Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin à l'Ancienne
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Gueuzerie Tilquin
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #88
Ranked #6,139
4.14 | pDev: 8.21%
Jan 22, 2023
Aug 27, 2019
Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin à l'AncienneOude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin à l'Ancienne
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Rated: 3.95 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12.7 ounce caged and corked bottle, 2018/2019 vintage, best before 21/03/2029 on the back label. Served in a Tilquin lambic glass, the beer pours a reddish/amber color with not quite an inch off-white head that stayed around for a little bit. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like blueberries, dark fruit, funk, oak and earthiness. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some lemon peel, vinegar and grape skin flavors. It's fruity, tart and funky! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of soft carbonation. Easy and enjoyable to drink. I liked this brew, wouldn't mind buying more of this one if I see it again!
Aug 05, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oude Myrtille sauvage Tilquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin. Received from @Roy_Hobbs in BIF #14. 375 mL corked and caged bottle, imported by Twelve Percent, LLC. Stored at home at 38 degrees. Reviewed 26/12/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Printed on rear label “Best before: 21/03/2029”. Served at 54.1 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 58.6 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pink, clear.
Body – Maroon, opaque. When rear-lite, blood red and murky. Bottle-conditioned.
Head – Average (Maximum 3.5 cm, aggressive center pour), light pink, fizzy with short retention, diminishing to a zero to three mm bubble ring fed by effervescence and no cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 – Decidedly vinous and fruity, no malt, no hops, no yeast, no barrels.
Flavor – 4 – Vinous and slightly acidic, no malt, no hops, no yeast, a bit of tannic acid tang. No ethanol (6.6 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. Dry finish.
Palate – 4 – Thin, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation 4. To get the full effect of the color, drink in a brightly lit area. The blueberries do not pop out, the flavor is subtle but unmistakable. The nose is fruity and vinous, but not particularly reminiscent of blueberries. Overall, a decent fruited lambic.
Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by johnInLA from California

4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
375ml oured into teku glass

Red with a full head that is white with a touch of pink.

Funk and minerals in the nose

Nose carries through to the flavor withlight blueberries and tartness. Really well balanced.

Dry from start to finish.

Some creamiess in the feel.

Leans a bit more toward a gueze than a fruited lambic, but the bkueberry does add to the complexity.
May 28, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
18/19 label. Bb: 21/03/29

Little pop. Light head. Ruby hued amber color.

At first, there is a big bandaid flavor. I was afraid this wouldn’t go away. After 5-10 minutes in the glass it opened up and faded, luckily. The berry flavor is on point and very enjoyable. Definitely has a grape/blueberry skin flavor. A bit of funk showing nicely. Some tartness. Faint medicinal notes in the finish, but a shadow of what was there when first opened.
Feb 28, 2021
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
funky blueberry. everything married together.very drinking. lambik excellent. steak sauce ending.
Feb 23, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by isellpropane from Ohio

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This pours a murky grape color with a foamy light purple head. My first thought after the pour was, “That looks like a glass of Welch’s Grape Juice!” Note: I love Welch’s grape juice.

The nose is tart and funky with the wild blueberries on top, and those notes translate perfectly to the taste - the funk and the tart blueberry flavors complement each other magnificently.

The mouthfeel is effervescent and a bit dry. An excellent example of the style, and a double bonus if you like blueberries, which I do.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml corked and caged bottle into Cantillon stemware.

Great color. Nose is barnyard zest, hay, and wet wood. Oak and macerated blueberry overtones with a lemon acidity at the end that tickles the nose. Super aromatic. Beer opens with huge aromas of barnyard funk. I get hay, horseblanket, cobwebs, and a funky cheesiness. Blueberries come in, in the middle with an accented, tart punch. Lemon zest, unripened blueberry and more hay and old basement must in the end. Super funky all the way through with a foaminess in the aftertaste. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down sparkling with a lingering, filmy, lightly puckering aftertaste.

Certainly above average though the tartness overwhelms the blueberry notes at times.
Dec 23, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by paresis from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2018-2019, and a best before date of 21st March 2029. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy dark reddish purple colour with an orange hue and an almost two fingered pink head, that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Blueberry, blueberry skin, leather, funk, lemon, peppery spice, and notes of oak.

Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blueberry, light sweetness, blueberry skin, oak, funk, hay and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice and enjoyable with good blueberry and balance between the sour, sweet and funky flavours.
Nov 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy, deep purple coloration with a medium, foamy, pink'ish head. Smells wonderfully of doughy malt, ripe blueberries and musty funk and oak, with just a hint of peppery spice. Taste is an excellent balance of soft, doughy malt, ripe, vibrant blueberries, some fruity and spicy esters, with notes of blackberry, gooseberry and black pepper, leathery funk and musty, slightly tannic oak, with a good underlying lactic, citric acidity. Finishes semi-dry, with a medium tartness and some blueberry, funk and oak lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/strong carbonation.

This is a truly wonderful Fruit Lambic with just an absolutely lovely balance of sweet, vibrant fruitiness, leathery, musty funk and oak and dry, citric acidity making for a drinking experience that is both light and refreshing, yet rich and complex at the same time, with all the different elements feeling very harmonious and subtly complimenting each other here, without anything standing out too much. It starts out with a light, fruity sweetness, but develops quite a lingering, semi-dry finish, with the funk and oak really coming out in the aftertaste especially, while the mouthfeel is truly effervescent and just sublime as well. A superb, rich and subtly balanced Lambic that is an absolute joy to drink and probably my favorite from Tilquin so far. Of course it helps that I really love blueberries, I guess. (Vintage 2018/19)
Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin (2018 - 2019)

Look: Murky and almost opaque. Crimson liquid with light pink foam that settles to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Some visible carbonation. No lacing. This beer is attractive.

Smell: The nose on this beer is incredible. A melange of sweet and jammy blueberry, tart blueberry, lemon, orange, floral, powdery,
(more than I recall getting in Tilquin) barnyard funk (manure), peppery, sweet spiciness, herbal bay leaf, grassy.

Taste: The tip of the tongue is sweet blueberry. Mid palate it goes slightly sour and bitter. A soft lemon juice acidity with tart blueberry, blueberry skin and raspberry. Peanut and peanut skin. The finish is dry, woody, and leaves a pleasant, crackery wheat finish.

Feel: Semi-dry and well carbonated.

Overall: The is one of the more expressive Tilquin beers I’ve had. The nose is highly complex, and the flavor is wonderful. Great blueberry flavor.
Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Aug 27, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by steverx8 from England

Aug 02, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Jul 13, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Stevedore from Oregon

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 26, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by desint from Belgium

Apr 30, 2020
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark purple with pink head.

Smell is tart with huge notes of ripe blueberries and some hints of blueberry jam, lime, lemon, vinegar and funk.

Taste is sour, with nice acidity. Loads and loads of blueberries, with a little bit of the earthiness that comes with it. Hints of sloe, lime, funk, wood and vinegar. Dry and tannic.

Mouthfeel is medium, with strong carbonation.

Overall, a very nice sour that doesn't quite get up to the levels of Oude Mure.
Apr 28, 2020
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Rated by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Lovely. I’ve never had the chance to try Cantillon’s Blaeber, so I cannot compare, but this is terrific.
Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Tilquin tumbler. Best by 2029 ;)

Pours a deep maroon cloudy body with a one finger pink head that reduces slowly to leave a layer of retention. Nice color.

On the nose it’s oaky, musty, a bit funky, vinous and lightly tannic, berry skins, smells like it will be tart but not overly sour.

Upon sipping, its very dry with oak and tannic berry/fruit skins up front, followed by tart underripe blueberries, follow through stays very dry with musty basement, a bit funky, woody aftertaste with a lingering astringency. Mouthfeel is light, easy to drink, carbonation is on point for this style.

If you’re looking for an affordable blueberry lambic without paying for Blabaer, this is a good substitute. Very dry, would prefer a bit more fruit but I’m sure this will improve with age.
Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to Adam for bringing this to a Nevada Wolfpack football game. Can't remember which one, but I'm sure fb has a good idea.

Pours a color similar to that on the label (purple/blue mixture). More of a pinkish head to it that settles to about 1/4" and then slowly recedes from there. Its a pretty color and appearance overall. The aroma was dry blueberry sourness and oak. Did have some of that purported bug barnyard funk in a mild non distracting complementary way.

Taste was a flippin' joy. Right away I was like, "damn, I might like this more than the OG gueuze," (which I love). Acidity and sourness present, but not over the top. Same with the fruiting, which from all I can tell is just blueberry, and its better for it (I'm a single hop, single fruit kinda guy). Good tannic and drying presence in the mouth feel. Leather might be a lil heavy, but its like a pleather feel if you will.

This really makes chasing blabaer seem like even more of a folly (love the beer, but F scarcity).
Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Funky hay and barn floor taste with a little blueberry flavor. Acidic and lightly sweet. Light and effervescent. Very tasty but slightly too acidic for me.
Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Deep saturated reddish purple, ample pink foam, lasting skim, spotty lace. Huge Brett-forward aroma, funky sterile gauze and leafy berry clusters.

Moderately sour, puckering with a creamy texture, vinous, berry skins. Brett is dominant in the taste as well, some dry tannic oak in back. Leathery Brett and wet oak in the aftertaste. Funky and fruit forward.

Overall this is really nice, it reminds me of natural wine, more of black currant than blueberry, as it’s fairly tannic and acidic. Sour and dry, with an unbridled wild funk. Makes a great pairing with Humboldt Fog.
Feb 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a deep purple color lambic with a large foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of tart notes, myrtilles and light funky notes with some acidic notes is pleasant. Taste is also a mix of tart notes, light acidity with some mytrille and light funky notes also noticeable. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. Solid fruit lambic.
Feb 07, 2020
Rated: 4 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12.7oz bottle, 2018-19 vintage, from ABV.

A mildly hazy deep rusty red with a dense , mildly pink head with good retention and lacing, good looks great. The nose is insanely soft and supple with soft, bright blueberries, jammy with mild skin tannins, a light plum note, a little vanilla and a touch of cinnamon, a little fruit leather. All this is just from the blueberries. A little leather, a touch of bandaid are also present, but holy shit, that blueberry note! The base lambic has some must, earth and a little lemon. As a whole, there is a moderate red wine character to the nose.
The palate opens fruity and tart with a ton of blueberry character. There's jammy berries, bright, mildly spicy with cinnamon and clove, leather, dust, earth, lemon peel, lime all present. Sweet and sour lemons. Anthocyanins. The berry character is insane, especially considering the relatively low amount of fruit used. Another astounding aspect is how vinous this beer is. It really reminds me of a deep, fruity red wine, almost Pinot noir like in ways. As this breathes, the bandaid flavor is a little stronger. Drying, mildly leathery with a blend of lemony spiced blueberries on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and highly carbonated. Once the carbonation dies down, this feels a little thicker, amplifying the fruit notes
A true joy to both drink and review , I can see this being particularly excellent in a year or so, but if the band-aid note takes off, this could mirror the experience of some of the more critical reviewers below.

In ways, this reminds me of fresh Oregon Native from Upright. Spectacular.
Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 3.21 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Dec 30, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Dec 30, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by smi69 from New York

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

2.54/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
750 mL bottle. Reddish amber body. Big off white head. Smells of a touch of bandaid, berries, a little oak. After a bit, it's all bandaid. Tastes of berries and bandaid. Deep herbal notes and rubbery bandaid. Well carbonated. Berries and bandaid. Blah.
Dec 22, 2019
Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin à l'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 51 ratings