Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
S - Tart lemon, lactic acid, and sweet plums. The plums add a nice sweetness to the normally tart Tilquin nose
T - Tart lemon, good funky blue cheese, and a light plum presence that adds a slight sweetness.
M - Light dry funk with a dry finish that lingers on
O - Nice sour with a good plum presence that helps cut the overall tartness
08-11-2013 22:58:23 | More by jeonseh
4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
375ml bottle at the Accent Lounge (or should I say, local hoarders of this brew?). And hardly a deal at 20+ ducats, either.
This beer pours a hazy, medium pinkish-orange amber hue, with one skinny finger of loosely foamy, bubbly, and 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, pleasantly even farmhouse funk, sharp lemon rinds, dry yeast, a rather subdued pale grainy malt, and understated earthy, woodsy, and leafy hops. The taste is more pungently bitter and sour acetic acid-soaked oaken wood, seriously unripe plums (or perhaps lemon - it's a bit hard to tell), gritty pale and wheaty malt, soft notes of horse blanket funk, and weak earthy, musty 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 good 'n tart and meekly fruity, which is more than most examples of this subset of the style exhibit.
One more or less 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 Yule season, it was totally worth it, I think. Naw, watch me be able to get this at the better bottles shops in the New Year at half the price, the idea of which thankfully doesn't detract too much from the quality or the atmosphere right now.
12-30-2013 23:51:34 | More by biboergosum
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
Most recent vintage. Drank at Torst bar. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a wine glass. Shared with schen9303. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a .5 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a semi-cloudy peach-orange. Lacing is minimal with thin but oily legs. Average. The plum reveals itself here. Nice color.
Nose is a slightly sweet and tart plum, lemon rind, hay, and some funky cheesiness. Wood integrates itself nicely into the aroma. Moderately aromatic but pretty unique.
Lemon rind, tart citrus, apricot, hay, dried wood, a mellow cheesiness and a faint, sweet, tart plum character in the back. Finishes lemon rind and wet wood. Tart on the finish. Pretty gueuze-y but the plum addition, though faint, is noticeable and appreciated. A pretty unique beer though the fruit component isn't too prominent.
Light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth with some bubbles and dry going down. Puckering finish with a dry, lingering aftertaste. Very good.
Tilquin is a very under-the-radar blender at this point. However, make no mistake, their beers are very good and Quetsche is no exception. A plum lambic is very unique and here, its done very well. The fruit is subtle but it works and the aroma, look, and feel round things out nicely. Definitely one of the beer lambics I've had.
03-09-2013 23:22:07 | More by SpeedwayJim
Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
97 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.