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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 169
Gots: 453 | FT: 51
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 07-05-2011

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.
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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.

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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.

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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%

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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin's gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night's Skins/Cowboys game.

A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color. The head is a one finger white shade, with the best texture and retention of the three.

S: Tons of tartness, a lesser white wine-esque fruitiness, and some buried earthy funk. The most seemingly sour of the three.

T: First thing that comes through initially is the combination of pear/apple esters and white wine tartness. The tart sourness breaks through more aggressively through the midtaste, while the finish is mild brett funk. Out of the three, this was the most sour, the least earthy - and the least subtle. Certainly a nice beer, however.

M: Super dry and puckering. Lots of carbonation, too. It lacks the delicate touch of the Cantiloon/3F gueuzes, though it's softer than, say, a run of the mill Flemish red.

O: It's a nice sour ale. I wouldn't call it beginner friendly at all, though, due to the tartness. I would point fans of Flanders sours to this one, however. Shame it had compete against the two titans of the style - even though it came in third in the gueuze showdown, I reckon it would be superior to any other gueuze on the market (not from Cantiloon or 3F, that is).

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the epic nine gueuze lineup a few days back. Too bad only Doopie was around to see it. Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter.
Vintage: 2010-2011
Best before 4 March 2021

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, one finger, medium-thin, white head with good retention. Fades to a good foam cap. Hazy gamboge orange, though more amber when held to the light, with medium levels of carbonation. Head fades to a decent cap that sticks around for the ride.

SMELL: Funky for sure, with lots of lemon and green apple tartness. Light cheese notes, with plenty of green grapes and white wine on the nose. Very acidic as well.

TASTE: Funky notes with plenty of tart lemon, green apples and pears. Very sour, sporting a heavy green grape and white wine flavors through the middle into the finish. Acidic and very vinegary after the swallow, with plenty of sour white wine, tart lemon and apples, and plenty of puckering sourness. Hints of floral bitterness as well, but this is all about the acidity, vinegar, and tart estery sourness.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Smooth on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry and puckering.

OVERALL: This was a good and challenging gueuze, thought the vinegar and acidity was perhaps a touch too much to really make it an enjoyable drink. A full bottle might be rough. That said, this was one of my favorites of the evening, and is definitely more my style. It also mixed really well with the Cantillon once I started belnding myself. Well worth checking out. Recommended.

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