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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 143
Gots: 359 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website
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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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2012 19:50:22 | More by bonbini26
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-17-2012 01:57:46 | More by bhir
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white foam on top. Decent retention eventually leaving a small white cap on top. Lots of bubbles released from the bottom.

S: Nice combination of lemon and green apple mixed with some barnyard funk. There is a little bit of oak too. Nice level of funk.

T: Fantastic level of sour/tartness. Some green apple and apricot with a little bit of lemon zest and more musty funk.

M: Light to medium bodied, great level of carbonation. Easy drinking. Nice level of tartness/acidity.

O: A very nice gueuze, wish I had bought more than one bottle of it. Could drink this one all day.

06-15-2012 02:07:26 | More by mdaschaf
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dbol

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

06-14-2012 02:00:23 | More by dbol
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SummitVA

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-13-2012 01:27:35 | More by SummitVA
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%

Wow, excellent brew! Poured cold with a large, off-white, foamy, frothy, thick head that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with a load of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, sour, bread dough, malt - a fresh and clean quality. Flavor's like nose, fresh and clean, very dry with bitter and carbonic working very well with each other. Back of the tongue is left with an astringent feel. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, with a slight dry champagne flavor and again very clean. Outstanding.

06-09-2012 22:38:33 | More by drpimento
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

06-08-2012 07:02:25 | More by drewone
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evilc

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-07-2012 16:08:09 | More by evilc
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-31-2012 03:52:55 | More by fo1ksguitar
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WynnO

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

05-30-2012 05:46:41 | More by WynnO
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flagmantho

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Label says best before 2/15/2021; I think this is a 2011 bottling.

Appearance: nice medium-golden hue with a moderate haze and a very good effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. I like it!

Smell: a nice, moderately acidic tartness comes first with a backing of light sweetness. Mixed in with that is a deeper funk with some cherrylike quality, under which there is yet another layer of rich malt aroma. Beautifully blended, this smells wonderful.

Taste: big sourness right off the bat; much more tart than the aroma would suggest. There is a nice sweetness here which is still pretty balanced. There's also less funk in the flavor than in the aroma. Tart and enjoyable, but not as sublime as the smell.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a high level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Very enjoyable.

Overall: this is a very good beer which I'm really enjoying; however, I wish the flavor had the same wonderful complexity as the aroma.

05-28-2012 17:03:04 | More by flagmantho
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-26-2012 01:49:51 | More by ElGallo
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jtingue

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-25-2012 17:08:53 | More by jtingue
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Channel10Geuze

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-24-2012 02:23:46 | More by Channel10Geuze
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jethrodium

California

3.78/5  rDev -12.9%

375 ml bottle. Label is 2010-2011. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is funky brett, some light lemon, and a light earthiness. Not terribly complex, but not bad. The taste has a light initial sweetness with some barnyard funk, light lemon, and a decent tartness. The finish has a funky earthiness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Not bad, but not nearly as complex as the best gueuzes. I'll be curious if the 3-year blend is a big improvement over this 2-year blend.

05-22-2012 00:25:29 | More by jethrodium
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ama

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-21-2012 04:33:42 | More by ama
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-19-2012 05:11:45 | More by markasparov
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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


3/5  rDev -30.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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