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


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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Attention: from the brewer: The bottle version is called "Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne" and is 6% alc/vol (it is either in 375ml or 750ml), and the draught version is called "Gueuze Tilquin on draft" and is 4.8% alc/vol.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Sampled at Of Love & Regret - Pub & Provisions; January 2013
The beer arrives from the tap with a lightly hazed, gold color. It is topped by a pale, head. The aroma smells tart, with lactic acid notes, and with touches of urea. There is quite a bit of fruit character in the nose as well, and this is backed by an earthy grain character that has notes of dried straw / hay to it.

The flavor is not nearly as sour as I was expecting; there is a definite tartness here but it is fairly soft, especially for a Gueuze / Lambic. This has a hay like grain character to it and it is lightly funky with an earthy, sort of musky character to it.

This is definitely quite a bit different from the bottled product; it needs more sourness, but it is still quite good in the end. It has more of an earthy & funky character to it than biting tartness, but in honesty, even the former is held well in check; clean, would be a good way to describe this. Somehow comes off as being a bit like a tamed Gueuze and I wonder if not being bottle conditioned has an effect on this (but I can’t see that being the total explanation here).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2431) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy, golden with a medium sized, white head. Aroma of brett, citrus, vinegar and fruit. Sour flavour that ends dry and tart. Medium bodied, oily to watery texture and soft to average carb. A very nice and crisp Geuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2014
Smooth, intense, sour. Horse-Blanket with a fresh malty flavour. Smooth, dusty, cellar. But still fresh citrus-aroma. Nice! 12/12/12/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Cloudy yellow with a small foamy white head. Smells of citrus, funk, yeast and some earthy notes. Flavor is tart citrus, light funk and yeast. Light bodied, acidic with dry end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (945) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Verre de 25 cl, d’un fût au Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Arômes citronnés et sauvages. Robe blonde et limpide, effervescence moyenne et légère mousse blanche. En bouche, on retrouve de belles notes de brettanomyces (citron, paille, cuir). Finale extrêmement sèche montrant une acidité citrique et lactique assez faible pour le style. Une belle gueuze légère et très facile à boire!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (329) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Clear copper-to-yellow beer with delicate small head. Aroma has sourness, white wine, zesty green apples. Taste continues with same zesty green apples and white wine-like qualities. Body is medium-to-full and crispy carbonation. Pretty basic gueuze but excellent refreshing beer for a hot day on the terrace.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1141) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Hazy orange colour, white foam. Tart aroma of green apples and summer fruit. Sour with light bitter notes. Easy drinkable and refreshing geuze!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Golden colour with a white head. Very sour, somewhat acidic aroma with earthy, floral and citric notes. A sour flavour with yeasty and very slight malty tones. A sour, fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2014
On draught. 25cL. @Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. A clear orange beer with brown hues. Medium white thin head, medium persistence. Smoky aroma, vinegar, barnyard. Ok nose, but in the mouth, wow... First, medium sour with a sharp acute note, then heavy sour. Medium bitter. Medium body, fizzy watery texture. Fizzy carbonation (looks flat, but surprising!), dry lasting sour note. Overall, a really good Gueuze : smoky, sour, not so difficult to drink comparable to other gueuzes. I drank this one with barley malt (nice!) and dried sausage. Have a try !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (395) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2014
Sample @ ZBF’14. Poured light amber, hazy, quickly fading head. Aroma was dull, sour, dust in a concrete depot. Taste was less sour than expected, mildly sour, refreshing, fruits, straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Location: Draft at Mekong, 5/2/14, Rating #3636

Aroma: Nose is lightish, with some bretty yeast, wood, and citrus/lemon
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-yellow color with an average sized white head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, tart/sour, a little fruity, and with some bretty flavors as well
Palate: The body is medium, it has a pretty nice drinkability, and a sharp, tart finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice beer. It’s sour, yet still drinks pretty nicely. The whole thing works pretty well, and at a fairly low ABV, it has a sharp, clean feel, and doesn’t get thin like you might think it would.

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