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

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89
very good

250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 13
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Floydster on 05-21-2009)
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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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".

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3.85/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

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.

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

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)

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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.
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