some funk in the mid-palate, but the astringency dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; tongue-tingling

Overall: Not for beginners and perhaps not as funky as others, this is quite a tart, acetic experience

Photo of Jonada
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottled 4/17/2013. Served in a wine glass

Appearance: Pours light golden yellow with 1 finger of a white head that settles to a thin ring. Body is only slightly hazy with light visible carbonation.

Smell: Barnyard, lemon, green apple, light mustiness and a faint malt sweetness. Aroma strength is somewhere between mild and medium.

Taste: Tart, puckering sourness hits right away. Stronger than I was anticipating but not overwhelming. Taste has a strong presence of green apple along with sour lemon, noticeable lactic presence (not overwhelming, but stronger than in most gueuze), cheese and damp wood. Funk is more mild than in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Relatively high champagne like carbonation. Finishes dry

Overall: A nice gueuze, that's enjoyable, but by no means in the top tier for the style.

Photo of joe1510
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$10.99
Standard Market - Westmont, IL

Produced on: 17/4/13

Timmerman's Oude Gueuze exits the bottle straw golden but fills the glass tarnished 10kt, a little pale, a little tarnished.The head is brilliantly white, tightly bubbled, and shows excellent staying power for the style. There's no fizzing out here. Six, seven, eight streams of carbonation rush through the mildly hazy body.

The softest oak around wraps itself around a lactic lemon acidity that makes my mouth water. The malt profile is faint with a sugar cookie quality, which is the only sweetness present. A sprinkling of wildflowers and mildewed hay bring some funk. As this beer warms it doesn't only show lemon acidity but also an acidity that reminds me of tart berries. There's not a ton of depth but what's there is very nice.

There is a quick flash of that sugar cookie maltiness before puckering lactic lemon acidity kicks in. It's got that Sweet Tart thing going on but with a mild sweetness and bracing tartness instead of balance. With some warmth comes wet stone and the mildewed hay but the white vinegar and lemon acidity are what shines. The finish brings a mild herbal bitterness that's flushed out by the sourness.

The body is light and the carbonation a little aggressive. I'm being picky here but the bubbles could be toned down a bit and I wouldn't mind. The puckering tartness invades every nook and cranny of the palate. The cheeks pucker, the tongue tingles, the teeth are on edge and my whole mouth feels awakened. The sourness lingers. I'm a fan.

Timmerman's can produce a straight up funky sour bomb of a gueuze. It's a shame that for years their standard offerings have been of the overly sweetened fruit beer type. I've heard this is the best of the bunch but I enjoy the gueuze so much the kriek will be purchased on my next trip to the store. A damn fine gueuze worth keeping on hand.

Photo of thecheapies
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw colored beer with some light haziness. A ring of foam adorns the beer. Looks right-on.

Lots of cheesy funk. Wild yeast spunk, old lemon rot, goat cheese, hint of cannabis, sour green apple, unripe berry, and melon rind. Nice aroma. Has a softness to it, even though she's got some bright sourness.

Big sourness. Lots of lemon and green apple skins. Funky and bruisingly tart. Pith, peel, chevre, sour apple, wet hay, acetic notes, and general bright acidity. Excellent.

Very bright. Rather light. Slick. Has a swishiness to the body. Decent.

A very good gueuze. Tasty and solid. Probably the best beer I've had from Timmermans. Recommended.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the best ive had from timmermans, or one of them. this blended lambic is really well done, with notes of oak and lemony lactic funk in the nose and taste, without caustic tartness of others. light hazy rusty golden color with a soda style head on it pure white but short lived. the nose is all lemony funk and wood. i get a pinch of pale wheat malt, but its awfully light, made even lighter in the taste by fierce carbonation. a nice blend of flavors, tartness and sharpness of young lambic up front with the more refined yeasty dryness of mature lambic on the back end, quality. acid is there but not as puckery as so many gueuze beers. more approachable for the uninitiated i think. a little light for me on the body, which may be a product of slight overcarbonation, but it really does work. clean finishing for the style too. a little expensive on shelves, but a solid example of belgian gueuze. timmermans best work arguably.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Pours a crystal clear deep gold with a white head that retains decently well. Champagne like carbonation rises busily to the surface.

SMELL: Oak, sour, crusty bread, wheat.

TASTE: Very sour, lingering puckering flavor. White wine and dry oak notes. Aggressive bugs in full force. Light hops and wheat. Tastes like small unripe citrus fruit, very sharp and acidic.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated and semi dry. Has an oaky, champagne like taste.

OVERALL: Nice tart sour, more sour than anything I've had from the brewery. This is the straight funk no doubt.

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of drpimento
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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. Flavor's 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. Can't say it's very drinkable, more sippable. Excellent gueuze.

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Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.