Stout Rullquin | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An interesting hybrid blend, it's reminscent of Flanders Oud Bruin without any acetic acid. Not so much a stout as a unique dark wild ale blend.

Pours a ruddy copper chestnut color with good clarity, creamy khaki foam that lasts a long time. Great retention, a head remains for the duration of the glass. Lacing coats around the edges. A sticky collar forms seamlessly to the surface after a second pour.

Pleasantly tart with leathery Brett around the periphery. Hints of clover honey in the aftertaste. Light maltiness, dry aftertaste with notes of straw and tart berries. A wisp of ashy roast is very minor, but present. Strangely there's an odd note of olive brine that surfaces after awhile, thankfully it's subtle. Medium bodied, smooth with ample carbonation.

Overall this was really unique, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I'd like to know more about how they arrived at this type of blend to release, it reminds me of a cross between an Oud Bruin and the extinct Aarschotse Bruine which involved a blend of young and old beer also.

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Photo of 77black_ships
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Brewery description, translated from French.

To elaborate, La Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) underwent a second fermented for 8 months together with 12.5 % (1/8) of the Tilquin lambic blend in oak barrels. After this the beer was fermented once more in bottles for 6 months. Eh yes, in order to do thing well, one needs to take time… Cheers!

My apologies for any translating errors, my French is not that good.

2 * 15 cl. of bottle samples @ Brassigaume 2013. 75 cl. bottles sampled. Long time in the making this one. Totally gushing bottle, this is still very, very lively at this point, gushing all over the place, keeps foaming even when half emptied. They are still waiting for these bottles to calm down. Dark brown, beige bubbles which fizzy away immediately. Nose is surprisingly huge on geuze despite it constituting only +/- 12 % of this beer. Lots of funk, barn, tart, lemon, barn, complete geuze profile, very nice with a touch of chocolate & faint dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, grainy quality with lots of geuze, funk, barn, tart, brett, touch lemon, tangy, lots of lambic, combined with some tart chocolate, light dark fruits. Great combo, brown beer compliments well, lots to love for geuze lovers. First sample had the body of an infected beer but zero defects & highly enjoyable, odd. Second sample had great body. Pretty light & grainy. Body is not top but this beer is wonderful, great combo.

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Photo of braugon
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lateralundertow
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Bottle sampled at a tasting. Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Smells funky lambic, with notes of cocoa. Tastes like vinegar, cherries, apple cider. Medium body with a high carbonation and a light sour aftertaste.

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

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

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

Slightly hazy dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma has some roasted notes and cacao with farmhouse lambic notes. Taste is sour, funky and roasty. Medium body with high carbonation. Interesting but not something really special.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.47/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Ample khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Hmm. Roasty malts. Lemony acidity. Some oak. The oak and heavily roasted malt aroma are very similar.

Taste - Pretty sour. Lemon sourness, but it's quickly cut by roasted malt. Kinda ashy. Coffee malts. Gets kinda bitter. Oak lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Very roasty and bitter for the style. Ample sourness.

Overall - I expected the flavors to blend a little differently. It's not a sour stout at all. It's a very roasty lambic.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alandartevelle
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Le 1/8 de gueuze prend bcp trop le dessus sur les 7/8 restants, du coup ça a presque uniquement le goût de gueuze, on ne sent pas le goût de la brune, dommage

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

Photo of benlhoest
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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 imbibehour
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Great give and pop off the cork, barely any effort to get out and punches with a good pop and whisp of smoke. Vintage 2014/2015.

Deep chocolate like walnut body, brown with excellent ruby to rust glowing red edges and orb light-bulb appearance. Head is classic Belgian frothy thick, whipped and foamy. Easily on a controlled pour has no problem making three fingers, and hanging around with ease. Creamy meringue like island top, thick retention, ans side plentiful ultra fine streams of carbonation hitting the bottom head and always repopulating. Great real amazing looking brew.

Aroma does not dissapoint. Light wild notes of funk and hay, a small subtle milk chocolate sweetness in the background over excellent fruit tones of plum and dark sour cherries.

Palate does not disappoint. Light and full wine like body, almost red wine deep but with some playful muted carbonation on the palate. Mid palate gives to red cherry and plum like sweetness, with moderate oude bruine like malt character and low acidity. Soft bodied but a little lighter than expected, with a bread thick dark finish, and fruity effervescence. Mild hints of milk chocolate with a twinge of sour fruit as well. Mild roast, molasses, and brown sugar come out slowly after repeated sips as well.

A great take on a brew that is more in the funky and earthy tone realm, with just a hint of darkness to it. Works incredibly well, very nice creation.

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

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured into a lambic tumbler. Big voluminous eggshell colored head. Nose is largely lambic, musty and tart with a touch of sweet plum. Crisp and dry body. Note of cherry in the finish. The lambic portion of this beer seems to have taken over, which is likely a good thing.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | 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 cbutova
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at Foundry, Northampton, MA. Very reasonable price and purchase for the NosBawz birthday. Notes taken during consumption.

A- Black but not pitch brew falls out of the 750ml into several small chalices. Dark brown hues can bee seen at the edges. Light nutty-tan, foamy well-lived cap. Thick pillow of lace with spotty patches around it.

S- Lactic acid bacteria and toasted to charred darkened grains. Sour stone fruit comes to mind, underripe mango or something. Wet degraded oak. Lemon. Hint of cocoa.

T- Slight band aid added to the above but just a tiny bit of that Brett feel as well as horsey must. Lemons, tart underripe stone fruits, plum, raisin, fig jam, toasted nuts and slight cocoa. Fairly sour and the centerpiece is still the lactic acid bacteria ferment.

MF- Foamy light body and very dried out. Sour finish after a very high foamy carbonation delivers the brew.

Interesting. I like how the stout quality is fairly laid back preventing any clashing, and it can be easy in dark sours. Solid lactic sourness and some oaky musty vinous funk.

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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 Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Stout Rullquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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