Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne - Gueuzerie Tilquin
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4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle served in a flute.
2013 Edition marked Best Before 29/01/2023.
A: Big pop when opened, it pours a hazy mix of orange and rose color forming a medium, very bubbled and fizzy light rose head. Good retention and lots of lacings left in the glass
S: Very fruity. Strong notes of plums and grapes. Pale malts. Vinager, wood and flowery hops. Metallic notes and the traditional Lambic yeasts
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Funky. Notes of plums, grapes, vinegar and pale malts. I'm overall, quite dry with moderate acidity. A bit metallic and earthy finished
M: Light body. Fizzy carbonation. Fruity and acid aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Excellent Lambic for sour beer lovers
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 19:40:53 | More by eduardolinhalis
4.51/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Drank from a 12.7 fl.oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Best before 29/01/2023
Served in a flute
The beer poured a hazy, medium amber with a slight violet tinge. Quite attractive. The liquid was topped by a creamy, frothy, bubbly, bright white crown that faded to a lasting ring. Drops of lacing dotted the glass.
The aroma was super musty and funky. Tons of barnyard character. Quite woody. Crisp and tart with strong lemon notes. Dry and yeasty. Somewhat wheaty. There was a slight fruity sweetness as well.
The flavor profile was very similar to the aroma. Crisp, tart and wheaty with loads of tart lemony character. Definitely more lemony and acidic than the nose. Dry, yeasty notes came through strong. The finish was exceptionally oaky and slightly tannic. Some aged hops were also detectible. Tart, lemony notes lingered after every sip.
On the palate, the beer was crisp and lively with a spritzy yet mellow effervescence. The carbonation however soon died down and the liquid turned soft and smooth.
Even though I picked up no plum notes in either the aroma or the flavor profile, this Tilquin offering is considerably smoother and more complex than their original gueuze. While the date on this bottle indicates that it is rather fresh, I would love to sample something even younger to see if the plums are more noticeable.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2014 17:24:35 | More by Damian
Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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