Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne
BA SCORE
4.34/5
2,027 Ratings
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium
gueuzerietilquin.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne (6.0% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer, produced from the blending of 1, 2 and 3 years old lambics. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and refermented in the bottle for at least 6 months. The lambics used were fermented and oak aged in our installations. These lambics are coming from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon breweries.

Added by Jason on 07-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#393
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
2,027
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
520
Trade:
49
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Photo of emincems
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jbavi360
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PJHOY
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephens101
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014-15 bottling. Just couldn't wait any longer so grabbed this one and split with with the wife while picnicking post a Sunday morning mountain bike ride.

This is a slightly hazy bright orange brew that tops off with a tall and bubbly off-white froth.

Redolent of lemon zest, orange, damp hay, and yes, manure. I asked my wife to confirm the latter aroma, which she did, and then asked why I would drink somethng that smelled like manure...therefore the taste...

...involves an array of light fruits such as orange, pear, apple and white grape followed by grain, discarded fruit pith, wet wood, and faint spice. Not as tart as it is just plain damp and funky, which is just the way I like em'.

Medium with a soft middle up front but finishes unltra-dry.

A very complex and flavorful brew that isn't too high falutin' to work well on an occasion when you want something special, but you don't want to be pretentious. Or something like that.

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Photo of Vandelizer
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcrawford
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour, and a lovely nose - but whether it's from the green glass bottle or from the beer itself in its natural state, this just has too much skunk and funk for me. There's also an awful lot of suspended stuff in the beer - even after a very slow, deliberate pour. Perhaps this just isn't my bag - I like sour and a little funk, but not outright skunk.

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Samact
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancot
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Striking golden hue, crystal clear, vibrant carbonation, thin soapy cap. Gentle, cajoling aroma - lots of traditional Belgian barnyard wafts with notes of honey, dry pear cider, apricot & tannin.

Tart & tingly upfront - perhaps a bit yeasty & chalky, finishes with bit of a vinegar bitterness, but I was bit disappointed with the lack of diversity & depth. There is a vague citrus note, some apple / pear must, hay, but it is all pretty subdued by the yeast. A little wheat pops up towards the end. It is a good beer, don't get me wrong - just a teeny bit bland compared to some of the top end guezes out there.

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Photo of Derek
4.86/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice head, thin ring of retention. Clear copper.

Aroma of leathery funk with hints of mango.

Lots of leather in the flav, oak, vanilla, light sponge toffee, mango and a hint of vinegar.

The body on this is exceptional. Very smooth, with a very light acidity and a crisp finish.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orange, clear, with thin head that recedes immediately. High carbonation.
Smell: Horse blanket, barnyard, funk, tart, grapes, and apples.
Taste: Slitly tart, barnyard, funk, and apple.
Mouthfeel: Light.
Mouthfeel: A good funky Geuze.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle. Balanced and tart

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage. Deep orange hue, frothy head on initial pour with somewhat sticky lacing. Fizzy. Lemon, citrus aroma with a little cider. Hints of Belgian yeast esters coming through, slight barnyard characteristics. Cider like taste, nice amount of citrus, apples and pear. Slight leathery funk is brought our especially as it warms. Mouthfeel is soft, finishes a little dry. Solid offering, was expecting a little more complexity. Preferred 3F Gueuze to this.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/23/2017

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