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Reviews: 372 | Ratings: 2,090

#9 ranked Belgian Gueuze | 6.40% ABV

Gueuzerie Tilquin

Notes: Year-round availibility. 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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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: A standard golden yellow.
S: Very strong wood notes.
T: Oddly light rather than typical overpoweriing flavor.
F: Light and crisp rather than usual bold or loud notes.
O: Excellent gueuze with it's different array of soft notes.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lambics often have a tartness which can be an acquired taste. In this blended beer, where 1, 2, and 3 year old lambics are combined, not to mention the additional in-the-bottle refermentation, the tartness is smoothed to a silky sheen, for a taste just about anyone can get behind.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged bottle poured into a rejuvenated glass

Clear copper liquid, scant ring

Aroma of tart crispness, whiff of apples

Tart Brett, funky, citrus with a whisper of oak on the taste

Low sudsing , tart dry finish

Good beer

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Photo of KooVee
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2017-2018, 7%.

Medium golden, foam dissipates relatively quickly.

Nose has upon first pour musty cellar notes and a fair amount of funk, but this changes to a steady but lesser amount of barnyard, a bit of citrus, and especially an inescapable impression of the aroma of white wine.

In the taste the citrus comes up front and settles on a distinct impression of grapefruit. Aftertaste combines brett with pleasant but considerable acidity. As the beer opens and warms, stone-fruit and cellar notes rise. Mouthfeel is smooth for the style.

A very good gueuze of the tart and citrusy type.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016-2017, 6.4% ABV, Best By 22/03/2027.

Imported by TWELVE PERCENT LLC Brooklyn, NY

This beer pours a beautiful deep golden yellow, almost amber, slowly poured and without any head bubbling up. I’ve read that this year of Oude Gueuze was noticeably flatter than usual. I got that vibe right away from the lack of active carb or head produced from this beer straight from the bottle.

The nose has a nice initial combination of musty white grapes and tart, zesty citrus. On the back end are even tones of earth and that horse blanket aroma, with a lightly ammoniated, pungent moldy quality. Complex, funky, and wonderful.

Dry, funky, white wine and acidic fruit. Zesty flavors of sour grapefruit and lime are quickly picked out. Those organic, earthy qualities emerge nicely in the flavors, complimenting with notes of oak and barnyard hay. The gueuze style when done correctly is so complex and always tough to pick out every nuance. So good.

Tart, lightly acidic. Funky, with some noticeable tannins and a warm finish. Champagne-like in its carbonation and bone-dry finish.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wonderful beer, tart, funky, crisp, dry, effervescent, slightly fruity and has some nice white wine character. great mouthfeel and super refreshing ... nothing is better on a hot evening and I imaging this would be an excellent beer to drink with a variety of foods.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - slightly hazy amber, thin head

S - Citrus, some funk

T - quite complex, very dry and nice amount of tartness, some citrus, not too funky

M - champagne-like mouthfeel

O - A great Gueuze

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Photo of Holderness
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aged for a year.

Pours a completely clarified pale orange with a scant one finger of white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and good lacing. Aromas are equal parts funky, vinous, sour-fruity, floral, and sulfurous. Flavors largely follow the nose, with maybe a hint of skunkiness in the back. Tartness is not overbearing and complements the apple and raspberry flavors that are present. Tasty but not particularly complex. Clean, effervescent mouthfeel with no hop bitterness to speak of. An excellent meal-pairing beer


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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle dated 2016/2017, with a best by date of 9/2/2027. Poured into Aslin anniversary glass.

L: Deep, clear golden. Very nice. Looks like a Sauternes. Not much head upon pouring, degrades into just a thin ring.

S: So here is what I get: Yeasty, oaky, sour apple, chardonnay grape. Perhaps a touch too sour and perhaps that mellows with aging? Probably should have gotten another bottle. But this is awfully good as is.

T: Definite chardonnay notes here from the oak barrel. Green apple, slightly sour but not as much as nose would indicate. Seems a tiny bit raw despite the aging it has already had, but still a real treat here on the East Coast.

F: Light to mediumish body. Pretty lively carbonation. Very solid construction. Sour might be just a tad out of balance, but it's hard to say. Nice and crisp and pretty easy to drink.

O: Definitely looking forward to trying more of these over the future.

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Photo of richj1970
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle dated 2/23/2017

A: Golden yellow tending towards orange with one finger white head that settles fairly quickly to a thin cap. Light lacing.

S: Lemon, lime, green apples, pears, white grapes, and a little earthy funk. There is almost a white wine quality to the aroma.

T: Tart lemon and lime. Subtle sweetness with apple, grapes, and pear. Hints of oak and wet hay.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Finish is a little tart and dry.

O: Excellent beer and thanks to @larryi86 for the chance to try it!

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Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A clear amber color with a nice head and some lacing. Distinctive aroma with a complex mixture that is hard to decipher. A moderately tart beer with fruity hints.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to larryi86 for this brew.

12.7 oz. Bottle
Best Before: 14/02/2027

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice clean/clear golden dark yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger creamy/foamy/fizzy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, lemon, nice funkyness, tart, slight oak, some spicyness. The taste is malty, yeasty, funky, nice lemon note, tart, nice touch of oak, spicy. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, my first from this brewery. Very tasty, true to style. Thanks Larry for the chance.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours orange with a very thin head that goes away almost instantly. The aroma is acidic and funky, with some very light lemony notes. The taste is sour and bitter with very little in terms of sweetness. It feels a bit unbalanced but the more you drink it the more you appreciate it. Medium body.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into glass. Hazy, orange body.
No head and no lacing.
Complex aroma, fermented, lime, apple, pear, barnyard funk.
Tastes like wine, dry and oaky, grape and oak, very dry.
Smooth, drink through body.
Unlike almost all U.S. brews, very Belgian, total Lambic. So close in aroma and taste to wine. Sour and delicious.

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Photo of emincems
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It pours hazy dark yellow with medium white head. Duration of foam is average, but it leaves a nice cover on top. Funky smell of brett is inviting; barnyard, vinegar, citrus and slightly woody aromas are in the nose. What a vinous, complex taste! It's fairly acidic sour with lemon, pear and touch of vanilla. Sweetness of wheat and slight bitterness of oak support the complexity of taste. Light bodied. Very fizzy on the palate. Gently puckering and dry finish. Very easy to drink for a gueuze. Very difficult to brew it, a masterpiece !

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Photo of stephens101
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
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 Vidblain
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
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 ajm5108
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +11.5%
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 +1.6%
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 Mateo2699
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
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 Franziskaner
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a fingernail of off white. The aroma is of pale grains, light bready notes, oats, and pale wheat. I'm tasting light sourdough to chardonnay breadiness. Pale wheat is also in the taste profile. The mouth is moderately carbonated, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: aromas of mild fruity funk, wet wool, over ripe slightly bruised fruit, some berry and a faint hint of honey.

L: hazy peach generating very little head. It has a champagne-like effervescence and initial streams of fast rising bubbles quickly disappear.

T: It starts with a big tart berry lemon attack with traces of apple. The sour flavors are moderate to moderately high, the funk is moderate, the wheat is moderately low with the balance to the tart. There are no enteric, smoky or cigar like flavors. Ii is a touch vinegary. There are no hop flavors or bitterness and no cheesy hop flavors.

F: The body is medium light to light and the carbonation is medium high.

O: This is a very refreshing and flavorful drink.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a brownish gold with a large fizzy head and bib bubbles. The aroma has dusty soilbarnyard, sour orange juice, and apple cider vinegar as components. The flavor is bright and semi sour, with tones of apple cider vinegar, and dusty barnyard qualities. The mouthfeel is light, tart, and boldly fizzy. Overall this is an awesome beer - refreshing and bold, and utterly enjoyable.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

An aggressive geueze but it works well and tastes balanced. The plums provide a great backdrop. Tastes more heavy handed than cantillon geueze, looks murky, darker than other geuezes. Deep farmhouse funk. Tartness is above average but balanced and not too aggressive in that it takes away from enjoyment. Really enjoyed this.

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