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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 108
Gots: 175 | FT: 25
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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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4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a hazy purple-ish orange color with two fingers if creamy head on top. Good retention and lacing.

S: Bright. Sour apricots come out strong with a musty funk behind to balance. I can detect a dark fruit character in the background, though I'm not sure I would have picked it out as plums if I didn't know. A bit perfumey in the finish.

T: Much more sour than I would have anticipated from the aroma, though it's more tart that it really is overly acidic. Plums seem to be a bit more distinguishable in the flavor than they were in the aroma. Funk is there, but it is held back a bit by the stronger fruitiness and sourness.

M: Very good. Great carbonation with a full body, maybe a bit more full than I'm used to for the style.

O: A great fruit lambic. Sour, fruity, funky - it's all there. The aroma is particularly stunning. The flavor is still quite good, but is not quite as balanced and complex as the aroma.

coreyfmcdonald, Jul 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed out of a dark green 750 mL bottle with a classic cork & cage topper. The label on the neck indicates that this is a 2013 vintage. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack series tulip glass.

Appearance (4.5) - a moderately aggressive pour yields and effervescent and highly dynamic head about a finger and a half deep, but it doesn't stay that large for long, dissipating fairly quickly to leave a fizzy ringlet around the edge of the glass and no film or lacing. The foam is mostly white, with just the slightest cherry pink hue to it. The body, on the other hand, isn't subtle in the slightest, providing a bright reddish-pink tone, reminiscent of red grapefruit flesh/juice. Around the bottom of the glass, there is a slight lightness to the hue, and the overall body is cloudy, with zero visibility through the murk.

Smell (4.25) - Wonderful aromas of musty, funky wood and sharp acidity from the lacto and souring bacteria, and while you can definitely detect notes of red plum, my only complaint is that it's not present enough. The acidity and notes of red wine vinegar dominate the subtle touch of fruit. The finish brings to mind hints of granny smith and lemon zest.

Taste (4.5) - Perhaps the plums were hiding in the aroma in order to appear with fanfare on the tongue. The subtle notes of plum have now grown into a more robust representation of the fruit. It's a good fruit to choose, because for all it's shyness on the aroma, the touch of tartness from a ripe red plum is very complementary to the more piercing tones of the souring bacteria and wood aging. Some faint vinous notes give a slightly jammy characteristic to the taste.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Light bodied and moderate to low carbonation--with just enough to put on a show of head at the beginning before hiding away. The feel provides moderate puckering, and the finish is very dry.

Overall (4.5), a fantastic beer, and while I'm not surprised, given the adeptly done Gueuze Tilquin, the plum adds a fantastic depth to the otherwise classic sour beer. Not too many are doing plum lambics, but based on the taste of this one, perhaps more brewers should be.

LambicPentameter, Nov 03, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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