Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'AncienneOude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne

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Gueuzerie Tilquin

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Fux on 09-30-2012

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2.93/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

After the introduction of Tilquin Oude Gueuze, the anticipation rises for more varieties from these masterful blends. With plumb on the canvas, Oude Quetsche burst onto the scene with strong sourness and a plethora of dry fruit.

But like true, mature and unblended Lambic, the ale pours with absolute stillness. With no effervescence, froth or lace- the calm ale rests upon a hazy copper-gold color to carry its visual weight.

Mouth wetting sourness punctures the nose with seriously sour cherries, apples, berries and musty orchard fruit varieties of peach, pear and plumb. Its strong vinous notes are distinctly of dry white wine mixed with damp hay and horse hair. Lightly leathery and with cellar-like must the scent develops into a potent white wine vinegar, sea air and nail polish remover.

And that jaw piercing sourness slices right through the thirst with ease. Sour grapes and vinegar tones are high on the initial palate and is only heightened by the weight of the flat beer to saturate the taste buds fully. A leathery middle palate introduces the more earthen barnyard character just ahead of the taste of under ripened orchard fruits, brine and acetone to finish.

Medium-light in body, the ale's lack of carbonation keeps the beer feeling a bit fuller than usual. Its strong acidity pangs inside the cheeks for mouth-puckering effect. Astringent, salty, and powdery- the ale is as complicated in its textures as it is in its taste.

I can very well concede that I have gotten a compromised bottle and will likely seek that out before much more commentary on the ale.

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.27/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

What happened here? Very flat pour, quite a flat beer.
Aromas and taste and all muted, and whilst quite sour, it almost struggles to be a gueuze. Not a lot of fruit flavours.
Need to try again.

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3.33/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find the plums give this beer a strange combination of funky and tart that doesn't work for me. Not my favorite offering from Tilquin.

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Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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