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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

375ml poured into snifter. Batch 2.

A - Pours a very hazy purple-ish orange. No head to speak of, yet signs of carbonation when swirled. Looks more like a light colored wine. It looks different and interesting.

S - Hints of plum mixed with cheesy funk and a touch of lactic sourness. Thankfully the funk doesn't overtake the other two. The fruit smell is noticeable and inviting. This combination leads me to believe this is going to be almost refreshing!

T - Oh, here we go! Plums and grapes mixed with some vanilla oak up front which is then washed away in a bath of lemon funky sourness. It leaves with some tart sweetness. This is excellent! Each part of the sip is as enjoyable as the last. Very unique as a cross between a gueuze and some variation of a Flanders.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. The refreshing aspect is definitely true. An easy drinking sour. The slight pucker in the middle doesn't overwhelm the experience.

O - I'm a big fan-boy of Tilquin's regular gueuze, and I have looked forward to this one for quite awhile. I am not disappointed at all. This is an outstandingly balanced fruited lambic. Just enough sour, funk, fruit, and sweetness to make for an extremely enjoyable experience. Go get one of these!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, 375ml

A-Pours a hazy shade of pinkish-orange. Lacing and head is pretty minimal, but still lively and effervescent looking.

S- Pretty sweet with a little funk. Plum is evident but not huge on the nose. The overall aroma is not in your face like a lot of lambic, but rather mellow and complex. Very inviting.

T- Mild cheesy funk leads way to plum, lemon, raspberry, red grape skin , a tad oak, a bit of barnyard and finishes tart. The plum is mild but delicious and adds nicely to the overall subtle complexity of this beer.

M- Light to medium body. Crisp, satiating and highly drinkable.

O- Its 80 degrees out and theres nothing i would rather be drinking right now. So refreshing. My only complaint would be for more plum presence, but it would not stop me from drinking this delicious beer. Highly recommended.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Most recent vintage. Drank at Torst bar. 750ml corked and caged bottle into a wine glass. Shared with schen9303. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a .5 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a semi-cloudy peach-orange. Lacing is minimal with thin but oily legs. Average. The plum reveals itself here. Nice color.

Nose is a slightly sweet and tart plum, lemon rind, hay, and some funky cheesiness. Wood integrates itself nicely into the aroma. Moderately aromatic but pretty unique.

Lemon rind, tart citrus, apricot, hay, dried wood, a mellow cheesiness and a faint, sweet, tart plum character in the back. Finishes lemon rind and wet wood. Tart on the finish. Pretty gueuze-y but the plum addition, though faint, is noticeable and appreciated. A pretty unique beer though the fruit component isn't too prominent.

Light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slick and oily in the mouth with some bubbles and dry going down. Puckering finish with a dry, lingering aftertaste. Very good.

Tilquin is a very under-the-radar blender at this point. However, make no mistake, their beers are very good and Quetsche is no exception. A plum lambic is very unique and here, its done very well. The fruit is subtle but it works and the aroma, look, and feel round things out nicely. Definitely one of the beer lambics I've had.

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Photo of Fux
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Pierre Tilquin at the brewery. Bottle from the first batch, tasted after a very nice visit of the brewery.

A: Cloud amber with a decent head, does not look like so fruity despite a rather darker color than the oude gueuze.
S: The smell is quite tart, but soft and smooth. A bit of barnyard and some fruity scent beyond this (red fruits and also the plum).
T: The taste reminds more of an oude gueuze upfront than a fruit lambic, with a soft sourness. The fruit is quite faint at the beginning but gives a very good lenght to this beer, adding also some light bitterness. Plum, dried fruits and red fruits are present on the palate. Very nice given that the fruit doesn't overpowers everything there but on the contrary brings more complexity to the initial brew.
M: Soft carbonation, a bit puckering. Crisp and refreshing.
O: A nice brew, with an original fruit used there. I guess this will age gracefully. Hopefully more will be produced for the second batch!

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