Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 154
Gots: 424 | FT: 45
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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of liamt07
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Steve, 375ml into a tulip.

Clear orangeish, with a light white head, film of retention and some lacing. Nose of dill, lemons, green apples, grains, barnyard, sweaty socks and butthole (srs, but a clean one). Some earthy tones as well and light barrel. Taste has more lemons, apples, barn-y funk, acetic but sweeter malt character. Not as sour as I expected, and it's awesome for this. Medium high carbonation, and excellent balance. Awesome.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a vintage 2011-2012 bottle into a Kriek Belle-Vue tulip. Served around 55 degrees.

Appearance- Almost clear copper/red color with a half fingered foamy white head. Left leaving no lacing.

Smell- Incredible. Immediately I get vanilla (presumably from the oak aging), lemon, tobacco, some vinegar and earthy smells.

Taste- Lemon, tart apples, vinegar. Yeasty/ earthy flavors with a mild bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel- Very carbonated. Tart mouth puckering actions.

Overall- This is incredible. Damn near perfect gueze.

Photo of Hopbrizio
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a corked/caged bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Let bottle warm slightly after taking out of fridge and pouring.

A - Light hazy golden orange with very little head (about a quarter finger, if that).

S - Apples, funky barnyard (that good stank), slight citrus.

T - More apples and other fruit, some vinegary sourness, some bitterness too that sticks around with finish.

M - Smooth and good carbonation. Sour and bitter.

O - Very drinkable gueuze. Solid, true to form, and accessible.

Photo of popery
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle. Pours a pale, orange-shaded gold color. Quite cloudy. Small white head, lots of little bubbles. Aroma has lots of earth, sour lemons and a pleasant mineral tone. Lots of musty fruit - apples, berries, grapes. Medium vinegar and oak. Taste is sour lemons upfront, then some fruity malt flavor and back to more sourness that follows through into a long-lasting finish. Fairly dry. Solid pucker. Nice tannic oak flavor. Mouthfeel is a light sparkle on top of a relatively full body for a lambic. This is an excellent beer, and it's wonderful to have another traditional lambic brewer available in local stores. I hope to see more lambics available from Tilquin in the future.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Offa
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent, characterful gueuze, although a bit more on the sour/tart citric side and weaker on the earthy side than my favourites.

Slightly hazy deep gold, it has a med-big off-white head slowly shrinking to frothy ring.

Aroma is wonderful gueuze character, rich rustic fruit, fermented apples and plums, hint of vinegar, pungent bread dough and flowers.

Taste is juicy citric character, but not too tart or sour but almost, some grassy herb bitterness, lightly tart/bitter fruit skins. It needs more rustic earthiness, though, to be truly great in my book. It has a nice, engaging and lively feel.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.