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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: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Batch 1, 2011/2012 vintage. 75cl split with sideshowe. Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a one finger off-white foam head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Funky barnyard aroma with lactic cheesiness and musty horseblanket along with damp, earthy oak and vinous dark fruit. After it warms, there’s lots of sweet plum and juicy fruit flesh. Great balance of lactic funky, musty bugs, damp oak and dark fruit. Medium bodied with a really nice balance of acetic acid, lactic funk, earthy oak and sweet, fleshy dark fruit. Aggressively sour and tart but not harsh, overly acidic or tough to drink. Really mellowed out by lactic funk, earthy oak, sweet fruit and acetic vinegar. Really sweet and refreshing wih light fruit, apple and pear along with musty bugs, lactic cheese and sweet plum flavor. Some dry, earthy pit of the fruit but otherwise it’s really juicy and fleshy. Lingeng acetic vinegar in the finish but not solvent like or harsh at all. The plum flavor really shows in the finish and balances out the sour and funky gueuze flavors very nicely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Dark pour. Real perfume like of fruits and roses. Very oaky. Nice mouthfeel with the plums prunes and raisin like. Finished lie a dry plum brandy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
Hazy, dark orange, beer with a thin, white, head. Very nice color! No lacing on the glass.

Nose: Funk, tart, hay, plum, apple, vinegar, lemon zest and grapefruit.
Taste: Fresh lemon, plum skin, grapefruit, green apple, oak - Beatiful!
Body: Smooth, medium body. Dry. Light but crisp carbonation.

This is so great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6338) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget Hazy orange with almost no head. Tart and fruity aroma with plums and notes of manure. Tartish flavour with plums. Rubbery notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Tasted on 10/9/15 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased at Woodland Wine Merchant, big thanks to Kyle. Pours hazy but bright orange with a thin white head that quickly disappears. The nose is funky with a bunch of citrus and a nice, dark pitted fruit note. The flavor is primarily tart and funky with a good amount of sour citrus, some nice pitted fruit, along with touches of oak and malt. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long sour and fruity, funky finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2015
hazy golden to orange colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of balsamic vinegar, plum, wheat and some bread; taste is dominated by sourness with plum notes and peppery notes; really great lambic

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfearnley (1489) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle to tulip (batch 2) Funk, grape, plum, cedar, overripe apple...exquisite. Opaque bright amber with no head to speak of, but lively carbonation. There are some small particulates in the glass, most were left in the bottle. Bam...sour...barnyard funk...plum...blackberries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (1406) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is funk, sour, plums, grapefruit and plum. Very refreshing taste which has alot of dryness to it. Very nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SlackerMads (2466) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle, 2014/15 vintage. Hazy/murky copper with a small white head. Mouthwatering nose has barnyard, grapes, hay, band aid, oak. Flavour has all the same thing with some pepper, must, lemon and flowers. Medium/full body, fine soft carbonation, some sweetness and firm sour. Starts soft and sweet then the sourness kicks in and slowly fades. Long finish with wood and funky notes. Really good. The plums totally evade me, there is some almond like things and perhaps if I stretch my imagination, some brown fruit. No plums.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
37.5ml bottle from the Grove, Huddersfield, drank at home. This is so great - and quite difficult to pick out individual flavours. It seems so harmoniously well rounded. Quite tart, sour candy. Quince/plum/geuze aroma. Bit of cheese/funk aftertaste. Lasting tartness. Interesting appearance - minimal head, amber with a purple tint and lively bubbles. Oh my goodness. Tilquin is possibly my favourite geuze anyway, and this definitely doesn’t disappoint.


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