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


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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Timvim (111) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014
Muddy straw. Low carbonation. Aroma of barnyard, apples, plums, cyanide. Dry and astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours slightly hazy dark golden color with a slight purple tint and a white head. Funky barnyard aroma. Sour lemon and funky barnyard flavors with a hint of plums. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Not much different than the regular version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3641) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and funky smell, sour. Similar taste, very funky. I actually prefer their regular gueueze over this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours peach colour with no head. Nose shows berry tartness, sour citrus and some sweet plum. Taste is green apple, plums, tart berries and citrus. Lovely sour on a summers day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4179) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Strong fecal funk, damp basement, persimmon, plum, oak aroma. Very sour smelling. Milky amber, headless. Very tart, persimmon and oak. Noticeable bretty phenols at midpalate and beyond. Finishes with green apple. Soft carbonation, light body. Elegant. By itself it’s just good, but paired with soft cheese and rare meat it’s excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1637) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 22, 2014
37,5cl bottle from Brewberry. Color is orange. Appearance is hazy. Head is thin. Body is medium. Taste is medium sour, medium sweet, medium bitter. Lovely. Aroma is super fruity and hoppy. I love this so much!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2554) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Pours hazy orange with a small but thick head.
Sourish aroma with lots of grape fruit, lemons, sour apples and red currants.
Sourish taste of grape fruit, lime, blood oranges and plums. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5578) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
375ml Bottle - Hazy amber/red. Plums, pear, peach and some musty notes in the aroma. Fruity and tart taste with plums, apricot and sultanas featuring before a long, tart and fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1241) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
@ Beer tasting, Havregatan 141206. Fruity and bretty, citric, horseblanket, barnyard, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and citric. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
From a bottle poured a light pink color with a small amount of head. Tart malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

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