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

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 36 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

smithj4, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +1.3%

thewimperoo, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev +1.3%

nanobrew, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

Appearance: Light gold/straw. Lively carbonation. Head is bright-white, extremely bubbly, and creamy. Carbonation keeps the head retention up. Some vestiges of lacing. Slight haze.

Smell: Hay, yeast, and lemons. Big grassy component. Mild earthiness. Yeast drops big hits of clove, ripe banana, and even a touch of bubblegum. It's like someone hit a tripel with some wild yeast. Musty. Grass and yeast.

Taste: Lemon flesh. Tart citric bite. Some nice layers of grass, hay, and damp earth. Mild wheat tang. Pale malts. Delicate with a biting layer of tart. A touch of oak with a building lactic sourness. Mild fruitiness, something akin to apples and grapes.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing. Crisp and touch dry. Relatively clean finish with a tiny bit of seltzer on the finish.

Overall: Bright and delicious.

Smells like a funky tripel, but drinks like a well-blended and delicate gueuze. It's definitely something special. I'll probably round up another couple bottles before it disappears.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jivex5k
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

t0rin0, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of gottabetweed
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%

Pourde from 750 ml. Bottle into tulip glass. Poured a hazy yellow with a generous head. Disspated rather quickly. Minimal lacing

Smell is tart, lemons, pickles,

Taste is sour to the max. Quite possibly the sourest beer I have eve had, but no hint of vinegar flavor. Lemons, no hops to be found.

Mouthfeel would be my one drawback. It's almost like it's over carrbonated. It explodes when it hits your mouth. I see many burps in my future.

Overall I really enjoyed This beer. I love sours and this is the extreme version of a sour.

gottabetweed, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

1491st Review on BA
Bottle to Tumbler
750 Ml C/C

Bottled 17/04/12
Purchased for $20 @ El Cerrito Liquor, Corona, CA

App- Its a very AAL looking beer but on top of that its got a big puffy head that gave way to lace, stick and cling. Very hazy and a good looking beer.

Smell- Its a gueuze for sure. Malty, wheat, sour and lactic all rolled into one. A good amount of lemon in this one with a bit of oak mixed in. Just a bit light all around.

Taste- I enjoyed this beer. This really has a taste that has more to offer than with regards to the aroma. Really had a ton of carry over from the nose with the lemons, white wine vinegar, and fruits.

Mouth- Its a good mix of a light medium with a soft body. A high carbonation was there with a bit of a white wine spritzer residual flavor.

Drink- Its a nice queuze but doesnt leave me saying OMG! Lacked a bit of funk but had a nice sour/lactic flavor. I think with time this could become amazing.

FosterJM, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Etan
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a light hay color with a decent white head.

S: Very sweet and somewhat funky. Cherry flesh, horseblanket and wet wood, bright wheat and a bit of fruity acidity. Not what I was expecting from an oude gueuze but interesting enough.

T: Mild, fruit-heavy tartness hits the palate first - lemon, slight raspberry, coarse sugar, a bit of oak. The tartness is soon washed away by unmalted wheat and yeasty esters. The beer finishes like a domesticated Belgian pale ale with a bit of acid lingering.

M: Light-bodied and soft, with slightly overbearing and frothy carbonation.

O: This was decent enough to drink, but too much sweetness and a frothy mouthfeel detract from the experience. The pleasant funk in the aroma is nowhere to be found in the taste also.

Etan, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of peabody
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours out a cloudy orange amber with lots of white small bubbles. Good head retention.
Smell is orange and lemon zest with leather and pepper notes in the background. You can smell the yeast and not the alcohol.
Taste is sour lemon and spice with a sweet almost sticky aftertaste. Kinda like apple cider mixed with unsweetend lemonade.
Mouthfeel is clean at first then sticky towards the end.
Overall this is a great gueze for the price. Will buy this again if I can get it.

peabody, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of od_sf
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

od_sf, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
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.

Halcyondays, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Yabev15, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of harrymel
2.68/5  rDev -32.2%

Vintage 2012

I rarely open bottled with them pointed away, but I was at the dentists and wanted to do it classy style, so I pointed it away from me and as soon as the cage was twisted loose, the cork fired out and made a dent in the siding of the house. Fucking ridiculous. Didn't foam over much though. Pours a turbid tangerine yellow with some fleeting white foam. Nose is funky and sour with plenty of co2, lemon and pepper. Flavor is Nicely tart without being puckering - grain and hot carb with some soda flavor and a good bit of metal and brett flavor. Thin with hi carb and sharp off dry finish. Meh, for a gueuze this isn't really up my alley.

harrymel, Aug 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

vobr0002, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

rolltide8425, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of IKR
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

Appearance: Slightly cloudy straw-yellow with a generous frothy white head. Good looking beer.

Smell: Predominately barnyard funk, with maybe a slight hint of citrus.

Taste: A mixture of sweet and sour Citrus fruits (think oranges mixed with lemon and grapefruit). this results in a slightly sweet gueuze. The sourness is slanted more towards the tart side than the sour side. The semi-sweet Citrus notes are the backbone of the taste.

Mouth-feel: Light to medium bodied with a generous level of carbonation.

Overall: The taste profile is good but it's based on the Citrus notes and lacks the complexity of the very upper echelon. But the price is very good for a gueuze and while it has simple flavor profile it's a good tasting beer.

IKR, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

2012. 1 pint 9.36 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a Gouden Carolus stem-goblet in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high; I'm in the mood for a sour and like John Martin. Acquired at Tipsy's Liquor World in Colorado.

Served a fair bit warmer than refrigerator cold and allowed to warm further over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a three finger beige colour head - fairly thin - of no real cream but of above average retention. Lacing is decent. Colour is a hazy nontransparent pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Nicely vibrant.

Sm: Biscuity floral wild yeast, bacteria, bretts, floral background hops, orange peel, lemon fruit, and a general tone of funk. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Funky tart fruit. Orange and lemon peel do come through, but seem to emerge from the otherwise floral hops. The bretts are nice and funky, lending it pleasant but drinkable lightly sour character. It isn't horribly complex, but it certainly has some subtlety. Very enjoyable to drink. I like it, but I've had better in the style. The sweetness aids it. Not particularly pucker-worthy, but certainly sour in a timid sense.

Mf: Fragile and light on the palate. Smooth and wet, aiding its drinkable yet sour feel. Nicely thin.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, yet lacking the complexity and subtlety of far better sours. I'd have it again, sure - but it's far from amongst the best sours I've had. Affordable as an import. It's a good introduction to sours for beginners, but true sour fans can skip it.


kojevergas, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev +1.3%

cfh64, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of dojii54
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

dojii54, May 31, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +1.3%

jheezee, May 15, 2012
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

750ml bottle -2008 ltd ed-. Timmermans Flute glass. Enjoyed several times since dec´09. Looks like a lemon candy in color. Foggy. Short & fading froth –just a thin layer lasts on surface. Barrel aromas: moldy wood, fresh grass & moss. Sour fruit flavor yields to an sparkling explosion, no bitterness. Dry palate. Lasting acidic sensation does no lingers to throat. Tastes like Ribeiros & Alvariños – Spanish Galician acid white wines- without sourness associated with grape tannins. Excellent company for parties & celebrations. Should be served at a very low temperature. Suggested pouring: short drops into a Pint glass. Perfect pairing: “lacón con cachelos” – cooked jam with red hot pepper baked potatoes-, barbecue ribs or spiced grilled meat. Note: bottle could be aged in cellar for 25 years .

GONZALOYANNA, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of HardyGeneraL
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

HardyGeneraL, Apr 16, 2012
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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