Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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