Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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3.95/5 rDev 0%
Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some acidic and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic finish on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
10-03-2012 04:24:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.33/5 rDev -15.7%
Picked up this bottle at State Line in Maryland. Bottled on December 16, 2010. Served in an In de Verzekering Tegen de Grote Dorst mini gueuze tumbler.
Pours a clear golden straw color with plenty of visible carbonation. Fizzy white head pops up and goes away quite quickly withOut leaving any lacing behind. The nose brings a light acidity plus some lemon rind and general citric character. Slight mineral quality and faint earth and funk.
The flavor is overcome with a strong citric and lactic acidity. Green apple is strong as is the lemon rind character. The funk is basically gone, leaving behind an acidic brew without any real complexity. Light body and high carbonation. Brisk acidic finish. Decent enough, but not something I would go after again.
10-13-2011 00:16:34 | More by Thorpe429
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and poured with a massive three finger high bright white head that took a long time to die down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderately aromas of barnyard funk in the nose along with some notes of lemon.
T: This beer is rather tart and has flavors of lemon citrus, hay and a light to moderate amount of sourness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: Even with a very careful pour, pouring this resulted in approximately 90 percent head and 10 percent beer. It’s quite easy to drink and is especially refreshing when compared to other beers in the style.
09-22-2012 19:55:34 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +1.3%
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
03-30-2014 22:10:11 | More by brentk56
4.23/5 rDev +7.1%
Beautifully blended and preferring the "young" taste over the "old", Timmermans Old Gueuze offers up a racy adicity and champagne-like carbonation to highlight is fresh lime and salty character.
Opening with strikingly bright appearances of straw, its nearly bright initial pour is followed by a disturbance about the yeast that hazes things up a bit with subsequent pours. Its high effervescence fuels a stark white head that's part-froth and part-fizz; regenerated with a steady swirl of the glass. With no real anticipation of lace, the beer relaxes with its broken spider-webbing that floats the ale.
Sharply acidic in its aromas, the scent of this distinctive ale starts off with lemons, limes, a brisk whiff of sea air, light leather and an aura of old attic wood. Lightly musty but mostly tart- its scent borrows a fruity tone from sparkling white wines even with the musty scent of damp straw and hay.
To taste, the beer isn't nearly as delicate. Its brash with its sourness and clean with its refreshing taste. Short-lived bready sweetness is quickly broken up by piercing sourness in the middle. Limes with one taste is salty with the next, and then is corkish with a certain wood mustiness thereafter. Its finish is palate stripping with an utmost sour taste that's similar to gin and tonics. Somewhat sweaty in between, the rustic taste of straw mimics the finishing scent of the nose. Sure, a mild grassy bitterness endures but is easily dismissed as earthen taste.
Its light body is attributed to the dry malt taste that's somewhat cracker-like in its quick malt texture. Yet its sudden dryness is citrusy-dry, minerally-crisp, and vinous-warm. Lasting tastes of straw and sweat linger pleasantly and earthly in aftertaste.
Timmermans exquisite Oude Gueuze demonstrates what's best about the blend of Lambics that prefer more of a younger and tarter taste over that of the more elden leather and must. Although I often enjoy a pep of vinegar in such beers, its seem that this ale avoids such polarizing taste and prefers the effects of cellar-like Brettanomyces and the clean lactic tartness of Lactobacillus instead- clean and dry sour refreshments are the rewards.
10-28-2013 05:35:53 | More by BEERchitect
4.47/5 rDev +13.2%
Bottle: Poured a medium slightly hazy yellow color lambic with a huge foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of light barnyard notes with nice tart notes and some very light oak. Taste is a nice refreshing mix between notes of tart and oak with a mix of green apple and light barnyard notes. Body is about average with great carbonation. Not the most complex lambic out there but a thousand time better then the other crap they brew. Somewhat reminiscent of Girardin as a very refreshing lambic though lacking the complexity.
05-08-2010 03:01:25 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Thanks for sharing, Jacob.
A: The beer pours a hazed golden straw color with a tall white head.
S: Very, very funky. Lots of Brett and earth notes to it right away. There's also a lot of fruit to the nose: lemon, green melon, and some sweeter citrus. Also quite heavy on the straw and grass.
T: The level of funk on the palate does not quite match that of the nose. It is, however, very sour. Lots of the same lemon and melon flavors as well as some musty oak and grass, the main sources of funk.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
O: A good gueuze but not a great one. Nicely sour and refreshing, though.
08-18-2011 17:06:46 | More by womencantsail
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
2010 vintage, "produced on: 10/16/10" on the back label.
Sustained pop from the cork, wispy gunsmoke from the bottle. Into a tulip glass it pours a hazed glowing orange, tinged with pastel yellows on the outer edges. Frothy white suds around the rim, not especially sticky, settling to a thin ring at the edges. Second pour, a finger of white foam seemed to last for a bit longer. Swirling brings a momentary congregation of sparkly, soapy bubbles, that leave as quickly as they came. This stuff is charged like champagne, nonstop streams of carbonation.
Lactic aromas of Greek yogurt, also white wine, lemon, and minerals. Slightly funky but seemingly mild in that department. Second pour yielded some wet hay and musty barn blanket notes.
Sharp lemon sourness, wet stone minerality, crabapple, some tannic oak dryness in the finish. Nothing off about this, it's clean with prickly champagne carbonation, feels somewhat light, not far off from Boon Oude Gueze with a bit more lemon sharpness to it. Easily drinkable and particularly quenching in hot summer weather.
Glad to see Timmermans can still turn out a traditional product. This far surpasses any of their low-tier sweetened fruit sodas masquerading as "lambic".
07-30-2011 03:07:12 | More by emerge077
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
Randomly encountered this at Binny's and figured I'd give it a shot. Bottled December, 16th, 2010. Served in a tumbler while watching football with friends.
A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to pretty much nothing - no lace, cap, etc. Slightly hazed dark apricot body.
S - Mushrooms, hay, earthy and musty, with some surprising oak, a touch of vanilla, wheat, and pale malts. Only faint lemon and acetic sourness present.
T - The taste is significantly more sour than the aroma suggests, with a hefty dose of lemons, white wine vinegar, and under-ripe stone fruits. Less oak and mustiness here, although there's still a low level. I like this more than the aroma by a significant margin.
M - Pretty dry stuff. Medium-light body, pleasant, zesty, moderate carbonation. No alcohol, and fairly restrained acidity.
D - Really drinkable, and shockingly good for a Timmerman's product. My friends liked this quite a bit even though they were lambic n00bs. It lacks the complexity of some of the best lambics, but it's competitive with Boon, Hanssens, et al.
01-16-2012 15:58:11 | More by MasterSki
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
I enjoyed this at a recent tasting hosted by foofaa, thanks to whomever contributed this. enjoyed chilled in a tulip.
The color is golden blonde with a light haze and thin ring of beads with subtle spotting on the glass. The smell is gentle sour with subtle fruit notes and mild floral sweet ester with light melon and general funk. The feel is good with subtle dry and acidic aspects, but mild tannin and gentle sweetness balance things out with moderately high carbonation level and very crisp dry finish.
The flavor is mild yet pleasant in most ways with dry wheat sourness with lemony sweet tart and low puckering flavor. There is a mild sweet pineapple tinge with gentle spice accent and slight hint of honey along with the sour notes. Overall a very good beer, I was pleased to try the drinkability is pretty high even if it is not over the top in the sour department
01-10-2012 14:56:06 | More by Slatetank
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Big fizzy head fades quickly hazy golden yellow orange color.
Nose light tart fruity and lemon hint of funk and sweet malts, light bready yeast, little lactic acid.
Taste big carb, fluffy malts, tart lemon sour fruit and light wheat grass, little funk, very dry. A bit of lactic acid and juicy tart fruit throughout. Tons of carb, little bitter and fairly tart. Finish is dry still, long tartness lingering, little funk and lactic acid.
Mouth is med to lighted bodied, tons of carb, bit of acid tingle.
Overall pretty nice, nice acidity, nice funk, good tart fruit, dry, tasty, but a little yeasty. it's a fairly good gueuze but not phenomenal compare to many of the others you can get for about the same price.
09-10-2012 13:11:58 | More by jlindros
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
01-14-2014 16:47:21 | More by StonedTrippin
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat with some tart lemons, Belgian yeast and some light funk. A very nice smelling gueuze. The flavor is very tart and acidic. I get a lot of sour lemons notes, as well as some horseblanket funk, wheat and Belgian yeast. There is also a little bit of white pepper mixed into the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice gueuze. Glad to have this one available here in Texas.
10-18-2011 04:31:01 | More by Mora2000
4/5 rDev +1.3%
From 09/27/12 notes. Picked up a bottle of this at the Whole Foods on Bowery in NYC a few weeks ago. Bottled on 17/04/12, poured from a 750ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware.
a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one and a half fingers of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident. Head lasts for 1 to 2 minutes and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Looks pretty good.
s - Smells of funk, very acedic, light citrus, oak, some brett, and some oranges. Very nice nose; it is super funky.
t - Tastes of funk, vinegar, sour fruit and sour citrus, oak, very acedic, earthy notes, orange, and some bready malts. Taste is not as funky as the nose but is much, much more sour. Again, nice.
m - Light body and high carbonation. Very dry and acedic mouthfeel.
o - Overall a really nice funky and tart gueuze. Nose is funkier and the taste is tarter, but I liked it quite a bit. Would certainly buy this again.
09-28-2012 14:44:36 | More by mdfb79
4.03/5 rDev +2%
Best by 2028; Sampled October 2009
This beer has been sitting in my fridge for months as I waited for it to clear, it never really has though so I figured it was time to crack it open. I was barely able to catch the cork before it came explosively out of the bottle. A very careful extraction still saw an immediate foaming that I ever so gently poured into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip. I still ended up with six-fingers, including a finger above the rim, of pale, just off-white colored foam that disappears to a thin layer after two or so minutes. The beer is a lightly hazed, pale orange tinted, straw gold color. The aroma smells of pineapple and green apples from a distance. A more concentrated look at the aroma sees the green apple note taking the lead, but there is also a musty, earthy note that forms a base note here. There is a soft muskiness as well as some hints of cat pee. The long finish has a nice fresh thrushed grain character to it that makes me think of wheat, but there is some lemon notes here as well. There is a sort of Brettanomyces driven, funkiness here that perfumes the whole of the nose. This aroma is quite fruity when compared to other Oude Gueuzes, but this smells nice and refreshing and does have enough rusticity to clearly make it at least fairly authentic.
Very dry tasting as this first hits my tongue, it is also quite light bodied and refreshing. It has a zippy, lactic acidity that reminds me somewhat of lemons, but it has a sort of pith like, lightly astringent, tannic note to the end as well. While the sourness isn't huge here, it is clearly the dominant note. The green apple note invades the oral-nasal cavity as you first take and sip and then it tends to contribute to the flavor in the finish of the beer as well. This beer is exceedingly quaffable, it doesn't have that "thickness" that many Lambics somehow achieve (despite there low finishing gravity), instead this is very light and the perky carbonation and lively tartness make this a great refresher.
The second and third pours of this are quite a bit murkier, opaque even and the orange-tint has been deepened just a bit. Perhaps a touch of yeastiness has been picked up, but the flavor remains much the same. A light touch of Brettanomyces perfumes each sip of this beer; perfumes is definitely the right word here as it sort of accents the rest of the flavor profile with a touch of musky, musty notes that remain fairly subtle throughout. The 750ml bottle of this beer just seems to disappear, it is not overly complex and the acidity is also not too hard, so this beer just disappears without a lot of thought. I like that this has a sort of lemon, sort of grapefruit (perhaps it is really a Meyer lemon thing) like flavor to it.
I perhaps prefer my Gueuzes to have a touch more complexity, a bit more bracing acidity, and be more funky, but this is still a very nice Gueuze. If this were widely available it would easily give the newer vintages of Lindeman's Gueuze Cuvée René a run for their money. A very enjoyable beer, especially for anyone who loves Lambics.
03-07-2010 16:23:23 | More by Gueuzedude
3.48/5 rDev -11.9%
750 mL bottle,
A: Pours a super hazy light orange, with a fizzy short-lasting white head. No lace.
S: Lemony lactic acid, with floral notes of peach and rose. Not terribly funky.
T: Peach and mandarin orange, tart fermented lemons.
M: Mild acidity, tart for sure. Light-bodied, crisp.
O: A good sour beer, the lack of funk and so-called Belgian terrior makes this taste a lot more "American" than most Belgo-made gueuzes. Pricey, but it's nice to see another true gueuze on the market.
08-18-2012 02:49:11 | More by Halcyondays
United Kingdom (England)
2.53/5 rDev -35.9%
Limited edition my arse: already 210 rates on RB and 57 reviews on BA, some might be the same people, but it is a bit of a con stating such rubbish on the labelling.
0.75 Litre bottle: poured into four short tumblers on 23 Nov 2012. Hazy light orange/dirty dull peach/grimmy lemon colours in the glasses: each with a small, thin head of white for a while anyway.
The smell and taste were of bruised cooking apples that had gone sour: vinegarous from start to finish: even the most toothless cider freak I know would have had trouble finnishing off this brew. Glad I didn't pay much for it and also glad I opened it with family and not beer geek mates.
11-26-2012 14:05:55 | More by BlackHaddock
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.