Oude Pinot Gris Tilquin à L'Ancienne
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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From:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #16
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
97
Ranked #536
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 4.72%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
54
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2022
Added:
Sep 02, 2018
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  9
SCORE
97
World-Class
Oude Pinot Gris Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Pinot Gris Tilquin à L'Ancienne
Notes: Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Pinot Gris Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 280 gr of Pinot Gris grapes by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.
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Rated: 4.85 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.42 by steverx8 from England

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, 2020/2021, poured into a flute

A- A clear golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Sour, grapes, some lemons, oak, a little musty, touch of leather.

T- Tart, grapes, oak, touch of wheat, some lemons, leather

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A nicely balanced lambic and easy to drink.
Apr 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by allenson21 from New York

Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A nice light rose amber color with a slight head and lacing.
Aroma has Riesling grape hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced slightly tart Riesling grape flavor
A light bodied well carbonated beer
A nicely balanced easy drinking Lambic
Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by warnerry from Michigan

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bright gold pour, small bubbles evaporate quickly, no head. A refreshing and light lambic, much like champagne, as grapes dominate the flavor. But dominate may not be the best term for a beautifully brewed lambic that is subtle, and even delicate, in its approach. Classic!
Oct 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Copper colored with excellent clarity, vibrant carbonation, and no discernible head. The aroma is of light wheat, light malt, and Pinot Gris grapes. I’m tasting light wheat, Pinot Gris grapes, and light malt. The mouth is highly carbonated and very crisp and refreshing.
Jun 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 01, 2021
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2018-2019 vintage 350ml
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.89/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
B1

Pours an orange to golden color with a medium sized white head, which vanishes immediately after pouring.

Smells of muscat, white pepper and sweet honey, together with old banana peel and lime zest. This gets complimented by old basement, dry oak and lighter leather among white wine grape skins.

Has a lighter, well carbonated body with a slightly velvet, yet sparkly mouthfeel.

Tastes of a prominent dryness from the very beginning together with a honey accompanied white wine grape sweetness. Turns a tad more leaf forward then, with a natural appearing tartness, seemingly resulting from the ripe grapes. Finishes dusty, with a hint of earth and prominent, moldy oak among a late, surprisingly powerful grape fruitiness and matured hop dryness.

Intense, well balanced with a well put grape fruitiness, which shows off a great flavor complexity.
Jan 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.62 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.53 by Budlum from Maryland

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a golden color Lambic with a large white foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some slightly funky ester and some vinous notes with clear notes of oak. Taste is also a mix of tart notes with some slightly funky ester with some vinous notes and subtle acidic notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but Pinot Gris notes did not come out as much as I was expecting.
Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle, 2017-18 season, best by 21/12/2027. Thanks, BelgianChris!

A clear golden orange with a dense, white head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing, this looks solid. The nose has the unique Tilquin fruit expression- super juicy and concentrated with real depth, jammy and bright with a mild skin tannin note. There's quite a bit of funk here, rich, earthy, mildly mineral like, with horseblanket, barnyard (which pairs especially well with the grape acidity) and a rich, vinous oak character that pairs nicely with the grape. Impressive.

The palate opens sour and bright, an earthy, hay like barnyard note, with lots of straw the pairs wonderfully with the grape character. Despite the relatively modest fruit level( when compared to the sometimes absurd numbers Drie Fonteinen churn out), this has a really rich and deep grape character, reminiscent of beerenauslese with a rich, deep fruity sweetness with some funk in there. A really rich jammy grape character is here, really well integrated into the oak, with its soft vanillin and supple yet firm tannins. Drying, sour and phenomenal on the finish with the perfect blend of grape and lambic, a blend of fruit and sourness with layers of funk, this is excellent stuff. I do wish this was a little less than 8.4%ABV, though.
Dec 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Jack_14 from Italy

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Auburn yellow color tending to light orange.
Evanescent foam.
Poured into the glass still hints of wine and a very slight hint of sulphate, but really just hinted.
In the mouth the balance of Tilquin Lambic predominates, which always proves to be of great class.
The acid is gentle and non-astringent and the "sour" of the white grape used is perceived.
On the tongue sensation of grape skin.
Perhaps due to the large quantity of grapes used, this should have been sharper but this is just one thing that comes to thin, I do not exclude that a greater incisiveness of the grapes could have undermined the perfect balance achieved by this product.
Overall: I think that this is a truly amazing beer
Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2017-2018, and a best before date of 21st December 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly to a small lasting collar around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Apple peel, yeast, doughy, green apple, white grape, vinous, oak, with some light funky notes.

Taste: Sour, tart, white grape, vinous, oak, straw, funky, apricot, with some light pear and citrusy grapefruit and lemon notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.

Overall: Excellent, super enjoyable. The aroma was perfect, followed by great flavours, complexity, lots of fruit, and vinous, balanced with oak and funk. Looks like I’ll need more for my cellar.
Oct 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy, golden amber coloration with a small, fluffy, lasting head. Smells of doughy malt and vibrant white grape notes, with some fruity esters of apricot and gooseberry also coming through, as well as hints of blue cheese funk and oak. Taste is an excellent balance of doughy malt, a distinct, sour white grape presence, some fruity esters, with apricot standing out particularly, lighter pear and gooseberry, straw and some blue cheese funk and musty oak, with a good, underlying acidity. Finishes semi-dry, with a medium tartness and some white grape, apricot and funk lingering in the aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

An excellent lambic with a superb harmony of vibrant fruity, funky and woody notes that are all rather distinct, yet form a subtle balance of flavors with an impressive underlying complexity. This starts out a little sweet from the rich malt and fruity esters, but the sourness from the grapes and bacterial, citric acidity serve as the perfect counterpoint, while it mellows out in the semi-dry finish. The interplay of the white grapes and fruity esters is quite lovely as well, giving a vibrant, fresh vibe to this that is reminiscent of white wine along with the musty, woody oak presence, while the rich, leathery, cheesy funk makes this feel truly special. (Vintage 2018/19)
Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Drank from a 1pt. 9.4 fl.oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Fenway Beer Shop, Boston, MA
2018 2019
Best before: 08/01/2029
Served in a gueuze tumbler

Crystal clear, medium amber appearance. The body was topped by an inch-tall, fluffy, bright white crown that fizzled down to a frothy cap. There was no lacing. Later, the head transformed into a thin, lasting collar. On the second pour, the liquid turned slightly hazy.

The aroma was very yeast driven initially. Super crisp, powdery and dry. As the head receded, the nose became more complex. Apple notes came through strong. Apple cider perhaps. There was a damp, earthy, woodsy quality too. Bit of oakiness as well. Moderately sour and funky. With time, the nose mellowed and the apple cider presence took over. Later, however, the musty, funky notes reappeared. More oaky barrel too.

The flavor profile was impressive and very similar to the aroma. Big lemony tartness from the get go. Loads of earthy woodsiness too. Fairly funky and acidic. Good dose of oaky barrel as well. More lemony tartness on the back end and the finish. The beer finished crisp and dry with some lingering earthy hop notes. Like the nose, both the funk and the acidity intensified as the beer warmed.

Nice fluffy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a finely beaded, somewhat prickly effervescence that was spot-on for the style. After a few sips, the acids in the beer became quite apparent.

Oude Pinot Gris Tilquin à L'Ancienne is an enjoyable gueuze that drank much better on the second day than the first. My only major knock against this was that the Pinot Gris juice was nowhere to be found. For this reason, I definitely preferred the Pinot Noir variant.
Aug 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jul 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by Beerbom from California

May 24, 2020
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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Look: This version looks darker to me than Tilquin Oude Gueuze. Like apple juice. Deep gold to pale amber. Some thin, loosely packed, bone white bubbles formed while pouring but eventually completely disappeared. Some visible carbonation. Very clear with just an ever so slight haze.

Smell: The smell of this beer is sweeter to me than Tilquin Oude Gueuze. The grapes definitely have an influence on the aroma. White grapes, golden raisins, peach, pear, dried apricot. Some floral, powdery, earthy and musty aromatics.

Taste: Some golden raisin and white grape sweetness on the tip of the tongue. That quickly shifts mid palate to medium level of lemon juice acidity and tart peach. Some peanut skin dry, earthy, bitterness.

Feel: Almost still. The cork barely popped when I opened the bottle. The body seems more full to me than the traditional Tilquin Oude Gueuze.

Overall: An excellent offering from Tilquin. The grapes significantly alter the aroma and flavor profile. I don’t love the relatively low level of carbonation for this style, but overall a great lambic.
May 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
spendy but i am so glad i picked this one up. popped it last night from quarantine, shared with my wife, who didnt love it the way i did, but lambic is for sharing so thats what i did. its got a little bit of an orange glow, obvious carbonation even though it doesnt hold its head very long, creamy and bone white when it is there though, i love great carbonation in lambic like this, so i am thankful for it here. aroma is mouthwatering and mature, funky and tart, lemony and orangey, bright and full of minerals, aged hops, and other herbal character, hay and straw and dried flowers to me, the tart grape skins but less outright wine than i thought it might have, slightly musty too, bretty, old, wooden, awesome. the flavor is all of this, again somewhat light on the fruit to me for how much is in here, or, rather, its so well integrated as to not even really obviously be fruited. i thought the pinot noir one was too, but this is even more so. like the fruit is there but i kind of have to look for it. tons of wood, a little sweetness from the grain through it, a honey note, kiwi and golden raisin fruitiness, massively funky, light iodine, wet earth, moderate acidity. this warms up beautifully, is super complex, and is expressive and alive in feel the whole time. incredibly good, unique, and darn near the top of the heap as far as i am concerned. what a joy to drink!
Mar 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Mar 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Sparkling yet foggy burnt gold with an airy foam head that dies to a mostly clear surface with a thin fine chain around the edges.

This has a nice clean funk to pair with a pleasant, perfectly acidic sourness. Toasted sesame seed cracker notes are lifted by a nice froth that also brings a really fitting white wine grape burst that adds a perfect balance before finishing semi-dry.

Stellar.
Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by peabody from Kentucky

Feb 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle. Slightly hazy orange. Smells of bright citrus, strong dried grass, wine, zany grape complexity. Taste is slightly less complex. Bright citrus grape and dried grass. Oak. Zippy tartness. Oaky finish. Low carbonation. This is delicious.
Dec 16, 2019
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml corked and caged bottle into 3F stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Foamy head. Nice color. Nose is lemon zest, hay, wet wood and grape skin. This is funky but it needs time too. Beer opens champagne yeast, white grape skin and lemon tartness. Zesty in the middle with a touch of onion, some hay and almost a slight peatiness. Floral towards the end with a clean, bone dry puckering finish. White grape tartness is there with a vinous presence but its almost too tart for the fruit in it. Body is light with ample carbonation. Sparkling and prickly on the palate and goes down bone dry. The finish is excellent.

A solid beer as is but I'd really like to see how this one develops.
Dec 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Nov 30, 2019
Oude Pinot Gris Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 81 ratings