Oude Mûre Tilquin à L'Ancienne
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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From:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #42
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,671
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.54%
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
217
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 09, 2022
Added:
Apr 29, 2015
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  56
SCORE
95
World-Class
Oude Mûre Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Mûre Tilquin à L'Ancienne
Notes: Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Oude Mûre Tilquin à l’Ancienne is made from the fermentation of 350 gr of blackberries by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2019-2020, and a best before date of 28th January 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.

Appearance: A very nice orangey pink colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Blackberries, oak, light funk and tangy spritzy lemon zest.

Taste: Lightly sour, blackberries, blackcurrant, oak, lemon yoghurt, light funk, lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Really easy and enjoyable to drink. Aroma and flavours were smooth and light but extremely balanced, with good fruit, strong oak and light funk.
Jul 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by hopley from Massachusetts

May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
12.7oz bottle of the 2020/2021 vintage. Best by date of 26/01/2031. My only complaint about this beer is the very low carbonation but that is probably due to its young age and has not had enough time to refermented in the bottle. Plum color with virtually no head. Aroma is very funky. Funky cheese, barnyard, berries, and wood. Flavor of blackberry that is tempered by the funk. Very slight vinegar with mild to moderate acidity. As I mentioned earlier very little life in the beer and that hurts its overall impression as I think some carbonation would of lit up the palate more.
Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by shelby415 from Oregon

Apr 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml corked & caged bottle, vintage 2017-2018, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 6.0%. 260 grams of blackberries / bramble per liter of lambic have been used for this vintage. Slightly hazy peach to red colour, small off-white to pink head. Aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, lemons and oak, also unripe blackberries. Very sour flavour, notes of lemons, brettanomyces, oak and unripe blackberries again. Tart and moderately astringent finish.
Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2020-2021 vintage
Pours a light fizzy head, mostly clear cranberry to cherry red color

Nose brings great funk, barnyard funk and sour acidic funk, a bit grassy cheesy funk, typical Tilquin greatness of funk, fair red berry like fruit, brambleberry, even a hint of sour cherry like, splashing the funk brings more berry fruit and general funk

Taste fair funk, cheesy barnyard funk, sour acidity, fair acidity with tartness in general, but seems a touch watered down for some reason, some fruit, red berry, bramble, but hard to pinpoint it as blackberry, even a bit of like a tart cranberry character, funk brings more fruit, general berry, fair flemmy finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, a little flemmy with bright acidity, med to lower carb

Overall very nice beer, a good gueuze like but maybe a touch watered down and fruit was not a ton, but still a great beer
Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Served from the bottle in a Jackie O's shaker pint glass.

Pours a clear cranberry juice (okay, a bit on the orange-y side compared to, say, the good stuff from Trader Joe's) topped by maybe a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises loam, shiitake, funky wheat, burlap sack, and some mild blackberry. The taste allows the berries to come forth a bit, but the funk is still rather strong, and everything feels like it's been poured over river rocks. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying, sticky finish. Not gonna lie, the overbearing funk on this one didn't sit right with me (nor with VDubb, with whom I shared the bottle), drowning out the fruit without adding much in the way of pleasantness.
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by sweemzander from Illinois

Feb 22, 2022
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle, 19-20 season.

The nose has a lot of the classic Tilquin funk, earthy and mushroomy with preserved lemon with mild blackberry notes. Moderate oak. The palate opens tart and sour with a blend of preserved lemon, key limes, mushroom, earth. Blackberries are present, floral, fruity, mildly tannic with vanilla and oak. Minimal seed character. Medium light in body, great fruity finish.
Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Nov 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by alexsergio from New York

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12.7 oz bottle, poured into a tulip at ~40 degrees F and allowed to warm during consumption.

L: Pours an opaque ruddy plum-flesh pinkish red, and forms virtually no head which lasts virtually no time.

S: Sharp tartness, wound through with underripe berry, mildew, used sock, and red wine.

T: This opens as a tongue-puckeringly tart unripe berry, and swiftly manifests additional fruits in the form of plum, nectarine, and an almost grenache grape vinous quality. A soft metallic tone underlays the entire sip, and a haze of mildew and cheese mold lurks in the backdrop beside some almost oaky tannins. The finish lingers as tart berry, mildew, and vinousness.

F: Light to medium, and fairly still.

O: This is a delight, as Tilquin generally produces.
Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
18/19 vintage, best by 1/17/29

Here we have yet another trade extra from the generous fo1ksguitar! This one I'm quite excited to try. Authentic Lambics are always a pleasure, and I'm not sure I've ever had one conditioned on blackberries. Other sours sure, but not a Lambic, and I'm wondering how the complexity will work with the fruit. Let's find out

Pours a cloudy brownish maroon with just a finger of off white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

It's definitely intensely funky in the nose, but the blackberry really adds a nice round jammy character, even for a bottle with nearly 3 years on it. I'm picking up on aromas of wet hay, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, juicy blackberry, old leather, sharp oak, straw, and white pepper

The fruit is actually even more intense in taste, quite the opposite of what I expect in beer but it's more than welcome. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tart blackberry, lemon rind, leather, white wine vinegar, green apple, and smooth oak. The swallow brings notes of wet hay, super sharp oak, jammy blackberry, white pepper, lemon rind, and light bluberry

A medium body pairs with moderate tingling carbonation, resulting in a super tart and dry beer. Finishes crisp and refreshing

Oh man, this is one hell of a lambic. The fruit adds much more than I expected and I'm all about it. Great stuff, really a pleasure to drink
Oct 09, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Rose-colored pour with a fleeting here and gone head. The blackberries come up full bore, somewhat sour, but not overly so. A bit of vinegary funk comes in later, which is the only reason I didn't rate this excellent lambic more highly. If you embrace the funk, you've got a lambic to love.
Jul 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
375 ml. bottle.
Best before: 19/02/2030.

Vigorous pour yields a fleeting one inch off white head over a pinkish rose colored body with minimal lacing. Nose of blackberries, slight funk, and even slighter citrus. Taste is full on blackberries with a medium sourness from middle to end. Fantastic experience! Highly recommend to all you classic sour beer drinkers out there.
Cheers to Pierre Tilquin, Master Blender!
May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12.7oz cork and cage bottle poured into a tulip
Best before 18/2/2030

A- pours a clear amber color with a vibrant ruby hue, one-finger foamy white head reduces to a ring

S- smells of juicy tart blackberries, lemon peel, wet wood, forrest floor, red wine vinegar, musty basemen and barnyard funk and goat cheese

T- juicy tart-yet-sweet black berries up front are followed by tart notes of lemon peel, red wine, ripe apples and white grape. The finish gives earthy wood, cracked pepper, dried hay and some musty funk. Lingers of blackberry, lemon and light funk

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a bubbly effervescent mouthfeel that continues into a light creamy finish

O- the blackberries cut through some of the tartness of he base beer, making for a great balance and a solid sipper
May 02, 2021
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Rated by octortus from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 mL Bottle. ABV 6%
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Mar 26, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2019/2020 vintage. Pours from the bottle a clear reddish orange, brief foam, big visible carbonation. Nose is strong funk that carries tart berries; musk, peat, charred wood, and menthol; almost has a scotch-like, savory quality. The berries, however, are far more pronounced flavor-wise than on the nose. Still, they impart only a slight sweetness, as the sour tart base is most dominant. There's an earthy, musky, woodsy undercurrent as well that's suggested by the nose. Mouthfeel is slick and full, with the carbonation dissipating quickly (about 20 minutes) into the drink. A very complex, even inscrutable beer.
Mar 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear, pale purple coloration with a small, fluffy head that fades away quickly. Smells of light doughy malt, with some tart blackberries, funk and hints of tannic oak coming through. Taste is a great balance of light doughy malt, a good, rather tart blackberry presence, some lighter fruity esters of cherry and apple, as well as some blue cheese funk and hints of musty oak. Finishes quite dry, with a medium/strong tartness and some blackberry, cherry and funky, oaky accents lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth, effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This makes for a very nice Lambic and I think it's quite interesting that they chose blackberries for their regular range here, instead of the more popular raspberries. It seems to give a bit more a dry and earthy character to this, with very little sweetness coming through, which also goes well with the musty funk and oak notes here. There's quite a nice balance of fruitiness and lighter acidity and funk to this, with that dryness really being quite distinct and the musty, slightly tannic oak accents rounding things out nicely. Definitely my favorite of their regular range, with a beautiful coloration and intoxicating aroma as well, although it kind of develops a somewhat excessive, lemoney acidity as it warms, similarily to their Oude Quetsche, which doesn't seem quite as bad though.
Jan 16, 2021
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Reviewed by bl00 from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours somewhere between ruby and amber, fine white head lingers. Tons of funk on the nose, very bitter and bretty. Taste is much different- an initial wave of funk and moderate tartness leads way to soft red fruit, maybe plum. Also getting grape, cranberry, trace of bubblegum. Very lively mouthfeel with sour, followed by dry finish.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reddish to purple, pink foam, quite evanescent.
Fruity smell, blackberry over all.
In the mouth a sharp acidity, a lot of berry fruit, and an intense freshness. Citric notes.
Sour, but smooth.
Good!
Dec 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.36 by Budlum from Maryland

Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
75cl bottle dated 2015, best by 08/01/2025.
Crystal clear, reddish, copper colored body floating a 1in head of mixed white bubbles, falling to a ring and leaving erratic, webbed lacing.

Funky tannic odor wafts from the chalice with berry, green apple, and stone fruits. Such a joyous aroma.

Flavor of fresh and fermented, tart berries along with apricot, green apple, and wet wood.

Mouthfeel is light and drying.

Overall a pleasure to drink and pairs well with smoked meats and cheese.
Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by adrock314 from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2016/2017 Season

Very pretty deep pink/orange hue. The color is striking. A small head forms with a semi-rigorous pour and disappears after 5-10 minutes.

Aroma is almost all tart berries. Blackberry, red raspberry, and sour cherry. Maybe some green apple and white grape in there as well.

Taste is similar to aroma in many aspects. Berries and sour apple up front. Gives way to vinous flavors: one sip is dry rosé, the next screams vinho verde. More tart than sour, the acidity is well in check. Suggestions of funk appear here and there, but they are mostly fleeting. The finish brings a sweet berry wave that is quickly overcome with some tannic bitterness. The aftertaste doesn't linger and calls for another sip.

Mouthfeel is nice. Relatively low carbonation, but it feels fitting.

Overall it's a really nice bottle. I had one of these when it was fresher and it was nearly flat. The extra time in the bottle certainly helped as it's demonstrating a reasonable amount of carb currently. Tilquin is pretty solid across the board and the Oude Mûre is no exception.
Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
poured into a tulip on 10/30/20 with 02/19/2030 BB date.

Where has this been all of my life?
Tart blackberries with a barnyard funkiness that builds in the background without detracting from the fruit.
Pours a deep, murky lavender/pink, what little head there is quickly dissolves. Almost no carbonation, very small "poof" from the cork and pretty much flat in the glass.
Unripe apples, lemon, straw, hay, grass, a little cider vinegar
Imagine eating a handful of ripe & almost ripe blackberries from canes growing inside a horse barn.
This is truly an outstanding unsweetened fruit lambic
Oct 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Sep 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours like a classic rock band, Deep Purple. Well actually it kind leans pink when held up to the light, but I wanted to make a Dad joke.

Aroma is more of a super sour woodiness than it is blackberry. Does smell of berries though, but underneath, definite noticeable difference from the gueuze.

Taste has more of a citrus acidic aspect going for it, lemon and blackberry, this is really sour. It also has a really dry mouth feel to it, not as dry as the plum one, (prolly bc of the blackberries sweetness comparatively), but still impressive how you can have a sweet berry and the mouth feel is pretty dry. Sourness is around an 8 on the 10pt scale. Acidity is probably a 5. Doesn't produce much in the way of funky aspects, its pretty clean and dry, wood tannin presence. Carbonation was fine on mine. This is a review of the 2015-16 bottle (375ml).

Another winner from Tilquin. Haven't been any losers yet. About the only negative thing there is to say is the cost. They're pricey, usually around $20/375ml, oof.
Jun 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

May 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by jtk21351 from California

May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: red purple with a thin white head

Aroma: blackberries, citrus, oak

Taste: The flavor is wheat, slightly sweet, more tart but not too tart, lemon, blackberries, some oak and yeasty funk. It is complex and delicious, another great fruit lambic.

Body/Overall:light to medium body, easy drinking, excellent.
May 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Apr 22, 2020
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a medium plum, fizzy carbonation that settles into a thin lacing. Aroma of dry blackberry skin, oak tanin, sandalwood, earthy yeast funk. Palate definitely has a sweet berry quality though not sure i could pinpoint it as blackberry per se - there is lots of vinegary acidity to it as well, a bit too much for me, along with overripe berry. Very tart & vinegary, gets close to the dreaded bile territory but not quite.
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Vintage unknown - drank September 2nd, 2018. Light carb, pleasant and a bit bitter. Fruit/berry nose and taste are nicely understated. I may have been a bit drunk at the time.

Vintage 2018-2019 - drank January 26th, 2020. Quite tart and funky. The blackberries are terrific. I think this drinks better when fresher - that, or my appreciation for funk has grown exponentially over the years. I rated this vintage significantly better than the one I drank in 2018.
Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by aztraz from Sweden

Jan 07, 2020
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