Gueuze Tilquin (Draught Version) | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium | website

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Gueuze Tilquin - draught version (4.8% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermented beer, produced by blending a low alcohol lambic (called Meerts) and 1 and 2 years old lambics, all fermented and aged in oak barrels. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and it is refermented in the keg. 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 lacqueredmouse on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
379
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
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Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap into a gueuze glass. Reviewed from notes dated May 26, 2013.

A-The beer arrived with a tall, two-finger head of dense, barely-off-white foam. The head had decent retention atop the slightly cloudy, golden liquid.

S-The smell is moderately to intensely sour with big notes of white vinegar, tart/sour apple, and white grape. The funkiness is moderate and gives a slightly barnyard/horse-blanket background to the more dominant sour flavors.

T-The taste follows the smell for the most part. There is a lot of acidic, lactic tartness that pulls at my saliva glands from start to finish. A little bit of doughy bread lies underneath and the aforementioned horse-blanket is also present, but these flavors are mostly overwhelmed by the dry, tart, sour flavors.

M-The feel is medium body with a light hit of assertive, champagne-like carbonation that fades quickly on the palate. The finish is a touch wet and watery.

O-This is a good gueuze, but not my favorite. It doesn't have the wine-like complexity of a Cantillon, for example, but that does not mean it is lacking in flavor. On the contrary, this brew packs plenty of sour punch. I would happily drink more of this if my stomach could handle the acid and I could regularly purchase it in Colorado.

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Photo of joel66
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of warnerry
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Novare Res

Served in a tall glass with an emblem on the edge nice pale yellow straw color. 4

The aroma is tart sweet with an apples. The sweet and tart linger with an earthyness

The taste starts with a tart apple and slowly an almost woody earth flavor finishes nice

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Photo of Guden
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Delerium Cafe in Brussels

A- Typical thin head with a slightly cloudy gold color. Looks like a nice Geuze.

S- The nose is more powerful than some others I've had with fruit (apples, cherries and lemons), oak and bright grain but also with strong notes of sweat and bile that are both intriguing and off putting.

T- Incredibly complex with none of the vomit/sweat of the nose. Instead the flavor starts brisk with lemon and decaying fruits with cherry, oak (lots of vanilla and some light tannins) coming in and giving way to a lactic puckering finish. One of the best I've had in this category.

M- A touch fuller bodied and chewier than typical for the style, and I enjoy the full sensation it gives. High carbonation combines with the lactic acid to keep it puckering.

D- Aggressively sour but also a bit chewy and complex. This is a geuze that let me contemplate its flavors over and over and never disappointed. The smell was really the only set back.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Mantooth
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$3.50 on draft @ Duckworth's Park Rd - Charlotte NC.

Looks the part - straw colored brew with a lot more carbonation than I expected, massive cloudy head and a tad of oily lacing lingering on the now empty glass. The nose is very floral, charred wood and lemon are imminently present. The taste is surprising, not as tart as I'd hoped and very dry, lot's of wood there. Interesting how much pepper is present. Very nice beer that fell short of my expectations. But I'll definitely give it another shot down the road.

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Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BranfordBound
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had last night at Cask Republic on tap served in the glass seen in the picture. Nice cloudy and bright gold color, small head that sticks around. Sour and funky aroma, a bit on the lighter side, though. Nice strong flavor but nothing like the bottled stuff. Starts a hint sweet but is blown away by tartness. Barrel flavors in the middle remind me of peat. Hints of funk at the end. Very light and very drinkable.

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Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of tastybeer
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell is very intriguing. Like flowers that have been marinading in the summer sun for a long time. Lemony funk, musky wood, mystery flowers all really really well combined. Flavor is dustily dry, lemony sour, apple, floral, woody, musky. Harmoniously wacky. Like it a lot.

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Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has really nice farmhouse funk and fermented fruits. Taste is quite sour but not puckering. It has nice fruity flavors like lemon, lime, unripe plums and apricots and also lambic funk flavors like hay and barnyard. Body is dry and well carbonated. Overall it's a really nice, easy drinking gueuze.

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Photo of blabaer
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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