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.

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Photo of jahbulon
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Treebs
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by pmoney. 2010/2011 bottle. Served in a FFF Teku.

A: Pours slightly hazy orange color with a thin white ring forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind some splotchy lace.

S: A ton of funk is present with a nice light lactic underbody. Mild acidic with some lemon peel notes. Lemon grass with a light oaky body.

T: Lactic with some tart green apple. Nice bit of funk to this guy with some oaky notes as well as some vanilla. Lemon zing.

M: Light bodied with a spritzy carbonation. Very easy drinking with no realy pucker.

O: Very delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed this one and will definitely be setting some aside for storage.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mahak213
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 750mL bottle, big thanks to Korey for hooking me up with this one!

Appearance- Bright golden orange, slightly hazy with lots of carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass and clinging to the sides. Head fizzles away to leave a thin cap of bright white, soapy foam

Smell- Tangy, citric sourness with earthy funk. Smells very bright and effervescent, green apples and maybe a touch of a white wine, vinous aroma

Taste- Green apples and tart white grapes, which moves forward to a deep, earthy funkiness. Nice and sour, with a big lemon character coming in along with the funkiness.

Mouthfeel- I'm impressed with how easy this is to drink, it's light and crisp with lots of carbonation, finishes dry but has enough sweetness to not be overpowering.

Overall- Really impressed with this, and I'll definitely be seeking out some more. Perfect for this beautiful Sunday afternoon

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish golden body with giant head thanks to great carbonation on top of an aroma that I can really only describe as both sweet and sour. These tart cherries and splash of funk hit me along with sour apple or grap smells, and then I get this yeasty, woody aroma that has a touch of sugariness in it. Light to medium body and goes down easy, extreme sour and funky notes that are like sour apple/pear and have a veggie-like graininess to them, as well as a good amount of tartness to it as well. Enjoyable sipper, the yeast and oakiness help smooth it out and it has a touch of sweet fruit notes on the backend to make a very good beer.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a golden orange with copper highlights. It also pours with a healthy finger’s width head of pebble like, creamy white bubbles that are constantly fed by a maelstrom of bubbles racing up throughout the glass. The head leaves a lacing of fat dry bubbles that clump into sheets on the glass. In body, the beer is properly hazy, though the other side of the glass is slightly discernable. On the nose, the beer smells wonderfully funky with big cherry leather scents and pineapple with light spicy notes and distinct lingering horse sweat. There is even some slight cheesy notes tending towards a blue or parmesan cheese. On the tongue, the beer tastes acidic and sweet with just a touch of herbal bitters and some nice rounding salty notes. In flavors, the beer begins with spicy pepper but moves quickly into sweet and funky pineapple and cherry leather flavors with sweaty nuances and a touch of cheese. The pepper returns on the finish with a faint touch of wheat and a lot of sweet funk and acidic pineapple. The aftertaste moves into lingering cherry leather flavors with a funky spice accenting it. This beer tastes very nicely funky. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body, perhaps a touch below medium, with a thick carbonation that peppers and then caresses the taste-buds, allowing for the sweetness of the funk to do its thing, but also for the beer to note get cloying in nature. The mouth is left gushing with acid neutralizing saliva, and begging for more beer. Overall, this is a tremendous gueuze that I will regularly return to. Of the gueuzes I can regularly find, I believe this has become my new favorite. Rich and complex funk really shows itself in this beer, but the sweet and acidic components are nicely balanced, perhaps with just a touch too much acidity. This is a great beer, and wonderful for summer sipping. If you like funk then you will like this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage. this pours a darker than average brassy color, dull and cloudy, with some floating yeast and a huge white head several inches high with good retention. the nose is a little funky, but not nearly as blatantly sour as I am used to in the style. it is evident that there is a lot more malt in here than usual. the flavor confirms that, its got a gentle caramel sweetness to it that really softens the most acidic edges of the gueuze, a characteristic that is not particularly becoming in this context. there is some lemon acidity, but not as fresh or as pungent as it could be, and a lot of the yeast intricacies feel somehow muted to me. I want this style to snap my head back and dry my mouth out, this one doesn't do that at all. it is not unpleasant, and may be a good introductory beer to the style, but its a far cry from some of the best in the business. fuller body, still with excellent carbonation. I really don't dislike this beer at all, I just feel like its not the best example of the genre. still, a good bottle that is fairly widely available.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best before 3/27/22. Poured into a large white wine glass.

A wine-like experience. An easy drinking gueze.

A - Pours slightly cloudy golden honey color with a 2-finger white champagne head, which quicly disipates. Massive carbonation. Minimal lacing.

S - Sourness.

T - Quite tart, dry, no hoppiness, sour finish, no diiscernible fruitiness.

MF - Dry

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to KingKong for the generous extra. 375ml corked and caged bottle served in my Allagash Coolship glass. 2011-2012 indicated on the front label; best before 21/03/2022 indicated on the back label. Pours a hazy, golden-orange with a loose, bright white head the quickly sizzles and pops as it collapses into sudsy slick that eventually disappears completely - no lacing on this one. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution. Nose expresses citric acid, rind and is quite sharp. There's also a slight medicinal quality present as well. Taste is quite tart, with the characteristics present in the nose also present in the flavor profile, minus the medicinal character. There's also a suggestion of cork. Mouthfeel is light and bright with quite a bit of acidity and a lively, almost prickly carbonation. Overall, a solid gueuze; however, a bit young. Definitely would like to see how this beer develops with some time.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From: Etre Gourmet
Date: 2010-2011 bottle
Glass: Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass

Tilquin has a very fresh, bright, and easily drinkable gueuze with their dual-year blend (the 2010-2011 version only used one and two year-old lambics if I remember correctly). Quite nice, though perhaps not as complex as 3 Fonteinen, Girardin, and Cantillon, though those blend from a wider array of base lambics, years, and thus have more to work with from the very beginning. Definitely glad that this new gueuzerie is able to survive and hopefully prosper, they certainly produce a beer that I could sip for hours a day.

Pours a 1.5cm head of white foam, made up of small, white bubbles. Retention is average for the style, about one-and-a-half minutes, the foam falling to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass with some peninsulas of wispy foam reaching into the center. Lacing is moderately present, again typical for the style, a Body is a light caramel brown-orange color, with light bringing out orange-yellow hues. Carbonation is readily visible through the transparent body, and it appears in medium amounts and acts with medium intensity.

Aroma of both clean and soured bread dough, bright lemon zest, fresh cut green apples, and sour apricot (if you can imagine such a thing) with heavier, moderate scents of oak barrel and Brettanomyces characters. Complex, but generally bright; pleasant.

Front of palate balances acidity and sweetness from wort, with unripe apple esters, hints of potent lemon and grapefruit, and sweetness from the pale wheat malt base. Mid-palate finds medium-intensity tartness, as from sour lemon and grapefruit, slightly puckering, light to moderate toasted oak barrel, Brettanomyces influences including difficult-to-describe esters, a bit of farmhouse, and very slight cheese. Back of palate picks up slightly harsher acidity with stronger fruit flavors (lemon, grapefruit, green apple, slight tangerine and mango), slight farmhouse, mustiness, and very faint cheese. Aftertaste of mild tartness from lactic and acetic acid, slight compensating sweetness, lingering oak, and lemon-like residual esters.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a pleasantly soft, gentle foaming that mixes well with the notable acidity of the beer. Closes quite dry, with minor stickiness lingering across the palate.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into a tulip. 2012 bb 20/12/2022

massive carbonation huge head that quickly dissipates, pale orange. Massive vinegary smell, I mean huge. I love it. taste is so sour and acidic and vinegary, dominanted by white grapes. exceptional. medium bodied, high carbonation.

overall a world class guezue. one of the best in the world.

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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,998 ratings.
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