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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,379
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 141
Gots: 344 | 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 woosterbill


4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle at De Heeren van Liedekerke. Served in a Tilquin geuze glass.

A: Clear gold body; thin white head. Pretty average.

S: Very fresh, vibrant, balanced aroma with both hay and barnyard funk countered with tart apple and lemon fruitiness. Terrific.

T: Follows the nose, with the emphasis being on the tart fruit. A bit of dry minerality and horseblanket along with assertive lemony sourness. Juicy, lemony finish. Very good, but a bit more funk would have been welcome.

M: Fairly light, lively, mildly tingly. Good.

O: Excellent Geuze, reminding me more of Girardin than anything else in its effortlessly tasty balance of fruit, funk, and sourness. Not as purely tart as Cantillon, not as funky as Drie Fonteinen, but thoroughly enjoyable in its own right. I look forward to seeing how future batches come out, as the future can't be anything but bright based on the quality of this initial effort.


Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 15:25:22 | More by woosterbill
Photo of claaark13


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-02-2012 18:11:18 | More by claaark13
Photo of Bendurgin


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet. This pours a clear golden color with a small layer of white foam.

Nice sharp lemon aromas hit you right away with some apples and a bit of vinegar. Real clean straight forward aroma. The pallet gives off a nice sour beginning with some lemon grass and granny smith apples. Sour start to finish with just a little bit of funk and oak in the finish.

The body is light and crisp with a lingering finish and some good carbonation. Overall this one surprised me. I'll want more of this but I liked it a lot more than I had expected (not that I didn't expect to like it).

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 22:27:12 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of cadaugherty


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2012 17:45:02 | More by cadaugherty
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-31-2012 17:48:20 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of Aethien


4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden yellow colour with a small white head that makes a whole lot of noise and disappears quickly.
Strong sour aroma with citrus, fresh green apple and a little vinegar.
a tart and sour beer, there are some flashes of vinegar in the taste as well, rounded out by citrus and some woody flavours.
Feels tingly and smooth and leaves a sour puckering aftertaste.

The sour dominates this beer from beginning to end and a very good geuze in my book. A great beer for lovers of sour.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 14:01:51 | More by Aethien
Photo of KevdoggNasty

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-28-2012 05:46:04 | More by KevdoggNasty
Photo of wesley14


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2012 23:20:38 | More by wesley14
Photo of ChainGangGuy


4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 02:25:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 02:01:08 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 01:59:16 | More by metter98
Photo of jeffthecheff


3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange color with a fizz of a white head that soon dissipates.

Aroma has some funky vinegar notes along with some generic woodiness. A mild fruitiness creeps in as it warms, but it's no lemon bomb like some other gueuzes.

Strong tart flavor is up front, with a really tannic, puckering finish. Tastes a bit rough around the edges. There is plenty of sourness, but the strong wood flavor overwhelms.

There is a substantial mouth coating tannic character on the palate, which may contribute to a fuller feeling mouthfeel. Carbonation level is appropriately high. Overall, an enjoyable gueuze that is probably a notch below the elite versions.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 00:48:46 | More by jeffthecheff
Photo of dankness3


4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-18-2012 14:55:43 | More by dankness3
Photo of tewaris


4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tilquin Gueuze
6% ABV

Poured from 11.2 oz cork and caged bottle into a Gueuze tumbler at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Peach colored with uncompacted sediment that could have been because of excessive agitation. Alabaster colored medium head with very good retention.

Aroma is lactic but vinegary too with hay and general gueuze funk. Taste is similar but strongly lemony. Good funkiness and grainy character to support the strong tartness that dominates this beer. A slightly bitter and woody note at the end keeps things interesting. Clean, crisp and almost abrasive --- quite sour and likable.

4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 11:32:41 | More by tewaris
Photo of Duffman929


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

2011 Vintage, 375ml bottle

A: Bottle popped nicely. Pours a bright golden color with a substantial head. The head dissipates quickly. Very bubbly.

S: Large citrus funk hits the nose. Smells like lemons, sour apples...maybe some woodsy undertones.

T: Nice sour funk hit to the tongue at the initial taste. Not sure if the lessened sour nature was due to the beer warming or the mouth adjustment, but it was quite enjoyable.

M: Carbonated, refreshing, light. My mouth was happy with the combination.

I liked this bottle and will be ordering another bottle next month. Perhaps I will get 2 and age one.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 08:05:41 | More by Duffman929
Photo of Grohnke


4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy golden straw, robust tightly packed head dissipates quickly. Effervescent.

The nose hits you with granny smith apple, lemon, funk, oak, and background cherry once it comes down in temperature. Well balanced throughout and wonderfully complex.

Balanced trade off of sour and tart qualities, cider, lemon zest. Extraordinarily clean. Well balanced mild oak.  Acidic bite lingers in the aftertaste.

Thin to medium body, high carbonation. Clean, dry, puckering finish. Lingering acetic bite.

Great gueuze. Aroma is exquisite, likely the standout quality for this beer. However it's a little lacking in the barnyard qualities - they are too soft - but the other aroma complexities make up for that shortcoming. Also, the aftertaste is quite acetic, actually taking away from the balance.  If the rating system had .25s, I'd likely use them across the board, as I had a difficult time rating this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:29:56 | More by Grohnke
Photo of beef13


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-14-2012 13:42:36 | More by beef13
Photo of rmaste6282


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2012 03:43:39 | More by rmaste6282
Photo of pirmannt1


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2012 18:20:20 | More by pirmannt1
Photo of wyatt


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-12-2012 05:22:25 | More by wyatt
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 02:30:47 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of kevanb


4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork comes right off with a huge pop, and out pours a lovely golden straw colored beer, instantly a huge head starts forming, about 3 fingers high. The head quickly gives way and recedes to about a single finger and has decent retention and ample lacing. Lots of bubbles rise through the hazy texture of the beer, a great sight to see for this style. Nice big nose and not surprisingly, funk jumps out right away, lots of it. Once the funk dies down, tart green apples, some lemony citrus notes and even some sweeter berry aromas come to life. Some faint straw and dried hop resin is noticeable, but there is a lot of complexity to the nose. The flavors are wonderful and follow the nose very well, yeasty funk is definitely present, but not overwhelming, some nice dried hop flavors pair well with the abundant citrus, notably lemon and orange zest, straw is again present with some very crisp champagne-like tart apples and just the slightest bit of blueberry and sour cherry notes add some sweetness that bring out some nice chewy sweet oak flavors. The body is standard for the style, very carbonated, very dry and crisp with a nice sour pucker to the finish.

Verdict: Exceptional gueuze from the Gueuzerie Tilquin. The flavors are exceptionally complex, the body is spot on, and it has just enough to sourness to satisfy any sour lover while being accessible to anyone looking to try a great gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 05:20:15 | More by kevanb
Photo of zonker17


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-09-2012 23:52:17 | More by zonker17
Photo of Gonzoillini


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-08-2012 03:11:32 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of Winslow


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2012 15:42:52 | More by Winslow
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