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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 160
Gots: 443 | FT: 48
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 07-05-2011

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.
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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a GI wine glass

A: Pours a hazy orange-yellow color. There is a small, off-white head the quickly fades to a few tiny smatterings of foam. No lacing to speak of.

S: A very tart, vinegar-y aroma, it tickles the nose. Lemon and apple cider vinegar along with some milder funk, hay and wool.

T: Again, incredibly, mouth-puckeringly tart. Sharp lemon quickly on the attack which lingers well through to the finish. Vinegar is complementary but not overpowering. The funkiness begins in the mid-palate and includes some horse blanket, wet wool and general barnyard funk. The finish is a lingering funk and tart.

M: Incredibly tart and with a dry finish. Carbonation is low but effervescent. Classic gueuze.

O: An incredible gueuze. Right up there with Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2010-2011 bottle, 12.7 oz, $13, shared with a friend, poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Golden orange hazy color with an off-white head of 1 finger, decent lacing and retention.

Smell: Sour grapes and apples, some sour raspberries.

Taste: Puckeringly sour, with sour grapes, granny smith apples, strawberries. Taste lingers pretty well. Really coats the tongue with sourness. Well-balanced with fruit-flavor profile, very appealing.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinking as hell. Smooth, crisp, medium-bodied to light, a nice lightly sticky finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: A really nice Gueuze. Definitely underrated. Glad to have this available stateside. No extra points for barrel-aging elements or additions, but a very solid overall gueuze. Well-enjoyed.

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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml green bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. I'd tried the draft version of this in Belgium, and I was extremely excited to see the bottled version make it to our shores. Shared with my brother Sam.

Pours a clear orange hue with a fluffy white head that stays pretty persistently. Lacing streaks across the glass as the beer goes down. Body is light but vibrant, and the carbonation is pleasantly fine. It looks the picture of a gueuze.

Nose is wonderful, clean crisp apricot characters, sharp Gueuze-like pungent funk. Some of that classic overtone that reminds me of plastic, but which Sam just pointed out is also quite akin to roasted sesame. It's so classic, so fresh, so funky and so perfect. I love a good gueuze, and Tilquin is really pumping out the good gueuze.

Taste is everything I remember. Clear direct gueuze-like funk, solid but not overwhelming acidity, and more fresh apricot flavours which really provide some depth and structure to it. It's also light and crisp, with a sharp uptick in the acidity towards the end, which gives it a moreish bite that makes you want to take another sip. It's really, truly remarkably lovely.

Feel is crisp, bright and refreshing. It absolutely backs up the flavour and aroma in every way.

Overall, this is most definitely one of my favourite and certainly most drinkable Gueuzes. It's a style I love already, and when someone does it as well as this, I feel right in being effusive. This is just an absolutely fucking brilliant beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Relatively new bottle (best by 2022)

A - Pours a lazy, cloudy orange. Very little visible carbonation, resulting in a halfhearted foamy head that disappeared quickly, leaving little lacing.

S - Tart apple, fruit esters, a bit of funk, and some yeast. The nose is overwhelmingly sour, without smelling rotten or acrid. There's a decided lack of "off"-smell, for the amount of sour and tart that is present in the smell.

T - Much like the nose, this beer is bursting with juicy sour flavors. Grape, apple, and a bit of citrus dominate the taste. There's a hint of barnyard funk in there as well, but it's not a dominant flavor.

M - For the way the beer looks, the mouthfeel is surprising. It's lively, well-carbonated, and really lends to the overall experience of the beer. It finishes quite dry, and has a nice tangy aftertaste.

O - A near-perfect example of the Gueuze style. Sour, well-balanced, malty, and fruity. This is a great beer to start with if you're unfamiliar with the style.

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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: A very slightly hazy golden yellow body with a one finger very white head that disappears very quickly.

S: There is a yeasty musty aroma. There is some tart bite with some sour apples.

T: There is a very dry apple and tart flavors. There is a pleasant amount of musty yeasty flavors that bring the gueuze together.

M: A nice body for a gueuze with some very nice and sharp carbonation.

O: Great gueuze and sour. Not the best but still well worth picking up if you can.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an bright amber color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Fair lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of fruit, malt, yeast, and a sour quality.

T: Tasted of citrus, apple, a little bit of malt, and Belgian yeast. Sour and tart, to be sure, but not overwhelmingly so. A focused and lively flavor.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, easy to drink beer. Definitely one of the better gueuzes you'll find. Drinkable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled into a fluted tulip

Pours a hazy blonde with an inch of airy white head that quickly recedes leaving no surface layer and very little lacing.

Aromas of sour green apple and spice.

Flavors of the afforementioned sour green apple along with lemongrass and some barnayrd funk from the yeast.

Light to medium bodied with a surprisingly crisp finish considering the lack of lacing.

Overall a well balanced and drinkable beer. Would definitely try again.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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