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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 1,486
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 143
Gots: 361 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website
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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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%

Single 12.7 oz bottle
Best before 21/03/2022

A - hazy, golden amber in color, 1/8" white head with slippery lacing, nice effervescence

S - sour notes, light funk, green apples, citrus, white grapes,

T - sourness that puckers your cheeks, like a mouthful of sweet tarts, vinegar, green fruit, Brett, flavors I've only found in white wine,

M - very wet and thirst quenching, extreme acidity, puckering, crisp and refreshing

O - My first Gueuze that I recall. If this is how most of them are, I can see me hunting down more of this style. What a remarkable beer!

04-17-2013 01:55:53 | More by Cubatobaco
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freewill35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-17-2013 00:06:43 | More by freewill35
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-15-2013 22:23:04 | More by JohnQVD
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-15-2013 03:04:30 | More by chefduff2
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -6%

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Back label says best before: 21/03/2022.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a full two fingers worth of head that retains decently before slowly collapsing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a fluffy sheet of surface foam. Slippery lacing leaves clots behind on the glass.

S- Extremely bright aroma rushes into the nose and perks me up. Invigorating barnyard funk with lots of hints toward a sour flavor. There's that astringency that I get out of most gueuzes but it actually mingles with some lemon, cherry and white grape notes quite well.

T- Bold, sharp sourness in the flavor but it eases into a fruity complexity I've not witnessed in a lambic before. The astringency shoots up but then backpedals as the citrus notes take hold. Slightly vinegary and plenty of tart to keep the fans of the sour happy.

M- Dry and puckering but with a nice balance between that and some slick, thirst-quenching moisture. Lightish body and medium-high carbonation.

O- Finally! A gueuze I can really get down with! After having the overly intense Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze, I was hesitant to drop another $12-$15 on a little 12.7 oz. bottle of something I thought I might dislike. But I'm glad I took the risk as this is a very enjoyable beer. Not too sour, not too harsh. A great example of the style IMO.

04-15-2013 02:21:31 | More by Immortale25
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-14-2013 23:00:28 | More by Lare453
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-14-2013 14:56:39 | More by smartassboiler
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-14-2013 07:06:37 | More by Snikwad1020
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-14-2013 00:57:15 | More by nmann08
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-13-2013 23:48:49 | More by wonothesane42
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nkeckhar

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-13-2013 23:08:19 | More by nkeckhar
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-13-2013 02:27:35 | More by marine1975
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

04-12-2013 19:27:25 | More by ms11781
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-12-2013 12:47:28 | More by Atomicskis5
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ngeunit1

California

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat, funky Brett and other yeasts, tart green fruits, oak, vanilla, mustiness, lemon zest, a bit of lactic acid.

T - Sweet wheat, tart green fruits, oak, funky Brett, lemon zest, vanilla, farmhouse character, lactic acid, green grapes.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish.

D - Great gueuze. Great finish and overall complexity and balance.

04-12-2013 07:32:36 | More by ngeunit1
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-11-2013 18:47:08 | More by ShanePB
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-11-2013 06:30:32 | More by bennetj17
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Synergy87

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-11-2013 01:46:58 | More by Synergy87
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discord257

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-11-2013 00:34:39 | More by discord257
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-09-2013 16:30:10 | More by MarvinSnyder
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-09-2013 01:26:42 | More by andthevolcano
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jchlan109

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-08-2013 20:14:50 | More by jchlan109
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-08-2013 16:36:25 | More by JustinMatthew
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paleoplant

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-07-2013 23:38:35 | More by paleoplant
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Holland

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-07-2013 20:15:15 | More by Holland
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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