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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | 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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tree777

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-25-2013 21:27:36 | More by tree777
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-20-2013 14:05:04 | More by beernads
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottled on 04/17/13

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden straw color with a two finger, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spots and streaks of soapy lace left behind. Pretty pale and almost clear on the edges but otherwise looks pretty good.

Musty aroma with a prominent earthy barnyard character but it's not too funky. Slight horsey character with damp wood, funky bugs, cobweb and lactic cheesiness. Dank basement and oak along with light fruit and citric acidity. Hints of apple and lemon peel sweetness countering the earthy bugs and lactic funk. Pretty tame/delicate by lambic/Oude Gueuze standards but still smells authentic.

Tart, puckering and way more sour than I expected. Strong sour acidity but not harsh or acetic. Dry with crisp, champagne-like effervescence and a very strong citric acid flavor. Prominent lemon juice flavor with lingering acetic vinegar but its not solvent like at all. Slightly earthy and musty with a decent lactic presence but overall not too funky. Some light fruit sweetness as well. Feels like there is some artificial sweetners in there. Dry finish. Decent sourness but not very complex and the mouthfeel falls off toward the end of the palate. A decent attempt at the style but kind of tame(once your palate adjusts to the initial sour shock) and one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 04:03:01 | More by corby112
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-11-2013 02:32:43 | More by HumanParaquat
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle of the 2010 vintage pours an uber clear, light gold color with a fizzy white head. Not much for retention of lace.

Nose is champagne, rotting wood, light sourness and alot of brettanomyces. Interesting, but doesnt really smell all that great for a gueuze.

Sourness comes out of nowhere on this one and lays a surprising slap across my face...in a good way. Acidic to be sure, but doesnt hold the malt and overall complexity many of the finer gueuzes show. I figured the brett would be stronger than the bacteria based on the nose, but it is exactly the opposite here - the brett is hidden on this one. All that said, I am enjoying this one more than I thought I would and for someone who hasnt met a beer that is too sour, it fits the bill well. I like it, in fact I think I will pick up a couple more. More intense than Cuvee Rene, though not as well rounded.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 02:10:13 | More by twiggamortis420
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heytomcat

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

09-28-2013 17:32:05 | More by heytomcat
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.09/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Gueuze-a-palooza 10/8/11; poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass

Produced on 16/12/10

Thanks Walt

A) Light colored - think dirty watered down juice. Very cloudy. Ugly, dead gold color. Big old porous head crackles audibly and is gone in a flash with no retention or lace. Looks pathetic and leaves trails of dried detritus.

S) Smells terrible. The main aroma is soapy fruit juice and apples. No thanks. Swirling turns it into aromas of soapy mustiness. Hints of hand lotion, earthy and wood tones.

T) Tart with a sour kick but it's not really rounded out by much in the way of funk. A bit of dry mustiness underneath but it's mostly just simple tartness.

M) Medium-light body riddles with ample carbonation. Finishes a bit woody and tart.

D) Tastes ok, but it isn't too impressive on the whole.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 01:11:43 | More by Ryan011235
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emergency_beef

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-21-2013 03:07:03 | More by emergency_beef
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

09-18-2013 23:17:56 | More by Ivegotmule
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-16-2013 03:49:52 | More by BKotch
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled in a Duvel glass from a 750ml bottle purchased at Triangle Wine in Morrisville, NC.

A - Gold with a large white, creamy head. A nice steady rise of bubbles. Good lacing.

S - Fruity, funky and earthy. It really reaches out to you and grabs hold.

T - Super tart, lemony bite! I've never had one this strong. I like it but it's completely one dimensional. The tartness covers up just about anything else. No depth or subtleties to explore.

M - Lots of fine bubbles make for an interesting presentation.

O - What a bite! It was worth a try but not one I'd go back to.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 12:22:19 | More by GJ40
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JasonMinck

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-08-2013 10:17:39 | More by JasonMinck
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-02-2013 05:36:18 | More by Kelp
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

09-01-2013 04:25:55 | More by Satchboogie
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LittleDon

Texas

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy and golden, pours with a very healthy head for a lambic. Aroma of bubble gum and sour cherries. Very tart, dry, and light bodied. High carbonation. Sour grain with some slight sour fruit and oak at the finish. Leans toward the sour side, even for lambics.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 22:02:51 | More by LittleDon
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-29-2013 19:24:51 | More by GraduatedCashew
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-24-2013 01:06:07 | More by carteravebrew
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fooziex

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-01-2013 23:31:03 | More by fooziex
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-31-2013 23:29:09 | More by whatname
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-18-2013 21:27:16 | More by gueuzedreg
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-17-2013 06:22:01 | More by GRG1313
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allisonastra

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-13-2013 01:46:36 | More by allisonastra
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2013 22:49:39 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Pencible

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 17/04/12. Drunk on June 27, 2013.

A: This poured a clear (first half of the bottle, hazier for the second half) light gold with tons of rocky white head.
S: It smelled like exceptionally funky oak and dry horse blanket, with some sour milk and vinegar and a little unripe apricot and lemon zest.
T: It tasted like funky oak and earthy horse blanket, with some tart vinegar and citrus zest and a little copper hops and unripe apricot. It had a string and lasting dry sour aftertaste.
M: It was watery with tons of carbonation. Nice light and bubbly body.
D: This was a great gueuze, but not for the faint of heart (or anyone who isn't already a fan of this sour style). It had wonderfully bold but complex scent and taste. It showed an old world character that most modern sours can't replicate. The body was perfect for the style, helping make it easier to drink despite the intense finish. Would likely age for decades, and would probably improve with extra time. Impressive.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 19:42:50 | More by Pencible
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip. bottled on 4/17/2012

Pours a hazy pale golden color with an inch and a half thick white head. Very fizzy and carbonated. Smell is typical for the style - vinegary tart white grapes. This particular one is a bit faint compared to some others, though. As for the taste there is a good initial tartness followed by a big fruity flavor. tart green apples grapes. the overall sourness is less than a lot of other gueueze's ive had in the past. However, because of this there is a very high drinkability. this one is easy to gulp down if one so chose to do so. Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall a solid example of a gueuze, though nothing that stands out above the rest. Got this on sale for $6.99 and i'm glad i did. For that price, i'd buy another.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 23:15:28 | More by Axnjxn
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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