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  rDev -7.8%

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

375ml bottle, best before March 16 2022. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden, light orange color with one finger of a pure white soapy head. Body is very hazy with quite a bit of visible carbonation.

Smell: Barnyard funk, lemon, vinegar like acidity, musty, some citrus, and green apple.

Taste: Nice punch of medium strength sourness upfront which gives way to flavors of white grape, lemon, orange, and earth. There's a medium strong funky and musty character throughout as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Soft mouthfeel despite carbonation that's bordering on high. Finishes very dry.

Overall: This is an excellent, and probably a bit under appreciated, gueuze. This is extremely well balanced and can certainly hang with some of the more well known producers of the style. Definitely worth picking up if you see it on a shelf.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375mL poured into a tulip. 2010/2011 with a best before of 05/03/2021.

1/2 inch white head with tight bubbles. Dissipates after a minute or two but returns nearly completely after a swirl of the glass. Light amber color.
Smells of lemon with a touch of pear. Mildly funky. Tastes lemony up front but leaves me with an aspirin quality on the back end. Lemon rind sticks around.

EDIT: changed a few scores after my second bottle. This one a 375mL with a best before of 02/03/2021. The aspirin quality that was distracting in the first bottle wasn't present in this one. A little less carbonation too. A pleasure to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which recedes rapidly. The color is pure cotton white. There are only specks of lacing left behind. The body is a hazy and light golden straw color with a few tiny bubbles in it. It glows a very hazy straw yellow when held up to the light.

Nose- Lots of lactobacillus- this is very tart and very enjoyable. Green apples, strawberry, cherry, and Sweet Tarts. This is combined with spicy yeast. There is somewhat of a vinous character to it. All of this is good. All of this is very promising. I just hope that it isn't too tart on the palate. It will kill me! Lemons and oranges as well. The aroma is very citric. Lots of esters.

Taste- The sourness is very dominant to begin with and is followed by a dry characteristic. The sourness continues rise (but doesn't become unbearable) and meets a slight yeastiness. This is very different from any beer I've had before- in a good way. There is so much going on that it is hard for me to describe all the tastes. There's a slight funkiness (not as strong as Brett) from the yeast and considerable grain notes in the flavor profile. I detect a little bit of saltiness as well. Of course, there are all the fruits of the aroma which is complimented by the subtle but very nice tasting yeast and the grain flavors. This is not a beer I would drink everyday but I understand why this is so highly regarded. As I start to drink this more, there is definite hay. This is very representative of barnyard and horse blanket. The sourness stays at an acceptable level and each new drink shows something different. I really like this beer. The sourness starts to turn more lemon as it opens up. Bitter fruits start to come out as well- I really understand the mention of stone fruits. Peach, apricot, prune, and plum. Grapefruit is in there as well.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied with a vinous quality to it. The carbonation might tingle if this weren't so dry.

Drinkability- This is definitely a sipping beer but that is in no way a negative. This is a beer to be enjoyed for its nuances. And at 11 bucks a pop, not be taken lightly.

Overall- This is a solid A. Not a style I would drink every day but I enjoy it. I imagine that is representative of the style. I will be seeking out others like it. Perhaps Mariage Parfait?

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2,056 ratings