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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 156
Gots: 383 | FT: 39
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne (6.0% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer, produced from the blending of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambics. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and refermented in the bottle for at least 6 months. The lambics used were fermented and oak aged in our installations. These lambics are coming from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon breweries.

(Beer added by: Jason on 07-05-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

750 ml bottle poured into a RR stemmed glass @ 50 deg f.

A: 4.5 - Huge carbonation, the cork would have never stayed in place without the cage. Large off white fluffy white head composed of large to medium bubbles that slowly dissipate with great lacing and a continuous flow of bubbles from the base of the glass. Color is a straw golden yellow, crisp and clear, simply gorgeous.

S: 5.0 - O god damn Yes! Very characteristic and definitely a classic Gueuze aroma. A nice toasty bterry aroma with a hint of lactic sourness. Very earthy and quite similar in aroma to Cantillon's classic gueuze. Very citric and acid fruit like. This smells amazing!

T: 4.5 - Wow, very smooth carbonation with a gentle sourness and great but subtle Brett funk with very earthy citric notes. Very drinkable and refreshingly dry.

M: 4 - Very dry and refreshing with a slight bitter and a little bit tanic finish. Gentle Brett character that lingers and friendly lactic sourness. Very citric in acidity but very nice and very classic to the style.

O: 4.5 - This is a very tame yet complex lambic. A definite classic flavor profile but a little too smooth and clean. I couldn't wait to drink this but that's most likely my problem. It will definitely improve with age but a must have without to truly get a feel for this amazing lambic. A definite must try.

MarioM, Sep 28, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BE CAREFUL WHEN OPENING THIS! I untwisted the cage and set it on my desk. Before I could even touch the cork, it shot off with a loud POP and hit my ceiling.

This is a review of the 2013-2014 bottle.

Appearance: Hazy darker shade of orange with a light white film of bubbles on the surface. No lacing.

Smell: I get this odd smell of popcorn. It is followed by a familiar musty cellar smell. Kudos for having something new...never smelled popcorn in beer before.

Taste: Strong sour apple flavor, like green Jolly Ranchers. Quickly this is taken over by funky old house...if that were a flavor. Then I get some of the popcorn.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and tart feeling. A sipper.

Overall: It's a very good Gueuze that already tastes like it has a good deal of age on it. While it's possible to drink it fresh, It has a "best before" date of 08/01/2024 on the bottle. I will revisit this beer somewhere down the line when it has aged out some more. That "popcorn" flavor and aroma is very strange. It doesn't taste bad, it just tastes odd. Un-aged I would not drink another bottle.

teromous, Oct 13, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

October 11, 2014

25.4 oz bottle, snifter

A – Dark gold to light amber, some ruby tints. An inch-plus of thick, pink-white foam, with long retention. Brilliant clarity.

S – Very clear funky, barnyard Brett character. Some sweet, fruity notes, maybe some esters from the yeast. Bright and fresh profile.

T – Bracing acidity, farmhouse hay, and mild, wild berries. Sauvignon blanc and Brettanomyces. No aftertaste to speak of. A light tinge of green apple, not necessarily acetaldehyde.

M – A lot of tiny, thick bubbles, very high carbonation. Acidity, tart but not puckering; just a slight tingle on the finish.

O – I very rarely get to drink gueuze, so to find a renowned example and have the whole bottle to myself was pretty exciting. This is a beer that a lot of people would try and say “this is beer?” I let a couple people sip this and that was the exact reaction I got. It’s very brisk, refreshing, and seems simple and complex at the same time. Each taste felt new. I don’t LOVE it, but I think it’s a fantastic beer.

infinitebruner, Oct 12, 2014
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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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