Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition - Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
This bottle is from 2010 and pours a very hazy golden hue with a one finger head and lacing here and there,the smell is fresh green apples,vinegar,a touch of oak and white grapes,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation and has tastes of green apples,acidic vinegar and finished with a white grape tartness and overall it's nicely paired with my fish and chips but not one for the first timers cheers.
04-18-2014 09:44:21 | More by ADZA
4/5 rDev +1.3%
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
03-30-2014 22:10:11 | More by brentk56
3.78/5 rDev -4.3%
750 ml bottled 4/17/2013. Served in a wine glass
Appearance: Pours light golden yellow with 1 finger of a white head that settles to a thin ring. Body is only slightly hazy with light visible carbonation.
Smell: Barnyard, lemon, green apple, light mustiness and a faint malt sweetness. Aroma strength is somewhere between mild and medium.
Taste: Tart, puckering sourness hits right away. Stronger than I was anticipating but not overwhelming. Taste has a strong presence of green apple along with sour lemon, noticeable lactic presence (not overwhelming, but stronger than in most gueuze), cheese and damp wood. Funk is more mild than in the aroma.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp. Relatively high champagne like carbonation. Finishes dry
Overall: A nice gueuze, that's enjoyable, but by no means in the top tier for the style.
03-27-2014 02:40:30 | More by Jonada
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
Standard Market - Westmont, IL
Produced on: 17/4/13
Timmerman's Oude Gueuze exits the bottle straw golden but fills the glass tarnished 10kt, a little pale, a little tarnished.The head is brilliantly white, tightly bubbled, and shows excellent staying power for the style. There's no fizzing out here. Six, seven, eight streams of carbonation rush through the mildly hazy body.
The softest oak around wraps itself around a lactic lemon acidity that makes my mouth water. The malt profile is faint with a sugar cookie quality, which is the only sweetness present. A sprinkling of wildflowers and mildewed hay bring some funk. As this beer warms it doesn't only show lemon acidity but also an acidity that reminds me of tart berries. There's not a ton of depth but what's there is very nice.
There is a quick flash of that sugar cookie maltiness before puckering lactic lemon acidity kicks in. It's got that Sweet Tart thing going on but with a mild sweetness and bracing tartness instead of balance. With some warmth comes wet stone and the mildewed hay but the white vinegar and lemon acidity are what shines. The finish brings a mild herbal bitterness that's flushed out by the sourness.
The body is light and the carbonation a little aggressive. I'm being picky here but the bubbles could be toned down a bit and I wouldn't mind. The puckering tartness invades every nook and cranny of the palate. The cheeks pucker, the tongue tingles, the teeth are on edge and my whole mouth feels awakened. The sourness lingers. I'm a fan.
Timmerman's can produce a straight up funky sour bomb of a gueuze. It's a shame that for years their standard offerings have been of the overly sweetened fruit beer type. I've heard this is the best of the bunch but I enjoy the gueuze so much the kriek will be purchased on my next trip to the store. A damn fine gueuze worth keeping on hand.
02-02-2014 03:53:57 | More by joe1510
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
Straw colored beer with some light haziness. A ring of foam adorns the beer. Looks right-on.
Lots of cheesy funk. Wild yeast spunk, old lemon rot, goat cheese, hint of cannabis, sour green apple, unripe berry, and melon rind. Nice aroma. Has a softness to it, even though she's got some bright sourness.
Big sourness. Lots of lemon and green apple skins. Funky and bruisingly tart. Pith, peel, chevre, sour apple, wet hay, acetic notes, and general bright acidity. Excellent.
Very bright. Rather light. Slick. Has a swishiness to the body. Decent.
A very good gueuze. Tasty and solid. Probably the best beer I've had from Timmermans. Recommended.
01-27-2014 21:39:49 | More by thecheapies
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
01-14-2014 16:47:21 | More by StonedTrippin
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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