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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,664
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
124
pDev:
7.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
28
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of BerryKumquat
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lambic +stout seems.oike it shouldn't work but this works really well. Not overly dark and coffee which works really well.with the lambic blend. Better than most of the other "sour' stouts.

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Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wordemupg
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peabody
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h_lupulus
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2018-07-30
750ml corked/caged bottle served in a large snifter. 2016 on the left, 2017 on the right. Best By date is 27/03/2027.

Pours dark brown with a pretty large head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is mild, tart, and plummy.

Taste is tart and lambicky, with again a plummy flavor. Strong bitterness coming across, too.

Mouthfeel is medium and a little slick. Overall, it's good. Not fantastic, but good.

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Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In my teku the beer was dark brown in color with a modest tan head. The head retained well and there was a bit of lace.
The predominant aromas for me were cherry, chocolate, and caramel.
Tart cherry taste, followed by caramel and cocoa. A little bit of oak snuck in, and there was some funkiness.
A smooth, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FilumDee
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bckayaalp
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craftaholic
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is funky. Sour and salty chocoate!? Like a sea salt dark chocolate, heated to fudge in a bourbon barrel with rasberry tart mashed in. Fruit, tart, salt.

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Photo of JOBEERFB
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to ian

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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 -12.3%
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 -9.9%
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 +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Stout Rullquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 124 ratings