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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Attention: from the brewer: The bottle version is called "Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l’ancienne" and is 6.4% 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
375 ml bottle. Label is 2010-2011. Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Aroma is funky brett, some light lemon, and a light earthiness. Not terribly complex, but not bad. The taste has a light initial sweetness with some barnyard funk, light lemon, and a decent tartness. The finish has a funky earthiness. Medium body. Light carbonation. Not bad, but not nearly as complex as the best gueuzes. I’ll be curious if the 3-year blend is a big improvement over this 2-year blend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: A l’Ancienne
Date: March 21, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet lemony aroma, musty
Flavor: tart lemony flavor, light mustyness, dry pale malt, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Tasted @ Gastropub Tuulensuu geuze blind tasting 2012. #2/15 overall rating

2011 vintage - Pours murky darkish orange with a small foamy head. Strong tart fruity aroma with berries, currants and earthy cellar notes. Taste of tart fruits, berries and harsh sourness. Finish is sticky, dry and slightly sweetish. Well balanced, but would probably be better when aged.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oidi (23) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
It's an excellent lambic with a lot of character. Superb to cut of between different beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours a peachy gold with two finger white head that sticks to the glass... Bright aromas of dusty funk and sour fruit; oranges and stonefruit. On the palate its solid carbomation delivers a complex barrage of flavors ranging from light soft peach to a sour funky basement...starting out very fruit heavy then tangy then dry funk. Solid Gueuze !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1370) - Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle - average size foamy head, pretty carbonated, hazy orange copper color, sour orange aroma and flavor, very dry finish - usually not a big fan of this style of beer, but this one’s not bad

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 16, 2012
05/05/2012 Brasserie 4:20, 750ml bottle shared by Alessandra. Dorata, opalescente, lievemente torbida, schiuma fine e abbondante, bianca, molto persistente. Aroma fantastico, deciso, forte, rustico, terroso, sentori di stalla, cantina, agrumato. In bocca è acida decisa, di grandissimo carattere, agrumata, secca, pulitissima. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Una fantastica gueuze, letteralmente stupefacente!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1627) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 2011 vintage. Managed to have this in June 2011 (when it was fresh, good but way underdone) in Sept 2011 (when it had turned to a strong sour gueuze) and in May 2012 when it had matured into a smooth complex sour. Hazy orange pour with a fizzy white head. Body is improved by the fact that it is unfiltered. Tastes of multiple fruits such as peach, cherry, orange, apricot, apple, grapefruit and red raspberry. End result is a well blended very sour gueuze. Smooth in flavor, though the sour bite remains strong through the finish. After a year of this first vintage it still has a lot of character and should continue to age well. Update: Having the 2011 once again in November 2012. Big difference this time. Clear, crisp and complex. Flavors now blended like a well aged white wine. Still sour but much more rich vinous notes. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Hazy orange with a bright, assertive nose. Pleasantly effervescent. Bold sourness with nips of vinegar. Citrusy, with notes of lemon, tangerines, grapes and rind. Spicy notes of white pepper. Malt side offered elements of hay, light grains and earth. Got better as it warmed. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours slightly hazy dark golden color with white head. Funky barnyard aroma. Sour lemon and funky barnyard flavors. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Excellent!


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