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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
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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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Photo of Kopfschuss


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-19-2012 04:18:46 | More by Kopfschuss
Photo of alyssajoy

3/5  rDev -30.7%

05-17-2012 23:20:02 | More by alyssajoy
Photo of RblWthACoz


4.2/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 03:40:39 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of Domeshot14


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-08-2012 21:17:26 | More by Domeshot14
Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2012 17:08:23 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
Photo of DaveHack


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-06-2012 04:02:14 | More by DaveHack
Photo of fultonj


5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-05-2012 19:33:55 | More by fultonj
Photo of dsartwell72


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-04-2012 20:50:12 | More by dsartwell72
Photo of WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

had this at city beer store in San Francisco. Pours a light, hazy yellow. Tastes nicely sour with some tartness. Fruits like green apples and some lemon come through on the taste. The sourness wasn't overpowering. Drank down really smooth. This style is really opening my eyes to these type of beers. very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 15:54:27 | More by WeedKing4
Photo of vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-03-2012 21:47:26 | More by vonnegut21
Photo of JMRSN


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-03-2012 13:04:04 | More by JMRSN
Photo of tobelerone


4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking beer; hazy, burnished gold; a fluffy white head with strong retention; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is tart and funky, notes of green apple, hay, pepper, lemon. Acidic, oaky and a bit musty.

Very tasty. Sourness is present but not overpowering, my bottle had a pleasantly musty, light funk/barn aspect but it sat well with the acidity, lemon and tart apple flavors. Shared this with someone relatively new to sour beers and they enjoyed it thoroughly and weren’t put off by the funkiness, which again is there but is fairly restrained. Underneath the stronger flavors are hints of oak, vinegar, spice, mild malty sweetness.

Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Very dry, clean drinking and refreshing. Paired extremely well with some locally-made goat cheese and crackers while spending the weekend in wine country on Long Island. A bit on the expensive side or I’d buy a whole lot more of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 04:03:34 | More by tobelerone
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-02-2012 07:17:58 | More by PuFtonLyfe
Photo of SpeedwayJim

New York

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle. Best before 2/15/21. Poured into a Cantillon flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger fine white head. Beer is clear goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and patchy with little stick. Decent.

Nose is straw, lemon zest, must, rotting wood, and some burnt rubber. Really representative of the style. Aromatic too.

Opens tart apricot and lemon. Tart. Leather, wood, and hay. Spritzy with a slight touch of bitterness at the end. Finishes wood, straw and lemon tartness with some cobweb character. Really clean.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and puckering going down. Finishes messy with a lingering, tart aftertaste. Nice and refreshing.

Given what went into this blend, there's no surprise that the end product is world class. Definitely a winner and a must try in the "easier-to-procure" gueuze category.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:05:26 | More by SpeedwayJim
Photo of BrownNut


4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A really pretty cloudy orange-gold. Very bubbly.

S - Having never smelled anything like this smell before, I don't know what it is I'm smelling. When I first opened the bottle, I thought it was a vinegar smell, but now that's gone and I'm left with whatever interesting smell this is.

T - Wow. This is my first gueuze. Doesn't taste like beer at all. As with the aroma, I'm not sure what I'm tasting here. I hear people talk about "funk" and I wonder if that's one of the elements I'm getting. There's a tartness/sourness on the edge of recognition, less of a flavor and more of a sensation, transitioning quickly to a dry finish. I can see that sourness being what brings me back. The taste is part champagne, part cider, part something else. There's a faintly fruity taste with a general citric acid-y sourness.

M - Dry like champagne. Some apple-peel-esque tannin action going on. The mouth is left dry as a bone afterwards, even a little puckered initially.

O - Well that's very interesting. It's certainly not what I'd reach for when I want a beer. But it's a really nice other category of beverage, and pretty refined. Flavorful, pressing a few buttons, yet tastefully restrained and classy. I could see serving this at a nice dinner party, whether just for the people who aren't into beer or for everyone. More people should know about this category. I love that the expiration date for a 2011 beer is 2021.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 23:47:50 | More by BrownNut
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy yellow gold with a finger of white head.

Smell. Sweet apples, some nice fruity funk and a bit of old dank wood.

Taste. Lemony tartness, some nice light dry funkyness, a little bit woody. Pretty nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium, fine carbonation.

Overall. Nice beer. No complaints from this guy.

Thanks once again to the fantastic trader, yeahnatenelson!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:49:56 | More by Rutager
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Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this beer

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow-orange - nice white head, fades to a little cap and a nice ring - sticky lacing

Smell: It's like a fist of funk punching you in the face - so much sour - acidic and intense - a serious amount of wood, and it's rather unique - the best way I can describe it is the bark of a young tree, very plantlike - some citrus, and some pale malts

Taste: Sour, musty, tart, and funky - very puckering, but less intense than the aroma (probably a good thing) - some lemon and light orange, and some other (sour) light fruits - some bitterness, but this is all about the sour

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, acidic and wonderfully puckering

Overall: Very interesting

This is not the best gueuze I've ever had, but it might be one of the most sour. The sour, tart, and the funk is remarkable. Cheers to all of the strains of bacteria that make this so weird.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 21:57:31 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of Goblinmunkey7


4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a bright gold colored beer. Head is bright-white, bubbly and thin. Pours wIth a nice carbonation.

Smell: Oak, tart lemon and citric burn. Loads of wood. Perfume and some mild funk notes. Mild notes of hay, but it's all about the complex tart aromas. Lemon and citric acid with a tiny hint of sweetness. So much wood, but it's nicely balanced by the tart edge. Funky cheese and feet. Pear and mango.

Taste: Mellowed than the nose would indicate. Nice woody backing to a complex tart lemon and apple flavor. Floral and mildly funky. Some notes of hay and flower petals. Fruity like pear, lemons, and a touch of apple. Almost vegetal back notes. Wood is young oak and clean. Fresh and floral.

Mouthfeel: Dry with a light body. Lively carbonation and a lingering dryness. Crisp and full of depth.

Overall: Nice depth of flavor and a good blend of wood and tartness. Easy drinking for the style, but still carries enough tartness to be worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 21:57:15 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Photo of cpetrone84


3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Compared to the draft, bottle is a bit brighter, very light funk level to this, still. This is rather fresh, citrusy and hoppy notes are present. Faint sourness in the finish. Light cob web funk. The nose is about the same as draft and not as bright as the flavor in this one. Going to be develope well imo.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 15:51:21 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of hoppymcgee


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2012 23:47:24 | More by hoppymcgee
Photo of beagle75


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2012 23:45:46 | More by beagle75
Photo of bashiba


4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice bright hazy golden orange with a thick and lasting white head.

The nose is amazing, huge amounts of funky yeast, huge sourness and some oak.

The flavor is dominated by the big crisp sour flavor. Some nice earthy yeast And hints of oak.

The mouthfeel is acidic and super dry.

Great classic gueze.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 01:06:01 | More by bashiba
Photo of SalMineo


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-16-2012 16:51:04 | More by SalMineo
Photo of jibbyvonjibb


4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

bottle 750mL
A: yellow-golden. hazy. small head with tiny bubbles. 4
S: amazing aroma. oak barrels. honey. orange. apricots. . yeast. 4.5
T: citrus prominent. delicate lemon-peel bitterness lingers in aftertaste. no residual sweetness. 4.5
M: light carbonation creates silky mouthfeel. 4.5
O: excellent, balanced gueuze. If I had to nitpick, I would say that it has a little bit too mich yeasty character. otherwise, it's one of the best gueuzes available. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:06:54 | More by jibbyvonjibb
Photo of codynevels


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2012 17:59:24 | More by codynevels
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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