Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne
Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Gueuzerie Tilquin
Ranked #11
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4.34 | pDev: 8.29%
Nov 23, 2023
Jul 05, 2011
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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Ratings by lupercmda:
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Rated by lupercmda from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Aug 02, 2014
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours with a light chilled haze at first. A golden/orange color. A bubbly white head forms and settles, then recedes to a ring in a moment.
S: Musty, and almost vinous like. Grapes, apples, peppery spice. A musty basement like funk and earthiness rounds everything out. Almost like hay in a basement ha.
T: Everything is so well balanced here. Starting off with a fruity tartness of apples and grapes, that make this almost like a dry cider, to the musty, funky, earthiness. The acidity and sourness builds towards the finish, and just a faint amount of woody flavors.
M/O: A medium body with effervescent carbonation. This is spritzy, and finishes wonderfully dry, with the perfect amount of puckering. This is a great Gueuze to sip on.

All around excellent. Not sure why I waited so long to try this one, as it is a blend of many of my favorite Gueuze breweries (Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon). A classic and excellent example of the style.
Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12.7oz bottle, tulip, 2020/2021 vintage, best before 3/12/2030.

The pour is clear, golden, maybe a little peachy pink, with an energetic white head.

My first whiff when I opened the bottle was of skunked hops, this is my first Gueuze and I think as I dig in I’m going to find that is some funk that’s new to me. Wow yeah it’s funk like dirty socks or molding lemons. Also getting green leafy hop, acidity, and wet earth and leaves.

This is the deepest or funkiest sour I’ve ever had. Initially it’s well trod sour golden beer, but blossoms into wet blanket, lemon sourness, and an interesting flavor I can best describe as oily, maybe leather.

Light body matte on the tongue with medium carbonation.

It is a well crafted beer. Things are in balance and it’s complex.
Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 1.52 by RoyalKaiju

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375ml bottle (2018/19) - Wonderful beer. Looks a fantastic hazey gold. Aroma was sour citrus and an earthiness. Taste is fantastic, initially tart but notes of citrus fruit and a hint of sweetness come to the fore. Almost like I detected a slight hint of pinot grigio in there somewhere too or something resembling white wine. Regardless, it's tart overall and magically complex. Amazing beer.
Aug 13, 2023
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Oude Gueuze Tilquin A L’ancienne (2018-2019 Vintage) from Gueuzerie Tilquin. 12.7 fl oz bottle from @2beerdogs in NBW BIF #17. Imported by Twelve Percent LLC. Reviewed 02/07/23 (Review 3132). Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottle marked “BEST BEFORE 13/02/2029”. Stored at 34 degrees at home. Served at 46.2 degrees F in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature was 53.2 degrees F.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), slight haze.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), opaque. Under direct light, same. When rear lite, translucent.
Head: Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive center pour), high density, floral white, quickly diminishing to a 0.4 cm crown and a thin, complete cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4.25 – When the cork is POPped, a burst of rotting hay rages which quickly attenuates. No yeast, no hops. No ethanol (7 % ABV, according to the label). Ends grainy.
Flavor – 4 – Begins tart with a hint of strawberry. Marked oaky tannic acid. No yeast, no hops. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. No ethanol flavor and no gastric warming.
Palate – 4 – Medium; watery; lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 To my taste, lacks the fruitiness normally associated with a lambic. Still, quite sour, and tasty.
Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 4.55 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Feb 17, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Ananabiya

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look - Just fantastic looking slight haze copper with a great white head
Smell - grainy tart citrus
Taste - Same as the smell with a slight mineral water
Feel - medium body and a medium light carb
Overall - really fantastic beer
Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2016 / 2017 bottle. Pour is lively, with plenty of fizzy white head. Even after a few minutes, the bubbles from the carbonation are quite noticeable, and help to sustain a thin cap. Overall, the appearance reminds me of carbonated apple juice.

Aroma is strong, and all kinds of funky. Tart oak, apple, grass, leather and faint citrus all mix with the earthy funk to make an interesting smelling beer.

On the tongue this is not as tart as I expected (although I have a pretty high tolerance for tartness). Earthy funk leads the way, with each sip landing a little differently. Green apple, lemon, grass & leather mix in. Fairly light bodied, and less carbonated than the pour hinted at. Easy drinking, tasty, multi-dimensional beer.
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Belgian Tulip
Look: Poured a slight hazy yellow-brown color with near zero head
Smell: Slightly sour, very strong yeast notes and what comes off as dirt with a hint of malt lingering in the background
Taste: Lightly tart with toasted malt. Get some dusty basement and a whole lot of yeast funk
Feel: Light moderate mouth feel with gentle carbonation
Sep 25, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
slightly strong lambic thru labic style
Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 4.63 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours a clear amber with some foam at the outset that quickly changes to a few bubbles clinging to the side; no lacing

Smell: A range of funky sour aromatics featuring grapefruit, lemon and honey with a hint of oak

Taste: Funky from the outset, with sour tones of grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, green apple and white wine grapes; through the middle, the oak and hint of vanilla add complexity; the finish is dry but pleasingly sour

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: Really sophisticated and well-balanced Geuze
Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Gagnonsux from Texas

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.07 by groleau from Canada (QC)

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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