Oude Pinot Noir Tilquin à L'ancienne
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Gueuzerie Tilquin
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #29
Ranked #1,207
4.35 | pDev: 5.75%
Nov 14, 2022
Dec 14, 2016
Oude Pinot Noir Tilquin à L'ancienneOude Pinot Noir Tilquin à L'ancienne
Notes: Also known as Oude Pinot Noir Tilquin à L'ancienne - Moeder Lambik 10 Anniversary Edition.
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Rated: 3.25 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a fizzy bubbly small head with low retention, no lacing, hazy orange to rosy pink color

Nose big gueuze funk, little barnyard cheesy funk, lots of tart sitting bacteria, little straw hay malt, mild wine soft red wine, juicy funk

Taste is quite sour but balanced nicely, souring bacteria funk, little barnyard cheesy funk, straw, wet hay, little malt bready, quite juicy funk, light red wine soft, getting Lemonade and red wine blended late mild flemmy finish

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, feels a tad watery, decent carb

Overall awesome
Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml corked/caged bottle split amongst some small glasses. 2020-2021 vintage.

Pours a plum-peach color, lots of carbonation, little head. Smell is grapey, grape-must-y, oak, very tart.

Taste is tart, light grape juice, lots of grape must -- mild woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel is super dry and light. Overall, it's a very nice beer. It kept improving as it warmed up, too.
May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

May 21, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by steverx8 from England

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
A- 750ml pours into a becher glass with a pale ruby pink body. Surprising lack of foam with just a small ring at the edges and small foamy islands.

S- Some nice musty lambic funk on the nose giving some of that raw barnyard hay feel. Grapes come next with lactic acid, oak and lemon notes too. Definitely some nice tannins.

T- Again has a very solid lambic base with that real raw Belgian hay, funk and musty intensity. Raw gueuze sulfur, grapes, vinous tannins, oak wood, lemon, sour stone fruits, intense lactic acid and some acetic hints too. The grapes are moderate in strength and really compliment the base with a seedy and juicy flavor.

MF- Light to medium bodied with a rather low carbonation. Not nearly still just a tickle of bubbles. Tiniest bit of fluffy texture.

Really nice lambic base with a kiss of grapes that rounds things out very well.
Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A nice light roae color with a slight head and lacing.
Aroma has grape hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced tart grape flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A nicely balanced easy drinking Lambic
Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 20, 2021
Rated: 4.53 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.17 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, 2019/2020 brew season, poured into a flute

A- A clear reddish orange with a small off white head.

S- Sour, grapes, oak, leather, some barnyard funk, tannins.

T- Sour, grapes, some lemons, oak, tannins, mild barnyard funk, leather, slightly herbal.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A tasty lambic, 8% ABV is well hidden as this drinks like a lambic that is around 5%.
Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy, deep red amber coloration with a small, fizzy head that soon fades to a wispy ring around the glass and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of light doughy malt and aromas of ripe, sweet red grapes and tannic oak, as well as hints of estery fruit and musty funk. Taste is an excellent balance of light doughy malt, a distinct character of ripe, sweet and sour red grapes, strong notes of old, musty oak, with some rather tannic highlights, lighter, fruity esters of tart green apple, pear, strawberry and gooseberry, as well as some leathery, blue cheese funk and a good underlying acidity, with just a hint of balsamic vinegar. Finishes quite dry with a medium tartness and some red grape, tannic oak and leathery funk lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent, sparkling mouthfeel with a medium body and strong carbonation.

An excellent Lambic that is very much dominated by a vibrant red grape presence and distinctly oaky and tannic notes, lending a certain red wine character to this, which is highlighted by its rather dry finish and accents of fruity esters, with the rich, leathery funk playing into this as well. While there is just a hint of sweetness to it, it's rather dry and acidic overall, with a certain tannic bitterness as well, making it feel just a little harsh in the finish, which doesn't take away from the rich complexity and harmonious balance of flavours though. While I think that I prefered Pinot Gris' softer and more refreshing flavour profile, this has more richness of flavour and bite to it, perhaps making it a bit more suited to be had in front of a nice fireplace in the evening, rather than outside on a warm summer day.
Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by peabody from Kentucky

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Drank from a 1pt. 9.4 fl.oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Fenway Beer Shop, Boston, MA
2018 2019
Best before: 10/01/2029
Served in a gueuze tumbler

Gorgeous appearance. A billowing, four-finger tall mass of crackling, off-white foam topped the slightly hazed, crimson-amber liquid. The head quickly fizzled down to a small collar, which soon disappeared. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was really interesting and complex. Super yeasty and dry initially. As the head receded, wet hay and damp earth notes came through big time. Loads of mustiness too. Touch of funk. There was a strong oaky barrel presence as well. Some red wine notes were detectable initially, but they dissipated after a few minutes. With time, the woodsy, musty, funky notes intensified.

The flavor was very similar to the nose and nearly as impressive. Huge damp earth and woodsy qualities. Super leathery. Dry oaky barrel notes also came through strong. Lemony on the back end and in the finish. Moderately tart and acidic. Touch of earthy hop bitterness. More lingering, dry oak and tannins after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was solid. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a larger bubbled, greater-than-average effervescence that turned light and prickly on the palate.

Oude Pinot Noir Tilquin à L'ancienne is an outstanding gueuze that showcased a depth of character found in some of the best examples of the style. Even though the Pinot Noir notes were barely noticeable, this beer still really blew me away.
Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: This one definitely had the color influenced by the grapes. Medium amber color with some red influence. It looks a lot like iced tea. Some thin, loosely packed, bone white bubbles form a finger of head that disappears immediately. Some visible carbonation. It seems clear than the Pinot Gris. Translucent, but a little cloudy.

Smell: Sweet, floral, powdery. Some spicy aromatics that come through to me as cinnamon/clove/allspice/baked apple.

Taste: Red grape sweetness up front that shifts mid palate to moderate level of lemon juice acidity. A little musty. Some of the peanut skin dry, earthy and bitterness.

Feel: This one has more lively carbonation than the Pinot Gris and I enjoy the feel of it much more. Prickly carbonation, thin and dry on the palate.

Overall: This lambic is very nice, but I actually prefer the Pinot Gris a little more because I find it more complex in aroma and flavor.
May 24, 2020
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
75 cl. corked botle, bought at Belgian Beer an d Food, 2018. servec at home in a stem glass. Clear amber colour, small head that fades soon, leaving some lacing.
Aroma is funky, leather, grapes, vinegar, wood, some citrics.
Medium body, oily texture, normal carbonation. Tart finish.
Taste of vinegar, grapes, acid apples, wood, well, just like the aroma.
A great complex beer. In the end is just brwon due to the amount of lees, that yu can even hear fizzing when serving the last pour.
May 19, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by aasher from Indiana

Apr 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a dark golden color lambic with a medium size foamy head with light retention and not much lacing. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with some tart notes and oak is enjoyable. Taste is also a mix of barnyard funky with some tart notes, some oak and light acidic notes. Pinot noir notes are not as dominant as I was expecting with light vinous notes are perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable as usual for Tilquin but Pinot Noir notes were not as perceptible as I was expecting.
Apr 09, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by floyd_pugman from California

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served at 54F in a wide 3F tulip. There wasn't a lot of hype on this one so I didn't expect much, but wow. Nose is unsurprisingly red grape, oak, and funk. Palate follows, but the marriage is wonderful. Full of funk, oak, and red grape, with little acid bite. Keeps me drawing me back for the next sip; excellent.
Feb 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Vidblain from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2018-2019 vintage - drank November 2nd, 2019. Quite funky - light grape must, wine tasting notes. Measured and very pleasant sourness. Nice body. Fantastic beer.
Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Jan 21, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 18, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750ml corked and caged bottle into 3F stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Great color. Nice foamy head that sticks around. Nose is grape juice, foam, and a sparkling champagne tartness. Pretty muted. Beer opens funky. Hints of hay, straw, foam and tart lemon. A grape skin tartness in the middle with a virgin oak presence on the finish. More sour grapes in the aftertaste with a vinous, dry finish. Solid. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down crisp, accented, refreshing and puckering. Lingering finish.

Solid but I wish this one had a more pronounced and not just tart fruit presence.
Dec 12, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by rcjennings from Ohio

Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
amazing that some bottles of this made it to idaho, huge thanks to my homie for picking one of these up for me as a little wedding present, not sure i was ever going to get the chance to drink this one. i love grapes in wild ales, saison, and lambics, and so i was extra stoked for this one for more than just the tilquin name and the rarity! it has a rose pink color, some uniform haziness, and a fizzy white head from the bottle, incredible funk, woodiness, and tart grape tannins in the nose, my mouth waters crazily, but i smell this a long while before i ever taste it. hints of blackberry and cranberry from the grapes too, but this doesnt seem over fruited to me, is lambic first, nice and mature and familiar as tilquin. oak and iodine in the taste, raw wheat evident, light vanilla from the wood, white and red wine notes alike, rose hip and cut flowers in the fruit profile. as much as this has an obvious grape complexion, im not sure i could call them out as pinot noir in here, the lambic is tart and funky and compelling enough to sort of assert itself in front of a lot of the grape nuance, but i see this as a positive. i could see this doing incredibly well in the bottle over time, definitely tastes a little newer than some other fruited ones from these guys i have had, but i also just think the grapes are more subtle and well integrated, its a gorgeous lambic, and the fruit highlight that so well. i really like the effervescence too, it sings on the palate and is almost refreshing oddly enough for the style, as lively as i have known any of these to be. expensive but worth it if you can find it, i feel like not much new lambic has come around in recent years, its always the same blends and brewers, so this was a treat for sure. this has me overly stoked for the white grape edition!
Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 15, 2019
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Rated by Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Sharp citrus, subtle grapes, barn yard funk, and cheese. Very drinkable, and my favorite Tilquin offering.
Nov 03, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by edthehead from New York

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The gueuzerie of Tilquin has acquired quite a name and a reputation in short order for creating masterful flavors of traditional sour Belgian ale, yet also to the delight of those seeking imagination, advancement and whimsy. The brewer-blenders of Tilquin do the later with the help of specific and coveted Pinot Noir grapes.

Rusty plum in color, the beer pours with a racy carbonation that calms quickly to a robust but muddled red wine appearance. The nearly champagne level of fizz builds a lumbering, loosely knit head much like their original Lambic. A gentle swirl of the glass releases pungent aromas of cork, funk, fauna and fruit. Light on lacing, the beer's acidity plays a big part on the beer's austere as well as scent.

Intense tartness strikes the tongue with the zesty fruits of limes, wild berries, granny smith apples, tart cherries, and lemons ahead of the more robust dark grapes. Acidic and moderately musty with a deep yeast spice of peppercorn, light acetone and medicinal quality, the beer dives quickly into a retro-olfactory sensation of saddle leather, sweaty, goaty and dry wood rot sensations as its aromatic properties play a role on the late palate.

Medium light in body, the beer's thin veil of pilsner malt and wheat malts support the strong and fully fermented fruit taste. Dried limes, lemon zest, dark berries, and currant play off of the rich leather and more oaken tobacco notes, along with a hay-like hop character. The vinous fruit flavors reach through an aftertaste of sod, oak, and general attic-like conditions. All of these deeply earthen attributes still weave in 'oude' tastes of vinous wine rot, briny sea water, swiss rind, iron, and off-vinegar. Its strong Pino Noir grape influence really steps up the character in the base Lambic but without overtaking its most prized assets in flavor, feel or aroma.
Sep 17, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Aug 29, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 17, 2019
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 91 ratings