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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

287 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 13
Gots: 54 | FT: 5
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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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Photo of nmann08
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours a straw yellow color with fizzy white head.

The smell is funk, lemon, cheese, barnyard must, zesty. The flavor is lemon, white grape, good funk character, a little cheese, hay and straw. The mouthfeel is pretty balanced, not too acidic, pretty drinkable.

Overall, this was a big hit for me.

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Find Atco duct Aya l moog

Photo of PatrickBeebe
3.01/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I think this bottle might have been sitting on the shelf too long.

Photo of Traquairlover
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the most acidic, sourest beers ever. I love it. Will leave better notes later.

Photo of bnes09
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Intense, puckering bitterness. Almost like lemon juice. Dry, white wine-like quality. White grape flavor. Mild oak. High carbonation is unexpected yet warmly welcomed on the palate. When I think of a gueuze, this is exactly what comes to mind.

Photo of MHorridge
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dry and crisp. Tastes bigger than it is.

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sour was the good part. Price was the bad part. Average was everything in between.

Photo of patre_tim
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Soft copper gold with little haze on the initial pour, moderate champagne like carbonation, and 5 fingers of off white head that fades moderately fast.

Sour, funky, musty, macaroni, very much like a dank cellar.

Sour but light initially in the body, then the acid level increases. Funky, hay, horse blanket, musty macaroni, dank musky cellar.

Light dry body with a moderately high amount of champagne like carbonation.

Excellent brew. No sweetness in this one, bringing it back to the style of Cantillon. Very sour, very dry, seems to get more acidic near the end of each sip. Found in Kunming, drank here May 2nd, 2015 after a long day of dissembling my house to prepare for our move to Thailand in 4 days.

Photo of shleepy
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A proper golden color. Decent carbonation but small head. Smell is fairly subtle, stonefruity, with a touch of "rust." Quite sour; lots of lactic acidity. Fruitiness in the middle and finish, but the sourness lingers for a while in the aftertaste. No discernible funkiness.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +0.8%
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 -32.5%
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 +0.8%
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 +25.9%

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 +9.6%

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 -24.4%

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 +7.1%

Etterbeek

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

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 +0.3%

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 +0.8%

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 +3.3%

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 +7.1%

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 +12.6%
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 -19.1%
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 +0.5%
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.

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