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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,571
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 158
Gots: 384 | FT: 39
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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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4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin's gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night's Skins/Cowboys game.

A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color. The head is a one finger white shade, with the best texture and retention of the three.

S: Tons of tartness, a lesser white wine-esque fruitiness, and some buried earthy funk. The most seemingly sour of the three.

T: First thing that comes through initially is the combination of pear/apple esters and white wine tartness. The tart sourness breaks through more aggressively through the midtaste, while the finish is mild brett funk. Out of the three, this was the most sour, the least earthy - and the least subtle. Certainly a nice beer, however.

M: Super dry and puckering. Lots of carbonation, too. It lacks the delicate touch of the Cantiloon/3F gueuzes, though it's softer than, say, a run of the mill Flemish red.

O: It's a nice sour ale. I wouldn't call it beginner friendly at all, though, due to the tartness. I would point fans of Flanders sours to this one, however. Shame it had compete against the two titans of the style - even though it came in third in the gueuze showdown, I reckon it would be superior to any other gueuze on the market (not from Cantiloon or 3F, that is).

ThisWangsChung, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

eawolff99, Dec 29, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the epic nine gueuze lineup a few days back. Too bad only Doopie was around to see it. Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter.
Vintage: 2010-2011
Best before 4 March 2021

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, one finger, medium-thin, white head with good retention. Fades to a good foam cap. Hazy gamboge orange, though more amber when held to the light, with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a decent cap that sticks around for the ride.

SMELL: Funky for sure, with lots of lemon and green apple tartness. Light cheese notes, with plenty of green grapes and white wine on the nose. Very acidic as well.

TASTE: Funky notes with plenty of tart lemon, green apples and pears. Very sour, sporting a heavy green grape and white wine flavors through the middle into the finish. Acidic and very vinegary after the swallow, with plenty of sour white wine, tart lemon and apples, and plenty of puckering sourness. Hints of floral bitterness as well, but this is all about the acidity, vinegar, and tart estery sourness.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Smooth on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry and puckering.

OVERALL: This was a good and challenging gueuze, thought the vinegar and acidity was perhaps a touch too much to really make it an enjoyable drink. A full bottle might be rough. That said, this was one of my favorites of the evening, and is definitely more my style. It also mixed really well with the Cantillon once I started belnding myself. Well worth checking out. Recommended.

Jeffo, Dec 21, 2012
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 15/12/12

A hazy golden orange liquid with lots of tiny bubbles and a thumbs width of fast falling foam, looks like its glowing, just a few spots of lace

S smells like a dried up field with some earth and dried hay and grass, quite funky with some lemon and wet wood, there's some orange marmalade without the sweetness, I'm liking the earthy funk it works very well

T quite tart and sour, more sour lemon and a little less of the funk, some cereal and its very dry, I preferred the nose but it still tastes pretty good

M has quite the pucker to it, quite sour and pretty slick, pin prick bubbles work well and it almost turned my mouth inside out, works well for the style

O nice sour going on here, I love the smell and don't have anything to complain about elsewhere

not cheap but not ridiculous, I might grab a few more for trading and aging depending on what hits the market here in Alberta as I've already spent my beer budget for the year... next year that is

wordemupg, Dec 16, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted blindly in Blind BIF #7 as 1 of 5 gueuzes. Poured into snifter.

A: Golden, small head, more cloudy than others, spotted lacing

S: Hay dominates, wheat, lemon, and funk

T: Very sour, citrus flavor, wheat on backend.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbed.

O: Great gueuze. Very tart, but still nicely balanced and complex. This beer was a close 2nd place in the blind tasting of the 5 gueuzes.

cbeer88, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011-2012 12.7oz bottle poured into a Bell's tulip. The pour is clear and orange-gold with a nice head that hisses at you while it dissipates. On the nose I get musty cedar, white wine, sour apples, cider vinegar

Light body and a rather thin feel considering the carbonation and acidity. The feel serves the flavor quite well. The beer is quite tart, but not over-the-top sour. On the front of the mouth, the flavors include apples and white wine grapes. At mid-palate, there is a sharp musty bite that overtakes the palate and sets the stage for a stony-dry, champagne-like finish with a little bit of oakiness. Not much of a lingering flavor other than that cedary note, but quite mouth-drying. A few moments after swallowing, you are ready for more. Highly drinkable.

This style is still somewhat new to me and my judgement means very little. I am glad to see other BAs enjoy this brew as much as I did. It tells me my appraisal is probably accurate and my approach to this style seems to be developing my palate in the proper way. I'm glad this beer was suggested to me. It's easy to find where I live, so I anticipate buying a bit more of it. The quality of this beer cannot be denied.

deadonhisfeet, Dec 01, 2012
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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