Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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4/5 rDev -6.8%
On tap at Novare Res
Served in a tall glass with an emblem on the edge nice pale yellow straw color. 4
The aroma is tart sweet with an apples. The sweet and tart linger with an earthyness
The taste starts with a tart apple and slowly an almost woody earth flavor finishes nice
03-06-2012 22:16:08 | More by bishopdc0
4.45/5 rDev +3.7%
On Tap at Delerium Cafe in Brussels
A- Typical thin head with a slightly cloudy gold color. Looks like a nice Geuze.
S- The nose is more powerful than some others I've had with fruit (apples, cherries and lemons), oak and bright grain but also with strong notes of sweat and bile that are both intriguing and off putting.
T- Incredibly complex with none of the vomit/sweat of the nose. Instead the flavor starts brisk with lemon and decaying fruits with cherry, oak (lots of vanilla and some light tannins) coming in and giving way to a lactic puckering finish. One of the best I've had in this category.
M- A touch fuller bodied and chewier than typical for the style, and I enjoy the full sensation it gives. High carbonation combines with the lactic acid to keep it puckering.
D- Aggressively sour but also a bit chewy and complex. This is a geuze that let me contemplate its flavors over and over and never disappointed. The smell was really the only set back.
10-09-2012 01:03:09 | More by Guden
3.84/5 rDev -10.5%
$3.50 on draft @ Duckworth's Park Rd - Charlotte NC.
Looks the part - straw colored brew with a lot more carbonation than I expected, massive cloudy head and a tad of oily lacing lingering on the now empty glass. The nose is very floral, charred wood and lemon are imminently present. The taste is surprising, not as tart as I'd hoped and very dry, lot's of wood there. Interesting how much pepper is present. Very nice beer that fell short of my expectations. But I'll definitely give it another shot down the road.
05-08-2014 17:38:40 | More by Mantooth
4.46/5 rDev +4%
The smell is very intriguing. Like flowers that have been marinading in the summer sun for a long time. Lemony funk, musky wood, mystery flowers all really really well combined. Flavor is dustily dry, lemony sour, apple, floral, woody, musky. Harmoniously wacky. Like it a lot.
01-30-2014 23:11:59 | More by tastybeer
4.69/5 rDev +9.3%
I have no idea how my original rating on this beer was only 3.5. For me this is the gold standard for gueuze. I love Drie, Hanssens, Girardin and Cantillon...but Tilquin is my favorite.
The balance of funk and oak is perfect. It reminds me of aged champagne and I often drink and serve it as a stand in. It is nearly perfect with food. A beer above description, so I won't try.
10-02-2013 14:23:09 | More by Corkpuller
4.15/5 rDev -3.3%
11/12 vintage (fresh, just released)
poured into an 8oz glass. light 1/2" head, clear light golden yellow.
sour lemon and dry oak on the nose. some pale malt.
light and slightly sour up front, some light acidic notes. light mineral and light lemon and apple. towards the finish a strong emergence of oak.
very light and easy, a bit airy. dry finish.
comes off very fresh. very lightly sour, but enough to taste refreshing. great oak flavor. excited to try a bottle now.
09-16-2012 02:17:56 | More by hooliganlife
4/5 rDev -6.8%
On tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas (Brussels, Belgium) on 7/5/12. Served in a tumbler.
Pours a hazed apricot color in the glass, with a thin 1-2 fingers head of off-white foam. This maintains some rich edges, leaving back a cascade of light spotty lace. The aroma is bright and tart in the nose, with a touch of underlying cheesy funk. A gentle sugary sweetness mixes in off the edges.
The taste has a bracing tartness to it yet still manages to stay fairly refreshing. Touch of softer fruit is present, along with some mineral notes and a light sugary backing. Funk and wood comes in off the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lively carbonation that hits the roof of the mouth before getting a little thicker feeling on the tongue. This has a pretty quaffable feel to it overall.
This is a really nice Gueuze that stayed more tart than sour and benefited from a sprightly feel in the mouth that helped keep this on drinkable side. I’m glad I tried this one.
07-24-2012 19:03:50 | More by Kegatron
4/5 rDev -6.8%
Was lucky enough to find this on tap at a local spot after a beer festival. Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a hazy yellow orange with a one finger white head that subsided to half a finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, lemon, orange peel, funk, slight tart, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, funk, citrus, and lemon. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I have been lucky enough to try this both on draught and out of the bottle. I know they are listed separately here on BA which was confusing to me at first. However, after trying this it is quite clear why. Both taste completely different to me and seem to be completely different brews. I enjoy the bottle version better for the record by the way. Worth trying if you get the opportunity.
12-06-2011 14:43:42 | More by thagr81us
Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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