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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,724
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 160
Gots: 445 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of olfolxholme
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


375ml bottle into a Duvel tulip... 2011-2012 batch(?)

A - nice golden color, decent amount of head retention. a little lacing. kinda hazy, but that's ok.

S - pretty much what i was looking for. beautiful tart aroma from the wild yeast. reminiscent of fresh pungent citrus rind.

T - beautiful sour flavor with just a bit of golden malt sweetness. reminds me of sanctification from russian river. faint fruity notes. very drinkable.

M - very nice astringency. pleasing foam texture.

O - really enjoyed this. highly recommend it to fans of the style. i guess i'm still sort of a beginner when it comes to geuze, but i thought this was really accessible while still being sophisticated to my palate. shared this with a friend who is newer to geuze than i am and he said that the aroma was maybe too much for him, but it tasted great.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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1.92/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Thin head. hazy amber gold with small chunks of floatsum.
Sour apple nose.
Green unripe apple bite. kumbucha backed up with cider vinegar.
Sour/bitter finish. very similar to eating very small green apples.
Instant hartburn. I don't think i can finish this beer. considering the only beer i dumped in the last couple years had shards of broken glass in it, that's saying alot. by far one of the worst 'great' beers i have had in a while. starting to wonder if every beer is c+ or better on beer advocate.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a 12.7 oz bottle into a classic Belgian tulip glass. Best by date of sometime in 2021, so clearly this can be aged. Spoiler alert: based on how much I enjoyed it, I may buy some more to cellar and see how it changes.

Appearance - A cloudy apricot with hints of orange flesh highlights. The head is silky and comes on slowly to a mere 3/4th-finger head, which dissipates to just a quarter-finger head quickly and remains.

Smell - Aroma of pickled citrus, some phenols, and a hint of grains.

Taste - It starts out like a diluted citrusy taste, almost like watered-down orange juice, the it explodes with sour. If you could actually be smacked in the mouth by your beer, and in a good way, that is what happened to me. My mouth puckers and starts to generate saliva from the tartness. If you like really tart lemonade, then you'll probably like this beer too. I did.

Mouthfeel - Very intense and the only complaint I would have is that the carbonation needs to be a bit more aggressive to cut through how staggeringly sour it is. Otherwise a quite drinkable beer, and leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste once the sour punch has faded.

Overall, a fantastic representative of the blended lambic genre.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle opened on 1.24.13.
Best Before 05/03/2021

A - Pours a fizzy, clear light orange with an active cream-colored head that fades fast.

S - Funky, horseblanket, lemon citrus, old socks, light wheat.

T - Funky citrus, cheesey, horseblanket, tart, lemons.

D - Good carbonation with a light body. Dry finish.

O - All kinds of funk, citrus flavors smooth this one out.

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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy apple cider color with a thin bone white head.

S: Tart green apple, pear, lemon curd, some slight barnyard funk, apple pie filling, rhubarb and some faint cedar on the back end. Smells pretty incredible.

T: Opens with a nice vinegar snap of tartness. Green apple and sour white grapes followed by a slight hint of grain and a very tart, lingering, slightly dry finish that leaves you wanting a lot more. Lemon comes in on the finish as well. Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is pretty lively without being overwhelming. A pretty fantastic gueuze.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2011-2012 bottle, 12.7 oz. Best Before 21/03/2022

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a short-lived head

S: Funky and slightly sour, with some sweetness and barnyard character. As expected, pretty much

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of tart and sour funk that goes into more of a barnyard character with some natural light sweet fruitiness. Finishes with more tart notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: Pretty much what you would expect from a gueuze. The blending of the different worts definitely works, and provides some nice complexity and balance. Fairly averagely priced, too. Worth a try

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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