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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.31%
Wants: 101
Gots: 129 | FT: 16
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Fux on 09-30-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.98/5  rDev -9.1%

375 ml C&C bottle served in a 3F tumbler. 2012/2013 bottle.

A: Pours a murky brown color with some amber edges from the light. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring.

S: Tart and slightly funky. Bursts of plum skins, some fruity berry flesh and light oak. The oaky is woody and slightly sweet. Some grape skins as well.

T: A little puckering with some sourness that hits the back of the throat. Oaky with a slight malty sweetness to it. A little red wine grape to it with a nice funky undertone.

M: Low carbonation. Not quite flat, but pretty close. Tart finish. Light body.

O: Despite the low carbonation this was still an enjoyable beer. It had just enough carbonation to keep the body lively and light across the tongue.

08-22-2013 23:31:49 | More by Treebs
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Ontario (Canada)

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

08-22-2013 20:53:09 | More by jrenihan
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%

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

08-21-2013 22:41:02 | More by rudzud
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from the 75cl bottle into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.

Real nice looking beer. Looks a real dark version of grapefruit juice. Deep orange and dark pink color, with a cloudy consistency and some cola like bubbles. Head is off white sort of starting off soapy but then always settling to a solid creamy white collar, with the odd whisp of lacing. Real nice appealing looking beer.

Tilquins always seem to smell lemony to me, and this one is no exception. Zesty lemon, with fruit basket action more sensations of strawberry to me than plums. Fruit pulp, light acid, not much heat coming off this either. Very controlled and nice.

Palate continues much of the bouquets' senses. Lemon fruity zest with a mild tartness. Low acid without too much heat either. No vinegar but a big malt wheat chewy backbone that lets the flavors hang. Strawberry and jammy like aftertaste, with nice tart plum skin like rind. Really coats your teeth as well.

Overall a real solid memorable gueuze from these guys. The parts all fit, they may not be the greatest, but the all add up to a real impressive and very drinkable lambic.

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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%

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

O - Nice sour with a good plum presence that helps cut the overall tartness

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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