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


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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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.

Mathieu87's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mathieu87 (3) - Ganshoren, - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Had this one two times allready. First time was a small sample from Erwin’s glass at the brewery. Second time we opened a bottle at ’t Schooltje with Carlo and Urbain Nose is rather mediocre, slightly citrus, some exotic fruits. Taste is nice sourness, prunes are not very prominent. In fact it’s more a really good geuze, with a little bit more fruitiness to it. Good job. Looking forward to upcoming batches of this. Update: I really don’t get why the first and second batch are under the same rating. Those are two totally different beers. First one was a real complex geuze with a nice hint of the plums. Now it’s just liquid plum pie... I don’t get it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wolfbass (1028) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 29, 2015
Ho invitato una sera a cena un carissimo amico, che si è presentato con codesta meraviglia. Tra l’altro lui non è un grande patito dello stile, perciò l’ho praticamente bevuto da solo, una bottiglia da 75 cl. Che dire, nulla da aggiungere, solo godimento puro...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Cloudy orange beer with smallish head on top. Aroma has lots of sourness, menthol or eucalyptus. Taste is really sour. Green apple, lemon and some plums. Quite full body and high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1255) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Poured from 375 to glass. Hazy orange hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is lactic, straw, sweat, earth, plum. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and funky finish. Overall this is s very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChtiBreizh (326) - Rennes, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
75cl bottle, tasting @ Chez Alain, Rennes. Hazy yellow to orange with a thin head. Very mineral and fruity also. Sharp and sour. Very fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2015
DWF; Take away from KRIEK Belgian Pub & Cafe, Poznan. Batch 2013. Pours small to moderate, hazy, murky golden orange with a bobble, off-white fading head. Nose is moderate, sour, dark, sour fruit, floral, wood, candy and light spice. Taste is heavy sour, medium sweet and light bitter with a lasting, sweet fruit, berries finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Thanks KRIEK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2736) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (420) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6247) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2528) - 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.

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