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


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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.

Ibrew2or3's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. Big thanks to Sebletitje for this. Sebastian ROCKS IT as usual. It pours opaque looking copper with loose tan head. The aroma offers up faint musty prunes and modest sour and tart notes moving toward some woody notes. The taste begins tart and moves into sour notes nuanced by vinegar and fruit skin like tannins. It then heads into a dry finish thinly ringed around the edges by a light sense of some sort of vague fruitiness. Could use a bit more prune influence in the taste. Good stuff nonetheless. Can’t wait to try one with a bit more cellar time. Lovely brew. I’m really enjoying this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (312) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Voilà LA bière qu’il me fallait boire par cette canicule incessante! La bière dans mon verre est pâle, translucide et affiche une robe claire aux teintes de pêche et bien sûr de prune; ingrédient intervenant dans son élaboration. Nez délicat de fruit qui pourrait s’apparenter à un raisin bleu, du bois. Je sens et je vois ce bouillonnement nerveux se produire dans mon verre est les arômes émanant de cette effervescence sont minérales et vives! En bouche, tout se déroule en subtilité. Le pétillement n’agresse en aucun temps mon palais charmé par ces saveurs acidulées, fruitées et légèrement boisées d’une magnifique Gueuze brassée avec savoir et raffinement. Un succès auprès de tous!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2359) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Cloudy orange body, very small white head. Aroma has sour berries, redcurrant, some sweaty notes. Flavour has strawberry? and surprisingly sweet berry. Very nicely balanced. Can’t feel my gums.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8437) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
375 ml bottle. BB 06/02/2024. At the Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland. Cloudy pinkish orange color with no head. The aroma is red currant, tartness, vinegar and some sourness. The flavor is dryness, tartness, sourness, red currant and mild vinegar. Sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
Orange, trüb, grapefruitsaftfarbe. In der Nase Pflaume, Balsamico, funky, Heu, Säure, Grapefruit, Kupfer, Stinkekäse. Am GAumen mittlere Säure, Pflaumenhaut, Zitrusnoten, BAlsamico, Holz, Kupfer, Heu, Himbeere, komplex. Rund, süffig. Sehr lecker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (525) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle - Pours amber color. Nose is tart, sour, acidic, lemons, oak. Taste is lemony, acidic, very little plum, oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (746) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
(375ml 2014 bottle from A la Biere Comme a la Biere) Pours very hazy peach colour with a tiny ring of bubbles and no lace. Aroma fruity with some plum skin, raspberry, lemon, lactic, oak, musty funk, mineral. Tart. Palate is tart and medium sour lactic, lemon juice and zest, herbs, moderately high oak, some pit fruit skin character, light musty vegetal funk. Dries in the finish and aftertaste with oak, dry earth, old hops, a bit funky, and here the plum comes out - the tart puckering skin and outer layer of flesh. That lingers in the aftertaste. Lightish body with almost no carb, slick. It’s tart and fruity without being nearly as fruit forward as most fruit lambics are, more like a "fruit gueuze". Has that lovely rounded Tilquin character. Drinks very nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1213) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle at home, 21st June 15. Pours a rich silky, deep amber, slight haze. Aroma is funk, sour and fermented plum, some almond. Taste is funky, earthy, sour, plum skin and flesh, earthy, musty, sweet and sour. Very good refreshing sipper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (862) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Rabarber safts färgad och ett litet vitt skum. Doft: Vinäger, jäst, gödsel, äppelkart, syrlig växt doft. Smak: Vinäger, mycket små äppelkart, vita jordgubbar, lite gräs, hallon, plommonkart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong plum, funk, prunes, citrus. Thin mouth, very tart, earthy, wood, plum, funky, light dry finish, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
[2014-2015] 37,5cl bottle. Murky amber with a thin foamy white head. Flavors are hay, funk, lemon, plums and stone fruits with grassy notes. Good lactic acidity. Light body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.

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