Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Nice to still be able to (at least occasionally) find a good Gueuze, and this is definitely a good one. The popularity of sours in this country has soared, making beers like this harder and harder to fine. Pours a dark straw color with a fine white head that thins and then settles to a ring. Nice tart aromas of green apples and a vinegar tang, as well as some light hay and the tiniest bit of barnyard funk. Much less than in some others. Thankfully, no band-aid. The taste is a bit more complex with all of the elements found in the nose present along with a vinous quality and some nice minerality. Still not a lot of funk, but long, complex sour flavors with a touch of bitterness and a slightly soft finish. Very nice indeed.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.82/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Usual cork and caged 37.5 cl bottle: BBD 12 Apr 2021. Shared between four at the first ever Shrewsbury bottle share on 27th Jan 2014.

Cooking apples!

I don't drink cider and I certainly don't drink old sour dry cider that a vinegar fly has got into: it reminded me of that.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden in color with very thick head that holds well.

S - Fruity almost like a cider.

T - Malty and fruity. Sour taste is prominent, but not overly sour.

M - Not very heavy, not a lot of burn. Goes down very smoothly. Very active carbonation though.

O - I like this beer. Taste is pretty malty, especially when the sourness passes. Very easy drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

This is a solid Guezue. It is very good, but for $11/375ml I will continue to buy my favorites instead (Hanssens, Cantillon bio, or 3F). its a little less funky than some, and not overly sour. Neither are bad things, I just prefer funky funky guezue, and a fairly sour one.

Overall worth a try. Glad I checked it off my list.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kenwood Liquors - Homer Glen, IL


I'm greeted by a loud pop and gunsmoke galore when pulling the cork. The pour is calm at first but the bubbly, dish soap head starts growing quickly, maxing out at three fingers in height before spilling over. Surprising staying power. The first pour is amazingly clear and glows such as a penny fresh from the mint. Carbonation shoots up the center of the body in bursts.

From the second the cork popped the air smelled of damp oak and saliva inducing lemon. Tilquin's blend shows good depth right off the bat. Damp oak and minerality are the first things come to mind. White grape is mild but there while there's a bright lemon acidity that drives me wild. Deeper pulls reveal wildflowers. The malt bill is unique as well adding a little wheat tang and some shortbread. A deep whiff is rewarding. Overall it's bright and acidic.

The flavor profile runs along with the nose but it doesn't seem as bright. Damp oak is slightly tannic upfront. Minerality, in the form of damp rocks, and damp forest swing through in the middle. The signature lemon acidity hits toward the finish and lingers on the swallow along with a mellow herbal bitterness. Shortbread emptiness and wheat tang again make up the base.

Lemon acidity creates a pucker along the cheeks that lasts from one sip to the next. Slightly tannic oak dries out the finish. The body s on the light side of the spectrum and the carbonation is active enough that it's a little prickly across the tongue.

Tilquin blends a good gueuze. It really showcases my favorite aspects of the style, minerality and bright lemon acidity. It's tart and puckering, complex and easy drinking. It's great to be able to grab a gueuze of this quality whenever you feel like it.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle of the 2011-2012 at 750 ml. A big spritzy head that stays but doesn't leave much on the side of my glass. Beer stays covered all the way through. Cloudy golden amber with a visible amount of carbonation going on. Nose is superb and hits all the notes in the scale of greatness. Wine, hay, grass, vinegar, oak, funk, pale malt, faint honey, and the list can continue. Taste is ridiculous. Supremely balanced with lots of tart acidic notes that follow a surprisingly malty front. Oak is big but not overwhelming as it seems to bind the malt and vinous elements together into an amazing whole. The honey from the nose flows ever so gently underneath it all carrying the flavors to a firm but not overpoweringly sour and dry finish. Oh there is quite a pucker, but one that takes you back to the glass for more and more. It's almost addictively good. Feel is silky, and vigorously creamy in its carbonation. The weight is perfectly balanced and combined with the other seductive qualities of this beer I found myself seasoning what should have been a sipper. Sipping this one is an act of incredible self restraint. I had this with amy favorite cheese and my wife who is not a big fan of sours joined me in the hearty consumption of this stellar brew.

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