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


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RATINGS: 516   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with big fizzy head. Aromas of vinegar, funk, horseblanket. Flavor is sour, funky, unbelievable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
babymammoth (58) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2016
Oh man, funky nose. The acidity of the plums carries through to the nose. Awesome development of sourness which carries right through and even intensifies for a period. Fantastic beer!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy orange color. No head. Sour, acidic, fruity, yeast, nutty, bit of leather in aroma. Acidic, almost vinegary, yeast, nutty, fruity in taste. Makes my teeth dissolve. Sharp mouthfeel. Not for my taste, but is sort of drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13266) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Sour woody aroma, some slight rotten aspect. Extremely harsh sharp palate, almost vinegary. Taste woody, some apricot, some wineyness, bit fruity, but that’s mostly faded. Slight chalkiness in the finish. The sourness builds, but becomes more palatable sip after sip. Only hints at fruitiness, just teasing, can’t identify it as plums, but there’s something dark hiding there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Hazy amber beer, almost no head. Nose is fruity, sweet, apples, tart and dry notes. Flavor is very tart, very close to vinegar but not quite there, fruit and wood notes, apples and lemons. Dry and tart finish. I can feel my teeth melt from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2799) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle (from etre gourmet), 2013-2014 vintage. Pours slightly hazy golden. Aroma is sour, funky, vinegar, slight onion. Flavor is sour, fruits, lemons, apples, plums, acidic notes, vinegar, slight sweetness. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1335) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle 375ml. Small white layer, quite flat. Hazy peach apple fruit color. Aroma is apple, lemon, cabbage. Taste is sour, fruity with quite a lot of ripening cabbage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Shared bottle at Øst, Stavanger. Aroma of effervescent powder, horse stable, sweat, metallic, fruity. Aroma sour and fruity.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
stza (6) - JORDAN - MAR 6, 2016 does not count
Maybe a nice beer if you like the sour taste. For me it was far to sour. But every ones got a different tast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarmok (1103) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
Hazy amber liquid with white head. Aroma of candy, sour. Taste is heavy sour, light sweet, light bitter. Light body, light feel, average carbonisation, long finish.

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