Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne | Gueuzerie Tilquin

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gueuzerie Tilquin
Belgium
gueuzerietilquin.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Fux on 09-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,011
Reviews:
115
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
264
For Trade:
47
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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

I was pouring this at The Festival, and man was it a good beer. I couldn't wait to get a bottle to drink it. Split with rudzud.

Very light fizzy head, hazy murky reddish orange tangerine color.

Nose is great, great gueuze like sour malt blend, some sour funk and some light fruity mellow sour, no real specific fruit too start but plum eventually comes through faint, but it's there, a light vinous and light hint lemon and vinous like.

Taste brings plenty of tart sour fruit, light vinous quality, some dark fruit plum and little fig like. Fairly sweet to start but eventually dries out, with more caramel like base malts, soured malts, tart base fruit, some acetic acid, nice date like chewy juicy fruit, hint starch. Light sour acidic fruit flavours. Finish is dry with more plum and date, light tart fruity flavours and juicy sour flavours lingering.

Mouth is med, lighter bit decent carb, little syrupy, some tart fruit with light sour.

Overall awesome.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce corked and caged bottle shared by Sasha - thanks. Best before date: 1/29/23.

A: Pours a hazy peachy orangish with a thin (1/4-inch) white head which fades quickly and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Funky barnyard next to fruity ripe plums.

T: Fruity, moderate sourness, some wheat, and that barnyard yeast.

M: Light body and light carbonation. Dry, musty and dusty sour finish.

O: Nice tartness and bright fruit overtones.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle decanted completely into a #properglassware Gueuze Tilquin tumbler. Cloudy, honey-amber color with slight purple tints, and a small off-white head that receded to a wispy cap but never fully dissipated; minimal short-lived lacing. Beautiful aroma, jammy sweet, plum and peach, funky, tart, acidic. The aroma was well-reflected in the taste, a good snap of lactic tartness up front, citrus, funky grass, mid-palate bringing in cool, sweet flavors of plum and other stone fruit, dry tannic finish, with a lingering plum skin aftertaste. Very tasty, very enjoyable. Body was medium, mouthfeel crisp and prickly, medium carbonation, extremely smooth for the style, especially considering the acidity. Overall a tremendous beer, and I'm glad I have more in the cellar. You know, this might be my favorite sour.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of smithj4
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of russpowell
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

BBD of 06/02/24; hell I , might not make it that long, let's get to it!

Pours a murky amber with a sliver of ivory colored head. Clears nicely, no lacing & not much head retention

S: Sourness, grassiness, some metallic notes when warm, a little bit of plummyness as well

T: Tartness, a little raspberry, sour cherry, plus sourness. Sourness & tartness are through the roof, slight acidic notes as well. Faint leafy hops fighting through the choke cherry & raspberry as this warms, much woody dryness too. Finishes with mouth numbing sourness/tartness

MF: Light/medium body, delicate carbonation, feels like the enamel is coming off my teeth!

Drinks great, be ready for puckery sourness, so refreshing. Nailed the style

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Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

'13-'14 bottle, opened Apr '15

A - Hazy, ruby grapefruit juice and plum skin body. Low white head settles quickly with low retention and lace.

S - Wow, what an incredible nose. Honey, cinnamon, ginger, apple cider, yellow raisins, tart grape skins, dry wood and a pleasantly sharp acidic sourness. The complexity is remarkable for the style.

T - Dry, tanniny opening with bread crust, acidic lemons, tart plum skins, and a touch of cinnamon and allspice. Fantastic flavor profile. Really unique for the style.

M - Smooth, almost creamy, and super dry.

O - Absolutely stellar with wonderful complexity and balance.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of drewone
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ZEB89
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Thanks to Kramer for busting this one out a few weeks ago at his annual christmas party, been wanting to try this one for awhile now. 2013 750ml bottle.

A - Pours turgid purplish orange with a nice one finer tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of mild barnyard funk, light basement must, dulled jammy plums, dash of red wine vinegar and earthy oak. Solid all around nose.

T - Starts off much like the nose with the funk, must and jammy plums mixing together to form the base. Hints of oak, vinegar, fruit skin and light lactic sourness. Finish is pretty dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry, crisp feel from start to finish, bit of sweetness creeping in toward the end of each sip.

O - Pretty good all around fruit lambic. One of my least favorite of the night but we had some pretty serious beers so that is to be expected to some extent. Glad I finally got to try it, may have to track down a bottle and throw it in the cellar for a few years.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Orange with a slight pink tinge. Good white head.

Smell - Bright lemony tartness. Some funkiness. A hint of fruit, but definitely not what I'd call plum.

Taste - Fruitier. Lots of lemon and citrus acidity. Some grape notes. Less funk here. Sharp sourness. Plum only really comes together in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Bright sourness. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good stuff, but I'd like a more distinct plum flavor.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne from Gueuzerie Tilquin
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