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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,578
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 155
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

zchall23, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

whartontallboy, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of rdilauro
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, I tried this one based on a suggestion from a beer salesman. I am always opened to different types of beers. I guess I am just not a fan of any type of lambic. The aroma of this was very nice, crisp, clean with some apple and pear over tones.
The taste was a bit awkward for me. One minute it was like a extra dry sparkling wine with a touch of sweetness, next minute and was too sweet.
The one thing I did very like was it was very crisp. Much more than any other beer I have tasted. As I mentioned above, about sparkling wine, it presented itself almost champagne like.

rdilauro, Feb 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Kaydogg, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of spdyfire83
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

138th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. I opened this bottle at bspringer's birthday celebration. An epic night for sure to celebrate his golden day of birth!

A: Burnt yellow. Three-quarter (dull white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Hay, cracked wheat/field, spider web, funk, aged cheese. Very, very nice.

T: Oh so nice hear. Straight and to the point...just funky, weird, and awesome. Hay, must, funk, and oldness. Hints fruit balanced with dull spice and earthy flavors.

M: Light bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O: I really solid beer all around! Pretty sure this was from a fresh batch, but I can't wait to age it a bit. I think it will surely hold up quite well over time. Very nice for sure!

spdyfire83, Jan 28, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1065th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 ml

Not sure of year

Thanks to T0rin0 for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- A very light-medium yellow color with soft golden edges and a small bit of head that settled rather quickly.

Smell- Classic notes of the style. A bit dry and bit funky and a little bit of sour in the glass. Maybe a couple whispy touches of vinegar in there.

Taste- Wasn’t sure what to expect but a pretty good beer. Had a nice dry grape skin flavor with some funk, tart and lemony citrus notes.

Mouth- A light-medium body with a good dry medium carbonation. A lot of funk, citrus and damp residual flavors.

Drink- Another one of those beers I always wanted to try and poof there it was at this tasting. Bobby thanks for sharing. Appreciate it very much. I would really like to sit and savor on a bottle of this one.

FosterJM, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

mrbubbler, Jan 23, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to t0rin0 for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

Pours a murky light yellow with a white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Small dots of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour citrus, funk, and some earthy aromas. Taste is very much the same. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and acidic mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good gueuze and I'm glad I got a chance to try this one.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 23, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark straw, orange color with minimal foam. Looks like a Gueuze. The aroma is a nice mixture of tart unripe green apples, lemon and vinegar. A little funk manages to penetrate as well. The flavor is very tart with apples, acidic and sour like a lemon, and dry as bone. The earthy funk, a combination of must and oak, raises its head toward the end, but it really plays second fiddle to the tartness and citrus. A nice blended Gueuze.

BeardedBoffin, Jan 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

lpotter, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

freduardo, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beerdweeb, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

seeswo, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

beermeX2, Jan 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

bsuedekum, Jan 20, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle sharred with 4 other BA's.

A- Nice hazy straw color, yellow brown, thin bubbly ring around the glass.
S- Love the funky aroma, sour, Belgium yeast, sour grape skin aroma, vinegar, barnyard funk.
T- Really nice, love the funky taste, barnyard funk, apricot, sour grape, some spice, citrus, vinegar.
M- Medium mouth feel, puckering, dry finish, well carbonated.
O- Really impressive, nice and sour, funky, nice fruity notes, would definitely drink again.

Chriscrundwell12, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

joshrosborne, Jan 17, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance is a hazy orange with a small white head. Good head retention but no lacing.

Aroma is funky barnyard but there is also some citrus in there notably lemon, orange, and raspberry. There is also a touch of oak.

Taste is quite a bit more citrusy than some of the other gueuzes I have tried. Orange and raspberry are there almost on a level playing field with the barnyard notes. A dry oakiness comes in strong on the finish. Tartness is quite prevalent throughout imparting a lemony character. Finish is dry but not quite as dry and clean as I would have liked.

Overall this is a decent gueuze but not the best I have had. There isn't enough funk and it doesn't finish quite dry enough. It isn't bad though and I probably would get it again.

rangerred, Jan 16, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a white head with good retention. Color is a hazed pale yellow.

Aroma: old funkiness. Some dry spices. A decent amount of fruitiness. Barnyard funk all the way. Old tasting.

Taste: starts out with a barnyard funk. Then I get some fruits and a little citrus. Cobweb and basement must. Oaky with a little spice. Very good.

Mouthfeel: funky and sour. Light bodies with a fine amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, this was a really nice beer. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Fits the style well.

mothman, Jan 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ADTaber, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Schade, Jan 13, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of thin head. Good head retention, lively looking carbonation. Very nice.

S: Extremely funky - very barnyardy. Lactic acid aroma with slight white wine aroma. Very dry. There is a great balance of aromas here - good amount of sourness and funkiness.

T: Fairly dry and tart with strong lemon sourness. A good amount of spicy oak, too. Funk is not nearly as strong as it was in the aroma, but shows up again with a barnyard flavor. The moderation and balance are done very well here.

M: Thin and very highly carbonated.

O: A very well balanced Gueuze - moderate amounts of sourness, oak, funk - everything works together to create a great flavor. Not as complex as some others, but it's certainly up there in my favorites.

coreyfmcdonald, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Travisnin, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

N8DAGR8, Jan 08, 2012
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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