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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 13
Gots: 49 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Floydster on 05-21-2009

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Ratings: 266 | Reviews: 99
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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
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

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Locke
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RenoZymurgist
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xICooRsYIx
2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
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.

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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.