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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,758
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 168
Gots: 455 | FT: 50
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 07-05-2011

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.
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Photo of mikesgroove
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

into a tulip it was a light orange brown with a very nice three finger head of lace and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice retention only gradually let the head fade away, what was left was a very nice set of concentric side glass rings of lace. Smell was very sour, lots of grapes and other fruits. A bit light on the nose before the sour wrath kicks in. Flavor was very full and robust. Nice yeast filled flavor wrecks your taste buds but calms down considerably on the finish. A huge rush of sour fruit than kicks into overdrive and puckers your lips through the finish

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750ml champagne bottle with a BB of Feb 2021. 2010-2011 vintage; ABV stated as 6.0%. Purchased ages ago from a webshop and carefully stored. Described on the label as a blend of 1, 2 and 3 year-old lambics aged in oak barrels and originating from Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon. I've been waiting for a while to drink this - lets go!

A: Poured into a cervoise (repeatedly). Bottle conditioned. A luminous amber hue with faint sediment and moderate carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before subsiding.

S: Aroma of tart, dry malt with hints of vinegar, lemon, barnyard funk, hay, mild husky grain, lactic acid and subtle natural yoghurt. Wonderfully balanced - beautiful.

T: Tastes of sour, grainy malt with a bracingly dry finish. Notes of vinegar, lemon juice, lactic acid, barnyard funk, musty hay, husks, faint woodiness and earthy cellars. Exceptionally attenuated and bone-dry, followed by a lingering yeasty tartness that pervades the palate.

M: Mouthfeel is sharp, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and great body. Very acidic and astringent; dries the palate utterly. Aftertaste of funky yeast, lactic sourness, mild vinegar and faint grain.

O: Magnificent. There aren't many beers with this sort of depth. It looks fantastic, while the aroma and flavour are incredible. Sour, funky and dry, with hints of yeast and grain. Excellent body. Challenging but rewarding; this is the pinnicle of Belgian brewing and possibly the best lambic I've had yet. The balance is superb - this is a world-class brew that deserves to be added to your must-try list.

Photo of Ale_Dog
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can't ask for more in a beer

Photo of cultclassic89
4.6/5  rDev +6%

This is the 2010 - 2011 vintage poured into a tulip glass. 375 ml bottle.

Appearance: Very hazy and dark amber and orange color. Little more than a one finger eggshell white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Love how hazy this is, it almost looks like orange juice.

Nose: Very nice funk. It's not as prominent as Cantillon or 3F, but pretty close. Has that classic Belgian funk to it though, lots of barnyard, dank basement like notes. I get a bit of spicy, herbal notes, maybe some slight pepper. Has a very nice lemony tartness that blends well with the funk.

Taste: A lot of funk with tons of lemony tartness. It's pretty sour, maybe about a 7 to 7.5 out of 10, which I'm sure has a bit to do with the age. That lemony sourness lingers for so long, it's great. I could wait a few minutes, dig my tongue in between my lip and gums and still get a nice punch of sour lemon.

Mouthfeel: Again, pretty sour and bone dry. Medium light feel with lower to mid carbonation. Absolutely perfect for the style.

Overall: This is pretty fantastic gueuze. It's right up there with Cantillon and 3F. If this had just a bit more funk or complex notes, it would put this gueuze over the top. Maybe one day they'll stock this on the shelves in Texas so I can buy it all.

Photo of MarioM
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.

Photo of tectactoe
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of MadScientist
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of jono0101
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of adamleeeck
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of tbryan5
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mverity
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of 77apm
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doomcifer
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Snikwad1020
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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