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

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very good
353 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:
353
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
69
For Trade:
4
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

As hard as I've tried (and it is over 50 bottles), it is very hard for me to get used to this style. This art of blending old and new gueuze has its adherents and devotees. I am not one of them. Perhaps you should trust the review of someone who understood the style as well as anyone and explained it better.

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Michael Jackson's "Great Beers of Belgium" says of this "Gueuze, at 5.5 volume, has a pronounced malty sweetness, in a gentle interplay with a tangerine acidity in the finish."

5/3/17 Had a bottle of 2012 brewed and 2015 bottled. This had gone off. If you like gueze, do not wait this long.

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Photo of straightlambic
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caljzy
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of windowside
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Expected more from one of this brewery's finest products. This one was bottled 3 years ago. Orange colour, no foam, not very attracrive appearance. Smell is the best aspect of this beer, lemony and moldy. Taste is even more lemony, one of the sourest beers I've tried. Too sour, too simple. Not a match to the finest beers in this style, for example to Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze, with which we compared it.

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Photo of pagriley
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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 Jow
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

very good and underrated.

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Photo of valianes
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bylerteck
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Slightly hazy golden color with white, foamy head. Aroma is intense and fresh. Farmhouse funk, hay and lemons. Taste starts sour up-front. Piercing lemon, grass, floral notes, not really funky on the taste. Also no bitterness. Body is medium bodied and highly effervescent. Very clean and fresh but lacks some complexity.

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Photo of groleau
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2/2014 bottling. Super pale pilsner malt based body, thin head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is smooth and crisp, straight forward but enjoyable. Some hay, some wood sap. Flavor has a hint of vinegar acidity (acetic acid), then lot of lemon. Not much funk, and not much complexity. A mediocre Oude Gueuze.

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Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CraigS119
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled the 26th of February, 2014; drank the 16th of December, 2015. Pours a nice straw-to-orange color. Smell is of brett funk (barnyard hay), some peach/apricot pit, and lemony citrus. Taste is quite tart, almost lemon juice-like acidity w/ light, barely perceptible vinegar notes. Finishes sweetly, but not cloying with traces of acid lingering. Overall, this beer definitely quenches the sour-beer-lovers' thirst, though it does lack some of the subtle complexities of other sours I've had. 7.7/10

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Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Timmermans Oude Gueuze Limited Edition from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
3.89 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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