Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Reviews: 68
Hads: 334
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 3.15%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 07-18-2011

The Gueuze Tilquin - draught version (4.8% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermented beer, produced by blending a low alcohol lambic (called Meerts) and 1 and 2 years old lambics, all fermented and aged in oak barrels. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and it is refermented in the keg. 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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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.12/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Groppi's in Milwaukee, WI. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for putting me on to Groppi's and also to the Tilquin -- a pretty rare treat!

A: very cloudy/milky light amber color - CO2 noticeable but head dissipated quickly (barrel not settled?)
S: characteristic gueuze features but lacks complexity and mature qualities
T: good taste but a bit "rough," this is not a criticism considering this is Tilquin's first offering - nice sharp/sour taste but lacks depth - probably a bit subdued due to yeast in suspension
M: good but not matured enough yet and balanced (560 characters)

Photo of CRooney5787
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pierre Tilquin ia a lambic blender from wallonia, who is blending just a few hundred meters south of the Flemish boarder. He studied under Jean Van Roy, of Cantillon. He is blending Cantillon lambics, and is currently the onl one doing so in a commercial capacity.

Drank this beer on tap at Moeder lambic

Hazy yellow appearance, with little to no head retention

Solid smell, as expected with a Cantillon lambic

Taste is just kind fo bland, like the gueuze hasn't developed yet.

Not to sour, and not overly impressive.

I will revisit this gueuze and re-write my review. I don't believe gueuze should be served on draft. When I drink a bottle, hopefully I'll revise this for the better. (690 characters)

Photo of jethrodium
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at City Beer Store. Pours a hazy light amber with a small white head. The aroma is light barnyard funk, some light lemon, grapefruit, hay, wheat, and a bit of oak. Not terribly complex with the flavors being much lighter than in some other lambics. The initial taste is lemon, going into a bit of funky oak, some light grapefruit, and some hay. A brett funkiness on the finish with a light tartness. Light mouthfeel with low carbonation. You can definitely tell this is younger lambic than most gueuzes. I'll be curious to try Tilquin gueuzes made from 3 year lambic. This was enjoyable, but not quite in the class of the great gueuzes. (643 characters)

Photo of SFLpunk
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Monks Cafe. Golden hay color with thin white head. Nose is pleasantly earthy hay with bitter lemon and yellow grapefruit. Palate is sour but fairly balanced, a little watery on the finish. Sour yellow grapefruit, straw, and lemon rind.

First lambic on draft for me, lovely! (286 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Pale yellow and slightly cloudy in the body. The lace is quite good, especially for a gueuze. The nose is spot on; pleasant with some horse blanket and some lemon. Then we go to acid city, which is the taste. Even for a gueuze, this is acid and more acid. Bittering with traces of grass and very subtle lemon. Not bad for what it is, I just expected something a little different from what I got. (437 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of tangy sour vinegar qualities in this with some honey and Apple cider on the nose. The flavor is more white wine, champagne, Apple cider vinegar, straw or barnyard grain, Apple and pear. The feel is very light, with what seems to be no carbonation, much like a cider. (274 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. Pour is mostly transparent straw yellow with a tight off white head. The nose is nice, huge ridy chessy funk, light mineral note, sweet peach and some lemon with a touch of citrusy hop. The taste is less bright, notes of mineral and some lighter rindy funk. Light spice to it with a fair bit of sweetness in the back, light lemon and very subtle sourness. The body is light and airy, a bit active on the back of the tongue, not very dry and strong carbonation. Well rounded and tasty, a touch flabby, not as expresssive as 3F but decen funk. Should have a strong future. (611 characters)

Photo of nataku00
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a tulip glass. Beer poured a light yellow, a bit of haze, and half a finger of soapy head with a few large bubbles. Head dissipates quickly, as expected, leaving some light lacing here and there that slides quickly back into the glass. Decently carbonated, with many small bubbles floating up slowly initially but gradually became less active.

Nose is very funky and earthy, deserving of the barnyard funk description, with some wet soil, and wet grass mixed in. Some acidity, sour lemon juice and sour green apple, apple skin. Despite being poured a little cool, pretty nice and interesting aroma.

Taking a sip, some nice bright acidity initially, lemon and green apples, a little bit of lactic acid as well. Then mostly wheat malts, with only a little funk from the nose near the finish. Finish is very clean and crisp, with only a light sour and funk that lingered for a short duration.

Light bodied and well carbonated initially with fine champagne like quality, soft small bubbles that really helped make it refreshing. Carbonation started to lose its potency after 15 minutes in the glass though, and the last bit of my glass was only lightly carbonated.

Pretty easy to drink geuze, but the complex funkiness on the nose didn't translate too well to the taste. (1,292 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$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. (517 characters)

Photo of monitorpop
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy light yellow. With a paper thin head.

S: Sour citrus, bready yeast.

T: Sour lemon, funky Belgian yeast.

M: Medium/high pickley carbonation. Leaves the mouth slightly puckered.

O: Not too complex, but it's a really nice clean sour. (252 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Memphis Taproom. Where else?

Tilquin Gueuze off the spout has a light gold color with yellow surroundings, very faint like. Nice popping bubbles keep a firm surface of white foam up top, no lace. After time the foam dies down and the beer becomes still.

Smell is faint at first and some warming brings on the hay, faint fruit like apples and pear. A nice breath of oak/wood and some souring bugs. It's not all that pungent so get your nose in there.

A nice tart punch right up front. Tilquin gives off gueuze and farmhouse qualities ala a fresh saison. Some light fruit with some earth, hay and oak. Everything is really light and it all comes together in the end. Not a rock em sock em type of gueuze(at this young stage)

Feel is light and refreshing and spritzy like ones in this style should be. I found this to be a bit mellower in acidity it went down a bit easier because of that.

Glad to have tried both versions. I found the bottle version more to my liking as is with 99% of sours that I come across, especially Belgian Lambics. This is insanely drinakble though. (1,087 characters)

Photo of DaveJanssen
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Tilquin 'draft geuze' at Moeder Lambik for the 3 June 2011 release. reviewed 4 June 2011. Served in Tilquin tumbler. I was told by the bartenders it is a young low gravity lambic from Boon (a march 2010 lambic) made from 2nd runnings.

Ar: Mild hay, subtle lactic acid, light lemon, definitely young, surprisingly assertive aroma

Ap: Moderate white head, fair retention, hazy pale straw

T: Lemon, tropical fruit ,pleasant citric acidity, mild grassy character, light pineapple, very crisp, moderate sweetness, a touch of sulfur

M: Medium carbonation, very light body, crisp, nice acidity

O: It shows that this is young, good beer for a hot day, crisp and slightly sweet (677 characters)

Photo of Lldeegan
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with orange highlights. Stark white head. Funky tart, lemon aroma. Definite barnyard funk. Funky lemon is the main idea here. Moderate carbonation, wheat like twang leads to a puckering finish. Lemon is the main note in this tart citrus taste. Touches of bread and honey mid palate but sour start to finish with the finish being very dry and puckering. This is a great gueuze, not metallic notes that some give off. Right on the money. (455 characters)

Photo of OfficerBarbier
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Geuze Tilquin @ City Beer Store, San Francisco, CA

A- Cloudy, golden with thin, short-lived head.

S- Acidey, light peccorino funk; wet cheesecloth.

T- Very acidic, moderately funky, sour nectarines. Flavors become more pronounced with temperature.

M- Biting, crisp, clean, evocative of dry chardonnay. Stings the tongue towards the end of a tulip.

I- An enjoyable young geuze. Age should allow the acidity and tongue-stinging quality to subside... I think I'll be needing some tums. I'd love to see what else Rebecq will come up with in the future. (558 characters)

Photo of naloxone
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours out bright clear yellow at the edges and forms a deep orange core in the center of the glass with little to no junk in it. My preference for unfiltered beers, I imagine I'd favor a bottle. Lively thick head quickly settles to a thin layer of bubbles, leaving lots of lacing on the glass

S- funkish sour smell backed up with mild, nose filling yeast. Taking a whiff makes me was to dive in.

T- Starts with a quick bite of sour but before you mind, it turns into a nice acidic and tarty but not overwhelming letting flavors of lemon, oak, and a hint of grapes and something almost cherry-like come through

M- light, pleasantly thin, smooth with just a hint of carbonation

O- Great introduction to lambics for this new sour appreciator. Pleased to say I can now understand the fuss over sour/fruity beers! (816 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap into a gueuze glass. Reviewed from notes dated May 26, 2013.

A-The beer arrived with a tall, two-finger head of dense, barely-off-white foam. The head had decent retention atop the slightly cloudy, golden liquid.

S-The smell is moderately to intensely sour with big notes of white vinegar, tart/sour apple, and white grape. The funkiness is moderate and gives a slightly barnyard/horse-blanket background to the more dominant sour flavors.

T-The taste follows the smell for the most part. There is a lot of acidic, lactic tartness that pulls at my saliva glands from start to finish. A little bit of doughy bread lies underneath and the aforementioned horse-blanket is also present, but these flavors are mostly overwhelmed by the dry, tart, sour flavors.

M-The feel is medium body with a light hit of assertive, champagne-like carbonation that fades quickly on the palate. The finish is a touch wet and watery.

O-This is a good gueuze, but not my favorite. It doesn't have the wine-like complexity of a Cantillon, for example, but that does not mean it is lacking in flavor. On the contrary, this brew packs plenty of sour punch. I would happily drink more of this if my stomach could handle the acid and I could regularly purchase it in Colorado. (1,261 characters)

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 (280 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (981 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (900 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light, seethru brownish body with some white head and lace. A somewhat sour, funky aroma, I pick up pears, grape skin and touch of citric (hop bitterness?) in aroma and very little malt base. Light bodied with a good sour funkiness, this beer isn't overpowering with its sour peak but instead mixes sourness with tart fruit and a little bit of oakiness and finishes with some sweetness (relatively speaking). Casual sipper that I really enjoyed w/ light dinner.. (471 characters)

Photo of Verecund
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three glasses on tap at HFS (Greensboro, VT). September 30, 2011.

Hazy, light-gold with a finger or so of white head. Filmy lacing.

Lemon acidity, some acetic acid, barnyard and damp hay funk, and a good dose of oak make up the nose. Definitely more funk than what shows on the palate.

Similarly acidic and tart, featuring lemon juice, acetic acid, and underripe white stone fruit. Some balancing sweetness, and the oak lends some woody and white wine notes to boot. Decently dry on the finish.

This was very quaffable. Medium-bodied with just under medium carbonation. Woody/tannic and dry on the finish. Perhaps not as complex as some of the other gueuzes out there, but this is a good showing, and it went down easily. (727 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Cloudy copper pour with a finger or so of fluffy white head that sank to a thin layer, leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was funky and earthy, grassy, citrusy. The taste reflected the nose, funky, wet grass, earthy, green apple, lemon, with an expected tartness. About medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, and a semi-sour, dry finish. Very good overall. (403 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at moeder Lambic Fontainas.

The beer is copper orange, mildly hazy, with a half inch of thick white head that coats the tumbler in lacing. The aroma is bold for the style. Aggressive and forward, more so than the bottled version. Funky, earthy, dank. Light in body with fairly low carbonation. Smooth on the palate initially, finishing zesty with a touch of vinegary sharpness. A tasty brew, I would have this again. (426 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Monk's Cafe

A - Pours cloudy golden amber with a one finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement funk, light fruitiness, damp earth, apple skins and some light acidic sourness. This draught version has quite a bit more funk than the bottles I have come across.

T - Starts off with the musty funk and fruitiness from the nose but it is much more restrained in the taste while the acidic sourness levels are ramped up a bit. Hints of grass, green apples and some light sweetness round things out. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry, crisp feel throughout.

O - I liked this version. It has all of the flavors I would expect it to have and it is easy to consume. A little too pricy to have all of the time but every now and then is fine with me. (900 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Local Option.

A - Pours a light yellow color, thin ring, some wisps on top.

S - Sweet funky notes, Sweet Tarts (the candy), some barn. I would mostly describe this one as less funky and more sweet, but not overly so. In a good way...

T - Sweet Tarts, funk, barn. Again, more sweetness then overall funk. I would love to find out exactly what the blend is. I would say less Cantillon and more of whatever else.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - Impressive. We had this one side-by-side with Cantillon Classic Gueuze and it was neck-and-neck for me. I had another pour after the first one...really liked this one. The blender knows what he's doing, no doubt about it. (696 characters)

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