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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 157
Gots: 383 | FT: 39
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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 metter98
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of funk in the nose.
T: The overall taste is tart and has sour flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a fine example of the style—it has a nice amount of funkiness and sourness—but neither of these is over the top, making this very drinkable.

metter98, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of jeffthecheff
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange color with a fizz of a white head that soon dissipates.

Aroma has some funky vinegar notes along with some generic woodiness. A mild fruitiness creeps in as it warms, but it's no lemon bomb like some other gueuzes.

Strong tart flavor is up front, with a really tannic, puckering finish. Tastes a bit rough around the edges. There is plenty of sourness, but the strong wood flavor overwhelms.

There is a substantial mouth coating tannic character on the palate, which may contribute to a fuller feeling mouthfeel. Carbonation level is appropriately high. Overall, an enjoyable gueuze that is probably a notch below the elite versions.

jeffthecheff, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of dankness3
4/5  rDev -7.8%

dankness3, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of tewaris
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tilquin Gueuze
6% ABV

Poured from 11.2 oz cork and caged bottle into a Gueuze tumbler at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Peach colored with uncompacted sediment that could have been because of excessive agitation. Alabaster colored medium head with very good retention.

Aroma is lactic but vinegary too with hay and general gueuze funk. Taste is similar but strongly lemony. Good funkiness and grainy character to support the strong tartness that dominates this beer. A slightly bitter and woody note at the end keeps things interesting. Clean, crisp and almost abrasive --- quite sour and likable.

4, 4, 4, 4, 4

tewaris, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Duffman929
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage, 375ml bottle

A: Bottle popped nicely. Pours a bright golden color with a substantial head. The head dissipates quickly. Very bubbly.

S: Large citrus funk hits the nose. Smells like lemons, sour apples...maybe some woodsy undertones.

T: Nice sour funk hit to the tongue at the initial taste. Not sure if the lessened sour nature was due to the beer warming or the mouth adjustment, but it was quite enjoyable.

M: Carbonated, refreshing, light. My mouth was happy with the combination.

I liked this bottle and will be ordering another bottle next month. Perhaps I will get 2 and age one.

Duffman929, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Grohnke
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy golden straw, robust tightly packed head dissipates quickly. Effervescent.

The nose hits you with granny smith apple, lemon, funk, oak, and background cherry once it comes down in temperature. Well balanced throughout and wonderfully complex.

Balanced trade off of sour and tart qualities, cider, lemon zest. Extraordinarily clean. Well balanced mild oak.  Acidic bite lingers in the aftertaste.

Thin to medium body, high carbonation. Clean, dry, puckering finish. Lingering acetic bite.

Great gueuze. Aroma is exquisite, likely the standout quality for this beer. However it's a little lacking in the barnyard qualities - they are too soft - but the other aroma complexities make up for that shortcoming. Also, the aftertaste is quite acetic, actually taking away from the balance.  If the rating system had .25s, I'd likely use them across the board, as I had a difficult time rating this one.

Grohnke, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of beef13
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

beef13, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of rmaste6282
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

rmaste6282, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

pirmannt1, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of wyatt
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

wyatt, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color lambic with a super huge foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of light sour notes with light funky ester. Taste is also a mix between some sour and tart notes with light acidic undertones and some light funky ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well put together lambic mix except it may be a bit too balanced toward sour and acidic notes for my liking. I would have preferred more green apple and barnyard notes personally.

Phyl21ca, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of kevanb
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The cork comes right off with a huge pop, and out pours a lovely golden straw colored beer, instantly a huge head starts forming, about 3 fingers high. The head quickly gives way and recedes to about a single finger and has decent retention and ample lacing. Lots of bubbles rise through the hazy texture of the beer, a great sight to see for this style. Nice big nose and not surprisingly, funk jumps out right away, lots of it. Once the funk dies down, tart green apples, some lemony citrus notes and even some sweeter berry aromas come to life. Some faint straw and dried hop resin is noticeable, but there is a lot of complexity to the nose. The flavors are wonderful and follow the nose very well, yeasty funk is definitely present, but not overwhelming, some nice dried hop flavors pair well with the abundant citrus, notably lemon and orange zest, straw is again present with some very crisp champagne-like tart apples and just the slightest bit of blueberry and sour cherry notes add some sweetness that bring out some nice chewy sweet oak flavors. The body is standard for the style, very carbonated, very dry and crisp with a nice sour pucker to the finish.

Verdict: Exceptional gueuze from the Gueuzerie Tilquin. The flavors are exceptionally complex, the body is spot on, and it has just enough to sourness to satisfy any sour lover while being accessible to anyone looking to try a great gueuze.

kevanb, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

zonker17, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Gonzoillini, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Winslow
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Winslow, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of uustal
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, straw yellow/light orange color with a bright white one-finger head. Goes quickly. Aroma of lemon zest, orange peel, sour apple a bit of barnyard funk and nice tart cherry and berry notes. Flavor begins with a nice amount of tart citrus. Lemon peel, green apples, tart berries and lesser sour cherry notes. Grass and slight earthiness in the middle before a middling funky, musty ending. Bubbly, light crisp mouthfeel. Overall, good flavor, not too tart, not too funky, great combination of the flavors that changes from sip to sip.

uustal, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev -7.8%

fehrminator, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of rudzud
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this a while back at Julio's. Its a 2010/2011 bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden light amber hue with a thin off white halo and and light clouding. Not that bad.

S - Smell is light citrus and cherries with a nice belgian funk. Light oak notes too. Just...all rather faint. As it warms up ALOT of apple comes out.

T - Stuff is tasty. Nice green apple sourness and tartness along with tasty oak. Mostly just a sour apple with a faint, faint cherry quality. Good oak finish. Very clean.

M - Mouthfeel has an excellent sour finish. Great oak notes, sour apple. Stuff goes down real easy. Unfortunately though as it warms the carbonation really fades on this one.

O - This is a very tasty gueuze. Again, rather accessable for me. Love the green apple tartness. Very crisp and clean.

rudzud, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a cork caged 750ml dated 2010/2011, poured into a duvel tulip

A- pours a nice hazy orange straw color with a almost one finger fizzy head, that settles out quickly, looks crisp and effervescent. No lacing.

S- smells starting wafting out as soon as I open the bottle, a lot of funk and citrus notes, combined with oak, smells very sour and the oak smells almost toasty, at least imam assuming that is from the oak. I'm reminded of hay.

T- nice and sour, notes of citrus and apples mixed with a strong oak character, which again reminds me of oak and hay... Citrus notes remind me of sour apricots, grapefruit, tart green apple, complex and interesting, although the oak has a strange bite at times, wonder if this will mellow out and blend a little better with age?

M- medium bodies with medium effervescent, tight bubbl carbonation, in all honesty I felt as though the carbonation could have been a touch higher, or maybe the body a touch lighter.

O- a very nice gueze, however the oak notes can be a bit strange at times, hoping this one will improve a little with some age, although it is very pleasant to begin with. The only thing that stopped me from marking this higher was the strange oak bite.

PeterIngemi, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of MiguelMandingo
5/5  rDev +15.2%

MiguelMandingo, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Gosox8787
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 375 mL corked and caged bottle poured into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip. Best by date of 10/02/2021 on the bottle. Served at just below cellar temperature.

Appearance: Golden orange to yellow in color with a nice one and a half finger, white, creamy head. Recedes into a nice lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Very fruity aroma for a gueuze. I get some raspberries and tart green apples. A big oak character as well. A light touch of funk in there as well. Really interesting.

Taste: Again, the fruit notes really stand out and seperate this from others in the style. Although there is no fruit, I get a lot of raspberry, green apple and lemon. Not as tart as others in the style, but with a strong oak character. Light on the funk.

Mouthfeel: Juicy, light and nicely carbonated upfront. A subtle, dry finish.

Overall, a really worthwhile and enjoyable gueuze. The fruit notes definitely what sets this apart from others. Drinking very nicely right now and definitely should age with the best of them. Definitely one I would pick up often at the price.

Gosox8787, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +15.2%

csustar001, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of amphion1065
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle purchased at Lord Hobo, served in a tulip. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very clear shade of gold. Really no head at all, though there is some great lacing.

Really funky, buggy nose. Strong lemons and hay, with a truly wild yeast character coming through. Very tart. A slight hint of what seems to be acetone.

The taste follows the nose closely. This is very sour and wonderfully tart, with a strong citrus acidity. Though the nose seems a little out of control with the funk, the taste is very clean, with well defined apple and lemon flavors and a palate-coating sourness.

This is so effervescent, it almost reminds me of champagne. Pretty close to flawless for the style.

Very well done, I'm very excited to see what new projects come our way from Tilquin.

amphion1065, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of slvrmon82
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

slvrmon82, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of M27
4/5  rDev -7.8%

M27, Feb 19, 2012
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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