1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

Not Rated.
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,483 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 143
Gots: 360 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,483 | Reviews: 290 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mantissa


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-23-2011 06:07:59 | More by mantissa
Photo of youkinorn


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-23-2011 03:27:16 | More by youkinorn
Photo of mlazzaro


4.97/5  rDev +14.5%

375ml cork and cage 2010 bottle
Smell is very enticing: sour wild yeast - acidic to the nose. Exciting aromatics, I like it. Thin layer of frothy head, with surprising head retention. Looks like a wheat beer with a good haze and yellow-orange hue. Flavor wise, you can't ask for much more in a traditional Gueuze. I can't believe I've never seen, or heard of this beer before as it is truly outstanding. Bright lemon citrus brettanomyces character - tart and puckering. Lingering subtle yeast flavors in the after taste. Mellow oakiness. Pleasant raw wheat body. Decent ABV for a lambic. Will certainly keep an eye out for this one in the future.

12-23-2011 02:02:05 | More by mlazzaro
Photo of CelticAleMan


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-23-2011 00:21:19 | More by CelticAleMan
Photo of Stigs


4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-22-2011 15:41:23 | More by Stigs
Photo of rowingbrewer


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

This beer pours a nice straw yellow color with a thin white head that recedes rather quickly. the smell is tart lemony with hints of apple and a nice funk. the flavor starts off with a light funk, followed by a crisp tartness. the mouthfeel is light and well carbed, overall a superbly balanced gueuze

12-20-2011 21:33:02 | More by rowingbrewer
Photo of HURTemHIZZY


4.18/5  rDev -3.7%

Pours a brilliant bright orange. Two inch, fluffy white head with incredible retention which leaves a solid amount of lacing down the glass. One of the best looking gueuzes ive seen. Smell is mild vinegar, a tiny bit of funk, and some lemon. Fairly straightforward aroma.

Taste is very nice. Starts off with a large wave of sour, which rounds out to show a good amount of sweet and sour lemon. Finishes tart and dry, with some great notes of brett in the background. Very well made gueuze. Too expensive, though.

12-18-2011 21:23:15 | More by HURTemHIZZY
Photo of gdodd12


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-18-2011 20:45:31 | More by gdodd12
Photo of GreenMountainBoy


4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-18-2011 17:54:07 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of Leftofthedial


4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-18-2011 10:07:31 | More by Leftofthedial
Photo of pluppykatie


3.53/5  rDev -18.7%

Drinking out of a mini Duvel glass.

Appearance - Slightly hazy with the first pour. A bright pumpkin color.
Smell - a single level of scent.
Taste - Not overwhelming with flavor, but strong enough to enjoy what you're drinking.
Mouthfeel - Very smooth and straight.
Overall - I'm enjoying the experience. It's a taste I can expect when I open a bottle.

12-17-2011 23:12:12 | More by pluppykatie
Photo of brewcrew76


4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Best before 10/2/21

A - Hazy dark orange with no head.

S - Tart, horsey funk, acidity, green apples, lemon zest and maybe just a touch of cheese rind funk. Wet wood and grapefruit as it warms.

T - Sharp sourness, grapefruit, lemon, lactic sourness, grainy, earthy, touch of funky cheese, very light barnyard that isn't always there, lingering sourness in the back of the throat.

M - Medium body with little carbonation and a lingering dryness.

D - I preferred the draft version but this is good also.

12-17-2011 22:33:15 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of auroracrisis


4.15/5  rDev -4.4%

375ml into a Russian River tulip, dated 22/12/2020 on the back.

Marmalade orange with straw highlights, a one finger head while pouring which dissipates into a ring of foam around the edges. Tiny bubbles can be seen dancing to the top.

Horsey and lemony on the nose at first, with a cheesey funk underlying the initial aroma. A touch of cheese sweat and a bit more horsey funk on the nose with even more lemons and a hint of dust as the beer warms up.

Soft citrus at first, then a biting lemon flavor. Funk moves in to cut the tartness down and displays itself in horse blanket and a lactic, soft cheese sweat.

Drying and medium bodied, with a soft appropriate carbonation for the style.

A bit more sour with a nice horsey funk throughout the beer. Great blend for a first commercial release, and I expect to see funkier ones as they begin to use older lambics. You can definitely taste the Cantillon lambic in this.

12-17-2011 07:15:07 | More by auroracrisis
Photo of pmlondrigan

New York

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

Although this beer pours an impressive dense head and has a nice opaque golden hue the lack of lacing deminishes it slightly. Very good head retention though, especially for a gueuze. Leather, wet straw and lemon peels, not much more to say about the aroma. Its nice enough, actually rather nice, just not to complex. Wheat-y, slightly funky, some good old oak presence, big lemon citrus and grass character. Nice tart-sour finish. Pretty well balanced. Kinda of a puffy mouthfeel thanks to the good carbonation with a drying finish. Nice, I'd revisit this.

12-16-2011 23:50:53 | More by pmlondrigan
Photo of twelveinches


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-15-2011 06:56:01 | More by twelveinches
Photo of ferrari29


4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

Beer poured from the bottle into a Snifter-shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a cloudy body, with an off-orange and copper color; nice one finger white colored rocky looking head; head dissipated rather quickly; average amount of lacing formed around the glass

S - Leathery; sour grapes; white vinegar; sour apple, has a touch of fruit; slight citrus nose; grapefruit sourness

T - Extremely tart taste of sour grapefruit, pear and apple goat the palate; big vinegar taste; bread malt flavor; I also taste a bit of lime

M - Effervescent; tart feeling on the tongue and inner-cheeks; dry aftertaste and crisp feel when you first take a sip

D - Great stuff; one of the better Gueuze's out of Belgium; highly recommended to other Gueuze-lovers

12-15-2011 05:38:56 | More by ferrari29
Photo of Bobbydigi


4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

12-14-2011 04:50:11 | More by Bobbydigi
Photo of mfdish


5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-13-2011 18:02:34 | More by mfdish
Photo of spycow


5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-12-2011 16:06:16 | More by spycow
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +10.1%

into a tulip it was a light orange brown with a very nice three finger head of lace and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice retention only gradually let the head fade away, what was left was a very nice set of concentric side glass rings of lace. Smell was very sour, lots of grapes and other fruits. A bit light on the nose before the sour wrath kicks in. Flavor was very full and robust. Nice yeast filled flavor wrecks your taste buds but calms down considerably on the finish. A huge rush of sour fruit than kicks into overdrive and puckers your lips through the finish

12-12-2011 02:44:18 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of morimoto76

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-11-2011 18:36:18 | More by morimoto76
Photo of mullenpc

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-11-2011 01:37:16 | More by mullenpc
Photo of Ralphs66

New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%

12-09-2011 23:07:21 | More by Ralphs66
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

Too small bottle, caged and corked. Purchased at DeCicco's in ardsley, NY.

Gotta love a beer with best before date of 15/02/2021!

Pours medium tangarine, cloudy, light tan head, goes to a thicker film and leaves some low sheeting and blobs of thicker lacing.

Funked up nose, sweat sox come to mind, with a back sniff of diluted clorox.

Bright lemon flavors, orange undertones, moderatly sour, super flavorful and complex. Each sip is to be savored...nice effort here on a style that not easy to get right

12-08-2011 00:47:12 | More by Billolick
Photo of smakawhat


4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from the bottle into a Cantillon Gueze glass. Vintage 2010 - 2011 12.7 fl oz bottle.

What a giant pop off this bottle. KAPOW! So loud lots of pressure in this little guy. Poured with a surprisingly good suds foamy off white head. Cloudy opaque but orb glowing body of real nice orange/lemon. Head slowly falls, but always leaves a good puck on the top except towards the very end.

Nose is very fruity, with some mild brett heat, sour tangerine orange, mild lemon, almost spritzy.

Taste is a thirst quenching orange with a mild tartness. Some decent carbonation somewhere in the middle. Sour lemon, just a little bit of numbness at first. Frequent sips become considerably more fruity. Champagne mimosa quality with big fruit, nothing yeasty either.

Overall fantastic and solid.

12-07-2011 01:22:52 | More by smakawhat
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.