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Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | 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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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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.


woosterbill, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

PerHops, Oct 22, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

emerge077, Oct 16, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

AgentZero, Oct 08, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Sean9689, Oct 07, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

womencantsail, Oct 07, 2011
Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) from Gueuzerie Tilquin
96 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.