Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)²
Gueuzerie Tilquin

Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)²Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)²
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Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #11
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
95
Ranked #354
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
341
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Gueuzerie Tilquin
 
Belgium
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SCORE
95
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Notes: This is a higher abv version of the Oude Gueuze Tilquin containing the blend of 1, 2 and 3 year old lambics in oak barrels. Due to over-carbonation, the beer underwent a second barrel aging process before being bottled a second time.
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Fantastic golden opacity, decent lacing and foam for its weight.
S - Holy shnikes, where it shines for me; like smelling bruises and barnyard. Wonder I didn't get a yeast infection snorting this last night.
T - More barnyard sour fruit than you can shake a stick at; seriously, like drinking yeast that's been pummeled. Almost too tart (what the hell is wrong with me?).
F - Again, stunning carbonation that is graceful, seamless, great finish. Just pucker up, lover"person." ;)
O - A world class beer that I cannot deny, will be revisiting this annually. Cheers.

Oct 19, 2019
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

203-2014 bottle with a best by date in 2026 so it must have been bottled in 2016. Slightly darker than the OG Tilquin I think. nice gueuze aroma, bit more sour flavor than the regular. Thicker mouthfeel and body too. A good gueuze but I prefer the OG.

Jun 30, 2018
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pagriley from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1 from 375 into snifter

Pours thick and deep orange minimal head
Smell is big funk and lemongrass
Taste is numbing blue cheese funk with tart lemon peel
Chewy and thicker than the average gueuze

Overall a lovely beer. More like a very old straight lambic but fantastic none the less

Dec 01, 2017
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Frudel from Canada

4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Cameron for this share!
Clear orange with almost no head.
Lovely nose of gueuze, cheese, funky, slight acetic acid, sourness, citric acid.
Complex and simply delicious, everything you want in a gueuze is right here, herbal, a big cheesy, lemon.
Wow! Sadly the Spontangooseberry from Mikkeler looks ordinary right after drinking this one!

Oct 11, 2017
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PittBeerGirl from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 30/01/2024.

This has been in my cellar at least 2 years.

Pours a cloudy slightly murky golden yellow color. A small foamy white head which disappears immediately. The body has a nice fluidity to it.

Nose is sour, slightly soft, and funky. Vinegar, yeast, bread, oak barrel,cheesecloth. No character overpowers another.

Upfront the flavor is tart with accents of vinegar and lemon. Some oak way in the background. There is a mild yeast flavor but it is more wild than bready. The finish is funky and earthy with lemon coming through. Hints of oak and vinegar linger on.

Low soft carbonation with a slightly metallic and vinegar like consistency. Dry overall.

Great gueze with flavor profile but I prefer a smoother and less dry feel.

Jun 14, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark clear orange-ish amber, with a very small fizzy head, and no lacing.

This smells like tart lemon, barnyard funk, chalky minerals, grapefruit rind, and oak.

This is incredibly complex and delicious. It's got that delicious house Tilquin lambic flavor. It's quite lemony, and a bit herbal, in a minerally sort of way. There's a nice and unexpected candied peach flavor. It's pretty tart, and has a sort of white wine vinegar flavor. There's also some hay and light wheaty funk. There's just a hint of oak, as well. This so so complex and tasty.

This is light bodied, with a somewhat lower level of carbonation.

Tilquin makes some of the gueuze in the world. This is absolutely delicious.

May 10, 2017
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amberish golden hue. Smells musty, cheesy, barnyardy, Some nice sweet pepper character. A little cheesy. Nice tart, not too sour, but nicely funky, lambic with nice depth.

May 07, 2017
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Clear golden orange. Smells kinda malty, lemon, oak. Some vanilla and dried grass. Tastes surprisingly yogurty. Oaky throughout. Dried grass. Sweet maltiness. Oaky back end. Medium body. Low carbonation. Interesting take. Not a dry a lambic. I don’t expect the yogurt flavor, but it isn’t unwanted.

Apr 10, 2017
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PDXAmbassador from Florida

4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tilquin Squared 375ml bottle, poured into Fantome ghost outline chalice. 2011-13 version.

So, I went into this having been told it is extremely funk-forward, and while it smells like lambic no doubt... it's not as funky as say, 3F Golden Blend.

In fact it smells remarkably similar to Cantillon. Similar flavor profile too... but more tannins and oak. In fact, my first impression upon tasting was that it was dry, bitter and very mouth-drying. Almost to an unpleasant level. Carb was on the low side for the style, medium at most. No head lingered after pouring.

I can taste more alcohol bite than with regular 5-6% ABV lambic.

As it warmed a tiny bit more sweetness emerged, and a pleasant lingering Gueuze flavor remains after finishing a sip. Overall this was certainly an enjoyable Gueuze, especially for anyone among the Cantillon fan base. However I wouldn't describe it as a "funk bomb" or even a world class one-off. It's probably on par with a 10 year old Cantillon Gueuze though. But for my money, give me 3F Gueuze for delicate complexity and drinkability. One caveat: this beer has intense tannins and almost no sweetness...which might make it a prime candidate for further aging, as tannins and bitterness drop and sweetness emerges, and perhaps more funk as well. So in a few more years, I plan to revisit as this might become killer. Time will tell.

Dec 27, 2016
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KensWorld from Florida

4.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed a bottle with the lady at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. As good if not better then expected. grab it if you can find it. worth the money. none like it!

Dec 16, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch 1 2011/13 consumed 7/2017

White head. Clear golden orange. Not as good as B2. Lemon citrus with a lot of wet oak and musty basement. Lots of mineral notes. Some citrus notes can also be found.

This is nice, but b2 was so much more complex and rounded. 4.25

Batch 2. 2013/14 label. Consumed 7/2017. 750

White head. Copper gold color.

This one has incredible layers of funk. Reminds me of OGV from 3F. So much funk. Basement must. Lemon citrus but not acidic. Lots of wet oak. Some caramel malt. Mineral notes that remind me more of 3f.

Soft and not harsh. Incredible drinkability.

Wow. This is deep.
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13/14 label 375 consumed 12/17
Very similar to the other bottle, but maybe a bit of stonefruit and honeydew shows. Still extremely complex. Deep funk, basement must, mineral notes, and melon. Incredible bottle.
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B1 side by side with B2 consumed 5/19
B1 has a candy like sweetness. Smells old and tastes old. Oaky, musty, wet basement, hay, mineral notes. White wine notes. Very complex and enjoyable. 4.5

B2 A bit more citrusy and not as old tasting. Still shows age for how young it is. Orange peel, wet oak, minerals, wet basement, white wine notes, and honeydew. 4.65

Oct 01, 2016
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 375ml bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas with a neck label of 2011-2013 and a best before date of 29th January 2024. It was poured into a traditional Tilquin gueuze glass.

Appearance: It poured a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated almost immediately and left no lacing.

Aroma: Lemon zest, fresh lemons, tart, sour, passionfruit and funkiness.

Taste: Sour, tart, mango, passionfruit and funk.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high spritzy carbonation.

Overall: A very nice and refreshing gueuze with great spritzy carbonation and funk.

Aug 25, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.74/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A large shared 2011-2013 bottle at RBWG in Tampa, FL.
Hazy pale yellow with a decent head.
Funky and fruity aroma with some pepper.
Complex fruity flavor with hints of white pepper, apricots, and lemons. Moderately funky.
A bit too bitter in the aftertaste but it's mainly the funk that curtails my enjoyment.

Jun 16, 2016
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aleigator from Germany

4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gueuze tilquin squared 2011-2013

Pours an amber-orange color with almost no head, but a small, white, bubbly film at the rim of the glass.

My room is filled with funk and barnyard aromas even before I put my nose into the glass. Huge oak and dusty earth presence, which balances the prominent funk, consisting of old, dried orange, green apple peel and blue cheese. Mushroom, old cheese rind and wet hay enhance the complexity on the nose, alluding to a great tasting beer.

Has a lower carbonation, which perfectly highlights the multi layered taste in this, with a funk defined tartness, finished by a mineral dry note, while the mouthfeel remains pleasantly soft and refreshing.

Orange peel from the nose is present on the taste, blue cheese and old, moldy malts as well. Its heavier body gets reflected in those qualities, which are off the chain, truly intense with a lot of further reaching accompanying flavors. Offers a musty, fruity sweet malt foundation, which results into a tooth numbing, sour dryness. Finishes with mushrooms, even more blue cheese, a mineralic softness and a pungent, malt coated tartness, which lingers on the tongue for quite a while.

Fantastic beer, this one convinces for its rich funkiness and balance, providing a great complexity, with everything staying in perfect balance. Its oaken wood and malt backbone makes this unique, highlighting the funk in the most pleasant way.

May 15, 2016
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mtomlins from Canada

4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Beervana for the bottle.

Really nice geueze here with a strong musty, dank nose, loads of funk, oak, grass/hay. The taste follows suit with funk and mildly acidic sourness, tight and puckering but not enamel melting, white pepper, oak, spicy.

Apr 24, 2016
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.87/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Best before: 30/01/2024
Served in a traditional Gueuze tumbler

Beautiful appearance. The nearly crystal clear, medium amber liquid was topped by a crackling, finger tall cap of bubbly, off white froth. The head quickly dropped to a patchy film. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was really funky and interesting. Huge amount of must and barrel character. Damp wood came to mind. Woodsy. Super oaky. Crisp and zesty. Fairly lemony. Lots of lime too. Good dose of vinegar. Bit of wheatiness. Some sweetness rounded things out. There was a bit of a wine-like character. I would not be surprised if this was aged in Chardonnay barrels.

The flavor profile was amazingly complex and very unique. Immensely crisp and tart but not overly sour or acidic. Super oaky and dry. Uber lemony. Lemon rind dominated. Some lime too. Very bitter. Really pithy and dry with a hint of candy-like sweetness. Definitely like nothing I have ever tried before. The finish was all bitter lemon and lime peel. Almost a touch soda-like. Italian soda (gasosa) came to mind. Super crisp and clean. Ultra tannic and bone dry. Really interesting. At 7.6% ABV, the alcohol was nowhere to be found.

The mouthfeel was frothy and fluffy. Medium bodied for the style. Smooth on the palate. Although the beer did not seem overly acidic, the more I drank of it, the more I could feel the enamel being stripped from my teeth.

Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)² is definitely one of the best Gueuzes I have ever tried and one of the most interesting and complex beers overall. This is simply a mind blowing offering that truly pushes the limits of the style. I can only hope that this will be brewed again someday.

Apr 14, 2016
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stephenjmoore from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Transparent golden body with lots of fizzy carbonation bubbles, bone white fizzy head sits on top. Lots of barnyard funk in the nose, sweet tree fruits, a vinegar tart-like aroma, hints of bready grains. Flavor is very similar to the nose; funkiness, lots a sweetarts like flavors, apricots, white grapes, oak and a tart vinegar flavor. The feel is prickly, high carbonation in a light tart body. Lingering sweet tartness. A really nice and funky sour. Great flavors and lots of fruitiness for an unflavored gueuze.

Sep 22, 2015
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crosenkrantz from Switzerland

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

More rounded than their regular oude gueuze. The squared gueuze has less tartness in the aftertaste and has some interesting cake-style sweetness that gently balances the result.

Sep 12, 2015
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sweemzander from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle poured into a tumbler
(A)- Pours a deep copper orange color that produced some good white froth that dissipated quickly. Minimal lacing
(S)- Great earth to this. Tons of funky cheese meets all kinds of barnyard aromas: hay, poop, and an almost grassy but lactic funktasticness in the background. Some lemon and orange citrus. By far, the earthiest funk I have seen from Tilquin - I like
(T)- A bit of biscuit-like spice meets a middle full of earthy lactic tartness. Finishes dry but even more earthy qualities are just oozing out of this one
(M)- A great carbonation level. Funk all over the place with added dryness on the finish. Very complex - Very earhty
(O)- Tilquin is normally very bright, cleaner with great acidity. This is the opposite of that and I really like it for what it is. Very curious how this release does with extended aging

Sep 07, 2015
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great amped up version of an already amazing beer. Slightly more sour, lots of funk in the nose. Flavor has an acidic lemony tartness with an extra dimension of barnyard funk and fruity tang quality. Just as good as the original.

Sep 04, 2015
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as part of a tasting called Funk'd at my local craft beer bar. A little more bite here than the lower ABV OG but still nice and crisp and a smooth finish.

Aug 25, 2015
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SO DAMN GOOD.... This is a great Belgian gueuze. It has great balance with just the right amount of tartness and yeast. This is a really good example of a blended Belgian beer.

Aug 13, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2013 vintage bottled on 1/29/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, green apple, pear, white grape, white vinegar, pepper, leather, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, green apple, pear, white grape, white vinegar, pepper, leather, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate amount of fruity/earthy tartness and peppery spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, white vinegar, pepper, leather, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic, and lightly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible gueuze style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. Just as impressive as the normal with increased oak and Brett intensity; and a little more malt presence. A highly enjoyable offering.

Aug 08, 2015
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popery from California

4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a light golden amber color. Fairly cloudy, which is probably my fault. Medium, fizzy white head. The aroma is deep and rich with sour, lambic funk. Lots of fruit - lemon, oak, pear, peach, grape. Musty with some lactic flavor. Nice lactic sourness in the taste. More of the same fruity funk. Medium-light sour. It’s a big, rich gueuze. Very good. Full feel with some effervescent bubbliness.

Aug 01, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Best before 1/14/2024.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, funk, grass, hay, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour funk, hay, grass, and lemon juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Jul 28, 2015
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 341 ratings