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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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750 mL bottle split with my wife tonight.

The beer is a beautiful color. Pinkish orange with a soft, off-white head.

The aroma is fabulous. Plums, plum juice, stone fruit, lambic. Wow. Can't wait to dive in.

Beautiful balance. Elegant and remarkably smooth. Abundant plums with a nice tart/sour character throughout. The finish is the definition of awesome. Zero sharpness, acidity, acetic burn but yet this beer retains all that is great about a lambic.

I'm so glad I have a few more of these. This was the best new beer I've had in a long time. Something I'd like to stock in quantity in my cellar.

Overall, phenomenal.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at the Tour de Geuze 2013 at Tilquin. Consumed while brewing up an IPA the other day. I've learned that lambic is excellent for morning brewdays.

From a 750 into a wine glass
Batch 2 (2012-2013)
250g of plumbs per liter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a cloudy, opaque scarlet red with a small, medium looking off-white or light pink head that quickly fades to a half wisp and ring. No carbonation visible. A ring and splotchy wisp remain until the end and leave dots of lacing down the glass. Nice looking for sure.

SMELL: Tart lemon and slightly acidic sourness on the nose, with light plumbs fruitiness and some mild funky notes, but more tart lemon and sweet plumbs here.

TASTE: Lemon tartness and slightly acidic sourness up front, which is expected from Tilquin. Very nice. Fruity sweetness accompanies some tart lemon and citrus flavors at the swallow, and then some sweet plumbs come through nicely at the finish. Bold and clean aftertaste is slightly funky with tart sourness and sweet plumbs balancing the sour acidity. Very nice, and very well balanced.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes quite dry. A hint of astringency lingers long after the swallow.

OVERALL: This was excellent. A lovely and well-measured dose of plumb sweetness balanced the tart sourness and Tilquin acidity perfectly. This was very complex, enjoyable and easy to drink. A pretty lambic to look at as well. I should have loaded up on this when at Tilquin, but hopefully I run into more of this at some point. Well worth tracking down and worth drinking now while fresh. Highly recommended.

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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a tulip over lunch at Northdown.

A - White foam settles a thin collar, minimal lacing. Hazed purplish body that reveals the meaning of Quetsche.

S - Jammy and quite sweet, with some nice funkiness in the periphery. The use of plums is quite unique relative to other fruit lambics I've had, and this captures more of the ripe flesh character rather than the tart skin. Gets a little bit more tart as it warms up.

T - The taste is a bit more tart, with more of the vinous plum skin character, mixed with funky overripe fruits. Some nebulous stone fruit malt character and lactic acidity in the background, but fruit dominates at this stage.

M - Dry, medium body, with pleasant carbonation. Crisp and extremely tannic in the finish. Spot on for the style.

D - Really unique stuff - curious how it will age, a I can imagine this getting quite sour in time. In any case, another great addition to the lambic world by Tilquin; well worth checking out. I could easily drink a 375ml bottle on my own.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
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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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 1,039 ratings