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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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97
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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 95
Gots: 108 | FT: 16
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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.9/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

After the introduction of Tilquin Oude Gueuze, the anticipation rises for more varieties from these masterful blends. With plumb on the canvas, Oude Quetsche burst onto the scene with strong sourness and a plethora of dry fruit.

But like true, mature and unblended Lambic, the ale pours with absolute stillness. With no effervescence, froth or lace- the calm ale rests upon a hazy copper-gold color to carry its visual weight.

Mouth wetting sourness punctures the nose with seriously sour cherries, apples, berries and musty orchard fruit varieties of peach, pear and plumb. Its strong vinous notes are distinctly of dry white wine mixed with damp hay and horse hair. Lightly leathery and with cellar-like must the scent develops into a potent white wine vinegar, sea air and nail polish remover.

And that jaw piercing sourness slices right through the thirst with ease. Sour grapes and vinegar tones are high on the initial palate and is only heightened by the weight of the flat beer to saturate the taste buds fully. A leathery middle palate introduces the more earthen barnyard character just ahead of the taste of under ripened orchard fruits, brine and acetone to finish.

Medium-light in body, the ale's lack of carbonation keeps the beer feeling a bit fuller than usual. Its strong acidity pangs inside the cheeks for mouth-puckering effect. Astringent, salty, and powdery- the ale is as complicated in its textures as it is in its taste.

I can very well concede that I have gotten a compromised bottle and will likely seek that out before much more commentary on the ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 17:02:22 | More by BEERchitect
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

07-18-2013 03:25:54 | More by DonFrap
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Marius

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-11-2014 17:27:58 | More by Marius
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-13-2014 01:10:39 | More by Iparedman
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

09-30-2013 20:38:51 | More by Kmlund
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JohnMagneGabrielsen


3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-21-2014 15:26:57 | More by JohnMagneGabrielsen
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-15-2014 15:04:19 | More by BGsWo22
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-17-2013 00:12:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-30-2014 17:54:49 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-12-2013 13:49:32 | More by aorloski
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-02-2013 19:19:35 | More by DaveHack
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-19-2014 01:56:55 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-03-2013 23:09:56 | More by Noyt
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metalgdog

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-20-2013 01:16:42 | More by metalgdog
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HomerS

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

05-19-2013 19:22:00 | More by HomerS
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-02-2013 22:46:57 | More by Jslay013
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Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

05-26-2014 20:13:54 | More by Dirty25
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oude Quetsche Tilquin pours a hazy purple/brown with no head or carbonation.

The aroma is tart and fruity. Notes of plum, cherry, pineapple, and green apple.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is syrupy with light carbonation. The flavor begins tart with plum, raisin and grapes. It finishes funky with a salty flavor. I think the salt is from my tastebuds over reacting. It finishes very dry and once gone the tartness, plum and grape flavor lingers.

Very tart beer with a complex flavor. The flat appearance is a little turn off, but the flavor makes up for it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 18:54:14 | More by WanderingFool
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best before 1/29/2023.

Pours a murky purplish-red with a foamy bone head that settles to tiny wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment sink to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is sour and tart with malt, acidic, and plum or other dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sour dark fruit and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but there is definitely a lack of carbonation in this 375 ml bottle, which unfortunately diminishes what has the potential to be a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 02:45:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-15-2013 14:41:03 | More by Davepoolesque
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-06-2013 18:21:03 | More by chippo33
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-25-2014 02:46:03 | More by AlexFields
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

07-06-2013 00:49:54 | More by jwat
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-10-2013 13:03:26 | More by Brew33
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Florida9

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy pinkish brown. Smallish light tannish colored head. No
Lacing. Ara is a blend if sweet and sour. Green grapes, tart apples, a light grapey sweetness. Taste is similar. Light sweetness. Plum? Sure. Nice, pleasant, light tartness. Lighter bodied, tart, but not overly acidic.
A good beer. Not my style, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 21:18:26 | More by Florida9
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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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