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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 168
Gots: 454 | FT: 50
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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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Photo of peabody
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a champaigne color with very small white bubbles. Lots of effervescence and this one keeps bubbling all through the drinking process.
Smell is lemon peel and sour apple with a slight bubble gum right out of the bottle.
The aroma gets more malty as it warms.
Taste is the star here. Lots of refreshing lemon peel and green apple skin. No alcohol detected.
Mouthfeel is only a bit sticky but the sourness keeps the palate very clean. Pairs well with cheese and apples.
Overall this would be a 4.65. One of the better gueuzes out there. Gives the other belgiums a run for their money.

Photo of Mister_Joshy
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JayQue
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good one. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into my Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel flute. Dark gold clear color, plenty of carbonation and a long lasting bubbly white head. Sood potent smell, sour apple and a little vinegary/funk thing as well. I had this with fruit and cheese and it went down really well.

Taste is really good. The sour fruit flavor is enhanced by the more potent vinegary sourness. There is a touch of saison like funk and a little oak flavor to add to the complexity.

Mouthfeel is good. The level of sourness is more than my usual Lips of Faith comfort zone but the balance between the sour apple (which I usually like) and the vinegar (which I only like in small doses) is very good.

I would drink this one again. Very good.

Photo of metalgdog
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of vandemonian
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne is a very nice gueze. Yup...

A: Yellow orange colour and a 4 mm head that lasts quite well. 4

S: Strong funky smell. Like a stinky barnyard. Some unripe fruit aroma too. 3.5

T: Sour with unripe fruit and some slight bitterness. More of that in the finish, especially the bitterness. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of raffy313
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of JasonSiedman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of wattershed
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Googs
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Myst
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Bottle poured into a Mikkeller tulip

A - Dark golden with a small white head. A bit hazy which I'd expect given it's unfiltered. Small, crisp white head that settles on top.

S - Light sour tartness with light oak and farmhouse funk mixed in as well.

T - Tart sour lemon warhead hits you up front. There is also a vinegary sourness that comes through. There is a slight oaky funkiness that lingers on the backend. Nice, easy drinking sour

MF - Nice, heavy carbonation that makes this surprisingly full and smooth. It also gives it a nice, full body for this.

O - A nice sour, vinegary beer that is nice to drink. Definitely will pick up some more of these if the next time I see it as it lets you get a nice Gueuze fix that you can actually find.

Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of sliverX
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FullObs
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of N3ptune
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of zander4dawin
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really solid gueuze I was able to try out. The sour notes are upfront and long lasting making this a great sipping beer. The mouthfeel has a wonderful texture and the taste is perfection. I great example of a powerfully flavor sour beer. Not sure how hard it is to find, I know it's not available in my state though.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The steady streams of sour ale that pours out of Belgium and into Central Kentucky seems endless in supply. The newly arrived Tilquin beers borrow unfermented worts from some of the most celebrated brewers and blenders of Belgium for their masterfully blended sour ales. The results are nothing less than stellar.

Golden rod in color, the beer pours with a zesty yet subdued carbonated character. The champagne-like spritziness constructs a lumbering loosely knit head that breaks apart rather quickly. But a gentle swirl of the tulip rebuilds the white head and releases pungent aromas. Low-lying lacing is also a testament to the low pH of the beer as it struggles in the foam department.

Intense tart aromas strike the nose with pungent earth notes and zesty fruits. Limes, wild berries, granny smith apples, tart green cherries, and lemons elude to highly acidic character while the musty, goaty, wood rot, and the scent of saddle leather round out the fruits and balance the beer. With only a modest hint of wheat in the background.

Where the taste is intense, its balance is delicate. A thin veil of dry pilsner and wheat malts support strong taste of fruit and earth as each vie for the taste bud's attention. Dried limes, lemon zest, and grapefruit play off of the rich leather and tobacco notes, as well as the hay-like hops. Under ripened fruit flavors reach through the taste of sod, oak, and must. All of these deeply earthen attributes still weave in 'oude' tastes of vinous wine rot, briny sea water, swiss rind, iron, and white cider vinegar. The beer is rich in complexity and seems to reveal new aromas and tastes as the beer warms, right down to the very last sip.

Thin in body, the beer is actually supported by a semi-firm malt base. The spritzy carbonation slices right through the malt as they pull the beer from the mouth's surfaces, then giving impressions of lightness and intensifying the sourness. But its near-powdery finish surprises the palate because of its unexpected refreshing qualities. With any alcohol warmth embedded into the sheer acidity and pleasant astringency, the beer is dangerously easy to drink.

The beer's overall fruit-earth, brine-malt, mineral-bitter interplay; the beer begs for a rustic pairing with mussels or fisherman's chowder. It's a wonderful beer that easily compares favorably with many more famed sour ale makers of Belgium.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.