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Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#389
Reviews:
359
Ratings:
2,038
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BE CAREFUL WHEN OPENING THIS! I untwisted the cage and set it on my desk. Before I could even touch the cork, it shot off with a loud POP and hit my ceiling.

This is a review of the 2013-2014 bottle.

Appearance: Hazy darker shade of orange with a light white film of bubbles on the surface. No lacing.

Smell: I get this odd smell of popcorn. It is followed by a familiar musty cellar smell. Kudos for having something new...never smelled popcorn in beer before.

Taste: Strong sour apple flavor, like green Jolly Ranchers. Quickly this is taken over by funky old house...if that were a flavor. Then I get some of the popcorn.

Mouthfeel: Very dry and tart feeling. A sipper.

Overall: It's a very good Gueuze that already tastes like it has a good deal of age on it. While it's possible to drink it fresh, It has a "best before" date of 08/01/2024 on the bottle. I will revisit this beer somewhere down the line when it has aged out some more. That "popcorn" flavor and aroma is very strange. It doesn't taste bad, it just tastes odd. Un-aged I would not drink another bottle.

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October 11, 2014

25.4 oz bottle, snifter

A – Dark gold to light amber, some ruby tints. An inch-plus of thick, pink-white foam, with long retention. Brilliant clarity.

S – Very clear funky, barnyard Brett character. Some sweet, fruity notes, maybe some esters from the yeast. Bright and fresh profile.

T – Bracing acidity, farmhouse hay, and mild, wild berries. Sauvignon blanc and Brettanomyces. No aftertaste to speak of. A light tinge of green apple, not necessarily acetaldehyde.

M – A lot of tiny, thick bubbles, very high carbonation. Acidity, tart but not puckering; just a slight tingle on the finish.

O – I very rarely get to drink gueuze, so to find a renowned example and have the whole bottle to myself was pretty exciting. This is a beer that a lot of people would try and say “this is beer?” I let a couple people sip this and that was the exact reaction I got. It’s very brisk, refreshing, and seems simple and complex at the same time. Each taste felt new. I don’t LOVE it, but I think it’s a fantastic beer.

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375ml Bottle received in trade from Phyl21a

Appearance – Golden yellow colour with a small size fizzy/rocky white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, vinegar, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste tart citrus (lemons/grapefruit), green grapes, and some vinegar. There is also some straw/grass and some light hops.

Overall – Really good stuff. There is a grapefruit pith type flavour that keeps its tart and refreshing. Maybe not a whole lot of complexity but still an interesting beer to drink. One of the better gueuzes I've had.

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