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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Reviews: 71
Hads: 342
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7%
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 TheRealBigC
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was an exciting beer to try. It's a mix of a sour lemon character and an oaky backend that is nothing like I've had before. I definitely get the lamic qualities, but it also shares features of a wild ale. Very neat beer, absolutely worth trying, but it's rather expensive and probably isn't one you'll want to buy often. (325 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (474 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 hoserking
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Delirium Cafe

Excellent beer. Bartender recommended it and it was just what I was looking for. My Texan drinking buddy wasn't nearly as pleased, and was sick of me serving him sours.

The beer had a great barnyard character to it but also followed through with a very balanced sweet and tartness.

Quite enjoyable and was nice to try something I hadn't heard of. (375 characters)

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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 clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 Lldeegan
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
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 monitorpop
3.85/5  rDev -7%
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 naloxone
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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 BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
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 thagr81us
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 woosterbill
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Tilquin glass. Enjoyed during the original launch party; apparently my review, which was entered under the regular Tilquin Gueuze before there was a separate listing for the draught version, got deleted.

A: Hazy gold body under two inches of creamy, frothy white foam. Great retention, light lace. Appealing.

S: Fairly light aroma of lemon, lime and orange zests, grass, cheese, and faint barnyard. Nice mix of fruity tartness and Brett funk, with a bit of breadiness in there for good measure. Clean and hugely refreshing.

T: Opens with sharp sourness (very, very lemony), and finishes with some cheesy, earthy funk. At first it's a bit quick to make this switch, but as it warms a bit of malt sweetness emerges to bridge the gap between sour and funky. Tasty.

M: Very lively and creamy. Lovely.

O: Terrific, refreshing beer. It doesn't have nearly the depth of some of the best G(u)euzes, but it's a great example of how fresh and refreshing the style can be. I'd gladly drink it every day if I could, and I very much look forward to future offerings from the blender.

Cheers! (1,125 characters)

Photo of PerHops
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

S- On draft and in bottle.

A- Beautiful slightly pale golden orange. Almost perfect for this style.

S- Wonderfully funky and sour. Cherries, fig, lemons, minerals, barnyard.

T- Very similar to the smell, but intensified. Same flavors but additionally i get richer cherries, rhubarb, strawberries and lime

M- Fantastic. Perfection in carbonation.

O- As close to a perfect example of this style that I've had. (412 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying the draft "meerts" version, lower abv draft Gueuze Tilquin. Served in a footed goblet.

Hazy saturated orange, initial layer of thin white foam that rapidly fades to nothing but a thin strand of bubbles around the edges.

Bright citrus, wet hay, cheese rind aromas, sort of mellow. Trace vinegar and acidity.

Lighty fizzy, oaky and citrusy. Lemon, dry wood, clean dry finish. Fairly straightforward lemony sourness. Pulls the cheeks inward, light funky flavors, dry oak in the end. Overall a nice alternative to 3F and Cantillon, somewhere in the same league. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Tilquin. (622 characters)

Photo of AgentZero
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy colored, light yellow beer with some lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Some funk, decent bit of barnyard. This one has a little lemon citrus and some nice tartness to it.

T - A pretty sour, and a little bit fruity, gueuze. The taste is very pleasant, a little bit puckering, and pretty easy to drink. It's got some funk, but one of the more tart and acetic gueuzes I can remember drinking.

M - Medium bodied, decently carbonated, nice dry and tannic finish.

O - Really nice beer. Drank it side by side with Cantillon Classic Gueuze, and while I preferred the Cantillon, this one held its own. (607 characters)

Photo of Sean9689
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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)

Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Publick House

A: The pour is a cloudy golden amber color with a finger of dense white head.

S: Smells fairly funky. Lots of different earthy funk notes like grass, dirt, and mushrooms. There is a nice tartness to it, though it is not all that pronounced. Mostly just lemon zest with a touch of green apple.

T: Like the aroma, heavy on the grass and earth funk characteristics. Some lemon zest and green apple sourness, but nothing overpowering. There is a light sweetness to it as well, maybe peaches?

M: Medium bodied with full, rolling carbonation.

O: I liked this, but the bottled version certainly seemed to be better to me. (643 characters)

Photo of Verecund
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a tulip.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick collar, some cirrus-esque wisps, and a bit of splotchy lacework. Hazy white peach flesh body.

S - The aroma is extremely funky, with notes of must, farm, old barn, light sulfur, and faint cheese. There is a bit of acetic acid, as well as light vanilla, pale malts, and more oak than I typically get from gueuze. Perhaps some of Tilquin's barrels aren't totally neutral yet.

T - Taste is significantly more sour than the aroma, with plenty of lemon, acetic acid, tart citrus, and some stone fruit sweetness for balance. Even though the finish is fairly clean there is some mild acid burn going down.

M - Dry medium body, lower carbonation, tannic and oaky finish, and a bit of residual stickiness.

D - A solid gueuze that I enjoyed a fair bit. Probably won't order this often at $9 a glass, but the bottles seem competitively priced so I'll give those a shot (even though they are a different recipe). Has some decidedly unconventional attributes for the style, but won't be unpleasant for those weened on American Wild Ales. (1,118 characters)

Photo of ChrisPro
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - hazy gold with light white head. Spotty lacing.

S - lemon, some funk, little fruit and wood. Touch of grass.

T - slight honey, lemon and nice art sourness. Dryer the more I drink.

M - sharp carbonation, medium body

O - great nose and a little sweet, but very drinkable. Will seek this out again. (303 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/09/11 notes. Had on tap at NOTF in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a hazy medium yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of barnyard funk, funky cheese, lemons, and citrus hops. Surprised by the citrus, and loving the mix with the funk.

t - Taste again is very cheesey and funky which I'm loving, and veyr light citrus hops and fruits, though not as much as the nose. Again, really great.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall I thought this was an awesome gueuze. Would love to have this one again and going to try and get some of the bottled version. (625 characters)

Photo of SFLpunk
3.6/5  rDev -13%
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 xnicknj
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at monks in philly

Pours a clouded golden yellow with a layer of bubbly white head on top. Some filmy retention with a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Hints of acidity and white wine in the nose with oak and tartness. Grape skin and lemon peel with sour phenols.

Biting sourness up front with tempered fruit tones. White grapes with pear and softer citrus. White wine tones with suggestions of chardonnay and some oak. Finishes slightly bitter and dry with a lingering tartness.

Lighter medium body, high carbonation, extremely dry on the tongue. A fantastic gueuze which blends sour and white wine into a delicious concoction. (644 characters)

Photo of jethrodium
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
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)

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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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