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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,718
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 160
Gots: 443 | FT: 48
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Belgium

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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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.

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4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
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
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, excellent brew! Poured cold with a large, off-white, foamy, frothy, thick head that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber with a load of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, sour, bread dough, malt - a fresh and clean quality. Flavor's like nose, fresh and clean, very dry with bitter and carbonic working very well with each other. Back of the tongue is left with an astringent feel. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, with a slight dry champagne flavor and again very clean. Outstanding.

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4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 375mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip. Label says best before 2/15/2021; I think this is a 2011 bottling.

Appearance: nice medium-golden hue with a moderate haze and a very good effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. I like it!

Smell: a nice, moderately acidic tartness comes first with a backing of light sweetness. Mixed in with that is a deeper funk with some cherrylike quality, under which there is yet another layer of rich malt aroma. Beautifully blended, this smells wonderful.

Taste: big sourness right off the bat; much more tart than the aroma would suggest. There is a nice sweetness here which is still pretty balanced. There's also less funk in the flavor than in the aroma. Tart and enjoyable, but not as sublime as the smell.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a high level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Very enjoyable.

Overall: this is a very good beer which I'm really enjoying; however, I wish the flavor had the same wonderful complexity as the aroma.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 1,718 ratings.