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


on tap

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Drankcentrale Rotsaert, Zedelgem. A simply marvellous beer. Tangy sourness, beautifully complimented, underscored and boosted by a light pulpy fruit sweet tang. Beautiful balance. Magnificent stuff. Enjoyed in a threefold tribute - firstly for my son’s birthday, secondly to toast a sensational victory by LCFC over Liverpool (complete with Jamie Vardy wonderstrike) and thirdly to mark the passing of Jon Bunch, the lead singer of Sense Field. Jon was a great musician and a great man.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Oh Lord, this is something! Its sourness in aroma and taste is just pure beautiful. Mouthfeel makes you take another and another sip. Don’t want to stop to drink this beer. And the tiny fruity touch in the end is almost magical. Love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Very pretty hazy peach colored pour with a thin off white head. Nose is very nice, fruity with a bright acidity, funky, barnyard and horse blanket, and fruit skins. Fruity in the flavor with a nice and bright lasting acidity. Plum flesh and funk. Earthy and tart with a nice finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmnord (2) - - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
Light red delicious berries. A bit dry aftertaste. I can highly reccomend this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (477) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2016
375ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2014 vintage. Pours pale hazy yellow with a tiny and quick fading white head. Aroma is tart, lemon, lime, grapefruit, green apples, prunes and a little barnyard. Flavour is medium sour, light salty and light sweet. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Thirst quenching. Finish is citrus, tart and a hint of salt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5106) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
Old note, 2013 batch. Aroma has citrus, bit funk, someplums. Bit hazy, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is tart, bit citric, has plums, funk. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAFC (6) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2016 does not count
Deep orange-brown body with no head. Big tart nose and body, with under-ripe prunes. Lots of citrusy acidity and gooseberry puckering. Super-good!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (233) - - JAN 5, 2016
Very nice aromas, meaty flowers, lacto, funk, wood and barnyard. Very rich and meaty flavor with lemon zest. Lots and lots of mineral tones. Nice round but sour mouthfeel. Love this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, sour nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, lemon, unripe yellow plums, stable and barnyard. Fruity, tart taste with citrus, grapefruit, lemon juice, green apples, plums, some bread, funky barnyard flavours and a dry finish with a solid, fresh tartness. Medium body, dry. Fresh, tart and well made lambic with a balanced plum character. Excellent beer in perfect balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2016 2015 vintage. Poured into a taster showing dark apricot with no head or foam. Practically opaque. The nose shows a mix of strong notes of prunes, lemon, barnyard tones, and a lot of brett. The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Alot of flavors here - peaches, light prunes, barnyard in the background, subtle funky brett notes here and there, and a strong tartness throughout. All flavors are harmonious apart from the slightly out of place overtartness.

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