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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,570
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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

yeti123, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Grant35, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge bubbly white head that held on for over a half hour while I made dinner! Wonderful tart and fruity and funky aroma. Smells of lemons, sour oranges and sour apples, pepper and yeast esters, a bit of funk and a hint of acetic. The flavor is a nice mix of funk and tart with peppery and yeasty funk up front followed by some light tart fruits, plastic phenols, and finishing with a long lingering lactic and lemon finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart funky lightly puckering mouthfeel. I can see what all the fuss is about here this is a damn fine example of the style if not a hint on the bold side of things. I really enjoyed this, if only they sold it local to me.

johnnnniee, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

donactive, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beerpadawan, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of loony4lambic
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

loony4lambic, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

BradLikesBrew, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of mkeene78
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mkeene78, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

cosmonick, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

mrebeka, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

lionoa7x, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of NEhophead
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 fl oz green bottle, caged and corked, served in a snifter.
2011-2012 vintage, best before 01/18/2022.

Hazy, golden copper in color beneath a carbonation-driven white head with pretty good retention. Some patches of condensed lacing, but lacking in strength.

Fresh citrus and vinous fruit-based tartness with just a touch of sweetness. The dry, earthen must character is certainly present, but not overstated; a very nice balance between competing aromatics.

Initially, dry and musty and honestly a bit bland before a fresh, sharply tart raspberry, cherry, and orange component rushes to the forefront. As expected for the style, the sour quality is rather intense, but not offensive as the lingering dryness does a pretty good job of cutting tartness.

A light, medium bodied. A burst of carbonation doesn't have a chance against the Gueuze's slickness.

A very solid version of the style. Not the best I've had, but nothing to really complain about either.

NEhophead, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

brikelly, Nov 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

vrbulldog22, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

375mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tumbler.

(A)- Pours a clear goldenrod yellow, almost orange color. Produced a good frothy white head that dissipated after a minute or two. Good lacing too actually.

(S)- Love the smell. A dry, dusty earthy floor type smell to it. Deep lactic acidic notes that turn into almost a funky cheese type of must. Bits of lemon and just overall, funktastic.

(T)- Similar to the smell. An awesome sharp acidity that flows into the dry, funky cheese, dirty floor from the smell. I know gueuzes do not have fruit added, but I swear there is some acidic lemon in this one. An all over awesome and classic taste that further reminds me why this is my most favorite style of beer ever.

(M)- A wonderful carbonation level and an even better balance. While some really stick to either the funky side or the heavy acidic side of the style, this one centers right in-between so it has the best of both worlds at the same time. The sourness is spot on and the dry funk with subtle fruit sweetness just makes this all come together.

(O)- I had heard good things about this one, and am glad they were true. An absolutely classic example that is both dynamic and a perfect balance of everything I like in a gueuze. World class.

sweemzander, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of peabody
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a champaigne color with very small white bubbles. Lots of effervescence and this one keeps bubbling all through the drinking process.
Smell is lemon peel and sour apple with a slight bubble gum right out of the bottle.
The aroma gets more malty as it warms.
Taste is the star here. Lots of refreshing lemon peel and green apple skin. No alcohol detected.
Mouthfeel is only a bit sticky but the sourness keeps the palate very clean. Pairs well with cheese and apples.
Overall this would be a 4.65. One of the better gueuzes out there. Gives the other belgiums a run for their money.

peabody, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of JayQue
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good one. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into my Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel flute. Dark gold clear color, plenty of carbonation and a long lasting bubbly white head. Sood potent smell, sour apple and a little vinegary/funk thing as well. I had this with fruit and cheese and it went down really well.

Taste is really good. The sour fruit flavor is enhanced by the more potent vinegary sourness. There is a touch of saison like funk and a little oak flavor to add to the complexity.

Mouthfeel is good. The level of sourness is more than my usual Lips of Faith comfort zone but the balance between the sour apple (which I usually like) and the vinegar (which I only like in small doses) is very good.

I would drink this one again. Very good.

JayQue, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

metalgdog, Nov 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

duceswild, Oct 30, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne is a very nice gueze. Yup...

A: Yellow orange colour and a 4 mm head that lasts quite well. 4

S: Strong funky smell. Like a stinky barnyard. Some unripe fruit aroma too. 3.5

T: Sour with unripe fruit and some slight bitterness. More of that in the finish, especially the bitterness. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4

vandemonian, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

iL0VEbeer, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

raffy313, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JasonSiedman, Oct 22, 2012
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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