Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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

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4.26
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml C&C bottle open with a moderate pop as the cork is removed from the bottle. Poured into tulip glass.

best before date: 03/26/2022.

Appearance: straw yellow / pale orange bodied beer. A bit more than a full finger of bone white head that drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: wet hay, musty basement funk, lemons, green apple skin, and white grapes.

Taste: moderate sourness. This beer is lemony and almost a bit less funk forward than anything. Wet hay and straw notes. Grainy malt flavor. Grassy bitterness and slightly earthy. Pears and white grapes. Oak in the finish is mixing with more musty funk and a hint of tart lemon juice.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Soft and mellow carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: Very solid gueuze that is pretty sour and less funky.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle from 2011/2012 vintage, poured into a Cantillon taster glass today, 7/17/2013.

Aroma: Vinegar and some tangerines and lemon zest. Possibly some sweet green apples. Slight funk, but more acidic than funky.

Colour: Slightly hazy golden body with a somewhat effervescent 2.5cm white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a bubbly collar. Not much lacing to speak of. Looks like a solid geuze, nothing super special.

Flavour: More tart and acidic than actual sourness. Mostly some vinegar, lemon zest, a little bit of oak, with some dry sweetness reminding me of green apples. Not superbly sour but definitely acidic.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with great carbonation. Aftertaste is mostly lemon and apple tartness with a trail of mild funk. Not super sour or particularly dry. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: Like a good champagne. Not particularly funky or sour, but comes with a nice refreshing carbonation and good acidity. It's good on a hot day. I prefer 3F or Cantillon's regular geuzes, but this is a lot more easily obtainable where I am. So I recommend trying this at least once, if it hits your spot, great. If not, well keep on looking for that delicious and easily+reasonably obtainable geuze.. if there is a such thing.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, orange-shaded gold color. Quite cloudy. Small white head, lots of little bubbles. Aroma has lots of earth, sour lemons and a pleasant mineral tone. Lots of musty fruit - apples, berries, grapes. Medium vinegar and oak. Taste is sour lemons upfront, then some fruity malt flavor and back to more sourness that follows through into a long-lasting finish. Fairly dry. Solid pucker. Nice tannic oak flavor. Mouthfeel is a light sparkle on top of a relatively full body for a lambic.

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,004 ratings.
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