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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,722
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 160
Gots: 444 | FT: 48
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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: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 15/02/2021

Thanks Steve and Walt

A) Hazy, cloudy gold. A bit watery at the stem. Pale. Suspended particles. Thin, scattered head retention with a few spots of lace. Wispy head.

S) Tame aroma but clean and pleasant. Grassy with floral notions; a bit pollen-like in that respect. Juicy notes of fruits which add a soft sweetness. Deeper down are funky tones. Swirling finds puffs of dust and yeast. More of a residual funk.

T) The nose is so unassuming but this is has a tart, juicy punch that hits quick and is tempered by a moderate amount of dusty, wooden funk. Excellent balance of tart, funky and musty.

M) Light-medium feel. Carbonation is lower and it has more of a creamy feel. Dry finish with residual mustiness and fruit.

D) Really nice with superb balance and drinkability. Complex enough to keep things interesting and easy enough to be a daily drinker. My favorite thus far.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 4
Golden honey yellow body with thin incomplete white head, that quickly dissipates to nothing.

Smell: 3.75
Dominated by lemon with slight funk. Also notes of rocket candy/ sugar sweetness.

Taste: 4.25
Moderate to strong sourness with lemon notes as well as soft presence of malt and funk. Midway get faint hops presence. Finishes with a persisting lemon sourness.

Mouthfeel: 4.5
Mild carbonation and thickness of body. Strong puckering sourness with lingering strong sour aftertaste.

Overall: 4.25
Strong sour presence with lemon and funk. Not incredibly complex, but still very interesting and enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Velvety amber, possibly a little darker than expected for a gueuze, but it's definitely nice and radiant. Cloudy and hazy body, topped off with a thick, off-white nimbus head that grows softy to a few fingers before quickly crackling away into nothing but a thin film and thicker collar. Nice looking for the style, I suppose... no lacing is left behind.

I was expecting good things for this beer, but not necessarily *great* things. Well, shame on me. Because the aroma is great. It's absolutely beautiful. Funky-ass barnyard Brett, old musty waves of cork, dirty sweat socks, sour apples, biting lemon rinds, and a sharp continuum of acidity that slashes through and gapes everything in its way. So sour and so tart, just from the aroma. I can already tell that this is a finely made gueuze.

Pssshh, the taste is impossibly sour.... Okay, well, maybe not an impossible level of sourness, but it's pretty damn sour. Even more sour than I was expecting. Puckering notes of lemon flesh and lemon drops, pears, and apples, coupled with copious amounts of must and wet hay. Incredible sourness throughout, and it's surprisingly not quite as acidic (although a solid, acidic bite is still present) as the aroma may have you believe. Hello, drinkability.

The palate shows a good balance of sour and funk, though sour might win out just a bit in the flavor, despite the heavy notes of funk in the aroma. The back-end shows a bit more wet oak, damp cork, and forest-y, earthy, mushroom-y funk notes, finishing with a crisp bite and a dryness that should be a standard for the style. Each sip will have your mouth aching for another.

Wow, this stuff is damn good. And what's even better - it's relatively available and moderately priced for the style. This stuff could certainly stand up to some of the greats, and I believe this beer can be overlooked by many (yeah, yeah, the rating is high... but still, this is a very impressive brew). Sourheads rejoice, funkheads rejoice, gueuze lovers celebrate... Go get yourself some Tilquin and thank me later.

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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