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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,724
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 160
Gots: 444 | 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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Photo of drpimento
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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of WynnO
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of flagmantho
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.

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jtingue
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Channel10Geuze
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jethrodium
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Label is 2010-2011. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is funky brett, some light lemon, and a light earthiness. Not terribly complex, but not bad. The taste has a light initial sweetness with some barnyard funk, light lemon, and a decent tartness. The finish has a funky earthiness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Not bad, but not nearly as complex as the best gueuzes. I'll be curious if the 3-year blend is a big improvement over this 2-year blend.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of alyssajoy
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Say what now? A gueuze producer I have yet to hear of? And they're blending lambics from all the major houses? Oh yes please. Dear God, yes.

Nice tones throughout on this beer, though it doesn't really "blow me away" in any particular way. It's just "good." Nice character, nice feel, nice all the way around. I guess that's the bottom line on this one: it's "nice." definitely holds all the character you really hope for a gueuze. If you enjoy the style, highly suggested. I think I may get several of these and let them rest for a while.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of WeedKing4
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

had this at city beer store in San Francisco. Pours a light, hazy yellow. Tastes nicely sour with some tartness. Fruits like green apples and some lemon come through on the taste. The sourness wasn't overpowering. Drank down really smooth. This style is really opening my eyes to these type of beers. very tasty.

Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JMRSN
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Nice looking beer; hazy, burnished gold; a fluffy white head with strong retention; lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is tart and funky, notes of green apple, hay, pepper, lemon. Acidic, oaky and a bit musty.

Very tasty. Sourness is present but not overpowering, my bottle had a pleasantly musty, light funk/barn aspect but it sat well with the acidity, lemon and tart apple flavors. Shared this with someone relatively new to sour beers and they enjoyed it thoroughly and weren’t put off by the funkiness, which again is there but is fairly restrained. Underneath the stronger flavors are hints of oak, vinegar, spice, mild malty sweetness.

Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Very dry, clean drinking and refreshing. Paired extremely well with some locally-made goat cheese and crackers while spending the weekend in wine country on Long Island. A bit on the expensive side or I’d buy a whole lot more of this.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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