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

BA SCORE
87
very good
347 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:
347
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
68
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 347 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Review according to BJCP2008 (style 17E). Bottle 75cl - Batch L13.04. AROMA: acidic aroma, with na interesting balance between horsy, goat, and some fruits. APPEARANCE: gold color and very clear. average white head with medium retention. TASTE: moderate sour/acidic taste with a horsey balance and some fruit notes. no hop flavours and no bitterness. PALATE: light body and medium tartness. médium-high carbonation. OVERALL: an average gueuze that lacks a bit more fruity character.

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Photo of ThomasKroess
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours an effervescent honey color with a pinky of beige head. Minimal head retention & lacing (2.75)

S: Sourness, wet hay, pears (4.0)

T: Follows the nose, very tart, sourness up front. Tartness & sourness as this warms Finishes with much sourness & tartness (4.25)

MF: Medium bodied with delicate carbonation, sticky, can feel the enamel peeling off my teeth (4.25)

Drinks very easy, super refreshing , well done take on the style (4.0)

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Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Made Feb 26th 2014.

Deep apricot and opaque solid body. Very little or noticeable carbonation at first through a thick body, but a good rising column in the middle, some that rises along the sides, at a good pin head width. Head is off white, barely making two fingers, but gives to a creamy puck that always gets reborn.

Mild hints of acid and pepper, but with a good fruity candied lemon and crabapple chewy fleshy quality. Kind of has a spritzy feel to it, without a lot of mineral or seltzery senses it seems, very clean. Quite nice, seems very different also than most gueuzes.

Palate comes with a big tart punch. Good puckering lemon, and a very quick finish that almost has some bakery apple pie quality, but it's a bit fleeting. Tonic dryness creeps up a bit, with lots of linger lemon oil and zest which really does last and blast all over. Mouthfeel hints to a little bit of wetness but not too bad,

Overall a good fruity lemon gueuze that's quite refreshing if not totally mind blowing.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Less intense than some of it's countryman cousin brews, however, still on the puckering side of the ledger.

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Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Clear goldenrod, nice head of white foam that sticks well for the style. The aroma is tame at first - a bit one dimensional with simple lactic sourness. The palate gets smacked by a huge dose of tartness - mostly lactic but some acetic acid also peeks through. Traditional lambic funky notes eventually come through - brettanomyces - musty leather, moist wood. Pretty traditional gueuze here, but with the focus much more on the tart than the funky. Worth a buy for sure, and in my case, given the price and lack of decent lambics here, worth several buys.

As an aside, why do breweries like Timmermans and Lindemans insist on pumping out heinous, syrupy fruit concoctions when they are capable of producing a solid beer like this?

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Photo of seec
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ribpy
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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 udfan07
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of snansel
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kell50
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of apbaj
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottled 17/04/12

A- This beer pours a clear golden yellow with a stream of quick tiny bubbles pluming to the surface. The sound of the fizzing snow white head quits as the foam fades to a thin broken film.

S- The great earthy smell of dampness has some bright tartness with some soft hay notes in the finish. Some white cheese character from Brett comes through as it opens along with a dried oak boards note and some wet fresh plaster aromas.

T- The gentle tartness has some slight fruity hints that turn more into pineapple character as it opens. There is an acid note that is mostly lactic but not harsh and grows stronger and brighter as the beer opens but stays mellow with some rhubarb character to it. The bright tartness lingers for a moment after each sip.

M- The full fizz bites the tip of the tongue but there is no astringency or alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a light bright well blended gueuze that leans a bit more toward the young lambic but in a good way. Lots of soft layers that is very drinkable and sessionable aswell. Worth the price of $16 dollars.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JasonR1975
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
3.89 out of 5 based on 347 ratings.
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