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

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Ratings:
2,011
Reviews:
352
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.69%
 
 
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Photo of Sulty
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Phigg1102
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden in color with a frothy half-finger head that has great persistence. Heavy oak and straw in the nose. Light aroma of apples and honey also present in good balance with the sour tone. Tart embrace on the tongue that is quickly mellowed by apple, honey, and a touch of vanilla. a touch of oak and earthiness round out the flavor and carry nicely into the finish. The sourness is never overwhelming and is in great balance with the rest of the beer. Medium-high effervescence cuts through the sourness well.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nvbrew
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

While there are some pretty remarkable and amazing gueuzes out there, like 3 Fonteinen Golden Blend, others that are very distinctive, like Cantillon, and some pretty poor ones, like St. Louis and Mort Subite, this one is in the golden middle, moderately moldy on the nose and pleasantly sour in taste, just like 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze, Boon Mariage Perfait and Lindemans Cuvee Rene. It's more expensive, though, so I don't think I'll buy it again soon. For the price of three Lindemans Cuvees I'd expect something more distinctive.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

14/15 bottle

A- Orangy-red with white head the disappears fast
S- Nose is pretty subtle - tart, overly ripe fruit, pear, oak, funk, straw
T- Not too tart at all. Tons of complexity that comes together very, very well. Great balance of tart, oak, and funk
F- Light and refreshing
O- Great gueuze

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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

Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,011 ratings.
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