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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,786
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 169
Gots: 453 | FT: 51
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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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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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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.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my large St Feuilien goblet, Tilquin gueuze is dark gold with an off-white head that leave scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is classic gueuze, nice mineral citrus, funky, lemon rind, dusty, but with a clean brightness.

Taste is very balanced, light soapiness, decent funk, sourness, but not puckering.

Mouthfeel is dry, sprirtzy, medium light bodied, a little oily.

Drinkability pretty high, this is an excellant blend, nice depth, but not overwhelming.

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Bought at the butcher shop downtown. Uncaged the bottle, set it on the counter and then cork just shot out of it. Didn't know I wanted a geuze mark on the ceiling, but I like it! Poured into my coolship Allagash glass to a nice hazy yellow with a decent and lingering head. Wonderful aroma, definite farmhouse funk that is very reminiscent of the cantillon geuze. Pretty decent mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation. Taste is tart and refreshing that vanishes well, leaving you wanting more.

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