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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 143
Gots: 359 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website
Belgium

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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cosmicevan

New York

4.46/5  rDev +3%

have enjoyed this brew on many occasions, but never reviewed...til now (although i imagine there are 4 or 5 reviews of this scribbled in notebooks somewhere). 2012 / 2013 12.7oz poured into a cantillon tumbler.

a - brew has a rich golden color...a bit thicker and richer than some of the others. thin creamy head of tiny bubbles holding hands. some visible carbonation and a touch of yeast floaters.

s - nose is killer. grass, hay, some funkiness...but also some nice lemon sweetness. more on the cantillon side than the 3F side of the spectrum.

t - really something else...spot on. fantastic for such a young gueuze. much more grassy than the nose suggested, but still has the lemon sweetness to balance things out.

m - very smooth with a hint of prickle.

o - overall, a world class shelf gueuze...let's hope the cat stays in the bag on this one so it stays gettable.

01-19-2014 01:42:20 | More by cosmicevan
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Velvety amber, possibly a little darker than expected for a gueuze, but it's definitely nice and radiant. Cloudy and hazy body, topped off with a thick, off-white nimbus head that grows softy to a few fingers before quickly crackling away into nothing but a thin film and thicker collar. Nice looking for the style, I suppose... no lacing is left behind.

I was expecting good things for this beer, but not necessarily *great* things. Well, shame on me. Because the aroma is great. It's absolutely beautiful. Funky-ass barnyard Brett, old musty waves of cork, dirty sweat socks, sour apples, biting lemon rinds, and a sharp continuum of acidity that slashes through and gapes everything in its way. So sour and so tart, just from the aroma. I can already tell that this is a finely made gueuze.

Pssshh, the taste is impossibly sour.... Okay, well, maybe not an impossible level of sourness, but it's pretty damn sour. Even more sour than I was expecting. Puckering notes of lemon flesh and lemon drops, pears, and apples, coupled with copious amounts of must and wet hay. Incredible sourness throughout, and it's surprisingly not quite as acidic (although a solid, acidic bite is still present) as the aroma may have you believe. Hello, drinkability.

The palate shows a good balance of sour and funk, though sour might win out just a bit in the flavor, despite the heavy notes of funk in the aroma. The back-end shows a bit more wet oak, damp cork, and forest-y, earthy, mushroom-y funk notes, finishing with a crisp bite and a dryness that should be a standard for the style. Each sip will have your mouth aching for another.

Wow, this stuff is damn good. And what's even better - it's relatively available and moderately priced for the style. This stuff could certainly stand up to some of the greats, and I believe this beer can be overlooked by many (yeah, yeah, the rating is high... but still, this is a very impressive brew). Sourheads rejoice, funkheads rejoice, gueuze lovers celebrate... Go get yourself some Tilquin and thank me later.

09-18-2013 11:16:23 | More by tectactoe
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MadScientist

New York

4.46/5  rDev +3%

A: A light amber with good clarity and a lot of fine bubbles. The long lasting head is made of rocky off-white bubbles.

S: Moderately strong grapefruit hits your nose just after you pop the cork. Once you get it in the glass you can smell a balance moderate sour aroma with an earthiness. There is a light bit of rhubarb.

T: A clean refreshing, moderately-strong tart sourness that is in balance with the malt. There a light touch of honey and oak. The balance is pretty tart, although there are a few that are more sour. The finish is very dry with a linger grapefruit tartness.

M: A medium-light body with strong carbonation.

O: The beer initially makes your mouth water then dries it out. This is a well balanced Gueuze that is refreshing and tart.

01-27-2013 21:47:05 | More by MadScientist
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jono0101

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-27-2013 19:42:30 | More by jono0101
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adamleeeck


3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

01-13-2013 22:39:54 | More by adamleeeck
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2013 22:57:50 | More by SkiBum22
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-18-2013 16:01:33 | More by FadetoBock
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-29-2013 11:59:04 | More by joel66
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-28-2014 20:37:18 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%

Best by 5/3/21

Nice pop as the cork comes out. Poured into a tulip.

A - Pours clear golden brown with one finger of off-white head. The glass is absolutely covered with tiny bubbles. Head eventually fades to a thin cap and leaves no lacing.

S - Tart aroma of lemon and green apple. Quite a bit of oak coming through and a nice yeast funkiness. Nice depth to the aroma.

T - Very crisp tartness, again largely lemon and green apple. Earthy funk is persistent throughout, but at this stage it is taking a backseat to the tartness. Also a bit grassy with a dry oak taste as well. Very tasty. The aroma seemed to have much more funk than the taste.

M - Medium/light mouthfeel that is quite dry throughout.

O - More on the crisp/refreshing side than the earthy/funky side at this point, though there is a nice funkiness. Looking forward to seeing how this develops. Hopefully the flavor will be equal to the aroma someday. Still, a very enjoyable gueuze.

08-06-2012 02:43:35 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2013 05:02:17 | More by Callmecoon
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mverity

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-12-2013 05:41:51 | More by mverity
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-14-2013 07:06:37 | More by Snikwad1020
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-21-2014 01:20:33 | More by JakerLou
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-05-2014 13:16:39 | More by BillKuhnel
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

Too small bottle, caged and corked. Purchased at DeCicco's in ardsley, NY.

Gotta love a beer with best before date of 15/02/2021!

Pours medium tangarine, cloudy, light tan head, goes to a thicker film and leaves some low sheeting and blobs of thicker lacing.

Funked up nose, sweat sox come to mind, with a back sniff of diluted clorox.

Bright lemon flavors, orange undertones, moderatly sour, super flavorful and complex. Each sip is to be savored...nice effort here on a style that not easy to get right

12-08-2011 00:47:12 | More by Billolick
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-18-2011 17:54:07 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-21-2013 14:25:54 | More by BrandonDZ
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-31-2012 03:52:55 | More by fo1ksguitar
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sculls65

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-12-2014 18:28:40 | More by sculls65
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rob133

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-22-2013 20:51:45 | More by rob133
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-27-2013 21:51:00 | More by Prospero
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-18-2012 00:41:46 | More by jaminjohnson
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%

Big thanks to BobZ for this one!

A: Hazy orange colored. Nice, creamy white head with some great lacing.
S: Acidic aroma, lemons, peach. Bready yeast and funk. A bit of a rubbery aroma.
T: Lactic acid, lemons, peaches, wheat/bready taste, funky yeast flavors. Nice tartness and oakiness. Big on the oak.
M: Light and extremely drinkable. Nice spritzy finish.
O: Complex, dry, refreshing and delicious. Would love to have more of this one!

07-30-2013 03:41:43 | More by standardcherry
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harryragg

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-21-2013 14:23:48 | More by harryragg
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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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