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


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RATINGS: 515   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.

Mathieu87's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mathieu87 (3) - Brussels, - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6198) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Shared bottle at Aaron’s. Funk in nose. Plums mixed with the light fruit taste and lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1801) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Gylden uklar skum hvid Stald eddike læder Sur modrate livlig oile F1.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1222) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
37cl bottle. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Smells like vinegar, macerated grapes, prunes, barnyard funk. The taste follows the same notes, very sour and acidic. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a vinegar and unripe fruit sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9985) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
Bouteille (0.375l):Deep golden, hazy, small and stable white foamy layer;sourish - not too sour - fruity nose ( traces, presumably, of plums), mild dry cellary and vinegarish background; solid dry sour flavour, some very faint residual sweetness still detectable, almost medium bodied;still drier fruity and vinegarish finish. Pretty good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8145-20160416] Bottle. Fruity plums aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity citrus plums flavour. Medium-full body is quite sour. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4624) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): uklar mørk korngul med kort skum. Sursyrlig aroma og smak (brett og citrus) med en knusktørr slutt. Slank og samtidig med en intens og tydelig personlighet. En høyst påkrevd overhaling av gane og tannstilling akkurat nå - midt i løpet denne flotte junikvelden. Takk til Tom og Cardinal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2016
750 ml bottle, thanks to Willrunforbeer on the share. 2014 vintage. Aroma is acidic with a mild sweetness that I perceived as fruit. (without reading the description of the lambic)

Flavor, is barnyard / hay, over ripe fruit, weak grass notes. The sweetness starts, it becomes tart with a pucker, but the fruit comes back and makes it sweet again. Plum is notice by me as fruit but never would have guessed plum. Overall, pretty impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2129) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2016
2014/15 750ml bottle from Hunger Mountain a long time ago. Pours orange brown gold with a greyish off white head. Aroma is plum, mild acetic, barnyard funk. Starts soft, then tarts up towards the finish, with plum skin, lemon, oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2715) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 Extended at Cardinal 06.06.16. Muddy straw colour. Small head. Exceptionally sour aroma and taste of citrus, brett and hay. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Sample from 750 ml bottle at ASKO-messe. Cloudy golden colour, small white head. Aroma of lemons, sour plums, farmhouse and dust. VERY sour flavour, lemons, sour plumskins and brettanomyces galore.

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