Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne

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Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden orange with a tight white head. There's a decent amount of sediment thats dark and chunky, looking like little sand pebbles.

Lemon zest, barnyard funk, oak, and musty aromas.

The flavor is tart and citrusy. Lemons, and tangerine. Super funky. White sweet tarts. Pear. Champagne-like.

Mouth puckering with a slightly dry finish. Prickly carbonation.

As expected, an excellent beer. It you like sours it's a must try.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne has layers of glowing orange-yellow tones. It's got more highlights than a broadcast of Sportscenter. It also has the perfect bubbling of a Krug Brut or Veuve Clicquot (and is probably worthy of fetching similar prices).

Gueuze are beers that speak loudly *and* carry a gigantic stick. This aroma builds on layers of musty oak - the barrels in which it's been aging for upwards of three years - with fruity tartness and citrus-like acidity. It's a startling wake-up call for the senses.

It's not entirely unfair to liken Lambics to vinegar. Gueuze, however, is more reminiscent of a vinaigrette; there's lots of lemon juice, a drop or two of champagne and a grate of citrus zest (this particular one tastes like it was drizzled over tart green apples). Unusual though it may sound and difficult as it may be to describe, the taste is absolutely delicious!

They may not be to everyone's taste (certainly not at first anyhow), but there are few things as refreshing as Gueuze. Sparklingly effervescent, bracingly tart and amply malted - this beats lemonade hands down any day of the week. Not positive whether 2010/2011 refers to brewing or blending period, but it's wonderfully lively (despite the trademark mustiness).

There may not be many, but Tilquin à L'Ancienne is definitely one of the best Gueuze out there. Anyone in possession of a bottle should treasure it like a precious and priceless family heirloom. Anyone planning to age one would be wise to invest in a safety deposit box. All hyperbole aside, it is honestly one of the finest beers I've ever had (and could have again and again).

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


375ml into a wineglass. Pours a hazy apricot orange, pure white head, ok lacing.

The scent is a clearly defined vagueness, cidery but of unnamable light skinned fruits.

Much more citrus tart presents in the flavor, relatively clean minor sour brightness. Very crisp dry twang is its signature. Mouthfeel is approprately thin, it finds all the crevices of your tongue. lip smacking good

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4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Derved out of a bottle

A- Straw colored brown, minimal head.

S- Strong lactic smell. Lemons, slight grapefruit.

T- Lemony at first, not as sour or bitter as some other Gueuzes.

M- Sourness, good amount of carbonation.

Overall, a good gueuze, especially for one that is readily available.

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2,056 ratings