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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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625 Ratings
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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 108
Gots: 173 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin visit their website
Belgium

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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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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fairly fresh bottle.

Hazy orange. Think some yeasties got in. White head.

Smells like super solid lambic blend with juicy plum sitting nicely above in the bouquet.

Plenty of tartness and sour resonates through the palate. Dark plum flavor comes through. Citric and stone fruit in the lambic that also has a musty funk.

Plenty dry, active carbonation.

The dude behind Tilquin is amazing. This is great stuff.

MattSweatshirt, Nov 17, 2014
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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
98 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.