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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-13-2011)
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2/5  rDev -53.4%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

kscaldef, May 17, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -27.7%

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

wisrarebeer, Sep 10, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Dactrius, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of CRooney5787
3.43/5  rDev -20%

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.

CRooney5787, Jul 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

jlisuk, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Brewer1980, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of jethrodium
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

jethrodium, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of SFLpunk
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%

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!

SFLpunk, Sep 30, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -15.4%

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.

DoubleJ, Sep 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

bonbini26, Sep 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

flyingPharmacist, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

stoney420, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

ROGUE16, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Bouleboubier, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

CDCNAM, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

brez8791, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

JLoPMac, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

riemster, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

TheRuss9585, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

SLeffler27, Nov 25, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

nataku00, Sep 18, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

cpetrone84, Jan 30, 2012
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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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