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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%

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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Fux on 09-30-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

375ml poured into snifter. Batch 2.

A - Pours a very hazy purple-ish orange. No head to speak of, yet signs of carbonation when swirled. Looks more like a light colored wine. It looks different and interesting.

S - Hints of plum mixed with cheesy funk and a touch of lactic sourness. Thankfully the funk doesn't overtake the other two. The fruit smell is noticeable and inviting. This combination leads me to believe this is going to be almost refreshing!

T - Oh, here we go! Plums and grapes mixed with some vanilla oak up front which is then washed away in a bath of lemon funky sourness. It leaves with some tart sweetness. This is excellent! Each part of the sip is as enjoyable as the last. Very unique as a cross between a gueuze and some variation of a Flanders.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. The refreshing aspect is definitely true. An easy drinking sour. The slight pucker in the middle doesn't overwhelm the experience.

O - I'm a big fan-boy of Tilquin's regular gueuze, and I have looked forward to this one for quite awhile. I am not disappointed at all. This is an outstandingly balanced fruited lambic. Just enough sour, funk, fruit, and sweetness to make for an extremely enjoyable experience. Go get one of these!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:35:42 | More by Hugonaut13
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle split with my wife tonight.

The beer is a beautiful color. Pinkish orange with a soft, off-white head.

The aroma is fabulous. Plums, plum juice, stone fruit, lambic. Wow. Can't wait to dive in.

Beautiful balance. Elegant and remarkably smooth. Abundant plums with a nice tart/sour character throughout. The finish is the definition of awesome. Zero sharpness, acidity, acetic burn but yet this beer retains all that is great about a lambic.

I'm so glad I have a few more of these. This was the best new beer I've had in a long time. Something I'd like to stock in quantity in my cellar.

Overall, phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:55:47 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of Boski

North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pinkish orange... Absolutely heavenly color and appearance. Very hazy with chunks of goodness. Fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

S: Clean citrus. Subtle funk.

T: The red plums really shine through. Big unfiltered fresh squeezed citrus, plum. Salty. Great funk. Refreshing tart bite.

M: Medium to full bodied. Rich. Decent pucker factor.

O: What a treat. Expected big things and wasn't disappointed. Incredible complexity and depth to this libation. Incredibly refreshing, salty, funky treat from one of the finest breweries on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:47:17 | More by Boski
Photo of cfrances33


4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Both out of a 750ml bottle and a 375ml bottle. 2013 vintage, poured into a Drie Fonteinen wine stem.

Pour: Pours a hazy, blood orange, with some purple hues mixed in. Was lucky to get a 375ml bottle with carb, and a finger of frothy, cream colored head forms and sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: Funky with hay, barnyard, and a light old book up front, with an equally large lactic presence. Some lemon rind and juicy red grapes. I suppose there is an aspect of plum in there, but this is more vinous than expected. Still, smells amazing.

Taste: Up front, lots of hay and barnyard funk, and some lactic bite. In the middle, overripe red grapes and some plums mix with lemony bite and doughy yeast. Finishes funky and tart, yet with a lingering oak and "juicy fruit" (yes, the gum).

Mouthfeel: Nice tartness and rather refreshing. Warming from the 6.4%. Nice.

Overall: I love this lambic, simple as that. Can't wait to age some.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 23:04:03 | More by cfrances33
Photo of nataku00


4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, 2012-2013 release, poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a reddish orange color, hazy, with a thin off white half a finger of head. Head dissipates immediately leaving no lacing. Plenty of tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is plums, sweet fruit and tart and astringent skin, with some sweeter stone fruit like peach and apricot, light almond note, and a earthy and funky wet soil brett, with some light lactic acidity.

Taste leads with a sharp sourness, lactic, but lemony with a bit of the plum skin astringency, mellowing to sweeter plum and peach flavors, pineapple and earthy brett. Lingering sourness on the tongue, but not too dry.

Light body with zesty and sharp carbonation that stings at the tongue and really opens up your taste buds. Big flavor with nice brett character.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 03:41:00 | More by nataku00
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Ontario (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB Jan 29, 2023. I am a big fan of the Tilquin Gueuze and was very excited to try this.

The beer is hazy orange. Small white head. Recedes slowly.

Nose contains funky yeast, a beautiful scent. Plum is strong. The yeast is heavy but moderated by the plum. Lots going on.

The taste is beautiful. Funky yeast, moderately soue. Lots of plum, but wonderfully integrated into the funk. Other fruits as well. Very dry. Finish is all horse blanket funk, with some plum. Wow! Really good.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Drying and refreshing. Very crisp.

Overall, terrific. A lovely beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 20:53:09 | More by jrenihan
Photo of larryi86


4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A hazy reddish color, like the inside of a ripe plum, with a small off white head.

S- Sour, plums, , some cherries, lemons, barnyard funk, slightly sweet.

T- Sour plums, sour cherries, lemon, some funk, slight sweetness, great sour punch with good balance.

M- Crisp, light to medium body, nice carbonation.

O- A good lambic that is well balanced, just as good as their gueuze. I know it is pricey, but I feel it is worth and will pick up more soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:17:49 | More by larryi86
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North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
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
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thank you to Jeffo!! 750ml 2012/2013 bottle

Appearance. Pours a rich, hazy orange-amber with a very slight tint of blue. Topped with a finger of white head.

Smell. Lovely sour prune plums (reminds me of picking them from my grandpa's trees when I was young), musty woody funk, berries and light orchard fruits. Very nice.

Taste. Sour prune plums again, very woody and lightly musty funk, lime juice and a bit of sour berries. Fantastic stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body ...maybe more on the light side. Fine medium carbonation.

Overall. I was expecting this to be good, but it's exceed those expectations. These plums make an amazing lambic. Thanks again Jeffo!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 02:46:44 | More by Rutager
Photo of 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
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer


4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

b2 375 into a HF stem

A- pours a murky cross between the color of red grapefuit and lighter purple plum tones, barely a head to speak of. if the color wasn't so nice, itd be easy to grade this lower here

S- some light hay, lemon, tangy plum tannins, sweet plum, stone fruit,

T- even better than the nose, the plum works so well with the lambic, The plum adds a really nice semi-tart, sweet counter balance to the funk, lemony acidic punch of the lambic, wonderful

M- im guessing maybe the lambic used for this is a little young, as the cork barely popped and there was just a touch of carbonation and the body of the beer was too thin to really hold up as well as I would have liked, touch more carbonation wouldve put this beer into my top 5 sours, easily

O- Amazing, nearly perfect brew and I hope Tilquin continues to experiment with different fruit. I love this, but it makes me want to see what Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen could do with plums

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 06:22:09 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml 12/13 vintage

pours a cloudy bright ruby, very much like ruby red grapefruit juice. little to no head but plenty of pop from the bottle and carbonation.

vibrant and juicy. complex oak, lambic, and fruit. very balanced.

similar to the nose, perfect blend of lambic, oak, and fruit. add the perfect amount of sourness to this equation. the tart lemon and bright oak, blend with the plum. almost has a bit of a light kriek flavor going on.

mild to moderate carbonation. nice dryness.

this was delicious and easy drinking, i had no issues killing this bottle and was blown away by how much i enjoyed it. worth the $30

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 22:40:23 | More by hooliganlife
Photo of JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: A reddish-orange, murky gueuze with pretty small, fizzy head.

S: Acidic and earthy funk, plenty of oak and just a slight hint of background sweetness that I anticipate is plum.

T: Lots of oak and tartness, gentle and natural sweetness that gives to a dry and well oaked finished. The plum is detectable towards the end, and come across under-ripe thanks to the tartness and dryness.

M: Wonderfully full bodied, seemingly from the plums. Carbonation feels great despite the small head. Exceedingly dry finish. This beer feels fantastic start to finish.

O: I was surprised how subtle the plum was, but I am not at all disappointed by that - this is an awesome drinking gueuze!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 03:22:39 | More by JasonLovesBeer
Photo of Stevedore


4.51/5  rDev +3%
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
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Shelton Brox. sampler at "The Festival."

This beer is "aged on plums."

The beer poured a lovely pink color, super citrusy taste, almost like I am drinking grapefruit juice (but without the associated bitterness). I would describe this as more of a funky and lightly tart beer than anything that was very sour. Quite good, and for a citrus nut like myself very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 14:21:54 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
Photo of corby112


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1, 2011/2012 vintage. 75cl split with sideshowe.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger off-white foam head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Funky barnyard aroma with lactic cheesiness and musty horseblanket along with damp, earthy oak and vinous dark fruit.  After it warms, there's lots of sweet plum and juicy fruit flesh.  Great balance of lactic funky, musty bugs, damp oak and dark fruit.    

Medium bodied with a really nice balance of acetic acid, lactic funk, earthy oak and sweet, fleshy dark fruit.  Aggressively sour and tart but not harsh, overly acidic or tough to drink.  Really mellowed out by lactic funk, earthy oak, sweet fruit and acetic vinegar.   Really sweet and refreshing wih light fruit, apple and pear along with musty bugs, lactic cheese and sweet plum flavor.  Some dry, earthy pit of the fruit but otherwise it's really juicy and fleshy.  Lingeng acetic vinegar in the finish but not solvent like or harsh at all.  The plum flavor really shows in the finish and balances out the sour and funky gueuze flavors very nicely.  

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:40:28 | More by corby112
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New York

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sweet plums, fruity-floral notes and plenty of leather, must, barnyard and funk in the nose. On the palate it is medium bodied with a nice light carbonation that adds to this brew's smoothness. Plums dominate throughout and add a subtle, balancing sweetness to the beer. The plums drive this beer but they shine because of the subtle and gradual lemon-y lactic acidity that culminates in the finish but it's not bitingly sour. It's light and gradual, providing a long sour finish. This is an absolutely gorgeous beer that is beautifully put together. All parts pair perfectly with each other and make for a crazy drinkable Lambic that is gloriously complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 21:45:20 | More by TallSaint
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South Africa

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle 6,4% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Batch 2

Appearance: Tilquin Quetsche pours a hazy (surprisingly so, since I had let is settle for 2 weeks) pinky-orange (reminiscent of guava juice) and a rough pour yields a good sized off-white head. The head displays reasonable retention and leaves a few small patches of lacing as it recedes. The beer seems a little thicker than most lambics, with a swirl coating the glass in a light film.

Smell: Mmmm, this smells fantastic; there is a perfect combination of tart plum flesh and sour lambic. Notes include: Tart plums (they become sweeter as the beer warms), musty notes, tart apple, undergrowth, mildewy notes, oak, lactic tartness and a little oak.

Taste: The flavour offers a solid tartness upfront with the first few sips resulting in a little puckering. As with the nose, there is a solid amount of tart plum flavour that combines fantastically with notes of tart apple, lemon, lactic notes, undergrowth, some woodiness and a mildewy note. As the beer warms the plum character becomes a little sweeter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied (the fruit addition is certainly noted here), with a medium level of fine-bubbled carbonation. The mouthfeel and the acidity make this an amazingly drinkable beer!

Overall: Another fantastic beer from Tilquin and one I hope to having again soon. Plums make a fantastic addition to lambic and I am surprised that there aren't more blenders making use of them.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 20:51:13 | More by Thehuntmaster
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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, at 't Brugs Beertje in Brugge

I figured locating this one at a remotely reasonable price in the US was unlikely so I was pleased to find one at a reasonable price in this landmark beer bar. "250 grams of plums per liter of lambic" - this impacts all aspects of the beer, starting with its deep orange/pink body down to its tart fruity nose and finish. Plum seems to be a nice, and possibly underused, ingredient in lambic due to the nice balance of tartness and sweetness. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:05:55 | More by dirtylou
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was pouring this at The Festival, and man was it a good beer. I couldn't wait to get a bottle to drink it. Split with rudzud.

Very light fizzy head, hazy murky reddish orange tangerine color.

Nose is great, great gueuze like sour malt blend, some sour funk and some light fruity mellow sour, no real specific fruit too start but plum eventually comes through faint, but it's there, a light vinous and light hint lemon and vinous like.

Taste brings plenty of tart sour fruit, light vinous quality, some dark fruit plum and little fig like. Fairly sweet to start but eventually dries out, with more caramel like base malts, soured malts, tart base fruit, some acetic acid, nice date like chewy juicy fruit, hint starch. Light sour acidic fruit flavours. Finish is dry with more plum and date, light tart fruity flavours and juicy sour flavours lingering.

Mouth is med, lighter bit decent carb, little syrupy, some tart fruit with light sour.

Overall awesome.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 19:28:37 | More by jlindros
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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy light plum hue with a thin wisp that leaves a light halo.

S - Aromas of faint genetic fruit initially, but plum comes out subtlety and eventually. Light tart aromas.

T - Taste is more if the genetic fruit then sweet, juicy plum comes out, nice and tart, good fruit notes, nice tart. That standard tilquin notes then nice soft subtle fruit.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, tart and refreshing.

O.- Overall I very much enjoyed this beer, great plum flavour. Tart and delicious

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 22:41:02 | More by rudzud
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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2, 375 mL bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

A- Pours a hazy red (plum skin colored?) with a thin layer of off white head that quickly fades to a thin coating around the top with some larger bubbles circling the edge of the glass.

S- Tons of sour fruit that remind me of lemon peel, plum, apricot, and a touch of sour cherries along with a dank, musty fungal aroma. Over the top acidity, mostly lactic, although a touch of acetic on the nose as well.

T- Up front there is a ton of stone fruit (plum, sour cherry, apricot) mixed in with orange zest, lemon tartness, and some brett aroma following up the assault of fruit flavor. On the back end, the acidity that was apparent on the nose comes through and meshes some big brett barnyard.

M- Low mouthfeel with lower carbonation, as expected for the style. It has a great drying effect on the end, and honestly I feel that the way this beer feels is the biggest highlight besides the amazing fruit flavors. The dry finish isn't over the top like some beers, but it lends itself in convincing you to take another taste.

O- Glad I got to try this one fresh, it really leans toward the huge stone fruit flavor and acidity over the brett barnyard, and while I obviously haven't tried this one aged, I think the fruit really shines in it's current form. I can't see it improving much- absolutely great right now.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 01:24:18 | More by justforrazors
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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Pierre Tilquin at the brewery. Bottle from the first batch, tasted after a very nice visit of the brewery.

A: Cloud amber with a decent head, does not look like so fruity despite a rather darker color than the oude gueuze.
S: The smell is quite tart, but soft and smooth. A bit of barnyard and some fruity scent beyond this (red fruits and also the plum).
T: The taste reminds more of an oude gueuze upfront than a fruit lambic, with a soft sourness. The fruit is quite faint at the beginning but gives a very good lenght to this beer, adding also some light bitterness. Plum, dried fruits and red fruits are present on the palate. Very nice given that the fruit doesn't overpowers everything there but on the contrary brings more complexity to the initial brew.
M: Soft carbonation, a bit puckering. Crisp and refreshing.
O: A nice brew, with an original fruit used there. I guess this will age gracefully. Hopefully more will be produced for the second batch!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 23:34:33 | More by Fux
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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, 375ml

A-Pours a hazy shade of pinkish-orange. Lacing and head is pretty minimal, but still lively and effervescent looking.

S- Pretty sweet with a little funk. Plum is evident but not huge on the nose. The overall aroma is not in your face like a lot of lambic, but rather mellow and complex. Very inviting.

T- Mild cheesy funk leads way to plum, lemon, raspberry, red grape skin , a tad oak, a bit of barnyard and finishes tart. The plum is mild but delicious and adds nicely to the overall subtle complexity of this beer.

M- Light to medium body. Crisp, satiating and highly drinkable.

O- Its 80 degrees out and theres nothing i would rather be drinking right now. So refreshing. My only complaint would be for more plum presence, but it would not stop me from drinking this delicious beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 23:45:51 | More by stx00lax
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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, 2012-2013, 375ml bottle into a wine glass. Best Before: 29/01/2023.

A - Pours a beautiful hazy pink grapefruit body that just screams pulpy fruit juice. A fingers worth of bone white foam fades into a thick edging that lasts quite a while. Swirling creates some gorgeous lacing but retention is low here. I was told the 750's carbed up a bit more than the 375's but this is looking pretty damn active to me.

S - Lemons, hay, funky cheese, and some stone fruit. The plums are very subtle here but they provide just enough fruitiness to make this stand out from the normal gueuze. Very brett heavy, I get just a touch of plastic on the end.

T - Super mouth puckering sour. Lemons, hay, plenty of funk, and some woody oak barrel. The plums are present in a light stone fruit juiciness but seem to be squashed out by the huge sourness. Its incredibly tasty, its just not as fruit forward as other fruit lambics tend to be. In fact it's extremely gueuze like. Mouth feel is crisp and lively.

O - This was a damn good fruit lambic. Incredibly sour and mouth puckering. I was hoping the plums would be a bit more noticeable but its still a really impressive beer. Glad to have a few more bottles to age up a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 18:53:19 | More by davey101
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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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