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

BA SCORE
87
very good
356 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:
356
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
70
For Trade:
4
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of South2NW
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbalint1
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale yellow with little head.
Aroma has sour apricots, hay, barnyard, funk, little raspberry,
Taste is apricots, hay, barnyard, funk and some raspberry.

 166 characters

Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmasher85
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 3 years ago, this gueuze pours a clear, amber first glass, and a murkier second. Carbonation is quite present, but head is zilch.

Nose has a slightly lactic quality to it, among the other funky brett odors. Strong lemon and light green apple quality comes through, as well a bit of walnut or hazelnut underneath.

Taste is super lemony, also a bit nutty. No oak or dryness is particularly present. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, but quite thick. The beer coats your teeth – practically dissolves the enamel – and thickens your saliva, as if you'd just drank overly tart lemonade.

Overall, it's a very good beer within the style, definitely a winner for sour fans, but not one for tossing back. Anything more than sipping will likely give you canker sores and heartburn.

 788 characters

Photo of Derek
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of poskok
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange color, very cloudy. Foam slightly yellowish, quite high, medium blistering, completely unstable.
The aroma of fruit, apple, white grape, orange, lemon, extra silage, cabbage, cucumbers, smell is sour and dry.
The taste is amazing, the fruits are flower accents, is silage and the village. Apples, oranges, ripe lemons, grapes and unripe gooseberries, silage, sour, cucumber. At the finish Gueuze just like water from the pickled cucumbers. Saturation, high ideal.
Light, crisp and incredibly drinkable beer for the summer, hangover and all that you think of.

 566 characters

Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dull copper to light brass in color with a hazy complexion. There's a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering the majority of the top. Aroma is of tart and acidic Belgian yeast often referred to as barnyard funk. There's some pineapple and pear notes mixed in. I taste notes of pineapple, pear, and lemon lime. There's a very acidic, dry, and highly carbonated mouthfeel.

 388 characters

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TruePerception
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Timmermans Oude Gueuze Lambicus. 5.5% ABV. Brewed in 2012; bottled in 2015.

A: Lot of sediment in that bottle. A bit over a finger of head. Orangeade color in the glass. Foggy yellowish white in the dimple. Nice sheeting. A little lacing, but it slides easily.

S: Hay and citrus, mostly. Peach skin.

T/MF: Mmm. Bracingly acidic, in that sour patch powder sort of way. Light barnyard funk. Some puckery lemon acidity on the outsides of the tongue. Crisp, and refreshing (not trying to sound like a commercial...). Very slight doughiness.

I think this is a better starter sour than the Petrus Aged Pale. I might have to lean to it when selling.

Poured from a 12.68 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

 707 characters

Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
3.89 out of 5 based on 356 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.