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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,520
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 150
Gots: 370 | FT: 38
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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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Sammy, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

t0rin0, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

djrn2, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Thorpe429, Sep 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

nmann08, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

acurtis, Jan 28, 2013
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.

metter98, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 12, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

BEERchitect, Oct 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Texasfan549, Apr 08, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
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

mikesgroove, Dec 12, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

kjkinsey, May 07, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

GRG1313, Oct 08, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

spycow, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 27, 2012
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!

Knapp85, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

emerge077, Sep 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

largadeer, Jan 05, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

zeff80, Feb 11, 2012
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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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