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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,412
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 142
Gots: 349 | FT: 32
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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tectactoe

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 11:16:23 | More by tectactoe
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A: tanned-caramel in color, little haze, with foam that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving lace on the glass.
S: bretty funk, musty earthiness, apple, cloves
T: sour cherry, unripe grape, apple, lactic sour, some lemon-rind bitterness, some chewy caramel
M: very refreshing and dry. lingering bitterness
O: nice sour, balanced between sour and fruitiness

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Brilliant golden color, with almost no head. Aroma is lactic, acetic, and earthy, with a toasted oak character. There's almost a blue cheese sharp funk to it. Flavor reveals sour cherry notes, along with a clean, acetic and lactic character that dries nicely in the finish and becomes slightly barnyard/phenolic. Very impressive in the sourness that erupts and fades, cleansing the palate perfectly.

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A: Silky hazy golden. Poured a massive false head that dissipated quickly. Left a thin continuous ring around the glass. Highly carbonated. Excellent color and super smooth consistency, but the head was the only downside.

S: Mild funky mustiness of old library books with grape and lemon lime zest.

T: Starts off with bright sweet sour lemon lime candy. Has a light saltine malt with a tangy white pepper. Sour green grapes. Bright tart green apple. Finishes with a white vinegar.

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