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rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
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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 UCLABrewN84
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to t0rin0 for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

Pours a murky light yellow with a white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour citrus, funk, and some earthy aromas. Taste is very much the same. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and acidic mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good gueuze and I'm glad I got a chance to try this one.

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Adam. Really delicious first rate Gueuze.

Pours straw orange with a short white head. Nose is complex funk, tart, tangerine and green grass; yet, very inviting, fresh and appealing.

Mouthfeel is tart, light carbonation, fresh and you really want to gulp it - just very inviting.

Flavor profile is more complex than most with layers of funk, green apples, green peppers, grass, tangerines and sweet citrus front tones. All in all just layers and layers of flavor.

Finish if funky but long lasting and pleasing, setting you up for another taste.

This competes with the very best of them. Loved it.

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of funk in the nose.
T: The overall taste is tart and has sour flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a fine example of the style—it has a nice amount of funkiness and sourness—but neither of these is over the top, making this very drinkable.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at In De Verzekering Tegen De Grote Dorst last Sunday. Actually purchased by a local who bought a round, and this was recommended by Yves. At that point, it may have been one of the only things on the menu we hadn't tried! Served in a lambic basket and reviewed from notes.

Poured into a Girardin tumbler.

Poured a nice straw color with a good white head that is a bit fizzy. A bit of lacing, though not a ton. The nose brings forward a good dosing of citrus. Not nearly as cheesy as the draft version. Good citrus flavor and light funk. Bright acidity. Light body and a dry, lightly-puckering finish. Really great for the first run, and something I was very glad to try.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The steady streams of sour ale that pours out of Belgium and into Central Kentucky seems endless in supply. The newly arrived Tilquin beers borrow unfermented worts from some of the most celebrated brewers and blenders of Belgium for their masterfully blended sour ales. The results are nothing less than stellar.

Golden rod in color, the beer pours with a zesty yet subdued carbonated character. The champagne-like spritziness constructs a lumbering loosely knit head that breaks apart rather quickly. But a gentle swirl of the tulip rebuilds the white head and releases pungent aromas. Low-lying lacing is also a testament to the low pH of the beer as it struggles in the foam department.

Intense tart aromas strike the nose with pungent earth notes and zesty fruits. Limes, wild berries, granny smith apples, tart green cherries, and lemons elude to highly acidic character while the musty, goaty, wood rot, and the scent of saddle leather round out the fruits and balance the beer. With only a modest hint of wheat in the background.

Where the taste is intense, its balance is delicate. A thin veil of dry pilsner and wheat malts support strong taste of fruit and earth as each vie for the taste bud's attention. Dried limes, lemon zest, and grapefruit play off of the rich leather and tobacco notes, as well as the hay-like hops. Under ripened fruit flavors reach through the taste of sod, oak, and must. All of these deeply earthen attributes still weave in 'oude' tastes of vinous wine rot, briny sea water, swiss rind, iron, and white cider vinegar. The beer is rich in complexity and seems to reveal new aromas and tastes as the beer warms, right down to the very last sip.

Thin in body, the beer is actually supported by a semi-firm malt base. The spritzy carbonation slices right through the malt as they pull the beer from the mouth's surfaces, then giving impressions of lightness and intensifying the sourness. But its near-powdery finish surprises the palate because of its unexpected refreshing qualities. With any alcohol warmth embedded into the sheer acidity and pleasant astringency, the beer is dangerously easy to drink.

The beer's overall fruit-earth, brine-malt, mineral-bitter interplay; the beer begs for a rustic pairing with mussels or fisherman's chowder. It's a wonderful beer that easily compares favorably with many more famed sour ale makers of Belgium.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage. this pours a darker than average brassy color, dull and cloudy, with some floating yeast and a huge white head several inches high with good retention. the nose is a little funky, but not nearly as blatantly sour as I am used to in the style. it is evident that there is a lot more malt in here than usual. the flavor confirms that, its got a gentle caramel sweetness to it that really softens the most acidic edges of the gueuze, a characteristic that is not particularly becoming in this context. there is some lemon acidity, but not as fresh or as pungent as it could be, and a lot of the yeast intricacies feel somehow muted to me. I want this style to snap my head back and dry my mouth out, this one doesn't do that at all. it is not unpleasant, and may be a good introductory beer to the style, but its a far cry from some of the best in the business. fuller body, still with excellent carbonation. I really don't dislike this beer at all, I just feel like its not the best example of the genre. still, a good bottle that is fairly widely available.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color lambic with a super huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of light sour notes with light funky ester. Taste is also a mix between some sour and tart notes with light acidic undertones and some light funky ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well put together lambic mix except it may be a bit too balanced toward sour and acidic notes for my liking. I would have preferred more green apple and barnyard notes personally.

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a bright hazy orange color with a foamy white head on top. Pretty standard for the style. The retention is pretty solid but no noticeable lacing. The smell of the beer is acidic, sour and tart smelling. There is a subtle sweetness as well. The taste of the beer is tart like a lemon or other citrus fruits, with a pretty good pucker to it. The malts come in lightly in the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a solid carbonation. Overall it's a good representation of the style, worth checking out for sure!

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

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle, 6.4% ABV.

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden straw hue, with persistent rising bubbles, and one finger of tight, off-white surface yeast head, which settles slowly, leaving a few vertical streaks of lace around the glass.

It smells of tart fruit - cherry, lemon, apple and a bit of raspberry, some backing white vinegar, moderate aged cheese funk, some soft wheaty graininess, and mild earthy, musky hops. The taste is more sour, acidic, denuded fruit, stripped of any sugary aromatic association, a nice even musky funk, some soft lactic sweetness, and a subtle astringent white wine essence.

The bubbles are, as previously alluded to, quite effervescent, but they tire soon enough to a steady hum, the body medium-light in weight, and actually somewhat smooth, given the swirling maelstrom of edgy acetic acid. It finishes surprisingly a tad off-dry, the underappreciated wheat malt perking up a bit, though the acerbic fruit edge never really wavers.

An approachable enough, if that's a real thing, gueuze. The sour and tart notes are there, for sure, and the funk is restrained to a bit part, so no one should be all that overwhelmed - a single extreme flavour at a time, and all that. As for me, I found this to be nicely in my face at first, and then forgiving as I acclimatized, and then rode out happily to the end.

Photo of emerge077
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Second time sampling the bottled version, 750mL bottle.

Cork ejects with a bang, hitting the ceiling, the floor, and ricocheting a third time two feet into the air. Wispy, ethereal gunsmoke wafts from the bottle, followed by a creeping column of white foam in the neck. Into a pair of tulip glasses, it pours a saturated sunset orange in the center with orange yellow edges when held to the light. The foam forms a compact layer at first, slowly dissipating into a broken crescent of skim. Clarity is average, it's still a bit hazy after the bottle had rested over 24 hours.

Aromas of damp hay, musty old blankets, citrus zest, lychee, dried eucalyptus, damp wood. Some flinty wet stone minerality at first that fades quickly, then the citrus and woody elements begin to come forward more.

Sour lemon, bitter orange zest, dry oak tannin in the aftertaste. Nicely citrus forward with a puckering feel, and a distinctly dry oaky finish that is softly refined and mellow. Spritzy carbonation, micro bubbles. Feel is a bit light, though it is the first bottling, and could take more time to mature. The essential depth and complexity are already present however.

Overall, a solid first effort from a promising new Gueuze blender. Not only does Tilquin carry an impressive resume, having worked at 3F & Cantillon, but also the only blender allowed to buy wort from Cantillon. Here's to a successful future for Gueuzerie Tilquin.

Photo of womencantsail
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Bobby for sharing this beer.

A: The beer pours a hazy orange color with a big white head that dies down somewhat quickly.

S: A very funky nose nose to this with a lot of the must and sweaty sock type of smells you get out of Drie Fonteinen beers. Lots of grass and green apples with a mild oak note and quite a bit of citrus.

T: The citrus and sweaty sock funk stand out quite well. Still plenty of grass and must, with a very earthy note that is reminiscent of mushrooms. As with the aroma, a mild oak note, but overall, the flavor is not quite as good as aroma.

M: The body is medium with medium to high carbonation.

O: This is a really nice gueuze. I would be happy to have this again.

Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with a small, white head of foam. It left soapy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled sour with some nice dark, black cherry aromas. There was a touch of caramel.

T - It tasted of sour black cherries with a touch of sweet maltiness. Good balance between the two.

M - It was crisp with a puckering bite. A medium bodied ale with a very dry finish.

O - This is a very good gueuze. I may have to get some more.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

350ml bottle - $9.49 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Best before: 15/02/2021.

Appearance: Pours out a lightly hazed, dark golden body with a medium-sized, white head.

Smell: Soured citrus juice, a slight rustic quality, stray oak shavings, rubbed leather, and a fair amount of drool-inducing lactic acid entering the nostrils.

Taste: A refreshing wash of Matt Simpson's Gas Line Lemonade with a fruity underpinning, an additional distant hint of lime rind, traces of antique pressed flowers, a dusty, leathery funkiness, and oaken planks. Moderately acidic but not enough to knock your teeth out, just enough, really. Dry, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Overall: Politely discreet, refreshing, and just a good gueze overall.

Photo of oline73
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet. 2010 bottle.

A: The beer pours a very cloudy amber with a slight yellow and orange hue. When I pour the beer there are three fingers of pillowy white head. A layer of head remains on top of the beer throughout the pour. 4.5

S: Gueuze. This definitely smells like a gueuze. Lots of funk with some citrus acidity in there as well. Slightly sweet, but that takes a back seat to the funk. 4

T: Just as the smell, this screams gueuze. Light, very tart, and refreshing. A rather large citrus presence, but tartness and acidity. The finish is bitter as the sourness fades. There is an aged hop bitterness that is enhanced by the citrus notes. This is a good beer. 4.5

M: The body is medium with lots of tingly carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and one of the things that could use some improvement. 3.5

O: I really enjoyed this beer. The only thing I would pick out to be improved is the finish. I could use more dryness. Light and refreshing, I would definitely have another.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Say what now? A gueuze producer I have yet to hear of? And they're blending lambics from all the major houses? Oh yes please. Dear God, yes.

Nice tones throughout on this beer, though it doesn't really "blow me away" in any particular way. It's just "good." Nice character, nice feel, nice all the way around. I guess that's the bottom line on this one: it's "nice." definitely holds all the character you really hope for a gueuze. If you enjoy the style, highly suggested. I think I may get several of these and let them rest for a while.

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

I enjoyed this bottle at Cafe Brugges in Carlisle -served chilled from the bottle in a pilsner type glass.

The color is tarnished golden with light hazed and white snowy head that rises and falls with very fine bead. The smell is moderately sour -lemon zest and slight woody aroma with nice wild yeast in the aroma. The feel is moderately sour with medium high carbonation with subtle woody element in the feel and relatively low sweetness with a smooth sour finish.

The taste is great -lots of wild yeast flavor with a somewhat lemony taste with slight hint of wood in the back-end which brings a subtle tannic or spice to the flavor with mild malt which seems dry on the palate with herbal element and sour flavor the most dominant into the smooth relatively dry finish. Overall I really enjoyed this both on draft at Moeder and this bottle which had 2012/2013 on the neck label -very vibrant and a joy to drink!

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a resounding pop! BBD of 08 2024

Pours a hazed amber with 3 fingers of fast falling cream colored head. Head stabilizes after a while. Above average lacing & head finally fades away

S: Sourness, oxidized hops, some raspberry

T: Berry tartness, a little cherry as well up front, hints of vinegar as well. Vinegar, sour apples and cherries as this warms. Finishes acidic with choke cherry & a little apple vinegar twang

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation

Super drinkability, I sure this would be interesting with some age on it. Taste delivered, didn't quite deliver in other areas

Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am not in the habit of purchasing Belgian beers (excepting Fantome) while in North America because having seen the vastly reduced price of Belgian beers in Europe (and Belgium in particular), I cannot justify shelling out. Earlier this week I made an exception for this beer because of its mounting reputation and my desire for a good sour.

Acquired for $12.00 USD at a local SoCal beer store. This currently sits on shelves. 12.7 fl oz green glass (ugh) bottle with hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. I think it's an apt glass for a lambic. Reviewed as a Gueuze; it identifies itself as such on the label. 6% ABV confirmed. "Best before 30/01/2022." Assuming they project it will age well for ten years, I figure it was bottled March 1st, 2012. Imported by Twelve Percent LLC.

Blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics.

Served cold and allowed to warm substantially over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

When I remove the hood-and-wire apparatus, the cork adjusts upwards - suggesting either poor corking or overcarbonation. There's definitely pressure in this bottle.

A miniscule tug upwards is all it takes to pop the cork out; lots of carbonation here, but no liquid surges out.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. No creaminess or frothiness here. A bit thin. Incredible retention after it reduces to a half-finger; easily 15 minutes or more. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass. No "legs."

Body colour is a glowing vibrant orange-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks apt for the style. The appearance is not wonderful, and it's not immediately evident the beer is alive. But I can't wait to try it.

Sm: Heavy straightforward oak notes. Lambic yeast lends it a pleasant sourness. Buried fruits, including peach, apricot, tangerine, and stonefruit. Bready malts. It's quite bready indeed, evoking sourdough and general doughy fermentation in general. Cedary wood. Sourness is present but contained. It's also got some funkiness, but no brettanomyces are obvious; the funkiness is much better integrated. Sour apple. Fairly acidic, but on the lower end for the style. Some lemon. Somewhat salty. I do get some leathery notes - probably from the wood. It's got some farmhouse character - hay and barnyard notes are present. I wouldn't call it a clean aroma. Mild to moderate in strength. Any hopping was minimal and floral. No alcohol is detectable. A good aroma overall for the style, but it does not match the best I have experienced.

T: Ah. Lovely lambic sourness is present throughout; more timid than you might expect. Crisp green apples with murkier notes of peach, tangerine, and stonefruit. Bready malt backbone allows the lambic yeast to preside. The sourness grows until blossoming on the climax. Quite tasty and well balanced, if somewhat simple for the style. Not puckerworthy. Some subtle lemon rind complements the general farmhouse/barnyard notes well. Oak is more of an undertone here, along with a bit of cedary character. Nice light subtlety.

It does have some light lavender, which is a turn-off to me personally. Along with licorice, lavender is one of the few flavours I can't stand. No alcohol comes through. The lambic yeast isn't quite as developed here as I'd hoped; this might change with age.

Mf: Nicely crisp, dry, fizzy and refreshing. Surprisingly dry, actually. Acidic. Effervescent, redolent in some respects of champagne. Good thickness, supporting the flavour profile nicely. Smoothness/coarseness balance is interesting; the light coarseness drags on the palate, coaxing out the flavours more but also limiting the refreshing feel. Complements the flavour profile well, but the blending doesn't quite make the texture a perfect marriage to the taste. Perfect carbonation. Well executed.

Dr: Very drinkable and enjoyable for the style, but certainly not as complex or subtle as the best beers in the style. Good blending for the relatively simple build; it achieves the desired effect. A reasonably priced gueuze of good quality. I'd love to try it aged. In its youth, it's good but not great. This may change with time. Refreshing and tasty. I'm glad this is widely available, but I don't know that its current high reputation is justified; it's not on par with the best in the style, but is quite tasty. I'll likely pick up a couple when I'm back in Belgium.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Vintage 2010/2011. Served in a Darkness glass.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind minimal lacework. Body is a semi-transparent apricot color with a nice glow to it, while streams of bubbles visibly rise upwards throughout.

S - White wine vinegar, lemons, tart Granny Smith apples, some unmalted wheat, sweat, sulfur, slightly rotten stone fruits, and a hint of oaky vanilla. The acidity is very Hansenns-esque, but this has a bit more balance to it.

T - The initial taste is bracingly sour, however the beer mellows into earthy mushroom and musty attic collection of flavors mid-palate. Finish is mainly citrus and acetic acid, with a light medicinal note. Lacks some of the complexities of the aroma, but still quite enjoyable.

M - Pleasant, zesty carbonation, medium body, extremely dry and tannic texture, and fast-acting acidity that started causing unsettled stomach almost immediately.

D - A worthy gueuze that I suspect I will be drinking plenty more of in the future. Future blends should only improve, with the addition of older lambic and more experience blending. It's quite easy to drink a 375ml on your own, although the acidity could prove challenging with larger serving sizes.

Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Stateline a few weeks back. Poured from a 375ml bottle into my Duvel tulip. 2010-2011 vintage, best by 15/02/2021 on the bottle.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate to high carbonation evident. No lacing left on the glass but two inches of head stay throughout drinking it.

s - Smells of funk, sour fruit, cheese, lemon and citrus, earthy barnyard notes, and some brett and acedic notes. Funk is definitely there and up front, but not as cheesey as the draught version. More citrus and tart lemon. Still, a really nice nose.

t - Tastes of barnyard funk, brett, cheese, tart lemons, grapefruit, citrus, some wood, lactic and acedic notes. More funky than the nose, which I like a lot.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Dry finish, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a really great gueuze. Nose and taste are quite funky and has a good amount of citrus. Liked the taste a little more than the nose as I found it a little more funky, but both were great. Easy to drink the whole bottle of and will certainly have it again. Pretty on par with the draught verion; would order either anytime.

Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the time of this review, this beer is the #19 top gueuze on the beeradvocate.com best of style lists. Bottle at a local bar and then I split another half of a bottle with craytonic, thanks Matt.

Beer is clear, until you get to the bottle, yellow / amber, soft white head of small bubbles, no lacing, moderate and steady carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is nice, acetic, oaky, mild funk, good brett and lactic character in the mouth.

I went back and forth several times concerning which one I liked the best, this or the jonge lambic. The jonge was quite bright and acetic, this was probably more acidic overall and more oaky / funky in the back. This probably wins in the long run, a great little gueuze, very nice to try. I'd have it again.

Photo of orangesol
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe foofaa opened this 750ml for us at our recent gueuze tasting.

A - Pours hazy golden orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of citric fruits, dirty funk, green apples, oak and a touch of breadiness. Nothing too complex yet still very enjoyable.

T - Starts off with a big sour kick slowly giving way to hints of dirty gym locker funk, green apples, fresh cut citric fruit and a touch of vanilla / oak sweetness. Finish is quite dry, lingering for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Tart, dry feel that lingers on the pallet long after consumption.

O - I have had this one three times now and it is really growing on me. It has quite a bit of flavor yet it remains easy to drink. I will have to stock up on this one when I see it.

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/20/2022. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon/lime zest, green apple, pear, white grape, oak, clove, hay, straw, grass, leather, pepper, white vinegar, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast and barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon/lime zest, green apple, pear, white grape, oak, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, leather, light bread, musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/lime zest, green apple, pear, white grape, hay, straw, grass, oak, clove, pepper, leather, musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/funk yeast oak barrel flavors; with a great balance of malt/acidity with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very crisp, smooth, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Gueuze! All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy light golden yellow in color with a quarter finger tall white head. The head reduces to a thin layer over the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Very little lacing is observed.

S: The aroma definitely has some notes of citrus sourness with definite vinous/vinegar hints. There is some light funkiness but the sourness really dominates the aroma.

T: Some light hints of funkiness combined with some very pleasant sourness in the majority of the taste. Some definite hints of wood with almost some light hints of vinegar.

M: Medium bodied with high amounts of carbonation. The tartness of the beer combined with the high carbonation make this beer one that you really feel the puckering.

O: A great example of the style and a very enjoyable beer. Not too funky and not too sour but the combination of flavors and smell are something I can really appreciate. Not the easiest drinking beer but one I very much enjoyed and would definitely have again.

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 1,816 ratings.