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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,469
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 142
Gots: 359 | FT: 34
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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 cpetrone84


3.68/5  rDev -15%

Compared to the draft, bottle is a bit brighter, very light funk level to this, still. This is rather fresh, citrusy and hoppy notes are present. Faint sourness in the finish. Light cob web funk. The nose is about the same as draft and not as bright as the flavor in this one. Going to be develope well imo.

04-23-2012 15:51:21 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of hoppymcgee


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2012 23:47:24 | More by hoppymcgee
Photo of beagle75


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2012 23:45:46 | More by beagle75
Photo of bashiba


4.48/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured a nice bright hazy golden orange with a thick and lasting white head.

The nose is amazing, huge amounts of funky yeast, huge sourness and some oak.

The flavor is dominated by the big crisp sour flavor. Some nice earthy yeast And hints of oak.

The mouthfeel is acidic and super dry.

Great classic gueze.

04-17-2012 01:06:01 | More by bashiba
Photo of SalMineo


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-16-2012 16:51:04 | More by SalMineo
Photo of jibbyvonjibb


4.63/5  rDev +6.9%

bottle 750mL
A: yellow-golden. hazy. small head with tiny bubbles. 4
S: amazing aroma. oak barrels. honey. orange. apricots. . yeast. 4.5
T: citrus prominent. delicate lemon-peel bitterness lingers in aftertaste. no residual sweetness. 4.5
M: light carbonation creates silky mouthfeel. 4.5
O: excellent, balanced gueuze. If I had to nitpick, I would say that it has a little bit too mich yeasty character. otherwise, it's one of the best gueuzes available. 4.5

04-15-2012 23:06:54 | More by jibbyvonjibb
Photo of codynevels


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-15-2012 17:59:24 | More by codynevels
Photo of RandomName7


5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-15-2012 00:18:34 | More by RandomName7
Photo of mdillon86


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2012 05:20:33 | More by mdillon86
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-10-2012 08:40:32 | More by pperez38
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2012 01:23:18 | More by ASUBeer
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2012 01:13:01 | More by JRdaSconnie
Photo of Texasfan549


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-08-2012 20:18:42 | More by Texasfan549
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2012 17:38:24 | More by kiki3drt292
Photo of DSlim71

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

Thanks to Carleton (SpdKilz) for this awesome extra from a little while back. Cheers!

A - A loud pop from the cork leads to a hazy, yellow golden pour. A small layer of white foam quickly dissapates to leave a pretty still body.

S - You definitely get the funk right away, damp cellar and old wood. Green apple and lemon take you into a slight vinegar scent.

T - The taste follows pretty closely, starts with the funk along with lemon and green apple skin. This is a sour beer, but it doesn't overpower and finishes with a strong woody character.

M - Medium body and spritzy carbonation work well with this beer. The wood quality coats the mouth and it ends with a dry, puckering finish.

I haven't had too many examples of this style, but it's certainly one that I will continue to seek out. This was a solid beer that I would be happy to drink regularly, with a nice level of funk and sourness. I'll have to check back on this one after a little more experience with Gueuze. Thanks again Carleton!

04-06-2012 04:00:28 | More by DSlim71
Photo of woosterbill


4.05/5  rDev -6.5%

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.


04-04-2012 15:25:22 | More by woosterbill
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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).

04-01-2012 22:27:12 | More by Bendurgin
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2012 17:45:02 | More by cadaugherty
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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%

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.

03-31-2012 14:01:51 | More by Aethien
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-28-2012 05:46:04 | More by KevdoggNasty
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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


4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

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

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

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