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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 95
Gots: 106 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fux on 09-30-2012)
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Reviews by Pahn:
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Pahn

New York

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 into a wide red wine glass.

Appearance: Slight red hued orange. Murky from yeast. Big fluffy fizzy head.

Smell: Mildly acetic. Soft fruit aromas, strawberry and plum (see my other reviews for "Everything smells like strawberry to me," and take my apologies). Inviting albeit uninspired.

Taste: Whoa whoa whoa, there's the inspiration. Unassuming aroma gives way to superb flavor. Enamel peeling sourness carries deeply complex plum and wild yeast and bacteria induced flavors, floating on a thick lactic sourness base. Barrel comes in via interesting woody notes, nothing like the garish vanilla of most American barrel aged beer (don't take this as me being overly precious: I actually prefer the "garish vanilla" of new oak / heavy handed oaking, but I'm impressed by this). Long, succulent finish, with the huge flavor playing off the persistent tingle of sourness.

Great lambic. None of that hard water mineraly-ness of Cantillon, more mouth enveloping lactic sourness and a whole lot of interesting fruit and yeast flavors. I taste plum (if not "the plums")--and a bunch more. No offputting flavors at all. It's a little funky and dirty, but those notes are completely backgrounded (and delicious, like everything else in the flavor).

Mouthfeel: Powerfully sour without being heartburn-inducingly acidic. Thick lactic sourness coats the mouth--I *love* it. Long succulent and sour aftertaste lets the taste go on and on. Perfect.

Overall: It's absurd that you can buy this beer off the shelf in a world where people line up to drink Zwanze at bars.

Excellent beer, I really loved it. Worth whatever you see it being sold for at the store. I paid about $16, and will have trouble not dropping $30+ when I see it around Manhattan. Tilquin are delivering. Don't sleep on them if you like lambic, because they won't be as readily available as they are now forever (unless they price like Drie Fonteinen I suppose... though maybe not even then).

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 02:48:23 | More by Pahn
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S-plums, funk, vinegar, slight sweetness, little oak

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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