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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 155
Gots: 420 | FT: 44
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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 homebrew311
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into snifter. Appearance is hazy orange with dense creamy white head, great retention, some lacing. The nose has a lot going on...notes of sourdough, lactic acid, and oak come through the biggest. Some delicate waves of lemon and funk come through as well. The taste incredibly tart and fruity. Note of white wine, oak, and loads of lactic acid are present. There is some underlying funk that is at the perfect level for my taste. The front is puckering tart which develops into a balance with some moderate sweetness. This one is delicious. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. Overall, this is one of my new favorite gueuzes. Great range of flavors and delicious balance. Very tart and definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of NewPorter
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 oz. to a tulip, 2011 bottle.

A : Very hazy, deep golden in color. A finger of nice white head that transitions quickly to a persistant ring.

S : Bright meyer lemon, somewhat muted earthy aroma. Sweetness comes out as it warms.

T : Quite tart, a crispy green apple.

M : Very light and watery, excellent carbonation that dissipates quickly and leaves a pleasant effervescent feel.

O : Not as complex as I expected but balanced and enjoyable. Very approachable for the style.

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of mattsander
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Quite hazy apricot in color with a rather long lasting 4mm white head. Lovely.

S: Musk, earthy brett, ripe pears, slightly cheesy with a big lemon-candy wallop. Very fruity, slightly muted brett character when compared to Cantillon Gueuze. Some bubblegummy sweetness shows up as it warms, very nice.

T: Plenty of lemony lactic acidity, wood/oaky, some cheesier notes. Lots of tannins. Again, less Brett than Cantillon.

M: Very creamy and luxurious, wetter than most Gueuze I've had.

An awesome unfussy Gueuze, recommended for the price!

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of rolltide8425
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle, 2011 vintage, best before date of 5/03/2021, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a finger of bubbly white head that recedes to a collar, leaves some spotty lacing.

S- The aroma is amazing. Very funky and fruity. Sour apple and pear aroma, citrus and vinegar, also a pronounced sulfur and hay funk and some mushroom.

T- Very tart, more crispy apple and lots of lemon, funk has nice complexity, with some hay and mushroom flavors and a nice wood character.

M- Medium-bodied, nice carbonation, has a smooth, bubbly feel, dry finish.

O- A really awesome gueuze, the aroma on its own sets this beer apart. Has nice complexity and is highly drinkable.

Photo of Mavajo
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TheoV
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of viettran07
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle, 6.4% ABV.

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden straw hue, with persistent rising bubbles, and one finger of tight, off-white surface yeast head, which settles slowly, leaving a few vertical streaks of lace around the glass.

It smells of tart fruit - cherry, lemon, apple and a bit of raspberry, some backing white vinegar, moderate aged cheese funk, some soft wheaty graininess, and mild earthy, musky hops. The taste is more sour, acidic, denuded fruit, stripped of any sugary aromatic association, a nice even musky funk, some soft lactic sweetness, and a subtle astringent white wine essence.

The bubbles are, as previously alluded to, quite effervescent, but they tire soon enough to a steady hum, the body medium-light in weight, and actually somewhat smooth, given the swirling maelstrom of edgy acetic acid. It finishes surprisingly a tad off-dry, the underappreciated wheat malt perking up a bit, though the acerbic fruit edge never really wavers.

An approachable enough, if that's a real thing, gueuze. The sour and tart notes are there, for sure, and the funk is restrained to a bit part, so no one should be all that overwhelmed - a single extreme flavour at a time, and all that. As for me, I found this to be nicely in my face at first, and then forgiving as I acclimatized, and then rode out happily to the end.

Photo of jmarsh123
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light orange with a creamy white head fading into a ring after a few minutes.

Aroma is apple skin, lots of funk some of it the bleu cheese variety I sometimes get from gueuzes. Lemon and vinegar.

Starts out pretty mellow with some lemon and apple. Intense tartness (but not quite sour) slowly creeps in and it finishes funky and dry.

Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation levels.

Pretty enjoyable. Probably not as good as most Cantillon stuff, but lots of complex flavors and subtles.

Photo of Etan
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml into a tulip. 2011 bottle.

A: Pours a glowing gold with a nice white head.

S: Sour, earthy wheat. Nice mellow berry and floral sweetness comes out. Some chalky mineral notes as it warms, a tiny bit of funk.

T: Starts out moderately sour. Raspberry skin, apricot, bit of lactic funk, slight metallic note, strong lemon, wheat and weak vanilla on the end. Tartness increases greatly as it warms.

M: Frothy, light, nice.

O: Bright, acidic - not the most complex but really tasty and well-done.

Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'10/'11 Bottling, served in a Cantillon taster glass.

Pours a slightly bright orange and sunny yellow color, rather hazy, with a bright white finger and a half of head. Dissipates relatively quickly, but keeps to a nice bubbly ring.

The aroma is tart, with a sort of green apple/cider/vinegary aroma. There's some underlying funky musk pushing through. It's mildly sour, but primarily on the high end of tart.

The taste has a slight sour bite, almost puckering, with some green apple skins, lemon rind, white wine grapes, musk and a hint of funk, followed by some more tart fruit notes on the finish.

Slight effervescence, crisp, light bodied. It's rough on the palate, especially being some what of a noob at this stuff.

I've heard this is one of the less sour gueuzes around, and I in fact did not find it real sour. I think for that reason, I was able to truly enjoy this.

Photo of xenjoiii
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010-2011 Vintage bottle (750ml) - Best before 16/02/2021 Poured into my Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip.

A: Bright golden body with about a two finger fluffy white head. Great looking beer.

S: Sour lemons. Sour green apples. Sour green grapes. There is also a beautiful marriage of funk and oak that hangs behind the sour fruit aromas.

T: Massive mouth puckering tartness upfront with notes of lemon and green apples. By the middle of the oak begins to emerge and follows through to the finish.

M: Light to medium body. The brew is carbonated perfectly.

O: What an excellent blend Gueuzes. I am super impressed with this beer and very happy to have more of this in my cellar.

Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of od_sf
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of stevefinny
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of bonbini26
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bhir
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white foam on top. Decent retention eventually leaving a small white cap on top. Lots of bubbles released from the bottom.

S: Nice combination of lemon and green apple mixed with some barnyard funk. There is a little bit of oak too. Nice level of funk.

T: Fantastic level of sour/tartness. Some green apple and apricot with a little bit of lemon zest and more musty funk.

M: Light to medium bodied, great level of carbonation. Easy drinking. Nice level of tartness/acidity.

O: A very nice gueuze, wish I had bought more than one bottle of it. Could drink this one all day.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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