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Brewed by Gueuzerie Tilquin
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Rebecq-Rognon, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc / vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of destoned fresh purple plums (variety Prune de Namur or Quetsche véritable d’Alsace, close to the Damson) in a blend of 1 and 2 years old lambics for a period of 4 months. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, it is re-fermented in the bottle for a minimum period of 3 months. The lambics used were fermented and matured in our own oak barrels at the blendery. They are made from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon. The taste is slightly tart but also fruity and round which makes this Quetsche à l’ancienne may be more accessible for non-experts or less sophisticated palates. It also has a slight dryness from the skin of the plums. The nose perceives a plum brandy perfume.

First batch (2012) with a BB date of 23/02/2022 is made with ’Prune de Namur’ and limited to 500 bottles.

Second batch (2013) limited to 5000 * 75cl and 10000 * 37,5cl.


JoeinDahlem's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, - NOV 14, 2012
From bottles, at the brewery. Hazy orange-amber with the impression of a pinkish hue. Nose of plum liquor, lemons, grapefruits and must. Sparkling and tart, floral and juicy, with the suggestion of red-grapeskin tannin. Finishes dry. That perfumed impression of fine plum schnapps is pleasant and stands throughout. Superb piece of work, an interesting and somewhat intense drinking experience.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2016
From a 12.7 oz. bottle purchased at the Beer Trappe in 2013. Pours a cloudy apple cider with a scant off white head. Funky barnyard nose. Flavors of prunces and tart cherries. Sour, earthy finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1916) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Disig orange öl med vitt skum. Doften är citrussyrlig med inslag av stall. I smaken tillkommer plommon och lätta trätoner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6327) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Shared bottle at Aaron’s. Funk in nose. Plums mixed with the light fruit taste and lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1813) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Gylden uklar skum hvid Stald eddike læder Sur modrate livlig oile F1.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1311) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
37cl bottle. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Smells like vinegar, macerated grapes, prunes, barnyard funk. The taste follows the same notes, very sour and acidic. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a vinegar and unripe fruit sour aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10028) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
Bouteille (0.375l):Deep golden, hazy, small and stable white foamy layer;sourish - not too sour - fruity nose ( traces, presumably, of plums), mild dry cellary and vinegarish background; solid dry sour flavour, some very faint residual sweetness still detectable, almost medium bodied;still drier fruity and vinegarish finish. Pretty good...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8145-20160416] Bottle. Fruity plums aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity citrus plums flavour. Medium-full body is quite sour. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): uklar mørk korngul med kort skum. Sursyrlig aroma og smak (brett og citrus) med en knusktørr slutt. Slank og samtidig med en intens og tydelig personlighet. En høyst påkrevd overhaling av gane og tannstilling akkurat nå - midt i løpet denne flotte junikvelden. Takk til Tom og Cardinal!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5980) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2016
750 ml bottle, thanks to Willrunforbeer on the share. 2014 vintage. Aroma is acidic with a mild sweetness that I perceived as fruit. (without reading the description of the lambic)

Flavor, is barnyard / hay, over ripe fruit, weak grass notes. The sweetness starts, it becomes tart with a pucker, but the fruit comes back and makes it sweet again. Plum is notice by me as fruit but never would have guessed plum. Overall, pretty impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2016
2014/15 750ml bottle from Hunger Mountain a long time ago. Pours orange brown gold with a greyish off white head. Aroma is plum, mild acetic, barnyard funk. Starts soft, then tarts up towards the finish, with plum skin, lemon, oak.


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