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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 155
Gots: 419 | FT: 43
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Belgium

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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The beer comes in a hazy peachy amber with a small white head.

The aroma has a big funkiness throughout of hay, farm, stinky socks. There is green apple peel, a lemony tartness, a bit of malty sweetness, slight restrained in general.

The flavor follows with green apple peel, lemon juice tartness, a light breadiness in the middle with some fruity sweetness even, a deep funkiness of stinky socks and farm quality. There's white wine character throughout. The beer is extremely dry.

A more restrained beer than Drie Fonteinen, as I had two blind. Still absolutely delicious though.

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2012
Gentle pour yields generous two inch off white head. Bubbly and poppy that reduces quickly to paper thin edge. Cloudy honeyed apricot appearance.

Sour fruit. Fresh sanded oak flooring. Sea brine. Fruits of lemon and apricot skin.

Sweet and sour. Lemony and fruity (how bout that for redundancy). Not saying there's raspberries there but the tartness from fresh raspberries is there for me moreso than lemon. Woodsy and yeasty in the middle. Apricot sweetness and lemon rind. Some mineral on the back end.

Very smooth and surprisingly enough not head tilting or wincing. I'm really drawn into the fuzzy apricot sensations here. Spritefull carbonation.

Overall sophistication. Putting this in my chambers. More of a wild ale session but all in all quite enjoyable.

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Drank from a 1pt. 9.4 fl.oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
2011 2012 vintage
Best before: 29/03/2022
Served in a traditional lambic tumbler

A careful pour yielded a slightly hazed, medium amber body that was topped by a crackling, two-finger tall crown of eggshell colored froth. Steady streams of carbonation ascended the liquid. The head quickly dissolved to a thin, lasting film that left no lacing in its wake.

The aroma was super crisp, powdery and dry initially. Lots of lemon rind. Slightly musty and funky. Touch of earthy hops. Overall, not super complex. As the beer sat, the nose became funkier, mustier and more interesting. Some oaky notes appeared as well.

Dry, yeasty notes and bitter lemon pith dominated the flavor profile. The beer was bracingly tart and tannic. Oaky notes appeared in the center. Lots of grapefruit peel and white vinegar-like acidity. The finish contained many of the same flavors found on the front end, but on an even more intense level. The lemon rind was overwhelming and it lingered long after every sip. There was a surprising amount of hoppy bitterness as well. All in all, the beer was quite astringent and rather simplistic.

The mouthfeel was definitely the most impressive aspect of this beer. It was impossibly light and frothy, yet it turned super creamy and supple once it settled. A finely beaded, lively effervescence gave the liquid a crisp, sprightly, Champagne-like quality.

Gueuzes typically exhibit a rounded profile of tartness, funk, oak and barnyard character. Even with two years of age, this beer was a bitter, pithy, sour bomb. It reminded me more of an over-hopped American wild ale than any type of gueuze I have ever sampled.

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
97 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.