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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,376
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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

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

375ml C&C bottle open with a moderate pop as the cork is removed from the bottle. Poured into tulip glass.

best before date: 03/26/2022.

Appearance: straw yellow / pale orange bodied beer. A bit more than a full finger of bone white head that drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: wet hay, musty basement funk, lemons, green apple skin, and white grapes.

Taste: mild tartness not really sour. This beer is lemony and almost a bit more funk forward than anything. Wet hay and straw notes. Grainy malt flavor. Grassy bitterness and slightly earthy. Pears and white grapes. Oak in the finish is mixing with more musty funk and a hint of tart lemon juice.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Soft and mellow carbonation. Really drinkable. I could use a bit more carbonation in this gueuze.

Overall: Solid beer thats a nice offering, but it didnt blow me away. Good entry level gueuze, but I recommend that you just pay the extra money and get something with more complexity for a beer from the Gueuze beer style. Examples like Drie Fountienen Oude Gueuze or Golden Blend.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 04:44:40 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-18-2013 04:19:29 | More by switzer
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DotBier

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-18-2013 01:51:51 | More by DotBier
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle from 2011/2012 vintage, poured into a Cantillon taster glass today, 7/17/2013.

Aroma: Vinegar and some tangerines and lemon zest. Possibly some sweet green apples. Slight funk, but more acidic than funky.

Colour: Slightly hazy golden body with a somewhat effervescent 2.5cm white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a bubbly collar. Not much lacing to speak of. Looks like a solid geuze, nothing super special.

Flavour: More tart and acidic than actual sourness. Mostly some vinegar, lemon zest, a little bit of oak, with some dry sweetness reminding me of green apples. Not superbly sour but definitely acidic.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with great carbonation. Aftertaste is mostly lemon and apple tartness with a trail of mild funk. Not super sour or particularly dry. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: Like a good champagne. Not particularly funky or sour, but comes with a nice refreshing carbonation and good acidity. It's good on a hot day. I prefer 3F or Cantillon's regular geuzes, but this is a lot more easily obtainable where I am. So I recommend trying this at least once, if it hits your spot, great. If not, well keep on looking for that delicious and easily+reasonably obtainable geuze.. if there is a such thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 01:48:53 | More by Stevedore
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TallSaint

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-18-2013 01:31:38 | More by TallSaint
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-17-2013 03:10:57 | More by facesnorth
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2013 01:02:50 | More by KeKeKumba
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2013 00:15:17 | More by cp45
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-16-2013 21:52:17 | More by williamjbauer
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leroybrown10

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-16-2013 20:50:21 | More by leroybrown10
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-16-2013 16:32:22 | More by BeersAndBears
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cgentzkow

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2013 20:00:21 | More by cgentzkow
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Rosquin

Iowa

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-15-2013 11:42:39 | More by Rosquin
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2013 03:45:19 | More by millelacsmark
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, orange-shaded gold color. Quite cloudy. Small white head, lots of little bubbles. Aroma has lots of earth, sour lemons and a pleasant mineral tone. Lots of musty fruit - apples, berries, grapes. Medium vinegar and oak. Taste is sour lemons upfront, then some fruity malt flavor and back to more sourness that follows through into a long-lasting finish. Fairly dry. Solid pucker. Nice tannic oak flavor. Mouthfeel is a light sparkle on top of a relatively full body for a lambic.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 12:20:15 | More by jbaker67
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jayhoppin

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-14-2013 01:07:10 | More by jayhoppin
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-13-2013 13:24:57 | More by cjs61679
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roodie

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-12-2013 02:32:25 | More by roodie
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mwgroove23

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

07-12-2013 02:13:47 | More by mwgroove23
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2013 16:32:53 | More by BeRanger
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-11-2013 16:05:11 | More by LincolnHawk
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jamespub

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2013 03:39:21 | More by jamespub
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bouncepass

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-10-2013 04:16:28 | More by bouncepass
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blklabel

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2013 02:01:12 | More by blklabel
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bark

Sweden

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011/2012.

The colour is pale orange (10 EBC); the liquid is clear. The two finger white head sinks quickly to a thin lid, leaving no lacing. Lots of large bubbles are visible.

The smell is tart (vinegar) and fruity – green apples, tangerines and lime. Vanilla and minerals, quite a lot of iodine. Some horse/stable and touches of acetone and lactose.

The taste is fresh and tart, passing notes of white wine vinegar (no distilled vinegar). Iodine and iron, pickled cucumbers and ripe apples. Medium body. The aftertaste is less tart with some malty sweet flavours; they are very clean. Earthy notes and some bitter herbs. The dry tart gets comes back in the finish, as does the iodine.

The carbonation is strong; the mid-sized long lived bubbles are fresh. The liquid is tart with some smoothness.

A solid and balanced gueuze, perhaps not the most complex or deep but very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 16:41:05 | More by bark
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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