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


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RATINGS: 396   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 (7252) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodbod (51) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
This is why I drink beer. So much flavour, so complex, so interesting, blooming delicious. Sour, oaky, lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3376) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Une bouteille partagée. 06-02-2024. Un liquide brun orange, pas le plus beau mais il fait le travail. Un superbe nez de fruit nous saute au visage, les fruits laisse place à de léger brett. La bouche est tout simplement superbe avec des prunes qui laissent une impression d’éternité en bouche. Cette bouche qui n’est pas trop acide, juste assez ! Des saveurs de prunes qui rappellent les beignes de Wawel. Une finale sèche sur les fruits. Une bière délectable, du grand art. À reboire encore et encore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Pours hazy light amber with low to no head. No lacing. Aroma is of peaches, fruits, acid, cheese. Taste is of sourness, peaches, fruits, tartness, acid, some barnyard notes, plums I guess. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Well balanced. Overall: Packed with fruits. Not overdone. Nice tart stuff. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (54) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Oude Quetsche Tilquin - zapach, w którym mo?na doszuka? si? w?dzonych, suszonych ?liwek, z delikatn? nut? pomara?czy, zapewne st?d te? troch? bardziej intensywna barwa piwa - bursztynowa. Smak przenosi nas w czas ?wi?t Bo?ego Narodzenia, kompot z suszek czyli tak jak wspomina?em wcze?niej suszone ?liwki i pomara?cze, pycha. Idealne na ?wi?ta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (279) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Echobeer! Pours like a margarita - very layered and colourful in appearance, there are sharper and rather vivid tones of grapefruit red at the bottom of the glass progressively getting lighter to a peachy colour on the top. Minimal white head which quickly disappears. Aroma is lime, funk and slight hay. Taste is tart initially, quickly followed by lip-puckering sourness which then leads on to under-ripened plums. Finish is quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (796) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 3, 2015
Opalescent, fast fading head and orange-light-brown colour. Aromas of overripe plums/prunes, bit apricots, peach, blood orange, plum jam and some sulphur. Medium sour with a light brief sweet intermezzo and a notch of saltiness with flavours of blood orange and young plums and vinegar. Light-medium body, thin-sticky texture and light lively. Bitter, fruity acidic/sour and long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8987) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing this bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus and sour. Taste is fruity and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (509) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Mad for Beer in Rome-Italy, courtesy of mortlach. Thank you sir! Pours vivid orange small white bubbling head. Nose: fruity (plums) and some dusty notes as well. Mouth: very balanced and easy drinking. Less fruit, more malts and a balanced sourness. Good for summer evenings :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
axl (85) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
375ml bottle. Murky yellow plum liquid with without head. Funky tart aroma with hints of plums. Typical lambic flavor with some of the sweetness and acidity from a good plum. Light and acidic refreshing mouthfeel vanishing a little too quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3067) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/11/2024. Pours light hazy orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big ripe plum, green apple, lemon, lime, hay, straw, grass, white vinegar, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, plums, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big ripe plum, green apple, lemon, lime, hay, straw, grass, white vinegar, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of ripe plum, green apple, lemon, lime, hay, straw, grass, white vinegar, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, plums, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding fruit lambic style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky yeast, plums, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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