Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium
gueuzerietilquin.be

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Quetsche Tilquin is made from the fermentation of a minimum of 260 gr of purple plums by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

Added by Fux on 09-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#467
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
1,051
pDev:
6.62%
 
 
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Photo of grover37
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle with best by 8/2/28, so I think we're safe here. Poured into standard IPA glass. I dunno. What is the right glass for this?

L: Small white head, no lacing, white ring, no retention really. Beer is a largely clear dull pink salmon color.

S: Tart citrus and stone fruit nose, yeasty.

T: Woo, that is tart. Maybe I should have held it for a while. Lemony and plummy, yeasty and a bit oaky. It tastes good, but young.

F: Light bodied, fully carbonated. Dry and tart, maybe a bit too tart though I suppose that could change over time.

O: It's puckering good.

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Photo of Duncian
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 - 2017 vintage - nice funky lambic base, barnyardy, oaky, sweet spice complexity, tart plums

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Photo of csmrx7
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great plum lambic. Has all the wonderful signatures of all of the spontaneously fermented Tilauin beers, but somewhat masked by the intense tart plums.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12.7oz bottle into glass. Best before '08/02/2028'.
Murky body, color is reddish amber. Thin fizzy head quickly disappears, leaving a bubble fed ring. No lacing.
Aroma of tart lemon and slightly sweet plum. has leather, tobacco and funk also.
Sweet tart taste. Lime, plum, green apple. Has close to a chocolate whiff. Full of horse blanket funk, leather. Tannic notes of oak.
Dry, crisp mouth feel. Carbonation is low, but bubbles rise throughout the glass.
Expands the beer experience, with wild yeast at work. Just tastes like a live beer that is still evolving.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robotnewyork
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's delicious and they did everything right. I want more. 10/10

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tart and sour, with plums fairly prominent in flavor. Adds a little sweetness to balance the sour. This is really flat though and no carbonation whatsoever. Caught me off guard a bit at first and is quite drastic of a departure from what I expected. Comes across flat, then, and watery. I'm sure if allowed to age, the natural fermentation would provide body and carbonation, but as it was drank (fresh) it is lacking on that end.

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Photo of h_lupulus
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JOBEERFB
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Samdaddy
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Some more carb and this could have been great

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy reddish orange, with no foam whatsoever.

Smell is acidic, with notes of plums, lemon and orange.

Taste is very sour and fruity with notes of ripe plums and a lot of lime. Complex and evolving flavor.

Mouthfeel is thin and completely flat.

Overall, a superb sour with so much going on. The mouthfeel is a bit jarring if you're not prepared for it, though.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding geuze that seamlessly integrates fresh plums into the blend to add a touch of nuanced flavor to an already complex beer.

Pinkish amberish hue most likely from the plums. Thin soapy head atop the colored liquid that fades away. Nice balance of slightly sweet fruit, solid musty attic/funk and oak in the aroma. Lester kicking in the background.

Taste is plum skins, cherry pie filling, green apple, leather and a hint of Chardonnay. Nice wine-like tannins keeps every sip dry and crisp.

Tart, effervescent, funky and ligh-bodied. A real treat worth the price of admission.

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 1,051 ratings