Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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4.58/5 rDev +4.3%
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
4.51/5 rDev +2.7%
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
Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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