Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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
Ratings:
2,002
Reviews:
349
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.69%
 
 
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189
Gots:
518
For Trade:
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Photo of tylerstravis
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Man, this is a beautiful beer! Seriously right up there with the best of the gueuze's! I don't understand how it doesn't get more love on here. I wish it was easier to get!!

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Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of burnstar
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrus, pear, some hops, straw, floral, and dried fruit flavors.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a cool geuze because you still get some of the malt character. It's not just about big sour or crazy funk or whatever other oddities spontaneous fermentation can often provide. To that end, I dig it. Also, absolutely lovely looking, hazy orange glow, head for days. Nose is mineralic, a touch wheaty, lightly sour, a bit of fuel-like phenols, maybe some light earth and a bit of citric tartness. Palate is again accessible, pleasingly tart, "beery", a bit of tannic funk and phenols, but generally quite drinkable. Great balance of fizz to body. Maybe not a transcendent lambic, but one you'd be happy to find in your stable no doubt.

(Edit: suppose this goes without saying when it comes to lambic, but I've had a good amount of variation among bottles of this. The former review was from a good bottle. Since then, I've had some absolutely exquisite ones, replete with dried out Brett phenolics and beautifully green barnyard funk. This one can get a little pricey, and you never quite know what you're gonna get, but I can't not recommend it -- too much of a chance for great stuff!)

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Photo of WiggyKGB
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Spoda1983
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014

Pours darker and more golden than other gueuze - fluffy white 1 inch head that leaves slight ring
Lemongrass, muted funk on the nose
More lemongrass, soft acid and crisp Riesling notes - very balanced
Sparkling carb, but not over done; light bodied

A really great Gueuze - instantly a favorite.

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

Photo of Sheppard
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 14-15.

Pours a great orange hue, it is effervescent as all hell. You can hear the soft purr of the head as it dissipates. Truly the champagne of beers. From that effervescence radiates a lemony citrus aroma and some mild wash rind cheese funk. This takes me straight back to Brussels. There is lemon and some earthiness in the flavor. It's balanced. It's not vinegary. It's composed. I love this gueuze.

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

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antyk
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bunuelian
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ebru
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,002 ratings.
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