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Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium
gueuzerietilquin.be

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

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4.21
pDev:
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance 2013 at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with grain and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a sour grain flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink but I prefer the bottled version.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

oh man, this is so good. something i have wanted to find for a long time, definitely a different blend than the stuff they bottle, with these lower alcohol lambics blended in. its stunningly woody and weird and complex, this is the essence of gueuze, and this is one of the best. not as carbonated as i would have liked it to be, but thats really my only critique of this. really farmy and more funky than sour, with only moderate acidity, especially compared to some of the other tilquin beers, but an almost overdeveloped wild character, complex and fruity brett, notes of red apple and white wine and oddly enough mustard seed, not sure where it comes from, just one of the esters here, but there it is. wheaty malt base of course, aged hop complexion, grassy non bitter, smooth and with some body for how light it is on the alcohol. i think this is every bit as complex as the bottled versions, awesome blend! more carbonation would really make this for me, a little bummed its not effervescent, but thats the nature of lambic sometimes. a treat to finally get into this!

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Rattle 'n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left delicate lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of sourness along with hints of funky yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is both tart and sour and has earthy flavors from the yeast along with some hints of lemon citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink compared to others in the style because the sourness is not overpowering.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying the draft "meerts" version, lower abv draft Gueuze Tilquin. Served in a footed goblet.

Hazy saturated orange, initial layer of thin white foam that rapidly fades to nothing but a thin strand of bubbles around the edges.

Bright citrus, wet hay, cheese rind aromas, sort of mellow. Trace vinegar and acidity.

Lighty fizzy, oaky and citrusy. Lemon, dry wood, clean dry finish. Fairly straightforward lemony sourness. Pulls the cheeks inward, light funky flavors, dry oak in the end. Overall a nice alternative to 3F and Cantillon, somewhere in the same league. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Tilquin.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the De Heeren 20th Anniversary party during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Served in a HORAL mini tumbler.

Pours a nice golden-yellow color with a good, stable white head and a bit of lacing on the way down.

The nose brought quite a bit of nice funk and bright citrus. Lots of lemon and orange zest and some citric acid. The flavor was very citrusy with light funk and a moderate acidic presence.

Light body with good carbonation and a very dry finish. Nice acidity throughout.

A very impressive beer. I hope to have this more often.

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

On tap @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas (Brussels, Belgium) on 7/5/12. Served in a tumbler.

Pours a hazed apricot color in the glass, with a thin 1-2 fingers head of off-white foam. This maintains some rich edges, leaving back a cascade of light spotty lace. The aroma is bright and tart in the nose, with a touch of underlying cheesy funk. A gentle sugary sweetness mixes in off the edges.

The taste has a bracing tartness to it yet still manages to stay fairly refreshing. Touch of softer fruit is present, along with some mineral notes and a light sugary backing. Funk and wood comes in off the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lively carbonation that hits the roof of the mouth before getting a little thicker feeling on the tongue. This has a pretty quaffable feel to it overall.

This is a really nice Gueuze that stayed more tart than sour and benefited from a sprightly feel in the mouth that helped keep this on drinkable side. I’m glad I tried this one.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA

Cloudy copper pour with a finger or so of fluffy white head that sank to a thin layer, leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma was funky and earthy, grassy, citrusy. The taste reflected the nose, funky, wet grass, earthy, green apple, lemon, with an expected tartness. About medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, and a semi-sour, dry finish. Very good overall.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this at Moeder Lambic served chilled in the appropriate glassware.

The color is deep golden with amber peachy hues with thick haze and fast rising bubbles visible with thick white head with fine bead and speckles of lace stick. The aroma has a strong funkiness with floral accents and light lemon/herbal fragrance with mild hint of wood and slight lactic scent with tangy juicy odor. The feel is tangy, dry and highly carbonated with moderate sour and light lactic acidity in the middle wtih dry and woody texture in the finish with subtle sour texture lingering after the swallow.

The flavor is pretty intense with a dry tart tangy and puckering sour yet refined flavor with wood and lemony lactic element yet malt is slightly balancing as it evolves with a mild sweet/fruity combination of wild yeast in the flavor. The taste has a subtle earthy funk in the background adding to the complexity of flavor with a mineral dryess perhaps from the high carbonation as it finishes tart. The flavor is great and so is the drinkability- I never had the bottle, but now that I have had the draft version I would like to try it. This is a wondeful Gueuze with subtle and drinkable qualities in every way.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Publick House

A: The pour is a cloudy golden amber color with a finger of dense white head.

S: Smells fairly funky. Lots of different earthy funk notes like grass, dirt, and mushrooms. There is a nice tartness to it, though it is not all that pronounced. Mostly just lemon zest with a touch of green apple.

T: Like the aroma, heavy on the grass and earth funk characteristics. Some lemon zest and green apple sourness, but nothing overpowering. There is a light sweetness to it as well, maybe peaches?

M: Medium bodied with full, rolling carbonation.

O: I liked this, but the bottled version certainly seemed to be better to me.

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Photo of orangesol
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Monk's Cafe

A - Pours cloudy golden amber with a one finger tall white head leaving spotty trails of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement funk, light fruitiness, damp earth, apple skins and some light acidic sourness. This draught version has quite a bit more funk than the bottles I have come across.

T - Starts off with the musty funk and fruitiness from the nose but it is much more restrained in the taste while the acidic sourness levels are ramped up a bit. Hints of grass, green apples and some light sweetness round things out. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the palate long after the finish.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry, crisp feel throughout.

O - I liked this version. It has all of the flavors I would expect it to have and it is easy to consume. A little too pricy to have all of the time but every now and then is fine with me.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/09/11 notes. Had on tap at NOTF in Boston, MA.

a - Pours a hazy medium yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of barnyard funk, funky cheese, lemons, and citrus hops. Surprised by the citrus, and loving the mix with the funk.

t - Taste again is very cheesey and funky which I'm loving, and veyr light citrus hops and fruits, though not as much as the nose. Again, really great.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall I thought this was an awesome gueuze. Would love to have this one again and going to try and get some of the bottled version.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at moeder Lambic Fontainas.

The beer is copper orange, mildly hazy, with a half inch of thick white head that coats the tumbler in lacing. The aroma is bold for the style. Aggressive and forward, more so than the bottled version. Funky, earthy, dank. Light in body with fairly low carbonation. Smooth on the palate initially, finishing zesty with a touch of vinegary sharpness. A tasty brew, I would have this again.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at ChurchKey DC, into a tumbler, similar type Cantillon gueze style glass. Vintage 2010. (review moved previous under regular Tilquin).

A very tight bubbled head that disappears quickly off the pour. White in color, managing a small collar on top of a hazy somewhat dark muddy yellow. Some pin head rising carbonation can be seen in the light but otherwise hard to spot.

Nose is a funky yeast (brett? lacto? etc..) sense very wet smelling, and filled with a watery lemon and acidity. Sense of sparkling basic white bubbly wine from the corner store.

Taste brings more than on the nose. A light bodied crisp palate with lemon notes hitting in the front, giving to a sharp white baked bread and very dry finish. Great viscosity on this with just enough teeth coating mouthwash action. Lemon comes stronger without overpowering acid sourness, just enough tart and malt like density to give it some body.

Overall with a light enough abv this drinks so quickly like nothing and hardly any sense of alcohol. A mix of lemon like Hefe style and Gueuze like goodness and a marriage to enjoy! That's what I get off of it.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a tulip.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thick collar, some cirrus-esque wisps, and a bit of splotchy lacework. Hazy white peach flesh body.

S - The aroma is extremely funky, with notes of must, farm, old barn, light sulfur, and faint cheese. There is a bit of acetic acid, as well as light vanilla, pale malts, and more oak than I typically get from gueuze. Perhaps some of Tilquin's barrels aren't totally neutral yet.

T - Taste is significantly more sour than the aroma, with plenty of lemon, acetic acid, tart citrus, and some stone fruit sweetness for balance. Even though the finish is fairly clean there is some mild acid burn going down.

M - Dry medium body, lower carbonation, tannic and oaky finish, and a bit of residual stickiness.

D - A solid gueuze that I enjoyed a fair bit. Probably won't order this often at $9 a glass, but the bottles seem competitively priced so I'll give those a shot (even though they are a different recipe). Has some decidedly unconventional attributes for the style, but won't be unpleasant for those weened on American Wild Ales.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am moving my review to a new entry because this is a different beer than the bottled version Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’Ancienne that is currently (mistakenly) referred to on this site as "Gueuze Tilquin" at http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25923/70745/ . These entries should be kept separate because they are different blends and despite the information on beeradvocate have different ABV, the ABV on the other gueuze should be 6.0%. This is the draft only version which is a blend of two beers rather than three. Don't believe me, you don't have to, from the brewer:

"The bottle version is called "Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne" and is 6% alc/vol (it is either in 375ml or 750ml), and the draught version is called "Gueuze Tilquin on draft" and is 4.8% alc/vol."

On tap at a local beer bar, served in a tumbler. Beer is yellow and really hazy with a nice white cap for a head, no lacing, moderate and steady carbonation.

Aroma is lactic, mild oak, some funk from the yeasts, some acetic.

Beer is bright on the palate and dry on the finish, light in body, effervescent on the palate, a fun fun beer here. Nice round body, pops on the palate, I enjoyed it but probably liked the oude slightly more.

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Photo of Tone
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Sight retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, strong tartness, strong sourness, and a hint of grapes. Fits the style of a Gueuze. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong acidity and tartness. There is no noticeable sugar addition. Tastes of slight pale malt, sharp acidity, tartness, and a hint of grape. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and feel.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

Pale yellow and slightly cloudy in the body. The lace is quite good, especially for a gueuze. The nose is spot on; pleasant with some horse blanket and some lemon. Then we go to acid city, which is the taste. Even for a gueuze, this is acid and more acid. Bittering with traces of grass and very subtle lemon. Not bad for what it is, I just expected something a little different from what I got.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Memphis Taproom. Where else?

Tilquin Gueuze off the spout has a light gold color with yellow surroundings, very faint like. Nice popping bubbles keep a firm surface of white foam up top, no lace. After time the foam dies down and the beer becomes still.

Smell is faint at first and some warming brings on the hay, faint fruit like apples and pear. A nice breath of oak/wood and some souring bugs. It's not all that pungent so get your nose in there.

A nice tart punch right up front. Tilquin gives off gueuze and farmhouse qualities ala a fresh saison. Some light fruit with some earth, hay and oak. Everything is really light and it all comes together in the end. Not a rock em sock em type of gueuze(at this young stage)

Feel is light and refreshing and spritzy like ones in this style should be. I found this to be a bit mellower in acidity it went down a bit easier because of that.

Glad to have tried both versions. I found the bottle version more to my liking as is with 99% of sours that I come across, especially Belgian Lambics. This is insanely drinakble though.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I, moving this to the appropriate locale,

A: Pours a cloudy gold. A medium white head persists, which leaves good Belgian lace.

S: Sweaty socks and lemon juice. The hallmark of good gueuze. Some Bretty old leather notes in there add to the classic bouquet.

T: Full lemony lactic acid with horse blanket and funky wet wool. A complex true to style flavour. Very traditional.

M: Medium to high acidity. A tart lactic beer. Nice funky long aftertaste. Frothy, but a tad overcarbonated.

O: This was a fun beer to drink. The makers of true gueuze lambic are limited so it's always fun to try a new maker of the style. True to Belgium and true to its place, I'd love to see more from Tilquin in the coming months.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a bright slightly hazy straw yellow, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like lemon, lime, some tart funk, and grassiness.

This is unsurprisingly very good. It's beautifully puckering, bitter, and earthy. There's lots of citrus here, sour and very tart orange, lemon, and line, with some earthy almost minty flavors, and some herbal grassiness. There's a lot of delicious stuff going on here.

This is medium bodied, crisp and tart and biting, with a higher level of carbonation.

A big winner here, super drinkable and as tasty as it gets, really.

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Photo of rudzud
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice hazy dark straw hue with a big fluffy two finger head that fades to leave a thin blanket.

S - Nice lemon, citrus notes, subtle funk.

T - Taste is very smooth, balance, tart lemons. Super nice and dry on the finish. Complex.

M - Mouthfeel is solid, very solid. Tart, dry, puckering, incredibly sessionable.

O - Overall a very, very good gueuze. Definitely worth the pour if available on draft.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. Great beer bar, and this was a great beer to have there.

Pours a cloudy, bright yellow colour with a fine-bubbled, small but tight white head. Minimal lace, probably stemming from the light but clean body. Looks good.

Nose is classic, potent and complex. Hints of rubber, funky organics, appleskin and crushed leaf. Bittering notes of tannin and smooth oak giving a blessing of vanilla. Very complex, very chaotic. Just a brilliant gueuze nose. It was ON.

Taste is also good. Thin character of acidic apple juice, with bitter tannins on the back with oak wood behind. Even the slight rubber aromas infiltrate here. It's gorgeous. The freshness is balanced really nicely with the depth and age. Great gueuze.

Very nice. Such classic characters, all very smooth and integrated. It's that perfect marriage of fresh bite and aged mellowness. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light, seethru brownish body with some white head and lace. A somewhat sour, funky aroma, I pick up pears, grape skin and touch of citric (hop bitterness?) in aroma and very little malt base. Light bodied with a good sour funkiness, this beer isn't overpowering with its sour peak but instead mixes sourness with tart fruit and a little bit of oakiness and finishes with some sweetness (relatively speaking). Casual sipper that I really enjoyed w/ light dinner..

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Churchkey. This was the last pour from the keg.

A mildly hazy yellow with a thin white head with good retention, this is a good-looking gueuze. The nose is surprisingly great! The Girardin is quite prominent with a beautiful, clean lemony sourness. The funk character is mild, this is mostly a blend of lemon and orange rind. The palate is similarly bright and refreshing, with a clean, lemony sourness, a mild funk and a little bit of oak. Medium-light in body, this beer has a great, refreshing finish, zippy and lemony and thoroughly enjoyable. The funk isn't as fully developed here, but I guess that was the point of this blend. Well done.

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