Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne Avec Prunes De Namur | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne Avec Prunes De NamurOude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne Avec Prunes De Namur
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium
gueuzerietilquin.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc / vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of destoned fresh purple plums (variety Prune de Namur) in a blend of 1 and 2 years old lambics for a period of 4 months. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, it is re-fermented in the bottle for a minimum period of 3 months. The lambics used were fermented and matured in our own oak barrels at the blendery. They are made from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon.

The taste is slightly tart but also fruity and round which makes this Quetsche à l’ancienne may be more accessible for non-experts or less sophisticated palates. It also has a slight dryness from the skin of the plums. The nose perceives a plum brandy perfume.

BEER STATS
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#1,143
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
136
pDev:
4.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Zazzi82
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This tastes like a sweeter version of the original, with the barrels adding a layer over the top. Both are good, but for different reasons. This one has a perfumey smell that is fuller with the brandy and plum forward elements, could be a air freshener. The taste is less complex, with the funk being cut into a bit, more wood though, but otherwise still bursting with flavor. A sweet sipper of a lambic.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h_lupulus
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A hazy pinkish-orange color with a small white head. Aromas were all over the place, with plum, flowers, diesel fuel, and straw. The taste was equally complex with plums at the center. A nice tartness and grassy/hay quality. Esters were everywhere for me, kind of like watching clouds. Dry clean finish.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle 2015-2016 batch. Super hazy orange even though it's been upright for a year and poured carefully. Aroma is some lambic funk, slightly fruity. Flavor is zingy, tart, fruity, full. Mild carb makes this extremely easy to drink quickly

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into glass. Label has Best Before Date of '11/01/2027'.
Cloudy, tangerine amber colored body. No head by slight ring is fed by rising bubbles. No lacing.
Aroma of lemon and plum, and oak/leather.
Taste of acidic plum, quite dry, with some tartness and funk/oak. There is some sweetness at the beginning.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Acidic and dry.
More of a rounded lambic than complex. Definitely tart, with a little bit of funk.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a reddish amber color lambic with a light bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of plums pits is dominant with nice funky notes and light acidic notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix of plums pits with funky barnyard notes with some oak and acidity notes also noticeable. Body is about average for style with very low carbonation. Nice plums taste but a little bit too much acidity and lacking some carbonation.

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Photo of nerdboy19
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kind of an odd one to me. Grapefruit gut appearance w/ absolutely no head. Sweet Pune scent w/ a sharp aroma of the “you know this is gonna be tart AF” feel. Kind of an odd flavor...it’s almost like olives...but it works. And yeah, it’s pleasntly tart. Full bodied feel that leaves an extremely dry aftertaste but the flavor lasts throughout. All in All, thrown of by the olive flavor but a dam fine lambic. Would have again and will.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yancot
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JizackFH
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a beautiful murky peach color. With a fairly vigorous pour it produces only about a finger of white head which quickly fizzles out, leaves just a few specs of lace behind on the glass. It has a very appetizing look to it.

The nose has a decent amount of plum up front with nice funky aroma. There is an old basement mustiness, along with some damp hay. I am also getting scents of citrus, oak, some acidicness, and bit of spice.

Like the nose, the flavor starts off with a nice bit of plum, and that Lambic funkiness that we all love. It is acidic and there is some mouth puckering sour tartness from the plum. The oak flavor comes through nicely, and I’m getting flavors of lemon, apples, and grapes. There is some sweetness in the background. The finish is dry with a touch of bitterness. Fruit, funk, and acidity ring the whole way through. .

This has a fairly light body with ample carbonation. It has a juiciness to it, along with a good amount of acidity, and some mouth puckering sourness. There is some sweetness in there from the plums. The finish is dry with a bit of bitterness.

Overall, I think this is a really nice beer, and a good representation of the style. Belgium just does it right. It has a lot of intense flavors going on that all compliment each other. It is very drinkable, and each sip leaves you wanting more and more. I definitely recommend picking this up if you come across it.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into correct glasssware at Cafe Rose Red in Bruges.

Pours a murky purplish orange, with just a ittle bit of foam.

Smell is funky with loads of plums and lime.

Taste is full of funk, with nice hits of plums, lime and elderflower all over it. Not overly sour, just the right amount of acidity.

Mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation.

Overall, another solid offering from Tilquin. Well balanced and fairly complex.

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

Although this is quite good, it kinda seems like they ruined a great beer with prunes. That said, maybe the base wasn't the best of the barrels, and they've created a very good brew!

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Photo of floyd_pugman
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nose is funk, lime, and then plum. Inviting. Palate starts with funk and light-to-moderate acidity, then moves to plum and blackberry, and finishes with lime. Oak is present throughout. Tastes young, but still delicious. It will be fun to watch this develop.

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Photo of Quafftastic
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liamt07
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 136 ratings