Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
750ml bottle served in a champagne flute.
L - clear golden yellow with a white head that was fueled by constant carbonation bubbles.
S - tart lemon zest.
T - tart lemon flavor with a hint of funk midway through.
F - light/medium bodied with a crisp, dry feel.
O - one of the good gueuze.
01-03-2013 23:09:07 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
2.05/5 rDev -48.1%
$8.09 for a corked and caged bottle @ BigTen. 5.5% ABV per the label. Pours out to a slightly hazy pale golden, forming a voluminous huge white head with tons of staying power, irritatingly so because of the champagne like carbonation, ~4.5 carbs or so. Thick layer of yeast in the bottom of the bottle, which on the 2nd pour (which is required because of the damn head) turns this beer into an awfully ugly mess. The aroma is of sour gummy bears, dusty basement, barnyard funk. The mouthfeel is very tart with a very light body. I prefer less carbonation, so if you're like me, let the bottle sit opened for a while. The taste is a recap of the aroma...very tart like sucking on citric acid powder or a mouthful of diluted star-san. No bitterness, no hop flavor, no hop aroma, no malt flavor, no malt sweetness...just one dimensional acid funk. Instant heartburn. Spit up within minutes. I had to take 3 Tums and a glass of milk after drinking 1/3 of the bottle. The rest went down the drain.
I haven't had a ton of Gueuze, but this is not my favorite. Way too dry and one dimensional. I like my lambiques with a touch more sweetness to counteract the acidity and with more malt character. It doesn't taste like pure bile (Like Jolly Pumpkins entire line-up), but it's not far removed. I wouldn't bother buying this again and wouldn't recommended it even to people who like lambics.
12-17-2012 23:18:13 | More by Mitchster
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass, produced on 4/17/12. This pours a slightly light yellow straw color with a massive off white head which quickly dissipates and leaves nothing. The smells are of funk, vinegar, ripe cherries, malt. The feel is medium with high carbonination. The taste is good, very vinegar like sour, some funk, maybe a little brett, very acidic, my girlfriend thought it reminder her of bile, I find it quite good though. .
12-14-2012 02:02:25 | More by DavidST
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip. Bottled 4/17/12.
Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and an active effervescence. Head pours two fingers of fizzy white foam but dissipates rather quickly with little lace. Not too bad, though.
Smell: nice combination of malt sweetness, a hint of tartness and a moderate funk. This beer seems very well balanced; I like it.
Taste: extremely tart right up front; way more than the aroma would suggest. Funk and sweetness are subdued, at least with respect to the acidity. At the end of the acid is a mild chalky flavor which I think helps reset the palate for the next sip. A very tart, but otherwise balanced and pretty tasty beer. I feel like it's growing on me.
Mouthfeel: light body but big, big carbonation. The creaminess is mouth-filling, but rather evanescent. Good, but not great.
Overall: tart and ... tart. But refreshing and drinkable nonetheless. There are not a ton of gueuzes available in the United States, so I will take what we can get.
12-13-2012 01:59:57 | More by flagmantho
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass
A: pours a slightly hazy pale golden yellow with a goodntwonfingers of fluffy white head, carbonation can be seen raising from the middle of the bottom of the glass. A nice light touch of lacing for the style.
S: tart lemon with a giant hint of floweriness, a very faint touch of vinegar. And a very faint barnyard funk. Not a ton of oak character.
T: much like the aroma... Tart lemon with a touch of apple and a hint of vinegar, not much floweriness. Really like the tartness. Very tasty.
M: very high crisp carbonation, almost reminds me of ginger ale, carbonation brings a touch of dryness on the finish. At the same time, lightly sweet on the finish like sour patch kids.
O: this is a very nice gueze, really like the tartness and the way the mouthfeel works with this brew.... If your a fan of a good gueze deffiantly give this a whirl.
12-04-2012 03:26:33 | More by PeterIngemi
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
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
I saw this for $12.49 at a store and said fuck it, glad I did. There was a huge pop when I opened it and then the bottle started gushing. The first wine glass I poured up was bright yellow with a huge white pillow of a head. I'm used to gueuze being orange but this was quite yellow. Aroma was interesting, brett and a bit of mineral. The flavor was nice, hint of brett, mildly sour, touch of lemon, very much a gueuze but also struck me as being similar to Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere. Weird. Overall I am glad I picked this up but won't be buying any more. I will say that this might be a tad better than Cuvee Rene but is not close to the Hanssens/Girardin/Cantillon/3F/Tilquin level.
10-27-2012 19:09:14 | More by ArrogantB
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.