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

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yves (2524) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2015
Shared with wim at Zythos bierfestival 2015. Hazy goldblond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Fruited sour aroma. Full slightly sparkling rather sour palate. Finish is very sour with some sweet hints.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1983) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours like grapefruit juice. Musty and tart with light fruit throughout. Not overly acidic. Great drinkability. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1031) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Murky yellow. Sour green apples, peach. Tart feel. Delicious and a little juicy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3128) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
(Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne) Poured from a bottle at Borefts Festival. Pale orange to red/pink colour on the body, quite hazy and murky. Last pour of the bottle maybe? Small off-white head with low retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Nice aroma, fruity, light wheat, grass. Very nice taste, moderate sour with some red grapes. Medium thin body, quite carbonated. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (257) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
37,5cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours a really nice murky and bright red/pink color with aromas of plums, sour green apples and a perfumy brett with some barnyardy, musky and mossy notes. The first that hits my mouth is that the carbonation is really soft and the mouthfeel is soft. Flavor has perfumy sour plums, vanilla with slight wood, not particularily sour, with a nice fruity finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2015
Bit of bacterial fur around the brim and cork, hope that’s not a bad omen! Into a chalice at just on cool. Murky and opaque with little evident life and a shallowing white foam. Nose is brett. dominated, sour and horsey with inklings of sawdust and dry oak, moss and hessian. There is plenty of tart and tight fruit on the nose too, piercing the olfactories with a perfume musk. Very light bodied and soft on the palate. Sharp, oak and damp moss notes underlie the fruit of the nose. There is softer Lambic notes showing wheat and Brett. hessian and horse mane character but it is in balance with all that is going on. The finish is remarkably dry with a vinous, white grape astringency that twists thee tongue just a little. This is met by residual fruit which draws on the salival glands and replenishes the palate. This is a fantastic fruit Lambic. I got to get a few more bottles of this vintage. Loved it! (2013 vintage, 37,5cL, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1644) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Light amber with a small white head - Sour wood aroma - Sour malr, wood and small hints of fruits - Long sour finish - This was good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dodskenta (74) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2015
37,5 cl bottle at home(2013/2014). Pours a hazy copper red color, got no head at all.Nose is very interesting, getting that classic funk, wet hay, manure, plums, lemon, getting some burnt rubber here aswell. Flavour is very nice and well balanced, initially getting the funk, the not over the top sour fruitiness comes after and an oaky character follows, somewhat vinous. A bit dry finish with a plum-forward aftertaste. Little carbonation and overall very easy going. This was indeed tasty and a well balanced lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (487) - USA - APR 8, 2015
A hazy brownish copper with a light pink hue, no head. Smells of sour funk, perm, plum, vanilla, cinnamon, peppermint. Taste is a light fruit sour, some barnyard funk, cheesy hops, some salt. Very little carbonation, somewhat dry, refreshing and light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (857) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2015
Lambic dans lequel on a mis des prunes à raison de 250 gr par litre. Titre abv de 6,4 %. Fermentation spontanée bien sûr, non filtrée, non pasteurisée. Couleur orangé abricoté, avec un voile assez important Bulles moyennes, un peu partout, pas vraiment nombreuses. Mousse qui est un nappage blanc assez ténu. Arômes de vinaigre fort, poire au vin, lambic, rien d’autre … (où sont passées les prunes?). 1ère bouche liquide et affreuse, du vinaigre à crier au secours !! Arrière-bouche qui n’arrête pas la grimace. 2ème aigre, c’est vraiment très vilain. Arrière-bouche sans aucun intérêt, et sans la moindre prune !!! 3ème inqualifiable .. Arrière-bouche d’une nullité époustouflante. Longueur sur l’acide sulfurique, gomme arabique, béton pas sec … horrible. Jambes tout à fait lisses. Levure de très faible niveau. Alcool inutile, et de toute façon inopérant. Finale sans nom. CONCLUSION : une horreur au sens propre et étymologique du terme, sans la moindre nuance de prune... Pour buveur de vinaigre !


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