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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,635
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 157
Gots: 406 | FT: 43
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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 wordemupg
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 15/12/12

A hazy golden orange liquid with lots of tiny bubbles and a thumbs width of fast falling foam, looks like its glowing, just a few spots of lace

S smells like a dried up field with some earth and dried hay and grass, quite funky with some lemon and wet wood, there's some orange marmalade without the sweetness, I'm liking the earthy funk it works very well

T quite tart and sour, more sour lemon and a little less of the funk, some cereal and its very dry, I preferred the nose but it still tastes pretty good

M has quite the pucker to it, quite sour and pretty slick, pin prick bubbles work well and it almost turned my mouth inside out, works well for the style

O nice sour going on here, I love the smell and don't have anything to complain about elsewhere

not cheap but not ridiculous, I might grab a few more for trading and aging depending on what hits the market here in Alberta as I've already spent my beer budget for the year... next year that is

wordemupg, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

aztraz, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ReeseMax3, Dec 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GreatBloomer, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

plumcrazyfx, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ZethOfTheNorth, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of SupremePie
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

SupremePie, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Hugonaut13, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

polishkaz, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of cbeer88
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted blindly in Blind BIF #7 as 1 of 5 gueuzes. Poured into snifter.

A: Golden, small head, more cloudy than others, spotted lacing

S: Hay dominates, wheat, lemon, and funk

T: Very sour, citrus flavor, wheat on backend.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbed.

O: Great gueuze. Very tart, but still nicely balanced and complex. This beer was a close 2nd place in the blind tasting of the 5 gueuzes.

cbeer88, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

thewimperoo, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011-2012 12.7oz bottle poured into a Bell's tulip. The pour is clear and orange-gold with a nice head that hisses at you while it dissipates. On the nose I get musty cedar, white wine, sour apples, cider vinegar

Light body and a rather thin feel considering the carbonation and acidity. The feel serves the flavor quite well. The beer is quite tart, but not over-the-top sour. On the front of the mouth, the flavors include apples and white wine grapes. At mid-palate, there is a sharp musty bite that overtakes the palate and sets the stage for a stony-dry, champagne-like finish with a little bit of oakiness. Not much of a lingering flavor other than that cedary note, but quite mouth-drying. A few moments after swallowing, you are ready for more. Highly drinkable.

This style is still somewhat new to me and my judgement means very little. I am glad to see other BAs enjoy this brew as much as I did. It tells me my appraisal is probably accurate and my approach to this style seems to be developing my palate in the proper way. I'm glad this beer was suggested to me. It's easy to find where I live, so I anticipate buying a bit more of it. The quality of this beer cannot be denied.

deadonhisfeet, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

DrLaFollette, Nov 30, 2012
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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

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

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

cosmonick, Nov 23, 2012
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
97 out of 100 based on 1,635 ratings.