Stout Rullquin | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium
gueuzerietilquin.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

Added by 77black_ships on 10-21-2013

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#5,195
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
107
pDev:
7.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft. Served in a wine glass. Pours a darker brown body, one finger offwhite head, fair retention, a bit of lacing but otherwise not much residue. Smell is milk chocolate and toasted malt, at first like an American stout; the wild aspect of the beer is in the background providing lemon, mild-moderate acetic acidity, a bit of hay which complements the toasted malt fairly well. Flavour is mostly stout flavours up front; toasted malt, a trace of char, milk chocolate, touch of cocoa, no dark fruit. Midway through, the lambic gives it a nice mild-moderate acetic acidity which gives it a new dimension. The stout portion wasn't particularly sweet, which I thought helped the two blends play well with each other. Still, the beer is mostly the stout component. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, slightly prickly for a stout but appropriate for a lambic/wild ale, so that works for me. An interesting experiment and blend, though the price tag is way too high on this one for what you get.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/25/2024. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart cherry, lemon, lime, raisin, plum, fig, berries, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread; with lighter notes of nuts, cocoa, pepper, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart cherry, lemon, lime, raisin, plum, fig, berries, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread; with lighter notes of nuts, cocoa, pepper, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness, yeast/oak spiciness; and light herbal/grassy/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart cherry, lemon, lime, raisin, plum, fig, berries, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light leather/vinegar, yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp/acidic, and lightly tannic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this an awesome blended Lambic/Belgian dark ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/spicy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Using "stout" in the name is pretty misleading, based on the two base beers alone. Really great well rounded fruity/funky Brett/Lacto/Belgian yeast complexity, balanced malts, and surprising amount of oak presence for this only being 1/8 lambic. A really enjoyable, unique, and well made offering.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy burnt brown copper red with a creamy, persistent tan blanket leaving fluid quickly falling curtains of lace and cheetah spots on the glass.

Smell is salted caramel with red wine oak, red grape, and mocha coffee.

Taste is coffee and toasty roast with a light, slightly sour mocha and cigar through a softly carbonated medium body, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

15-16 batch $32.99, whoa. Dark brown, huge head. This was a strange blend of beers. Smells like lambic but also kind of farm-like. Flavor is sour and sweet, brett funk, its ok but I won't be seeking this out again. Also, if it is only 1/8 lambic why is it so damn expensive?

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Photo of Rifugium
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Fountain Porter, Philly.

I was glad to see this on tap, because the price tag has always prevented me from picking up a bottle. I'm not much of a "sour stout" fan, but fortunately this truly was more of a "dark lambic" than a sour stout. Half pint pour, dark brown-black with low carb and basically no head. Good mix of lambic funk and roasty malts in the nose. Again, I was expecting a sour stout, but this actually just came off more like a mildly roasty lambic. And despite being only 1/8 lambic, that was the character that came out the most for me in this beer. So it was not really what I expected, but in a good way. I still don't think I'd pay $30+ for a bottle, and I'm not sure how something like this would age, but I'm definitely glad I got to try it.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 12 oz snifter from draft at Consume on August 26, 2017. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for six months in the bottle. Recommended.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured at the Brussels Beer Fest in August 2017. Look is very dark brown, bordering black. Nose is lambic and a smoky roasted malt. Amazing considering the combination. I am also getting barbecue sauce and smoke. Taste is more lambic than expected from nose. Not too sour, and the roasted notes really balance it out. Mouthfeel is medium and nice.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

06/29/2017, in Sottrum, Germany.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sulty
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffo
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on a trip to Ghent this past May. Brought it back to Canada to share with the crew.

From a 75cl into a tasting glass.
Vintage: 2014 / 2015

APPEARANCE: Pours out thin brown and yields a big, foamy, off-white head with decent retention. Head fades to a full wisp. Murky brown body with no real carbonation evident. A faint wisp remains until the end leaving dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lambic dominates here, obviously. Aromas of hay, barnyard and some wet grassy character as well. Notes of the stout are there, with some chocolate, butterscotch and light cream aromas too, but the lambic is definitely more dominant.

TASTE: Hay, barnyard, citrus flavors and some obvious sourness at the swallow. A lingering finish of hay, grass, sour lemon, funky flavors and a touch of roasted malt works nicely. Flavorful, interesting and enjoyable; not acidic at all.

PALATE: Light on the palate with higher levels of carbonation. Creamy, goes down fine and finishes slightly puckering.

OVERALL: This was really good. It’s definitely more lambic than it is stout, but that’s certainly to be expected here. The lambic qualities were very enjoyable and the lack of acidity was appreciated. There is certainly some stout character in there if you pay attention, which makes it a fun drink. This was a big hit at the party and is something I’d enjoy having again. Worth checking out if you like this style of beer. Cheers!

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Stout Rullquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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