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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 05-21-2009)
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2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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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

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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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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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with four fingers of head on a very careful pour. This beer is unbelievably carbonated - lots of bubbles floating from the bottom of the glass. Retention is truly amazing - I get a finger of foam that sits there the entire time I drink the beer.

S: Lemon zest, wheat, and ginger upfront, though none of these flavors are overly strong. Behind this I get some musty funk, but it's in the background for sure.

T: Much more sour than the aroma let on, I get quite a bit of lemon and guava sourness. The beer stays very well balanced between dry and sour, though.

M: Moderate thickness with strong carbonation, though not as distracting as I thought it'd be based on the appearance.

O: A flavorful, well balanced gueuze. Solid, but not extraordinary.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: Pours a slightly hazy peach color with a smallish white head on top. Decent retention with a little bit of lacing on the sides.

S: On the musty/funk side with less of a tart/sour aroma. Some straw and barnyard aromas with a bit of lemon and oak.

T: A flip from the aroma with a more sourness. Lemon rind, faint green apple, and some vinegar. Still some light funky/brett and barnyard flavor.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, rather dry finish.

O: A pretty good gueuze, would seek it out again as well as the other Timmermans gueuzes.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale, hazy straw gold with a finger of wispy starch white head. Great lacing.

Subtly funky on the nose... lemongrass, wet hay, wheat, slight citrus qualities, very smooth.

Very refreshing - sweet and tart, fresh lemonade, white wine, lingdonberries, rhubarb, very bright, crisp.

I was surprised by this one. Good stuff.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Produced on 17/04/12

A: Pours a very hazy medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a huge three finger tall white head that very slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tart light fruits with some lemon/citrus, hay, and light to moderate amounts barnyard funk. Nice complexity and very enticing.

T: I just wish there was a little more tartness to the flavor of this beer than there is... Light to moderate flavors of fruit tartness with lighter notes of lemon/citrus, funk, and acidity. Very light vinegar hint.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with some acidic prickliness and dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink. especially for the style - this would be a good beer for someone to get started in this style due to the light amount of tartness. Very refreshing and even sessionable (probably the only beer in this style that I have said that about). Enjoyable and I would be happy to drink this one again.

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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.

Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
89 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.