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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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Photo of artoolemomo
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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Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev -7.8%

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

Photo of JCam9981
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of MarkIntihar
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of splendidsplinter
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of andant
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Kmat10
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RashyGrillCook
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip. Bottle dated 05/03/2021.

A:Perfectly clear golden, amber with an orange hue through the middle. A thin, maybe 1/4 inch, bone colored head with some impressive staying power for a Gueuze. Fine textured bubbling can be seen rising up constantly. Really no room for improvement here. 5

S:Earthy but in a fresh way like a walk through a citrus grove during a sunshower(Lol). Salt water taffy comes to mind along with some acidity coming through. 4.75

T&M: The low pH is very noticeable and forces salivation at an incredible pace. Sweaty start with a well balanced effervescense but mellows out into a typical barnyard Gueuze profile. This one finishes out nicely with some clean citrus notes. 4.75-4.75

O: This is definitely a top 10 Gueuze for me. The mouth watering quality is just out of this world, its ridiculously refreshing and the head stuck around for the entire time I enjoyed this brew. I will definitely buy again. 4.75

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Photo of danieelol
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely mango-yellow with good head/lacing.

Smell is delicious and luscious stonefruits. Almost hoppy in that fruitiness, but I know it's really yeast driven. A lovely blue-cheese funk. There is a bit of rubberiness and almost a macro, ricey quality. Also get spanakopita.

Taste and mouthfeel has that dry and watery fruitiness and stone fruits. Definite apricot.

Think blue cheese and quince paste, but with the extremes of salt and sugar replaced with sourness. A lovely gueuze.

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Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of DStoked
5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Best Before: 18/01/2022

Mostly clear orange with a low, fluffy head on top that settles to a creamy ring. Tart, lactic aromas of funky lemon, granny smith apples, grass, sour citrus, berries, and a light sweetness. Sour, woody flavors...earthy lemon, leather, damp hay, and mustiness. Crisp, light, and super dry. Excellent! The draught version is a little brighter and more outright refreshing, but this has deeper complexity. Both are noticeably lemony and not over the top with acidity and you really can't go wrong with either.

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Photo of draheim
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL (best before 2/15/2021) into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy glowing orange w/ a 1-finger white head, lively carbonation.

Aroma is tart and funky; grassy, earthy, acidic and alive. A deep whiff is so strongly pungent that it almost brings tears to my eyes. But in a good way.

Taste is likewise puckerlingly tart and lemony, a little vinous. Green apples, Smarties. Sweet and sour in almost equal proportions. Biscuity pale malt provides the canvas for the exotic yeast. Of the three gueuzes I've had so far, this is easily the most sour (and my favorite). In some ways it reminds me of RR Temptation.

Mouthfeel is clean and sharp; refreshing w/ a bone-dry finish.

Overall a crisp, bright, drinkable, well-made beer.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 2,038 ratings
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