Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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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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Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 1,002
Photo of heygeebee
3.27/5  rDev -24.3%
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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Photo of Czequershuus
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pale amber with a large, dissipating head. The aroma is relatively sour, with a very fresh sour plum scent, and lemon juice, green apple skin, and some barnyard notes. The flavor reminds me of sour candy, with strong plum notes, menthol, and a huge citric bite, and s softer finish. The mouthfeel s light and very fizzy. Overall this is very tart, but still nicely complex. The finish is very strong on the plum, and less intense than the start.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, fleshy color. It looks like the flesh of a peach. Not quite as dark as a plum. Nice nose of tart stone fruit. Some funk. There's a lack effervescence that stands out the most. The flavors are there, but greater carbonation would certainly punctuate and accentuate those flavors more. The lack of carbonation is kind of the glaring characteristic here. I'm a big Tilquin fan, but there's something missing in this one.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml corked and caged bottle, label says 2014 2015 on it, best before 03/02/2025. Served in a Prairie Artisan Ales lambic glass (tumbler style), the beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with almost an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's not much lacing at all. The brew smells like plums, funk, earthiness, and vinegar. I could really smell the plum fruitiness as soon as I opened the bottle. Taste is similar to the aroma wtih plum, funk, vinegar, lemon, floralness, white grape and grainy flavors. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good fruited lambic, this is definitely worth buying if you come across a bottle. $15.99 a bottle.

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Photo of earljones199
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice plum flavors with a decent amount of tartness. It pours very muddy with a slight purple color. It has a nice funky sour smell with a little bit of the fruit coming through.

First time having this and it's good

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

14/15 season side by side with de Namur

Regular shows more lambic base and is very enjoyable. The Namur is much more sour and tart. Both awesome but my preference goes toward the regular since it isn't as sour and more lambic flavors shine through the fruit. Nice funk, lemon citrus, cobweb, basement must, and wet oak.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't say this is a pretty appearance of a beer, comes in looking like an overrated East coast turbidity kind of ipa.

Aroma was nice though, plenty of sour and tartness, plum, oak.

Taste was good stuff, more plum, oak, dark cherry, very acidic, too acidic if you ask me. White wine like notes accompany the plum.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle at Hill Farmstead on May 6, 2016.
Pours up a medium amber with just a hint of haze. Half a finger of head and great lacing.
Aromas are sour yeast and some good fruit as well. Sticky.
Taste is big and sour right on the front of my tongue, after that passes mellow fruit sweetness is present.
Finishes really clean and dry.
Overall, a beautiful lambic, not too sweet. Lots of sourness and tart.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Beervana for the bottle.

Really nice geueze here with a strong musty, dank nose, funk nose with some spice, pepper, oak, grass/hay. The taste also has strong funk, acidic sourness, white pepper, oak, with a beautiful white grape finish. A stelar geueze!

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Photo of gcamparone
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

March 2015 vintage poured from a 375mL bottle into a Tilquin Tumbler. Acquired as an extra in a trade with CSO, thank you!

Pours a cloudy orange body with a purple tinge, a somewhat fizzy two finger white head reduces fairly quickly to leave no lacing or retention. The orange/purple/maroon-ish body is beautiful.

Aromas are fruit forward and funky - definitely get fruit here, not sure I could pick out plums if you didn't tell me but I'd definitely guess there to be stone fruit in here. Funky tartness, oak, acetic aromas.

On the tongue it's absolutely fantastic - Upfront is are tart sour apple notes mixed with a light woodyness and some funky barnyard, over-ripe fruits, dry white wine, the follow through is very tart and dry, finishing with citrus and lactic notes. Not as carbonated as expected, medium-light, easy drinking body.

I was very impressed with this offering - the "fresh" lambic character including bright fruit and a crisp tartness was really nice. Would be interested in seeing what a few years would do.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the 2013-2014 vintage. I had the previous vintage a few months ago and found the older version much more sour and tart. This new vintage is a little more accessible, so drink it younger if warheads are not your thing. Overall has a nice complexity.

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Photo of amano_h
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

37.5cl bottle poured into Cantillon Balloon.

Hints of dark and stone fruits on the nose, accentuated by grapefruit-like citrus. Slightly medicinal to a degree with hints of ginger and cinnamon, followed on by some of that dusty funk, wet hay, and tree bark that we've come to admire so much from Tilquin.

Piercing tartness is the initial impression on the tongue. The plum isn't quite in your face, but rather sets a nice contrasting undertone between the tart and funky flavors.In terms of the funk, there's a lot of oak going on, and grainy ginger-ness resides on the tongue as well. The aftertaste is ever so slightly bitter.

Medium-light body, just a tad bit stickier than what I'm used to in lambics. Decent amount of carbonation teetering on the light side, overall a very refreshing eye opener.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 mL poured into a tulip.

The funk is strong with this. Not hugely fruity either on the nose or palate, but the beer has a pulpy thick feel mid-palate to go with a potent but well-placed tartness.

This beer is great for it's cleanness and nice wine-like drinkability.

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Photo of kbwalters
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at cellar temperature into a chalice type glass in the hotel room; vintage 2014-2015
Look = 3.75 Pours a murky pale orange or yellow color with a thin ring of white head and loose lace. Lots of carbonation around the glass.
Aroma = 4.25 Lightly fruity, stone and dark fruit aromas, tart and acidic, the plum comes through nicely.
Taste = 4.75 Intense sour initially on the tongue followed by a terrific, sweet stone fruit flavors, a very mild amount of funk. Taste great.
Feel = 4.0 Light to medium bodied with light to medium carbonation, smooth yet crisp, fits the flavor profile well.
Drinkability = 4.75 Very tasty, easy drinking.
Overall = 4.3625 Terrific fruity lambic, great taste and easy drinking.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Piercingly sour yet melds into a delicious plummy finish that lingers and leaves my mouth watering for more... This is a terrific beer... Not for beginners, the sourness is intense, bordering on mouth burning, yet the way it vanishes into the sensation of just having eaten a big bite of plum is quite astounding... Earthy, dank, funky... All of those and more... Sipping away and happy as hell...

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Photo of Stevem68
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light red orange color. Almost like the color on the I side of a plum. Aroma is tart and sour. Flavor is very nice. Very tart and sour, with a salty quality in the front. The finish is tart but that does off to a pleasant aftertaste. Almost in the same way when eating a plum. Overall this is a great example of a lambic.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Top of cage cap says BB 06-2024.

A- Pours a clean medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that soon dissipates to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and nearly no surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- Somewhat medicinal aroma of lactic acid, stone fruit and a bit of oak.

T- Good punch of sour with some slightly sweet honey and fruit trailing. Moderate funk presence with a clean finish. Easy to drink but lacking funky complexity.

M- Very dry with a solid amount of pucker. Medium-low carbonation and a light body.

O- Not as good as the regular Tilquin IMO. I get a bit too much of the cough syrup quality in the nose that I get out of a lot of fruited lambics. Also, there wasn't as much funk as in the original I feel. Don't get me wrong, this is a great gueuze, but I'm drinking it side-by-side with a Hanssens Oude Gueuze and the Hanssens is clearly better.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

just gonna say the only negative thing about this one is a hint of cat pee in the nose, and a bit fishy too, tastes exquisite, plum is subdued but present, I actually prefer this to the gueuze they have though they are both exceptional beers, gorgeous and infinitely enjoyable

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, dark orange, beer with a thin, white, head. Very nice color! No lacing on the glass.

Nose: Funk, tart, hay, plum, apple, vinegar, lemon zest and grapefruit.
Taste: Fresh lemon, plum skin, grapefruit, green apple, oak - Beatiful!
Body: Smooth, medium body. Dry. Light but crisp carbonation.

This is so great!

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a teku glass:

Appearance: Hazy and cloudy, with a pinkish orange color, much like grapefruit juice. Small, but persistent head comprised of little bubbles that continuously rise from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: Strong presence of grapefruit and citrus. Lots of tartness and floral character. Really fruity and refreshing smelling, kind of like a fresh mimosa.

Taste: Incredibly potent tartness. Definitely made my mouth pucker, but in a good way. Crisp notes of white plum and raspberry, along with some semi-ripe strawberry flavor. Loads of puckering tartness.

Feel: Very light-bodied and crisp, with a really tight carbonation that enhances the sourness. Has an incredibly strong finish that socks you in the palate with sour on the way down.

Overall: An intensely sour and refreshing lambic with tons of plum flavor. Expensive at $18 for the bottle, but the flavor is incredible, and the craftsmanship is evident in the awesome tartness and excellent body on this brew. Highly recommended.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark golden bodied beer with short lived white head that drops down to no head quickly. Smells of acetic sourness, minerals, and a light funk. Taste is much the same as the nose with the additions of a light plum flavor. medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Fairly dry just slightly more than semidry finish. 6.5 out of 10 on a sourness scale. This reminds me a lot of regular Tilquin. I would have liked a little more plums since this was brewed with plums.

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Photo of wedge
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best before: 29/01/2023

Pours a very lightly hazed orange with a fine white ring of a head. Aromas of dusty funk, plummy sweetness, lemons, apples, wet hay, and spicy wood. First sip really brings a bold sour fruit flavor...less mustiness, more citrus acidity. Lemon, grapefruit, light oak, and vinegar. Light, acidic, and super dry on the gums like all Tilquin offerings. Quite a nice Lambic, but I still prefer their Gueuzes.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pinkish, reddish orange color with a little cloudiness/haziness to it as expected. Pretty color. Head is moderate in size and fades quickly to a thin ring around the surface. Aroma is sweet and tart plums (no surprise there) mingled with citrus, light malts, wild yeasty esters, and wood. All that I'm smelling comes together in a very smooth way. Taste is super tart right off the bat. It smacks your tongue around a bit. The plum is more at the back blanketed by lemony tartness. Nice but sharp. Other flavors of wood, earth, funkiness, berries are pretty apparent. Very refreshing also.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a thin off white head that settles down pretty quickly.

S: This just gives you so much to process. It's incredible. Has the great slightly cheesy funk and sharp tartness that the classic Tilquin has, but it also has this overlying spicy oak barrel and sweet red plum aroma to it that's amazing.

T: It starts by just stabbing the crap out of your tongue with tart lemon flesh, grapefruit and green plum skin. Then it kind of evolves into this rich middle, filled with barnyard, green apple, underripe kumquat and just a little touch of damp barrel. Leaves a lingering lemon/tart green apple note on your tongue that just sticks forever without being unpleasantly sour. This is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of snaotheus
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml corked and caged bottle dated Best By 06/02/2024. Served in a little plastic Holiday Inn cup in Paris. Purchased at some random shop in Brussels.

Pours hazy amber with no head. Fairly carbonated, but little retention. Smell is tart and gueuzey, maybe a little bit of apple.

Taste is quite tart. Lemon, unripe cherries. Very slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light but filmy. Overall, very good.

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