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

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350 Ratings
Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited EditionTimmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
Belgium
brtimmermans.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Floydster on 05-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
350
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nmann08
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours a straw yellow color with fizzy white head.

The smell is funk, lemon, cheese, barnyard must, zesty. The flavor is lemon, white grape, good funk character, a little cheese, hay and straw. The mouthfeel is pretty balanced, not too acidic, pretty drinkable.

Overall, this was a big hit for me.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully blended and preferring the "young" taste over the "old", Timmermans Old Gueuze offers up a racy adicity and champagne-like carbonation to highlight is fresh lime and salty character.

Opening with strikingly bright appearances of straw, its nearly bright initial pour is followed by a disturbance about the yeast that hazes things up a bit with subsequent pours. Its high effervescence fuels a stark white head that's part-froth and part-fizz; regenerated with a steady swirl of the glass. With no real anticipation of lace, the beer relaxes with its broken spider-webbing that floats the ale.

Sharply acidic in its aromas, the scent of this distinctive ale starts off with lemons, limes, a brisk whiff of sea air, light leather and an aura of old attic wood. Lightly musty but mostly tart- its scent borrows a fruity tone from sparkling white wines even with the musty scent of damp straw and hay.

To taste, the beer isn't nearly as delicate. Its brash with its sourness and clean with its refreshing taste. Short-lived bready sweetness is quickly broken up by piercing sourness in the middle. Limes with one taste is salty with the next, and then is corkish with a certain wood mustiness thereafter. Its finish is palate stripping with an utmost sour taste that's similar to gin and tonics. Somewhat sweaty in between, the rustic taste of straw mimics the finishing scent of the nose. Sure, a mild grassy bitterness endures but is easily dismissed as earthen taste.

Its light body is attributed to the dry malt taste that's somewhat cracker-like in its quick malt texture. Yet its sudden dryness is citrusy-dry, minerally-crisp, and vinous-warm. Lasting tastes of straw and sweat linger pleasantly and earthly in aftertaste.

Timmermans exquisite Oude Gueuze demonstrates what's best about the blend of Lambics that prefer more of a younger and tarter taste over that of the more elden leather and must. Although I often enjoy a pep of vinegar in such beers, its seem that this ale avoids such polarizing taste and prefers the effects of cellar-like Brettanomyces and the clean lactic tartness of Lactobacillus instead- clean and dry sour refreshments are the rewards.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
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+

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage, "produced on: 10/16/10" on the back label.

Sustained pop from the cork, wispy gunsmoke from the bottle. Into a tulip glass it pours a hazed glowing orange, tinged with pastel yellows on the outer edges. Frothy white suds around the rim, not especially sticky, settling to a thin ring at the edges. Second pour, a finger of white foam seemed to last for a bit longer. Swirling brings a momentary congregation of sparkly, soapy bubbles, that leave as quickly as they came. This stuff is charged like champagne, nonstop streams of carbonation.

Lactic aromas of Greek yogurt, also white wine, lemon, and minerals. Slightly funky but seemingly mild in that department. Second pour yielded some wet hay and musty barn blanket notes.

Sharp lemon sourness, wet stone minerality, crabapple, some tannic oak dryness in the finish. Nothing off about this, it's clean with prickly champagne carbonation, feels somewhat light, not far off from Boon Oude Gueze with a bit more lemon sharpness to it. Easily drinkable and particularly quenching in hot summer weather.

Glad to see Timmermans can still turn out a traditional product. This far surpasses any of their low-tier sweetened fruit sodas masquerading as "lambic".

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4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a medium slightly hazy yellow color lambic with a huge foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of light barnyard notes with nice tart notes and some very light oak. Taste is a nice refreshing mix between notes of tart and oak with a mix of green apple and light barnyard notes. Body is about average with great carbonation. Not the most complex lambic out there but a thousand time better then the other crap they brew. Somewhat reminiscent of Girardin as a very refreshing lambic though lacking the complexity.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/17/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger foamy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big sour apple, lemon zest, pear, grape, apricot, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, grass, vinegar, leather, funk, herbal, white wine, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of wild yeast ester and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour apple, lemon zest, pear, grape, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, grass, vinegar, leather, white wine, funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy tartness/sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apple, lemon, pear, grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, clove, oak, vinegar, leather, funk, white wine, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of wild yeast and oak barrel flavors; with a great crisp malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and moderately prickly/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Gueuze style! All around great complexity and balance of wild yeast and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
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 jlindros
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
3.89 out of 5 based on 350 ratings.
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