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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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.

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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!

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3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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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.

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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!

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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.