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

Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited EditionTimmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition

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BA SCORE
88
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 184
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%


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.

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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.53/5  rDev -35.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 14:05:55 | More by BlackHaddock
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 19:09:14 | More by ArrogantB
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 04:24:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 01:22:17 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 02:47:46 | More by mdaschaf
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 14:44:36 | More by mdfb79
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 00:58:35 | More by yamar68
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 13:19:21 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 19:55:34 | More by metter98
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 18:02:26 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 13:11:58 | More by jlindros
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gottabetweed

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 22:54:06 | More by gottabetweed
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FosterJM

California

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 04:46:48 | More by FosterJM
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 01:14:31 | More by Etan
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peabody

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 11:22:38 | More by peabody
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Halcyondays

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 02:49:11 | More by Halcyondays
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harrymel

Washington

2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 02:42:51 | More by harrymel
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IKR

California

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 02:26:20 | More by IKR
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

C+

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 03:18:20 | More by kojevergas
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 .

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 08:24:08 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottled on 12/10

pours a slight golden and straw yellow, a bit pale. lots of effervescent head.

very oak and mineral forward. dry and tart with a hint of funk.

taste is rather weak, nice sourness and lemon flavor up front but very faint and subtle flavors through out. lacks any complexity. lemon flavor is pretty spot on though.

nice moderate carbonation really brings out the sourness.

overall, meh. not really impressed. i would not actively seek out more.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 22:20:58 | More by hooliganlife
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with caSSino the night before Brewvival! Bottled 12/16/10! Served from bottle into into a Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a two finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the lacing. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, funk, lemon, citrus, lemon rine, tart, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, citrus, lemon rine, tart, sour, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a really nice brew. The aroma on this one was pretty inviting and really nice. The flavor was the standout on this brew as it was really nice and acidic as you would expect from the style. All the right flavors were present and made themselves known. A definite must try if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 04:03:16 | More by thagr81us
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kramer for sharing this one at our recent gueuze tasting.

A - Pours clear straw yellow with a fizzy two finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of light sourness, lots of barnyard funk, fresh cut grass, lemons and some light sweetness. Decent balance but it really laced the wow factor.

T - Starts off with a big sour kick slowly giving way to light funkiness, lemon zest, wet oak and a touch of sweetness at the end of each sip. More sour, less funky than I thought it would be. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderately high carbonation. This one tastes like a sour spritzer thanks to all that carbonation.

O - Compared to some of the other gueuze's we were drinking this one was not up to par. It had some good qualities but I doubt I would spend a bunch of money to get one for myself.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 17:59:58 | More by orangesol
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 15:58:11 | More by MasterSki
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Binny's in Schaumburg, IL
Bottled on 12/16/2010.
Poured into a bowed pint glass on a stout glass column.

Pours a spritzy, ~3cm head off medium-sized bubbles that are white to off-white in color. The large bubble size makes the foam look fairly insubstantial, and the head dissipates to virtually nothing within a minute or two, leaving no lacing. Body is a hazy yellow-orange out of the light, mostly hazy yellow when in light. Carbonation is active and readily visible.

Aroma is, at first, sweet, then offers a slight bit of cheese and barnyard funk-scent before culminating in a bit of old citrus (that is, lemon or grapefruit rinds that have been left out in the air for a bit too long), tart apples, and apple cider vinegar.

Opens, taste-wise, with fairly strong sourness/tartness from acidity, mimicking essence of lemons, limes, and green apples in a bath of apple cider vinegar (acetic acid). At times, I even pull in a faint and short-noticed coconut flavor. Quite delicious, with an undetectable level of alcohol, very easy to put down an entire 750cl bottle.

Medium-light bodied with a carbonation level that is a bit too high and aggressive for the beer's heft and the style in general. Over time, this becomes less off-putting, though, and the beer is quite pleasant on the palate perhaps 30 minutes after uncorking the bottle. Prior to waiting, the mouthfeel is prickly and foamy on the palate; after waiting, the carbonation generates a mildly prickly, then fairly foamy and smooth-flowing feel. Finish is quite dry, slightly tannic appropriate for the style.

Overall, this seems to be a fairly underrepresented and underrated gueuze. Pleasurable and generally on target across the board, though not "perfect" compared to Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, etc. Would definitely pick one up again if available and in the mood. Retailed $14.99 for a 750cl bottle, whereas a bottle of Girardin, Drie Fonteinen, or other gueuze are that price for a 375cl bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 17:29:26 | More by falloutsnow
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
88 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.