Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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:
#390
Reviews:
362
Ratings:
2,048
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
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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

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

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csurowiec
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Wasatch
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
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
Caged/Corked
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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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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

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4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
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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4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
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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4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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