Stout Rullquin
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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From:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
 
Belgium
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #611
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,882
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
111
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 11:20 PM
Added:
Oct 21, 2013
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  32
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fairly clear brown body with a lovely ruby highlight, with a fine, sand coloured head, nice retention that forms back up with a swirl.
Aroma has tart acidity, some raisin, oak, light funk.
Flavour is moderately tart, grape juice, green apple, a bit of cola, with just whispers of roast, chocolatey malt in the finish; light, fine carbonation, medium body, lightly acidic

Simple and straightforward, not pushing the extremes on anything. Well crafted technically.
Friday at 11:20 PM
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2019-2020, and a best before date of 12th March 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a copper hue and a very nice two finger beige head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, green apple, dried cherries, light roast, cocoa, caramel, and a slight hazelnut nuttiness.

Taste: Tart, green apple, grapes, vinegar, dried cherry, caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, with very light roasty notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was blended well with interesting aroma and flavours, and was enjoyable to drink.
Jul 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oct. 2020: 750 ml corked & caged bottle, vintage 2015-2016, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 7.0%. Very dark brown to black colour, large beige head. Vinous aroma, notes of farmhouse, oak and lightly roasted malts. Medium sour flavour, notes of brettanomyces, red wine vinegar, oak and roast malts.
Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at de Garde

A very dark brown with red highlights. The nose is compelling. Roasty and cocoa like with spice, earth, warming. Mild grapefruit acidity with funk present. The palate opens with a blend of Belgian stout - spicy, cocoa, earthy and baking chocolate- and lambic. Earthy, musty, bitter grapefruit, mild tannins. Drying, fruity finish. Solid.
Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From the corked, caged 2018-2019 bottle with an expiration date of 12/04/2021. Sampled July 22, 2021.

A dark brown appearance with ruby red hues underneath a lacing-leaving long-lasting tan head. Attractive.

The aroma makes me think of cocoa, nuts, green apple. overripe fruit, and a wild hop zestiness.

The mouthfeel is a little lighter than I imagined but closing in on medium.

The tartness really jumps forward in the flavor but I still get ample quantities of cocoa, dark roast, nuts, green apple, green grapes, and a tart bite to finish.
Jul 22, 2021
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Presentation: 750ml green bottle with the batch years on a neck label and the best before date on the back label served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The bone white, two finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a lot of lacing in big patches all over. It's a deep brownish color that turns a beautiful, dark amber when held up to light.

Smell: It's a beautiful aroma of caramel, green grapes, lemon and something reminiscent of a barnyard with notes of damp oak and hay.

Taste: It's tart and acidic at first with notes of green grapes and lemon. There's also a touch of bitter oak and a soft, brown sugar sweetness. It finishes with a peculiar roasted nut flavor.

Mouthfeel: It's medium bodied and quite crisp with high carbonation but it goes down smooth.

Overall: A very interesting beer with a lot of complexity and rich, bold flavors. It's surprising how much of a Lambic character this has considering it's made up of 7/8 oud bruin and just 1/8 Lambic.
Jun 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

May 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by TinFang from California

Apr 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I picked up a 750 ml bottle from a local shop. It pours a deep brownish color, one with crimson hues if held to the light. The head is impressive. Tall, rocky, thick, and intense....cream colored. The smell has a bit of cider-like tartness and deep roasted notes. It is well balanced. Flavorful, with a mix of sweetness and sourness....roastedness and funk...chocolate and fruit. Interesting and engaging.
Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 19, 2021
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Novare
Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle, 2015/16 on the front label, best before 22/03/2026 on the reverse label, poured into a Gueuze Tilquin tumbler glass.

The beer pours a dark cola brown color, black and burgundy hues with an off white head, about a finger tall with moderate retention and soapy lacing. The aroma is interesting, light roast, a hint of coffee, hearty brown bread, toasted grain, chocolate, fruity funk, light acidity, earthiness lingers. The flavors are nice, lambic funk leads the way, but is quickly overtaken by hearty grains, toasted and bready with a nice element of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, oak, funk, citrus acidity and fruitiness helps draw out some stone fruits at the finish. The mouthfeel is curious, lighter medium body, bright and vibrant with plenty of carbonation, tart, crisp and with a dry finish.

Verdict: A very provocative beer, certainly breaks the mold and explores new boundaries. The lambic is well expressed and in many ways does seem to compliment the stout, but in others does seem a bit distracting and counterproductive. The body and finish definitely feel more like a lambic than stout and the more fruit forward citrus acidity is more puzzling. The important thing is that it's an enjoyable beer albeit a head scratcher.
Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by shigg85 from Japan

Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2014/2015 stated on label, best before date of 31/03/2025. Served in a Teku, the beer pours a dark brown color with about an inch light tan head that stuck around for a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit, oak, funk, caramel, green apple and peppery spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some red grapes/wine, dark bread, vinegar, candi sugar and chocolate flavors. Tart, funky and sweet all at the same time, all the flavors seem to mesh well together. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy due to the good amount of soft carbonation. I thought it was an enjoyable brew, worth a try if you've never had it before.
Dec 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of lightly tart notes with some caramelized malt is more enjoyable then I was expecting. Taste is also a good mix of candi sugar and caramelized malt with some tart and funky barnyard notes from the Lambic. Body is about average with good carbonation. The mix of these two different beers works better than I was expecting.
Oct 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Almost black, abundant foam, light brown colored.
In the smell the marry between lambic and stout is succesfull. The lambic is strong, and after that, the toasted notes.
At the tase├Čte again the darks malts are subdued by the lambic, and they come back in the aftertaste, with liquorice and nut.
Candy sugar, some fruitiness, lambic sourness.
Good.
Jul 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by steverx8 from England

May 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.01 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Mar 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Great head production, retention, and lacing. Body is dark brown, and appears clear during the pour - but is dark enough to be essentially opaque in the glass.

Classic Gueuze nose: rustic, musty, funky, and sharp. Oak, tannins, vanilla, pepper, vinegar, and Baker's chocolate.

Fascinating presentation on the palate. Peppery, musty Brett mingles with powdered cocoa from the malt, along with vinegar and tannins for a modest sourness. It's very difficult to pick the malt base out of this; this is anything but a simple brew. Rye, red grapes, and lighter tones of dark fruit.

Crisp and lively on the palate. Very little pucker; this leans toward funky more than sour.
Feb 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 30, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours like only a Belgian can, with a three finger tan head billowing above the cola colored liquid; excellent retention and copious lacing

Smell: Funky and leathery, with green apple, cider vinegar, sour cherry, oak and stinky cheese

Taste: Oak, apple cider vinegar and sour cherry flavors with a touch of caramel and cocoa developing; leathery, with a stinky cheese element, through the middle; very dry, after the swallow, with charred oak tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Interesting that while being only 1/8 lambic this aspect dominates the flavors; complex and satisfying
Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by BerryKumquat from California

Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by alexsergio from New York

Nov 10, 2018
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Reviewed by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

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.
Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by peabody from Kentucky

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by stephenlee from England

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by h_lupulus from Spain

Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

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.
Jul 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jul 26, 2018
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

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.
Jul 01, 2018
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