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

BA SCORE
87
very good
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%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
68
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Coorsy
2.68/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I think i just still havent acquired a taste for these sours.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

70% 2-3 Year Aged Lambic with 30% Young Lambic. Sparkly, tart and citrusy gueuze. Can age up to 25 years.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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