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Stout Rullquin - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 66
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 18.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 77black_ships on 10-21-2013

Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.
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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of 77black_ships
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of braugon
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lateralundertow
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doremite
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Ample khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Hmm. Roasty malts. Lemony acidity. Some oak. The oak and heavily roasted malt aroma are very similar.

Taste - Pretty sour. Lemon sourness, but it's quickly cut by roasted malt. Kinda ashy. Coffee malts. Gets kinda bitter. Oak lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Very roasty and bitter for the style. Ample sourness.

Overall - I expected the flavors to blend a little differently. It's not a sour stout at all. It's a very roasty lambic.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alandartevelle
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Le 1/8 de gueuze prend bcp trop le dessus sur les 7/8 restants, du coup ça a presque uniquement le goût de gueuze, on ne sent pas le goût de la brune, dommage

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Photo of benlhoest
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Great give and pop off the cork, barely any effort to get out and punches with a good pop and whisp of smoke. Vintage 2014/2015.

Deep chocolate like walnut body, brown with excellent ruby to rust glowing red edges and orb light-bulb appearance. Head is classic Belgian frothy thick, whipped and foamy. Easily on a controlled pour has no problem making three fingers, and hanging around with ease. Creamy meringue like island top, thick retention, ans side plentiful ultra fine streams of carbonation hitting the bottom head and always repopulating. Great real amazing looking brew.

Aroma does not dissapoint. Light wild notes of funk and hay, a small subtle milk chocolate sweetness in the background over excellent fruit tones of plum and dark sour cherries.

Palate does not disappoint. Light and full wine like body, almost red wine deep but with some playful muted carbonation on the palate. Mid palate gives to red cherry and plum like sweetness, with moderate oude bruine like malt character and low acidity. Soft bodied but a little lighter than expected, with a bread thick dark finish, and fruity effervescence. Mild hints of milk chocolate with a twinge of sour fruit as well. Mild roast, molasses, and brown sugar come out slowly after repeated sips as well.

A great take on a brew that is more in the funky and earthy tone realm, with just a hint of darkness to it. Works incredibly well, very nice creation.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of c-rum
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjccmd
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

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Stout Rullquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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