Stout Rullquin - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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90
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: 77black_ships on 10-21-2013)
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Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting hybrid blend, it's reminscent of Flanders Oud Bruin without any acetic acid. Not so much a stout as a unique dark wild ale blend.

Pours a ruddy copper chestnut color with good clarity, creamy khaki foam that lasts a long time. Great retention, a head remains for the duration of the glass. Lacing coats around the edges. A sticky collar forms seamlessly to the surface after a second pour.

Pleasantly tart with leathery Brett around the periphery. Hints of clover honey in the aftertaste. Light maltiness, dry aftertaste with notes of straw and tart berries. A wisp of ashy roast is very minor, but present. Strangely there's an odd note of olive brine that surfaces after awhile, thankfully it's subtle. Medium bodied, smooth with ample carbonation.

Overall this was really unique, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'd like to know more about how they arrived at this type of blend to release, it reminds me of a cross between an Oud Bruin and the extinct Aarschotse Bruine which involved a blend of young and old beer also.

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured into a lambic tumbler. Big voluminous eggshell colored head. Nose is largely lambic, musty and tart with a touch of sweet plum. Crisp and dry body. Note of cherry in the finish. The lambic portion of this beer seems to have taken over, which is likely a good thing.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Beautifully sculpted from La Rulle's sour brown ale and Tiquin's young lambic blend, the individual tastes intertwine into a taste that's just as seductive as the dance of Ginger and Fred.

With the dark sour pouring, its russet brown appearance is hazy, tawny and curiously of mauve. With that first whiff that breeches the glass, jaw tightening and salivating sensations quickly command the mouth. Sour plum, cherry and red grape carry faint balsamic, cider and lime acidity through the nose and then resonating with taste. Even with the subtle candied sweetness and dry caramel undertow, it is no matched for the sour balance.

With such dryness spreading across the middle, its citrus and stone fruit are awash with crabapple, dry cider and red wine- just shy of vinegar yet carrying a piquant sourness that's front and center thereafter. Weaving in the musken tone of mushroom, burlap and damp sod, the beer's rich balance to acidity comes on strong in finish and aftertaste.

Nearly bone-dry, its "brown" influence is hardly toasty, nutty or chocolaty enough to control the nosedive toward a sour finish of warhead and sour patch kid candies. But those earthen wafts and spicy alcohols and peppery phenols suggest something much more meant for the legal drinking crowd.

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of booga73
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Hootie159
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i was the only one in our tasting group who loved this as much as i did, so maybe im the weirdo, but this is one of the more distinct beers ive ever had. its a blend of stout and gueuze in something like a 7 to 1 ratio, but the darkness of the malt in the stout and all that body adds something special to the tilquin. its murky in appearance, yellow and brown at the same time, and holding a nice head for something like this. its got a nose more akin to the gueuze, oaky and funked to the max, with some lacto sourness in there. what the stout adds for me is a raw cocoa character in the smell, and some needed malty bitterness from roasted barley. these traits come through in the flavor, but this is much more dynamic on the palate than my grasp on our language allows me to articulate. its powerfully flavored and carbonated, and lemon acidity, dry chocolate, and mature oak are all driven home pretty hard. its amazing what the stout adds to this blend, and while others thought it was a gimmick or an incompatible addition, i thought it brought this to the next level. i know its expensive, but its not to be missed, especially for those in search of the new. elite level stuff right here.

Photo of sjccmd
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber brown with very light tan/off white head with significant retention considering the acid. Nice lacing too. Slightly murky.

Smells earthy and oaky. Some roast and dark fruits. Barnyard and wet hay, tart cherries. Some cracker and biscuit malt.

Vinous tartness and roasted malt. Not as much dark fruit as I would expect. More roasty and coffee like malt character. Tart cherries. Finishes with funk and oak. Vanilla and raisin notes as well. Even some black tea notes.

Medium carbonation, slightly thin body, but very tannic. Tart cherries and tea linger on the palate.

Very complex but still pretty refreshing. Wasn't sure what to expect from this one. About as good as a stout/gueuze could be I reckon. Any more roast character or tartness might throw it off balance.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beercoach
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of brianmandell
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of 77black_ships
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Brewery description, translated from French.

To elaborate, La Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) underwent a second fermented for 8 months together with 12.5 % (1/8) of the Tilquin lambic blend in oak barrels. After this the beer was fermented once more in bottles for 6 months. Eh yes, in order to do thing well, one needs to take time… Cheers!

My apologies for any translating errors, my French is not that good.

2 * 15 cl. of bottle samples @ Brassigaume 2013. 75 cl. bottles sampled. Long time in the making this one. Totally gushing bottle, this is still very, very lively at this point, gushing all over the place, keeps foaming even when half emptied. They are still waiting for these bottles to calm down. Dark brown, beige bubbles which fizzy away immediately. Nose is surprisingly huge on geuze despite it constituting only +/- 12 % of this beer. Lots of funk, barn, tart, lemon, barn, complete geuze profile, very nice with a touch of chocolate & faint dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, grainy quality with lots of geuze, funk, barn, tart, brett, touch lemon, tangy, lots of lambic, combined with some tart chocolate, light dark fruits. Great combo, brown beer compliments well, lots to love for geuze lovers. First sample had the body of an infected beer but zero defects & highly enjoyable, odd. Second sample had great body. Pretty light & grainy. Body is not top but this beer is wonderful, great combo.

Stout Rullquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.