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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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396
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81
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4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Birch. Served in wine glass.

A - Gorgeous head, hazy, lots of lacing on glass.

S - Citrusy, lemony smells.

T - Very smooth and balanced taste. Easy to drink. Very enjoyable.

M - Sinuous, creamy.

O - This is an excellent beer. So easy to go down. Despite low abv, it's very satisying and still complex.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a 6oz wine glass on draft at the always fantastic Trappist Provisions.

Contains a cloudy, orange-amber appearance, complete with a foamy little head that appears to last quite some time. Not too cloudy in appearance, but it is reminiscent of a cider-infused concoction, with some bronzed edges on the side. No bubbles to be seen rising upwards, despite decent carbonation and slight lacing on the glass. It's definitely thick and filled with viscosity upon swirling the glass each time. Simply put, a solid, traditional looking gueuze with no complaints to be made.

The aroma is filled instantly with large funky notes classic to the gueuze style, but the fact that this is a blend of not one, or two, but FOUR world class Lambic breweries definitely adds an experimental twist to the recipe. I admit I've only had Cantillon's gueuze (and that's the "100% Bio-Lambic" recipe, so I'm not sure if it's the one employed here), and I definitely am instantly brought back to the time I first opened one of their gueuzes and melted in fascination and sour funk. This is especially notable at the finish, yet the other breweries are doing their job just fine, and what's left are tarty white grapes, lemongrass, and spiced citrus notes of various kinds. Definitely not as excessive as Cantillon's, but very complex and stands out as any gueuze should.

The flavor continues the initial tartness and sour aspects to the next level, with everything I pretty much want in a gueuze. Dry, filled with puckered citrus, and contains a long-lasting aftertaste of acidity, as well as fruity, herby notes. This is the equivalent of sucking at a giant soured orange coated with wild, wood-infused yeasty flavors! Definitely gets to the point in terms of sourness, yet the blending continues its effects throughout consumption, often going from wet to dry, herby to fruity, yeasty to woody, all in a matter of seconds! Definitely becomes more intense as it warms up, but this thing is hard not to sip.

This peaked my interest in getting the bottled version when I have the chance. My assumption is that it is relatively tamer on tap, but that doesn't stop it from being delicious. This is a gueuze I could turn myself to more often without the fear of getting dried out by all its acidity. How the brewmaster figured out how to blend a beer this complex and make it so drinkable is beyond me, but it's definitely inspirational. Don't miss a chance to try this.

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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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