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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Fux on 09-30-2012)
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Boski

North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pinkish orange... Absolutely heavenly color and appearance. Very hazy with chunks of goodness. Fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

S: Clean citrus. Subtle funk.

T: The red plums really shine through. Big unfiltered fresh squeezed citrus, plum. Salty. Great funk. Refreshing tart bite.

M: Medium to full bodied. Rich. Decent pucker factor.

O: What a treat. Expected big things and wasn't disappointed. Incredible complexity and depth to this libation. Incredibly refreshing, salty, funky treat from one of the finest breweries on the planet.


Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:47:17 | More by Boski
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An off-putting blend of murky pink and orange hues, Oude Quetsche Tilquin looks something like pulpy grapefruit juice or apricot purée, which is odd given the fact it's brewed with purple (Quetsche variety) plums. Unappetizing sediment dots the glass like a snow globe. This ugly appearance's only saving grace is its cushion-y, glinting, pristine-white crowning.

The aroma has enough funky bacterial tartness that it could give you a nose infection; luckily it also has enough sharp lemony citrus to sanitize it. The first smell blew me away like the guy in the Maxell logo - *this* is the stuff, the real deal. Musty, mildewy, lightly vanilla-accented woody notes and the sourness of countless indigenous bacteria and wild yeasts run wild.

As is typically the case with Fruit Lambics, which fruit was used is virtually next to impossible to determine; it's hopeless in the midst of so much sourness and wet barn/basement funkiness. Nevermind the plums, the only fruit tasted is lemon (and plenty of it). The finish is dryer than a Canadian winter wind and, likewise, can eventually lead to a sore throat.

Quetsche plums are said to be much sweeter than standard purple plums and supposedly lack any tartness at all; facts hard to believe given the overwhelming sourness of this beer. All this acidity comes over the palate like flood waters, though there's some hay and wheat to soak it up. Indeed, the malt provides more sweetness than the fruit.

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne is one of the best lambics in Belgium, so the fact that adding plums to it didn't result in much of a change really doesn't matter. Bastardized, commercial fruit lambics are defined by their fruitiness but authentic, traditional fruit lambics are defined by their lambic-ness; great lambic is great lambic. And this is certainly that.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 22:38:27 | More by biegaman
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage. 375ml green gueuze bottle purchased from Cave à Bulles in Paris. I'd tried the original Gueuze Tilquin (both the on-tap and the bottled varieties), but had yet to come across this version, infused with Quetsche plums. Drunk at my hotel in San Gimignano out of a plastic cup, because I'm a classy dude.

Pours a very hazed rose colour, perhaps a little like freshly crushed watermelon juice. Lots of fine, vibrant carbonation that forms a steady lightly frothy head. Lacing forms in rings. Body is quite light and fluid. Overall, it looks good indeed.

Nose is great, taking everything that is wonderful about the original gueuze, and twisting it slightly with the fruit characters. It's certainly still extremely tart, although some of the funky, plasticky and horsey characters seem to be smoothed over a little from the plum addition: the plum acidity itself perhaps is what so strongly suggests the acidity on the nose. Very pleasant indeed.

Taste is clean and bright and very pleasantly tart, especially towards the back. Soda acidity with tart lemon rind characters and an underripe fruit astringency. Some of the funky, vegetative gueuze characters are indeed present on the front, with a leading plasticky twang. Back has a hint of stonefruit peel, almost tending towards a tannic bitterness. It's very complex and good.

Feel is sharp but smooth, with a tingle on the back from a combination of acidity and vivacious carbonation.

Overall, cracking stuff, as I knew it was going to be. While it's not extremely dissimilar to the original gueuze, it adds enough of a twist to make it a welcome diversion from Tilquin. These guys really know their stuff, and have to be one of the best lambic producers in the world.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 15:20:17 | More by lacqueredmouse
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 375ml bottle purchased from Bier Temple in Brussels and taken home to the US.

A strong plum hue with a small white head. The plums dominate the aroma with a deep and varied scent that makes me expect something sweet though I know it won't be. The plum notes extend nicely into the flavor but the sour and tarts aspects balance the fruit nicely. Very smooth and very tasty. A moderate consistency and carbonation.

A fantastic beer! What a great use of the plum.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 11:17:21 | More by GJ40
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle from the 2012-2013 vintage (as on the label), poured into a GLBC snifter today, 1/12/2014.

Appears like a typical gueze. Straw yellow+orange, hazy, with a very dense yet expansive white head that retains incredibly well. Lacing starts but eventually drops in.

Smells fantastic. So intensely tart and acidic- vinegar and lactate are both here. There is a nice fruit sweetness that isn't intense or overpowering. There is a lot of barnyard funk along with some wooden oak. Very complex, but some of the components are still so intense. Really love the smell, though the acidity of the nose falls off a bit in intensity as it warms.

Flavourwise, very tart and acidic like in the nose. Lemon zest, vinegar, faint plum juices, lots of barnyard funk and horse blanket. Earthy and oakey on the end. Very complex and very enjoyable.

Thinner bodied, typical for a lambic. Good carbonation, a bit creamy and gets more creamy as it warms up while keeping the finish dry. Some may like that, some may not. But very good mouthfeel. A nice earthy horseblanket covers the palate on the back end.

Really nice fruit lambic that has an incredibly strong geuze character with the plums being complementary. If you see this on the shelf, you should strongly consider buying it as it is a whole other level beyond the regular Tilquin geuze. It can be expensive, but I would argue that it's a world class lambic that deserves to command the asking price.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 16:24:08 | More by Stevedore
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nataku00

California

4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, 2012-2013 release, poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a reddish orange color, hazy, with a thin off white half a finger of head. Head dissipates immediately leaving no lacing. Plenty of tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is plums, sweet fruit and tart and astringent skin, with some sweeter stone fruit like peach and apricot, light almond note, and a earthy and funky wet soil brett, with some light lactic acidity.

Taste leads with a sharp sourness, lactic, but lemony with a bit of the plum skin astringency, mellowing to sweeter plum and peach flavors, pineapple and earthy brett. Lingering sourness on the tongue, but not too dry.

Light body with zesty and sharp carbonation that stings at the tongue and really opens up your taste buds. Big flavor with nice brett character.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 03:41:00 | More by nataku00
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle at the Accent Lounge.

This beer pours a hazy medium pinkish-orange hue, with one skinny finger of loosely foamy, stringy off-white lace, which leaves a low ring of ebbing setting concrete lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of tart red wine vinegar, a subtle dried prune fruitiness, a nice even farmhouse funk, yeast, a rather subdued pale grainy malt, and understated earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more pungently bitter and sour ascetic acid-soaked wood, seriously unripe plums, gritty pale wheat malt, soft note of horse blanket funk, and weal earthy, dry hops.

The carbonation is softly prickly, but generally agreeable and supportive, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth in an aerosol frothy sort of way. It finishes still tart and meekly fruity, which is more than most examples of this style exhibit.

One well balanced fruit lambic - the guest star doing well to offset the still heady tart and funk character. It was a bit of a challenge to chase this one down, and as the end cap of my last shopping day of this 2013 season, it was totally worth it.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 23:51:34 | More by biboergosum
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kramer for busting this one out a few weeks ago at his annual christmas party, been wanting to try this one for awhile now. 2013 750ml bottle.

A - Pours turgid purplish orange with a nice one finer tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of mild barnyard funk, light basement must, dulled jammy plums, dash of red wine vinegar and earthy oak. Solid all around nose.

T - Starts off much like the nose with the funk, must and jammy plums mixing together to form the base. Hints of oak, vinegar, fruit skin and light lactic sourness. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry, crisp feel from start to finish, bit of sweetness creeping in toward the end of each sip.

O - Pretty good all around fruit lambic. One of my least favorite of the night but we had some pretty serious beers so that is to be expected to some extent. Glad I finally got to try it, may have to track down a bottle and throw it in the cellar for a few years.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 00:31:14 | More by orangesol
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from my Mane Liquor tulip

A - Pours a murky pink copper colour with a white head that retains well for a lambic.

S - Horse blanket and mild plum

T - Front palate nice and plum like with zest middle palate then followed by massive sour horse blanket flavour the finish drops away quickly to a balanced sweetness and the plum return.

M - Medium body and low carbonation

O - A top quality lambic with perfect balance and an absolute thirst quencher

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 10:37:37 | More by eric5bellies
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle poured into a lambic tumbler.

(A)- Pours a cloudy orang-ish amber color. A solid head of off-white froth. Decent retention.

(S)- An intense acidity meets some very dry oak. Some chessy funk meets subtle plum fruits.

(T)- A nice sour acidity level. A great oaky funk dryness as well. Plum fruits are extremely subtle. Finishes ever so slightly sweet and fruity.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Everything is right where it should, I just wish the plums showed up more I guess, but the base is excellent.

(O)- Easily a great lambic for sure, just not as fruit forward as I had hoped it could be. Nonetheless, the base is superb and has a great balance to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 22:37:28 | More by sweemzander
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: A reddish-orange, murky gueuze with pretty small, fizzy head.

S: Acidic and earthy funk, plenty of oak and just a slight hint of background sweetness that I anticipate is plum.

T: Lots of oak and tartness, gentle and natural sweetness that gives to a dry and well oaked finished. The plum is detectable towards the end, and come across under-ripe thanks to the tartness and dryness.

M: Wonderfully full bodied, seemingly from the plums. Carbonation feels great despite the small head. Exceedingly dry finish. This beer feels fantastic start to finish.

O: I was surprised how subtle the plum was, but I am not at all disappointed by that - this is an awesome drinking gueuze!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 03:22:39 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml 12/13 vintage

pours a cloudy bright ruby, very much like ruby red grapefruit juice. little to no head but plenty of pop from the bottle and carbonation.

vibrant and juicy. complex oak, lambic, and fruit. very balanced.

similar to the nose, perfect blend of lambic, oak, and fruit. add the perfect amount of sourness to this equation. the tart lemon and bright oak, blend with the plum. almost has a bit of a light kriek flavor going on.

mild to moderate carbonation. nice dryness.

this was delicious and easy drinking, i had no issues killing this bottle and was blown away by how much i enjoyed it. worth the $30

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 22:40:23 | More by hooliganlife
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 9.16.13
29/01/2013

A - Pours a cloudy orange with a touch of purple. A fizzy light tan head forms with good retention.

S - Subtle funk and earthiness with a hint of sweetness.

T - Same as the nose, tart-tunky and earthy with a hint of fruity sweetness.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Nice light funk, I wish there was a bit more of it, but great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 05:16:52 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle 6,4% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Batch 2

Appearance: Tilquin Quetsche pours a hazy (surprisingly so, since I had let is settle for 2 weeks) pinky-orange (reminiscent of guava juice) and a rough pour yields a good sized off-white head. The head displays reasonable retention and leaves a few small patches of lacing as it recedes. The beer seems a little thicker than most lambics, with a swirl coating the glass in a light film.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells fantastic; there is a perfect combination of tart plum flesh and sour lambic. Notes include: Tart plums (they become sweeter as the beer warms), musty notes, tart apple, undergrowth, mildewy notes, oak, lactic tartness and a little oak.

Taste: The flavour offers a solid tartness upfront with the first few sips resulting in a little puckering. As with the nose, there is a solid amount of tart plum flavour that combines fantastically with notes of tart apple, lemon, lactic notes, undergrowth, some woodiness and a mildewy note. As the beer warms the plum character becomes a little sweeter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (the fruit addition is certainly noted here), with a medium level of fine-bubbled carbonation. The mouthfeel and the acidity make this an amazingly drinkable beer!

Overall: Another fantastic beer from Tilquin and one I hope to having again soon. Plums make a fantastic addition to lambic and I am surprised that there aren't more blenders making use of them.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:51:13 | More by Thehuntmaster
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, 2012-2013 vintage, best by 24 Jan 2023, which should put this at what, 20 months old?

Pouring a mostly clear reddish plum (ha!) with a dense, off-white head with good retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose is lambic, alright. Quite funky with a blend of earth, mushroom, grapefruit peel, a mild sulfury note that dissipates rapidly. Ripe lemons. The plum character is quite delicate, a mild perfumey,sweet plum/nectar/ sugar character. Some skin bitterness is also perceived. A faint cotton candy sweetness also appears once the beer has had time to breathe. Excellent.

The palate opens very sour with a blend of lemon and lactic acids, biting, sour, cleansing and refreshing. The sourness segues into the mellow fruitiness - plums, mild peach, grapefruit and juicy lemons. The plum character is delicate and ephemeral, with a blend of sugar, juice, ripe purple dandy pluots (those are all I have on hand to compare to), and is most noticeable juts before the finish. Moderately funky, though not as strong as the nose would suggest, there's must, mushroom and petrichor. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this beer finishes long with a blend of plum sweetness, vanilla sugar and grapefruit peel. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 05:00:02 | More by DefenCorps
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1, 2011/2012 vintage. 75cl split with sideshowe.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger off-white foam head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Funky barnyard aroma with lactic cheesiness and musty horseblanket along with damp, earthy oak and vinous dark fruit.  After it warms, there's lots of sweet plum and juicy fruit flesh.  Great balance of lactic funky, musty bugs, damp oak and dark fruit.    

Medium bodied with a really nice balance of acetic acid, lactic funk, earthy oak and sweet, fleshy dark fruit.  Aggressively sour and tart but not harsh, overly acidic or tough to drink.  Really mellowed out by lactic funk, earthy oak, sweet fruit and acetic vinegar.   Really sweet and refreshing wih light fruit, apple and pear along with musty bugs, lactic cheese and sweet plum flavor.  Some dry, earthy pit of the fruit but otherwise it's really juicy and fleshy.  Lingeng acetic vinegar in the finish but not solvent like or harsh at all.  The plum flavor really shows in the finish and balances out the sour and funky gueuze flavors very nicely.  

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:40:28 | More by corby112
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larryi86

Delaware

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A hazy reddish color, like the inside of a ripe plum, with a small off white head.

S- Sour, plums, , some cherries, lemons, barnyard funk, slightly sweet.

T- Sour plums, sour cherries, lemon, some funk, slight sweetness, great sour punch with good balance.

M- Crisp, light to medium body, nice carbonation.

O- A good lambic that is well balanced, just as good as their gueuze. I know it is pricey, but I feel it is worth and will pick up more soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:17:49 | More by larryi86
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justforrazors

Missouri

4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2, 375 mL bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

A- Pours a hazy red (plum skin colored?) with a thin layer of off white head that quickly fades to a thin coating around the top with some larger bubbles circling the edge of the glass.

S- Tons of sour fruit that remind me of lemon peel, plum, apricot, and a touch of sour cherries along with a dank, musty fungal aroma. Over the top acidity, mostly lactic, although a touch of acetic on the nose as well.

T- Up front there is a ton of stone fruit (plum, sour cherry, apricot) mixed in with orange zest, lemon tartness, and some brett aroma following up the assault of fruit flavor. On the back end, the acidity that was apparent on the nose comes through and meshes some big brett barnyard.

M- Low mouthfeel with lower carbonation, as expected for the style. It has a great drying effect on the end, and honestly I feel that the way this beer feels is the biggest highlight besides the amazing fruit flavors. The dry finish isn't over the top like some beers, but it lends itself in convincing you to take another taste.

O- Glad I got to try this one fresh, it really leans toward the huge stone fruit flavor and acidity over the brett barnyard, and while I obviously haven't tried this one aged, I think the fruit really shines in it's current form. I can't see it improving much- absolutely great right now.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 01:24:18 | More by justforrazors
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best before 1/29/2023.

Pours a murky purplish-red with a foamy bone head that settles to tiny wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is sour and tart with malt, acidic, and plum or other dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sour dark fruit and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but there is definitely a lack of carbonation in this 375 ml bottle, which unfortunately diminishes what has the potential to be a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 02:45:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thank you to Jeffo!! 750ml 2012/2013 bottle

Appearance. Pours a rich, hazy orange-amber with a very slight tint of blue. Topped with a finger of white head.

Smell. Lovely sour prune plums (reminds me of picking them from my grandpa's trees when I was young), musty woody funk, berries and light orchard fruits. Very nice.

Taste. Sour prune plums again, very woody and lightly musty funk, lime juice and a bit of sour berries. Fantastic stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body ...maybe more on the light side. Fine medium carbonation.

Overall. I was expecting this to be good, but it's exceed those expectations. These plums make an amazing lambic. Thanks again Jeffo!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 02:46:44 | More by Rutager
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a wedding snifter.

This beer ought only be pronounced with a Yiddish accent. Anyway, it pours a cloudy dark sunset amber topped by a half-finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises tart lemon zest, tart plum (I had no idea such a thing even existed), and a mild bit of tangerine. The taste brings in more of the same, with the tartness coming on rather strongly and some extra plum making an appearance near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a damn fine beer, especially for those who like their sours to live up to that adjective with vim and vigor.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 17:53:24 | More by TMoney2591
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Florida9

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy pinkish brown. Smallish light tannish colored head. No
Lacing. Ara is a blend if sweet and sour. Green grapes, tart apples, a light grapey sweetness. Taste is similar. Light sweetness. Plum? Sure. Nice, pleasant, light tartness. Lighter bodied, tart, but not overly acidic.
A good beer. Not my style, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 21:18:26 | More by Florida9
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oude Quetsche Tilquin pours a hazy purple/brown with no head or carbonation.

The aroma is tart and fruity. Notes of plum, cherry, pineapple, and green apple.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is syrupy with light carbonation. The flavor begins tart with plum, raisin and grapes. It finishes funky with a salty flavor. I think the salt is from my tastebuds over reacting. It finishes very dry and once gone the tartness, plum and grape flavor lingers.

Very tart beer with a complex flavor. The flat appearance is a little turn off, but the flavor makes up for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 18:54:14 | More by WanderingFool
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle purchased in Maine. Poured into HF sherry glass.

A- Cork pops out with a nice "pop". Pours purplish, brownish color with a slight reddish gold hue to it. Nice carbonation with great consistency, despite what some people have said about the 375ml bottles. Pretty much no head forms despite the carbonation and what little lacing there is slides back into the glass leaving a perfectly flat top with just a slight ring around the edges.

S- Light plum aroma balanced with a very well made lambic that brings notes of tartness, a little bit of barnyard funk, slight hay + grass, and a hint of lemon. When the cork was first popped out of the bottle it had a very aromatic presence but the aroma faded a bit to about average strength. All in all it was fairly complex, displayed qualities of a well made lambic, and was fairly complex yet pleasant smelling.

T- Lightly tart lemons, juicy plums, wet hay, finishes with a light lemony tartness with a hint of sour plums that come out a little bit more in the aftertaste. Extremely well balanced and I love how the plums come out fairly subtle, making their presence known but not dominating the qualities of the lambic.

M- Medium bodied to maybe a tiny bit on the light side, very drinkable and almost juice like despite the mild acidity, perfect amount of carbonation.

O- This was a fantastic fruited lambic that was very well done using some of the best lambic. I'm definitely glad I picked up a couple bottles of this despite the price of $16/375ml (which is on the reasonable end). I think this would do well with some age on it, bringing out the funk a little bit more. Although I'd say it's perfect for drinking now.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 22:36:12 | More by jaasen64
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dirtylou

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, at 't Brugs Beertje in Brugge

I figured locating this one at a remotely reasonable price in the US was unlikely so I was pleased to find one at a reasonable price in this landmark beer bar. "250 grams of plums per liter of lambic" - this impacts all aspects of the beer, starting with its deep orange/pink body down to its tart fruity nose and finish. Plum seems to be a nice, and possibly underused, ingredient in lambic due to the nice balance of tartness and sweetness. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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