Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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2.9/5 rDev -33.8%
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.
07-31-2013 17:02:22 | More by BEERchitect
3.66/5 rDev -16.4%
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.
09-01-2013 18:54:14 | More by WanderingFool
3.71/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
09-12-2013 02:45:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
97 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.