Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.4/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle from 2011/2012 vintage, poured into a Cantillon taster glass today, 7/17/2013.
Aroma: Vinegar and some tangerines and lemon zest. Possibly some sweet green apples. Slight funk, but more acidic than funky.
Colour: Slightly hazy golden body with a somewhat effervescent 2.5cm white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a bubbly collar. Not much lacing to speak of. Looks like a solid geuze, nothing super special.
Flavour: More tart and acidic than actual sourness. Mostly some vinegar, lemon zest, a little bit of oak, with some dry sweetness reminding me of green apples. Not superbly sour but definitely acidic.
Mouthfeel: Lighter body with great carbonation. Aftertaste is mostly lemon and apple tartness with a trail of mild funk. Not super sour or particularly dry. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Overall: Like a good champagne. Not particularly funky or sour, but comes with a nice refreshing carbonation and good acidity. It's good on a hot day. I prefer 3F or Cantillon's regular geuzes, but this is a lot more easily obtainable where I am. So I recommend trying this at least once, if it hits your spot, great. If not, well keep on looking for that delicious and easily+reasonably obtainable geuze.. if there is a such thing.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2013 01:48:53 | More by Stevedore
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4.15/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
375 ml best by 12/20/22 (bottled 12/20/12)
Hazy amber golden pour with quickly reducing bubbly white head. Pungent aroma of barnyard funk, grass and hay, sweet peach and grape, lemon peel. Aromas carry through to the taste; coats the tongue with malty sweetness and fruit flavor (peach, orange, bright lemon peel) mixed with earthy funk and lactic acidity that dries out towards the end in oaky tannins. The finish has a nice lemon peel pop I like in a Geueze but the finish is marred by some astringent bitterness like biting into a pill. I opened up a 2012/13 when it fresher and it wasn't quite ready yet; It's now coming together nicely and may benefit from a little more time. This is a great gueuze that is easier to find but not quite as good as 3F or Cantillon.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 18:04:39 | More by brianmandell
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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