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

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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for all three gueuzes (and the kriek surprise afterwards!) This was part of the gueuze showdown, pitting Tilquin’s gueuze against the juggernaut duo known as Cantillon Gueuze and Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze. Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game. A: Pours a cloudy dark amber color. The head is a one finger white shade, with the best texture and retention of the three. S: Tons of tartness, a lesser white wine-esque fruitiness, and some buried earthy funk. The most seemingly sour of the three. T: First thing that comes through initially is the combination of pear/apple esters and white wine tartness. The tart sourness breaks through more aggressively through the midtaste, while the finish is mild brett funk. Out of the three, this was the most sour, the least earthy - and the least subtle. Certainly a nice beer, however. M: Super dry and puckering. Lots of carbonation, too. It lacks the delicate touch of the Cantiloon/3F gueuzes, though it’s softer than, say, a run of the mill Flemish red. O: It’s a nice sour ale. I wouldn’t call it beginner friendly at all, though, due to the tartness. I would point fans of Flanders sours to this one, however. Shame it had compete against the two titans of the style - even though it came in third in the gueuze showdown, I reckon it would be superior to any other gueuze on the market (not from Cantiloon or 3F, that is).


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (114) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle 2012/13. Pours hazy orange with a quickly dissipating white foam leaving a lid on the surface. Aroma is fresh and old tart berries, lemon peel, vinegar, yeast, citrus and an obligatory hint of barn and hay. Taste is freshly tart backed up with a slight complex wall of malt, wood and grass. Again a moderate vinegar and tart berry tone. Ends dry and semi sour. Medium to full body, medium carbo with oily texture. Not that overly rough and tart as some lambics can be, this has an elegant complexity to it, amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerconnaiseur (49) - BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2014
75cl, one of many. This blended lambic is beautifully put together. Craftmanship of the highest standard. Pours a stunning foam head and has a different tasting character when cooled or served at room temperature. Prefer a one year old bottle. Pillowy hazy head, soft, cheese, basement aromas. Start with prominent taste and dials down to support the primal taste : sourness with a hidden sweet touch in the background, wood, dry lemon zest, barnyard... extremely balanced and full bodied! Amazing old gueuze!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (229) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with an average, frothy, short lived, off-white head that laces. Tart, fruity aroma with notes of citrus, brettanomyces and barnyard. Sweet, acidic flavour with notes of fruit, citrus, brettanomyces and a dry, sour finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (363) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Cork flew out, but I was ready... Noe is is funk, horse blanket, a touch of honey, lots of dust, yeast, drop of syrup. Taste is sour with a deep tart finish. Richer than many lambics, it has fruity green apple, lemon, pear leading to tart finish with a slight sweet honeyish note undercutting the tartness. The mouthfeel is surprisingly carbonated. A very good balanced lambic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle shared thanks at arts. Poured light hazy gold peach color with min white head. Aroma of sweet honey fruit. Light carb med bod. Pretty sour taste. Sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1342) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 15, 2014
375ml bottle thanks to ruigo. Head is thin, color is dark gold to orange. Taste is medium sour and bitter and low sweet. Quite balanced. Nice balanced body. Nice aroma of banana, wheat, citric, fruit, hops and herbs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (833) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml bottle reading 2011/2012. After uncaging, cork shoots itself into the ceiling and the beer proceeds to gush a third of the bottle into the sink (I’m getting better and opening beers in the kitchen). Appearance: hazy light gold with a lot of rocky white head that doesn’t stick around for more than a minute or two. No real lacing. Aroma: tart lemon; musty; horse blanket funk (starts off very prominent, but dials itself down in short order to just play a supporting role). Taste: lemon, tart (but pretty restrained), somewhat funky. Surprisingly refreshing. Palate: light body, effervescent carbonation; crisp, refreshing. Overall: a different beast of a lambic than Cantillon, but fully delicious in all regards.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
An excellent lambic! Only got to have a taste of it at a local bar, but it was well worth it! Just attempting to break into the lambic/sour craze, so would love to try it now that I am in love with these styles!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Hazy light orange, it looks delicate; minimal head; aroma is apples, funk and zest; taste is uncompromisingly sour, apples, white grapes, white wine; ok, but I didn’t find it as compelling as the 3 Fontainen or Boon examples.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (465) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy orange’ish copper color with one finger head which rapidly dissipates. Aroma - lots of farmyard funk, yeast, white grapes(?), sourness. Taste - sour with some sweetness underneath, tart apple, white grape juice, yeast and a touch of funk to finish it off. Somewhat oily on palate, full- bodied with a long finish.


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