Timmermans Gueuze Lambic | Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

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Timmermans Gueuze LambicTimmermans Gueuze Lambic

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 10-12-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another first: my first Gueuze... not even sure how to pronounce it but luckily the guy at the bottleshop couldn't pronounce it either. Never really had any beers that could be considered "sour" as American's see it. Sour in beers to me has always been like the tang you get from Greek yoghurt or sour cream, and nothing like that tart mouth-puckering sensation that one would find in a sour apple warhead (a type of lolly from my primary school days, not even sure if they make them now), anyhow - I digest.

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Cloudy amber body, thin white haze of lacing on top.

S: Sourdough yeast, lemons, and notes of sour apple, brut champagne and Tartaric acid. This is by far the sourest aromas I've experienced in a beer - "Welcome to Gueuze country" it jokingly taunts.

T: First off lets discuss the elephant in the room - sourness; and it's not really that sour, at least not as much as expected. There is some mouth-puckering, but otherwise it is balanced off with candy lemon sweetness. The taste is upfront candy lemon, sour green apple mid-palate, followed by vinous white grapes, sourdough and finishes a slight sour dry champagne flavour.

M: Medium bodied with dense but light carbonation.

D: Must say I am liking the Gueuze style - it intrigues me, like a classic noir-film protagonist I find it brooding and citrical (or is it cynical?). As for this particular brew we have a decent alternative to other Belgian beers... makes me want to fill my fridge with Belgian beers now. All bow to the master race of brewing: Belgium! Before I started my beer odyssey the country was only known to me as the birthplace of vegetables I hate (sprouts you say?) and the place of Napoleon's defeat (he met his Waterloo), but now it is home to the most diverse and amazing beers - I tip my hat to you Belgium (I'm actually wearing a hat right now).

Food match: Sour beers are interesting to match for as they create a mouth watering sensation that must be met with equally mouth watering food. Filet mignon wrapped with bacon, stewed mushrooms, celeriac mash and a side of roasted broccolini... damn I'm hungry.

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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light murky straw, tons of white head...leaves slow. Lots of cling lace.

S - Sharp acrid nose. Promise of malt somewhere underneath.

T - Nice. Sweet malt, tangy lemon, astringent flavors and sweet meld.

M - Medium body, great carb and balance.

D - Very sessionable. Nice beer!

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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip glass

A - Pours a slightly hazey golden colour witha white head thad disappears real quick.

S - Smells of sour tinned peaches, and vanilla.

T - Nice sourness to it that is balanced out by the sugars. Some nice peachyness about it,

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

D - A easy drinking geuze that I found very enjoyable.

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronze with a small white head. Good nose of earthy funk, lemon, apples that hints at the sourness to come. The first sip is mouth puckeringly sour but a couple of sips in and you're fine. Kind of cidery and also champagne-like at the same time in flavour with a nice acidic balance to it. Flavour is mouth filling and pleasant. The complexity is interesting and I'm enjoying the beer but I probably need to pick my gueuze moments more carefully.

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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce bottle, poured into a tulip glass, either a 1988 or 1998 bottle, could not read the date fully as it has faded, golden yellowish orange color, 1/2 inch bubbly white head, some retention, not much lacing, cardboard, lemons, funk, wild yeast, orange peel, oak, and champagne, starts off with mellow tartiness, mostly citrus in the middle, finish is dry but not near as sour as I had hoped, this if a funkier gueuze rather than a mouth puckering one, actually even sweetens up by the end, dry, somewhat acidic, and slightly sweet mouthfeel, thin bodied, overly carbonated and definitely gushed when it was popped, aftertaste did not last long, easy to drink and very light overall, no alcohol in the flavor

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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this beer today whilst out driving to settle the twins from Coaldale Cellars. Shared with Teaser.

Poured a bright golden into a tulip glass, can't remember how the head was, Tease poured it. Seemed to dissipate quickly into a fine layer of foam.

Aroma of horseyness, sour fruits and apples and pears. Slightly cheesey, not as fresh as others that I've had.

Tatses as glorious as ever, slides down the gullet well. Leaves hints of fresh apple juice, bitter lemon and vanilla. Tangy and sour, finishes clean and crisp.

Always a winner, maybe I'll re-review with a fresher sample at a later date.

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkish golden colour with a few centimetres of white head that quickly falls away.
Green apple & lemon sourness in the smell with some yeasty and dry white wine aromas.
The taste is pretty much along the same lines with some sweetness added but luckily not too much.
Relatively full mouthfeel with quite high carbonation.
This is highly drinkable actually. I was expecting it to be much more sour and tarty. A style I'll be looking out for more of.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden / pale amber, white dense head with good bubbles.
Sour aromas, green fruit / appley. Some wild gamey / hessian sack notes.
Flavours tart of course, touch band-aid, citrus. Slightly vinous, hint of grape vinegar.
Crisp & light, long sour touch with light body.

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Timmermans Gueuze Lambic from Brouwerij Timmermans-John Martin N.V.
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