Oude Gueuze is an appellation controlee : its label is protected. It is also known as the champagne of beers, especially as it is only available as a limited edition. Timmermans Oude Gueuze’s special flavour derives from its time-honoured method of preparation. It is a blend of old lambic, which has been aged for three years in wooden barrels, and young lambic which ensures spontaneous fermentation in the bottle. The different lambics are carefully selected by the brewer to obtain a perfect flavour. After it has been produced, Timmermans Oude Gueuze, which is refermented for four months in the bottle, continues to improve for 20 years.
Discovering the world of the Brettanomyces, the name given to the spontaneously fermenting wild yeast at the heart of the legendary lambics of the Senne Valley, is a fascinating experience. This little marvel of bitter flavour will win you over by its subtlety of taste in which lambic never means sourness. A wild and fresh aroma is combined with a completely emancipated taste from the very first sip, leaving a flavour of authenticity on the palate while maintaining all the mystery of the Brussels gueuzes.
Conservation : 20 Years
A fabulous mix of lambics feeds this more than traditional version, in a limited production. The sour but never embittered tastes release a perfect balance between youth and maturity of the base products. It reveals also a wood tannin, remembering the consolidating settling in oak casks during several years. A worldly practice gathered in a Grand cru .