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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 105
Gots: 141 | FT: 20
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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 coreyfmcdonald:
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4.16/5  rDev -5%

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
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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

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This beer pours a hazy, medium pinkish-orange amber hue, with one skinny finger of loosely foamy, bubbly, and stringy off-white head, 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.

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One more or less well balanced fruit lambic - the guest star doing enough to offset the still heady tart and funky 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 Yuletide season, it was totally worth it, I think. Naw, watch me be able to get this at the better bottleshops 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.

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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.

SpeedwayJim, Mar 09, 2013
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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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