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

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Style:
Belgian Gueuze
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 10.15%
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
374
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Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
 
Belgium
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  18
Gots
  72
SCORE
90
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Reviews by ThaJokerWild:
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4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours up a hazy, slightly darker, straw gold with a quickly receding, creamy, one finger head.
S: Immediate balsamic vinegar-esque sourness, some slight wheatiness, and some white vinegar as well.
T: One of the more sour bottles of Gueuze I have had in a while, very much like a sweet tart right off with a bracing sourness. Quite juicy, a lot of peach, very funky. Some slightly syrupy sweetness as well.
M: Dry, but the body could be lighter.
O: This is a good bottle of Gueuze, but it's not a special bottle of Gueuze, it is very sour, if that's your bag it might be worth looking into, it's okay, it's not great.

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Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to the label, this beer was produced on Dec 16, 2010 and so is almost exactly 4 years old. Poured into a snifter glass, with a glass of water for sipping on the side.

With a gentle decanting of the beer the pour produces a lightly hazed dark golden color and 1/2" white foam head. The beer shows lots of fine, champagne-like carbonation. The head gradually recedes but persists for a good while leaving speckles of lacing here and there when sipping. Eventually the foam recedes to a ring around the glass and a few patches on the surface but even then it continues to leave speckles of foam when sipping. By the end of the beer there is minimal foam and carbonation.

The aroma is mostly a light musty funk with a slight acidic character and a background of citrus (mostly lemon) and green apple.

The flavor is much as expected from the smell but with the balance swinging the other way so that most prominent up front is the tart sourness and lemon. Then the funk slowly emerges and the long finish is mostly dry and astringent.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with the moderate persistent fine carbonation.

My overall impression of this beer is that it leans towards the tart and acidic end of the scale and downplays the funky character found in several other Gueuzes. Thus it would make an excellent counter point to others as part of a tasting session involving gueuze from several breweries. Alternatively, it seems a fine beer for having with a meal or for sharing with others rather than being something to be consumed solo in one sitting.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jamato3000
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Jacob.

A: The beer pours a hazed golden straw color with a tall white head.

S: Very, very funky. Lots of Brett and earth notes to it right away. There's also a lot of fruit to the nose: lemon, green melon, and some sweeter citrus. Also quite heavy on the straw and grass.

T: The level of funk on the palate does not quite match that of the nose. It is, however, very sour. Lots of the same lemon and melon flavors as well as some musty oak and grass, the main sources of funk.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: A good gueuze but not a great one. Nicely sour and refreshing, though.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sour was the good part. Price was the bad part. Average was everything in between.

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Photo of gottabetweed
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of ribpy
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Taste is like a sour champagne.
Surprisingly, I drank the majority of the bottle yesterday and did not feel any alcohol impacts.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$14.99 for a 750ml bottle

A: clear, dirty light amber color that poured with a nice head that quickly dissipated
S: traditional gueuze with musty horseblanket lactic acid
T: decent beer, spritzy, horseblanket middle of the road but respectable, not incredibly dry but good late taste pucker factor

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Photo of caljzy
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up this bottle at State Line in Maryland. Bottled on December 16, 2010. Served in an In de Verzekering Tegen de Grote Dorst mini gueuze tumbler.

Pours a clear golden straw color with plenty of visible carbonation. Fizzy white head pops up and goes away quite quickly withOut leaving any lacing behind. The nose brings a light acidity plus some lemon rind and general citric character. Slight mineral quality and faint earth and funk.

The flavor is overcome with a strong citric and lactic acidity. Green apple is strong as is the lemon rind character. The funk is basically gone, leaving behind an acidic brew without any real complexity. Light body and high carbonation. Brisk acidic finish. Decent enough, but not something I would go after again.

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Photo of madelf66
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7ways
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pee yellow. Loud white head.

Raw, salty aroma. Lemon, apple, eye-watering funk.

This thing immediately grips the tongue and does not let go. Like biting into a lemon and a crab apple at the same time. So dry and sour it's hard to swallow. Not nearly as sweet as the other Timmermans available here. I like it, but it is a little too much. It's like it is still in the test stages, because with some tweaking, this could be awesome.

Vicious carbonation, needs to breathe a few minutes. After that it's quite nice.

I don't know if I can finish this 750 by myself, but every sip leaves me wanting more.

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Photo of Sathanas
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into two large snifters

Pours straw yellow, cloudy, with a pretty creamy looking head that fades into a little clumps. Smell is sour grapes, sour apple, yeast.

Taste is super sour. Makes my jaw clench a little. More green apple flavor, a little grape flavor.

Mouthfeel is dry and smooth. Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of ThomasKroess
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbonugli
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 bottling into snifter

L - Pours golden straw. a touch oily, but with a fluffy white head
S - Soft lemon zest and funk
T - More lemon with a touch of funk and tart sour. well balanced and just off dry - lovely
F - A little fuller and thicker than I prefer. hefty for the 5% ABV

Overall, a very tasty and enjoyable shelf Geuze. Nothing about it is amazeballs, but everything is correct. I would probably go with Lindemans Cuvee Renee as a slightly better beer, and it is also 30% cheaper, so I will probably come back to this only occasionally.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Photo of corby112
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 374 ratings