Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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From:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #11
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
96
Ranked #886
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 8.06%
Ratings:
2,154
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Jul 05, 2011
Wants:
  188
Gots:
  541
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: 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.
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4.07 by groleau from Canada (QC) on May 07, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Gueuzerie Tilquin "Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne"
12.7 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, corked & caged, "2017 2018" "Best before: 29/11/2027"
$13.68 @ The Beer Yard, Wayne, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Imported by Twelve Percent - Brian's done good for himself! This bottle is labeled at 7.0% ABV. Made from a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics. The cork came out with a light pop, and a careful pour has left a slightly hazy golden orange body beneath a thin edge of white foam. The aroma is what I would call raspy, but maybe edgy or harsh are better words as raspy refers to sound. It's got a woody, almost coriander seed-like note to it, and it's grassy and hay-like as well. There's also some grainy malt to it, dried pine needles, horse manure, a hint of mineral, and some soft dry leather. There's a lot more in the taste though. I'm getting wet earth, wet wood, dry oak, dusty earth, tobacco, apple, metal, apricot, and lemon. It's tart but not really puckering. It finishes dry and acidic with a good bit of grassiness and soft earth lingering. It's light-medium in body and delicate on the tongue with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation. It's hard to argue against this one but there are better gueuze out there in my opinion.
Review #7,859

Apr 02, 2022
 
4.24 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 25, 2022
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4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by mushroomcloud from Texas

12.7oz corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 3/12/2030. Opened 129/22.
1 finger white head falls slowly to a solid cap. Golden with a touch of amber and very good clarity. Thin lacing. Zesty nose with some funk and unless I'm imagining it or confusing another aroma - some leafy hops. Bright acidity, tart citrus (maybe) which is unique. Fantastic flavors. Light, bright entry, medium carbonation and a tart, zingy, clean, dry and refreshing finish. Outstanding to World-Class.

Jan 30, 2022
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4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mavigo from Michigan

Served from a bottle at 7 monks taproom in Grand Rapids.

Look - dull translucent gold, almost like sparkling apple juice. It has a thin white head that leaves almost no lacing.

Smell - Very interesting, honey, brown sugar, smoke, pepper, spices, apples

Taste- The flavor is interesting, it is very sweet, like honey, apples, brown sugars, but then it has a smokiness to it

Feel - Medium carbonation, medium bodied, smooth to drink. dry finish.

Overall - Great gueuze, I'm glad I tried this.

Dec 15, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Gueuzerie Tilquin 'Oude Gueuze Tilquin a L'Ancienne' @ 7.0% , served from a corked /caged 375 ml bottle , 2019 vintage
A-first pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a small white head leaving a fine spotty lace ring along the chalice , last pour is a hazy gold
S-wheat , barley malt
T-thirst quenching , tart & refreshing , true sour beer
MF-good carbonation , not feeling the ABV , yet
Ov-good beer
prost LampertLand

Nov 13, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Poured from a bottle. Hazy and orangish in color with a thin white head. Smells of grapefruit, funk and an earthiness. Taste follows the smell, there are lots of flavors going on here that you could pick out. Ends with an oak hint. This is only my second Gueuze, this one is way more enjoyable than my first attempt.

Nov 02, 2021
 
4.18 by QuakeAttack from California on Oct 10, 2021
 
4.7 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Sep 19, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Beautifully shimmering golden with a persistent, bubbly white head that's a little less dense and creamy than on draft.

Classic, on style and delicious, it's got all those skunky aged hops, toasted sesame crackers, and grapefruit resin gueuze wonderments.

Is it weird that I've had the Draught version several times over prior to having a bottle? It seems so, or else I must have never realized there was a difference in entries here on BA. I'm not sure they're really all that different from each other, so I'll refer back to my Draught review for additional nuances.

Jun 28, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by FLima from Brazil

This is a reminiscent gift dear Sérgio gave me from the soulful and missed Almada’s bar which was based in São Paulo. This is 2011-2012 batch that was handed to me back in 2013. Bottled version with 6.4% abv,
Solid amber orange color with no head.
Delicious sour aroma with notes of grapefruit, honey, lemon, faint oak, white pepper and a smooth funky scent. It feels much more elegant than usual for the style.
Flavor with notes of tons of grapefruit, oak, mild stone fruit, leather, a bit of vanilla, lactic acid, husk, white pepper, apples, white grapes and a well-received and surprising some hops. Quite dry aftertaste with a lingering tart note that mildly burns your palate.
Medium body with a mild carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Beautiful blend. One of the most balanced Gueuze that I had. No sharp edges, still not subtle. Sure, it is hard to compare once I guarded this for 10 years. Made my day in times of pandemic.

Jun 27, 2021
 
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jun 13, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

Sample from 375 ml corked green bottle, at Cardinal’s stand at Øl- og Akevittmessen in Stavanger. Hazy golden colour, fizzy white head. Complex and funky aroma and flavour, fairly acidic, notes of farmhouse and lemons. Proved quite popular at the festival.

Jun 08, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BubbleBobble from New York

On draft, poured a cloudy reddish-orange with 0.5" frothy head, no lacing. Nose is lactic forward but with very deep undertones of leather, dried wood, hay, grass, and sweeter, mulchier vibes. Taste leads with lactic tartness but the underlying oakiness really rounds out the flavor nicely and gives the beer great shape. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, very refreshing.

Jun 08, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2019 / 2020 vintage; drank 5/27/21 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A slow pour yielded a minimal white head; minimal lace.

Orange citrus, tart lemon, dry clove & soft wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart lemon & grapefruit flavors up front; soft wheat & sea salt notes on the finish.

Elegant but with an edge; a fine argument for the blender's art.

May 28, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

2018-2019 vintage, best by 11/27/2028

It's been a while since I've had a Gueuze, and I wish they were more readily available. It's a very unique style that I love to explore, albeit with limited experience. Let's see what this one is all about

Pours a hazy orange gold with less than a finger of white head that quickly fades to a ring and leaves no lacing

Wow, this has a complex aroma even by the standards of the style, really one that just draws you in with the scent. I'm picking up on aromas of funky leather, lemon peel, smoky tobacco, white wine vinegar, sharp oak, bready malt, and a touch of grass

What this loses in complexity taste wise, it is more than made up for by the intense tartness. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting white pepper, white wine, sharp oak, and a touch of leather. The swallow brings notes of lemon zest, grapefruit flesh, green apple skin, funky oak, and a firm bready malt

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a zippy and lively beer. Finishes mostly dry with a malt backbone that carries on into the aftertaste to support the tartness

This is really good stuff! It would be elevated considerably if the complexity found in the aroma was matched in taste, but maybe a few more years on it would help with that

Apr 24, 2021
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4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

2015-2016 vintage tasted 3-24-21

LOOK - dull brass, excellent clarity just shy of brilliant, low film of white head with fine lace fed buy lively carbonation.

AROMA - sour, musty, wet hay, huge cantaloupe, clover, baby's breath, mint, grass, a hint of new leather. Pretty classic but not super enticing

FLAVOR - massive lemon rind/pith, cantaloupe, more clover/ floral dimensions, rhubarb, a little bitterness in the finish, some lime, nice bready/grainy malt character-taste more like barley beer than a wheat beer. Thats about it. Not super complex but very flavorful and pleasant. No solvent or vinegar character at all. This is 100% how a gueuze should taste. Bright finish.

Feel - Where this beer really outshines most others like it. Light bodied with a forceful acidity that never bites, stings, or burns, slides on slowly to add texture and mouthfeel and etches the teeth. medium-high carbonation.

Overall - Never been that impressed with Tilquin in the past so quite surprised by how good this is. Classic gueuze and well worth the very reasonable price paid.

Mar 25, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Stank, funk, sour champagne finish.

Feb 11, 2021
 
4.44 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by janubio from Spain

Bottle at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in a teku glass. Hazy orange colour, medium head with short retention, normal lacing. Aroma of barnyard, bretts, citrics, apples, and some pepper. Medium body, viscous texture, good carbonation. Tart finish. Taste is tart, citrics, fruits, flowers some pepper and fruit stalk. Great.

Jan 27, 2021
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2.75/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

First of this style, not impressed. Low carbonation, no foam, kinda of skunky smell, tart taste. Not really fruity, not hoppy either. And this was pretty expensive for a single bottle ($14). Makes me wonder if that was not a bad bottle, it is not matching description from other reviewers. Will have to try this style again but a different one, to compare.

Dec 31, 2020
 
4.5 by mrcraft from California on Dec 27, 2020
 
3.99 by Boone757 from Virginia on Dec 11, 2020
 
4.01 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut on Nov 26, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Norman_Gelman from Maryland

Because of nasal surgeries, I have almost no sense of smell and a limited ability to distinguish subtle flavor differences. So I limit myself to categorizing beers. This one is very good but far from world class. The lambic character does not come through in the mix. Flavors do not enhance. They clash. It falls far short of most Flemish sours and straight lambic brews.

Nov 13, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by beergoot from Colorado

Amber colored body; light haziness; aggressive carbonation; thick, white head. Fresh citrus smell emanating from the bottle mouth; dull citrus from the glass; lemon and cantaloupe; nuanced funk. Sweet and tart flavors; lemon, green apple, apricot and white grape; moderately sour. Medium body; crisp, lightly tart and acidic.

This is the 2019 / 2020 version and comes in with an ABV of 7.0% and "Best before 15/11/2029". The beer comes across balanced and flavorful, but I doubt I have the patience to wait a few more years to see how this ages. It definitely satisfies as is...

Nov 01, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a light orange color. Completely cloudy almost to the point of being opaque. Nice foamy two finger head dissipates pretty quickly No residual head remains but a slight partial slick of foam remains on top of the beer. Aroma is quite tart with notes of barnyard funk, slight notes of dried lemons and oranges, some light spiced notes with hints of green apple and wet hay.

Taste largely follows the nose with a strong tartness dominating the flavor profile immediately. Notes of leather, dried citrus, green apple, wet hay and a hint of slight sweetness. This one is not as dry on the finish as some of the other ones. Feel is light, but as these geuzes have gone, its a bit more full bodied and heavier. Vibrant carbonation.

This was interesting - it was more aggressively tart than the other ones, but also seemed to have more sweetness. Either way, its a lovely geuze and a joy to savor.

Nov 01, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Reef from South Carolina

750 ml bottle, 2013-2014 vintage, best by Feb. 18, 2024. It's bloody good now. I'm not sure what's going to develop in four more years.
Clear burnt orange, two fingers white variegated head, sediment remained intact and only appeared in the last pour.
Bitter orange, lemon, light funk aromas
Tart grape, lemon, quince, yuzu flavors with light funk underlay.
Very nice consistent carbonation, no alcohol presence, fine line between bitter and astringent is straddled.
An expensive bottle that is worth every penny.

Oct 31, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2017-2018, and a best before date of 22nd November 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a thin white head that dissipated quickly but settled to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Lemon zest, green apple, straw, hay, barnyard, funk.

Taste: Lightly sour, tart, grapefruit, green apple, grape, lemon, funky, and oak.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: One of my favourite regular Gueuze’s in my opinion. Just great balanced aroma and flavours.

Oct 30, 2020
 
4.19 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Oct 10, 2020
 
4.45 by craigbelly from Iowa on Oct 04, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by augustgarage from California

2017/2018 (best before 11/29/2027) - poured from a caged-and-corked 375mL bottle into my Drie de Fonteinen tulip.

Hazy gamboge liquid with an active champagne cap; good retention; vague lacing.

Complex fruit and funk suffuse the nose - more umeboshi than citrus or vinegar. Some fainter floral and spice elements emerge as well.

Aggressive acidity paired with the sweetness of apples and pears. Finishes medium-dry with a slow building minerality. River stones and floral notes are in there as well...subtle, complex, and superbly blended.

Smooth, soft, but with active carbonation.

A superior example of the style, full of "terroir" without being excessive barnyard/mildew/cheese notes. Would pair well with rabbit, charcuterie, or cheese.

Sep 06, 2020
 
4.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jul 27, 2020
 
4.33 by NastyNorseman from New York on Jul 27, 2020
 
4 by RaulMondesi from California on Jul 14, 2020
 
4.69 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Jul 09, 2020
 
4.1 by SpaethJam from New York on Jul 04, 2020
 
4.4 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Jun 07, 2020
 
3.98 by swid from Missouri on Jun 07, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

350ml 17-18 vintage into a Grimm tulip taster, served around 40-45 F

Golden deep-orange with a slight haze leaning more toward translucent. A half finger effervescent head

Sour yeast, earthy oak, faint lemon and lavender, some basil and rosemary as it warms

Upfront bitter grapefruit and mellow oak, lemon and grapefruit rind, sour candy if you’re imaginative.

Good carbonation, somewhat drying and light to medium body, smooth at times like honey.

Overall a beautiful beer

May 24, 2020
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2154 ratings