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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 141
Gots: 343 | FT: 31
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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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timc100

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011/2012

A: Glowing, hazy to the point of opaque, sunrise orange. The head was bright white and faded into nothing within a few minutes.

S: Dank barnyard funk, sharp lemon citrus and lime zest. With a harsh swirl there are notes of sweet blueberries. Some vinegar and apple skin. Great, well balanced funky tart aroma

T: Barnyard funk, huge citrus zest, and some vinegar. Much less complex than the nose. Pretty sour.

P: Nice for the style - fuller side of light body, active carbonation, long finish.

O: Considering it's in its youth, it's a pretty damn good beer with a beautiful aroma.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 23:03:14 | More by timc100
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trxxpaxxs

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-20-2013 15:25:08 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Zorora

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-20-2013 15:09:27 | More by Zorora
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-20-2013 13:02:35 | More by mythaeus
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-20-2013 11:50:57 | More by pwoody11
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justwork

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-20-2013 05:08:08 | More by justwork
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Slipmthgoose

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-19-2013 22:52:56 | More by Slipmthgoose
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-ronin-

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-19-2013 16:32:24 | More by -ronin-
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-19-2013 01:11:56 | More by alysmith4
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2013 19:03:38 | More by SpongeRuiner
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2013 16:32:38 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-18-2013 16:01:33 | More by FadetoBock
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-17-2013 13:49:55 | More by IndyDad
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with a good foam head. No lace.

Big sour funk aromas, with primary scent of apple skin. Some flowery perfume.

Nice combo of bitter and sour, all in one sip. Lots of acidic bite as the tart and funky blend with the bitter notes. Palate clears to a yeasty and mildly bitter finish. Very nice and balanced beer.

Medium light brew with a good carbonation tingle.

Lovely for the style. Nice balance and enjoyable flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 00:46:21 | More by OtherShoe2
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breemarie096

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2013 03:35:11 | More by breemarie096
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-16-2013 02:18:37 | More by mportnoy
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden orange with a tight white head. There's a decent amount of sediment thats dark and chunky, looking like little sand pebbles.

Lemon zest, barnyard funk, oak, and musty aromas.

The flavor is tart and citrusy. Lemons, and tangerine. Super funky. White sweet tarts. Pear. Champagne-like.

Mouth puckering with a slightly dry finish. Prickly carbonation.

As expected, an excellent beer. It you like sours it's a must try.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 01:58:39 | More by Vonerichs
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-15-2013 19:49:27 | More by nquigley16
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BobThomas

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-15-2013 01:08:43 | More by BobThomas
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne has layers of glowing orange-yellow tones. It's got more highlights than a broadcast of Sportscenter. It also has the perfect bubbling of a Krug Brut or Veuve Clicquot (and is probably worthy of fetching similar prices).

Gueuze are beers that speak loudly *and* carry a gigantic stick. This aroma builds on layers of musty oak - the barrels in which it's been aging for upwards of three years - with fruity tartness and citrus-like acidity. It's a startling wake-up call for the senses.

It's not entirely unfair to liken Lambics to vinegar. Gueuze, however, is more reminiscent of a vinaigrette; there's lots of lemon juice, a drop or two of champagne and a grate of citrus zest (this particular one tastes like it was drizzled over tart green apples). Unusual though it may sound and difficult as it may be to describe, the taste is absolutely delicious!

They may not be to everyone's taste (certainly not at first anyhow), but there are few things as refreshing as Gueuze. Sparklingly effervescent, bracingly tart and amply malted - this beats lemonade hands down any day of the week. Not positive whether 2010/2011 refers to brewing or blending period, but it's wonderfully lively (despite the trademark mustiness).

There may not be many, but Tilquin à L'Ancienne is definitely one of the best Gueuze out there. Anyone in possession of a bottle should treasure it like a precious and priceless family heirloom. Anyone planning to age one would be wise to invest in a safety deposit box. All hyperbole aside, it is honestly one of the finest beers I've ever had (and could have again and again).

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:55:43 | More by biegaman
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Kevinhcraig

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2013 16:53:53 | More by Kevinhcraig
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

08-13-2013 01:20:50 | More by Schlafly33
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sirsteve42

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2013 12:32:33 | More by sirsteve42
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acc88

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2013 23:44:53 | More by acc88
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-11-2013 17:55:00 | More by trevorpost
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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