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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,508
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 147
Gots: 366 | FT: 38
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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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5/5  rDev +15.2%

alcstradamus, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BMoldy
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Straw-like, cloudy gold with an initially large layer of creamy white foam that quickly fades to no more than a film that sits on top. Some irregular lacing

S: Strong oak tanin aroma supports some sour and fruity (peaches, berries) notes. Smells earthy and natural with additional floral aromas.

T: Very full and rounded. Not overly dry, with a faintly detectable sweetness. Dryness emerges first, followed by a mild bitterness in the middle, and then a slightly sweet finish. Predominant tannic notes shine through, but this is a rather complex gueuze with a number of more subtle flavors that much harder to describe. Pale malt and wheat both present themselves underneath the overlying tartness, which is bold but not offensive. Finish is relatively quick and clean for a gueuze. Aftertaste is rather strong and fresh, red apple-like.

M: Soft, full mouthfeel with a brisk but fleeting carbonation.

O: A very impressive gueuze. Not as dry as some of its more famous cousins, which I welcome, but well-crafted and well-rounded. Very flavorful and easy to drink. I'd probably offer this as a sort of "gateway gueuze" to the unfamiliar.

BMoldy, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

RuckusDu, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

A: A straw yellow color. Tons of effervesence off the bottom. Very traditional looking.

S: Light funky notes. Tart lemon and a musty earthiness. Some funky citrus notes. Wet hay.

T: Tangerine, Lemon earthiness. Not overly tart for a Gueuze. Floral notes.

M: light, lots of carbonation, acidic.

Overall: A very unoffensive Gueuze. Not a bad place to start for a beginer to the Gueuze world.

BigMike, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jh1982, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

cpinto6, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

BeerThursdays, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Viciousknishs
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%

A- pours a slight hazy golden with a finger and a half of white head. Ok head retention.

S- starts of with a tart lemony/acidic pineapple aroma that transitions into an assertive funk with notes of horseblanket, goat and musty wet hay. A soft oak character mingles in giving some depth to the aroma. Finishes with some earth and a lingering Brett character.

T- tart acidic burst spreads over the palate at first with a zesty lemon peel and tangerine. Smooth funky barnyard and earthy musty Brett linger into the aftertaste with a soft oak flavor on the finish.

MF- spritzy acidic mouthfeel with a light medium body. Beautiful smooth carbonation.

D- great drinkability and extremely refreshing.

Overall an excellent oude gueuze!

Viciousknishs, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

midaszero, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

randylangford, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

mikeseattle, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy straw color, pours 1 finger of white head. Moderate lacing.

Smell: funky, earthy, horseblanket, citrus, lemon.

Taste: Tart, acidic, citrus, grapefruit, earthy.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, smooth, crisp, acidic.

Overall: A good gueuze. Very drinkable. Good funk.

phichifiji00, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

750mL bottle into a small Cantillon flute. Opens with a pretty loud pop. Best before 18/02/2021. May have to lay a couple of these away.

A: Lovely, hazy goldenrod body with a slight white head that doesn't last too long. Definitely carbonated, though--pops like Rice Krispies in the glass. Classic looking, really.

S: A bit like salami that's been left out of the refrigerator for a while--meaty, salty smelling, almost. Pleasant floral notes deep down in the back of the nose, reaching for them. A fascinating nose. Some bits of straw in there, dust. Even a bit of strawberry.

T: Bright tartness, almost like 7-Up, but with some solid funk. Not overwhelming, however, and a great quality gueuze profile without being too strong in any one way. Some definite gym bag or sweaty sock notes, but towards the end and easily overlooked.

M: Good carbonation and moderate body really bring out the whole range of flavors. Immensely refreshing.

O: Top notch, for sure. 22 bucks for the 750, I think, but worthwhile for something whose complexity trumps even high-quality wines. An exemplar.

wschmit, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

WeisGuy, Nov 16, 2011
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4.14/5  rDev -4.6%

A bottle pour from oglmcdgl

Tilquin Gueuze has the look of olympic gold, with some yellow highlights. Not the clearest liquid so you cant see through it. A nice amount of active bubbles on top dyting quickly. Smell is barnyard written all over it, musk, hay, grass, and some earthy hop aroma. Scents of horseblanket come up, nice for a young from the bottle gueuze. Taste is weird, in a good sour funky way. Tart apple, pear, with mineral taste, hay, horseblanket and the like. Pretty funky. The feel is at a step up from light with active carb going for it. Spritzy on the mouth. I could do a whole bottle of this in a second. Im going to have to find a bottle of this to lay down for 10 years or so.

BARFLYB, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

aapp, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

sideshowe, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%

Oude Gueuze Tilquin

Pours a straw yellow color, slightly hazy with a bone white crackling head and active carbonation evident. Aroma of musty. wet hay and sour lemon funk. In the taste, tart biting acidity upfront, with rind, mild bitterness and vinious qualities. Some lemon, grapefruit peel, wheat malt and brett notes. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, almost puckering, yet dry and mild. Overall, this is a finely blended gueuze, and a lively one at that.

Stinkypuss, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Nuggethops, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

AleWatcher, Nov 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

brendaniel, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

starrdogg, Nov 14, 2011
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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