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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old Quetsche Tilquin is made from the fermentation of a minimum of 250gr of plums by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

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.


JoeinEscazú's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2012
From bottles, at the brewery. Hazy orange-amber with the impression of a pinkish hue. Nose of plum liquor, lemons, grapefruits and must. Sparkling and tart, floral and juicy, with the suggestion of red-grapeskin tannin. Finishes dry. That perfumed impression of fine plum schnapps is pleasant and stands throughout. Superb piece of work, an interesting and somewhat intense drinking experience.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle: Poured a cloudy light brown/reddish color lambic with a large foamy head with good carbonation. Aroma consists of tart a funky noes with some very subtle notes of plums. Taste is dominated by tart notes with subtle notes of plums with a light barnyard finish. Acidity level is well balanced with some oak notes easily distinguishable. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Enjoyable but I would have thought the plum notes would have been more pronounced.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (99) - - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a hazy brownish body with a thin head. Aroma of vinager and a really sour but nice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joet (2129) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Strange fruit tannic fruity bretty very Acidic. Light dung aromas. Medium to medium strong effervescence. Acidic finish lightly lemony. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
(Bottles, batches 1/2) Pours a greyish pink body with a small white head. Aroma of horseblanket, grapefruit, leather, earthiness, orange, and plum. Flavor of plum, wood, citrus, and earthiness with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (627) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
375mL bottle from batch 3, dated 06/02/2014. Aroma is fairly fruity with a nice plum quality, but all the typical gueuze notes are present as well. Medium light citrus and faint acetic notes with moderately strong barnyard funk and some light oak qualities. Pours a very cloudy, murky, orange-brown with some light red highlights and a small, thin, slightly off-white head that exhibits poor retention. No lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately fruity with a bit of plum character. Moderately strong acidity with a lot of lemon and citrus and a lighter acetic character. Medium light oak notes with moderately strong barnyard funk with a touch of an herbal quality. Light plum notes in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice fruited lambic with an interesting fruit character. Nice barnyard complexity, but it could use more carbonation. Really nice acid complexity too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Corked bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver
vintage 2012-2013, bb 29/01/2023

The color is murky, with orange-pinkish hue, well carbonated, with a medium sized persistent head. The carbonation brings too much yeast sediment to the top of the bottle, once open.
The aroma is pungent, very citrusy, with scent of old cellar, horseblanket and some fruit vein (7+).
The mouthfeel is very dry, excessively carbonated; the acidity level is very high, not the strongest; the flavor profile is simpler than expected, the fruit is mildly present, luckily it has a moderate, pleasant astringency; also quite lemony; and with traces of yeast (7-). The final is sour but weak and without emotions.
Still better than the foreign attempts, but not the best inside the Belgian panorama.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
shared bottle. poured a murky deep amber colour with some non lasting white bubbles. funky lemons, sweet plums, vanilla oak, vinegar, lemons, green apples, tart, nice sour combined with sweet plums, very tasty stuff

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2012/3 bottle at Tap and Handle. Pours cloudy amber with an attractive white head and an inviting sour fruit aroma. There is an incredible sour plum flavor that starts with some sweetness, then.turns. Pleasantly sour. Leaves a tart sensation on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012/13 - Funky fig and prune with lots of acidity. Cloudy orange with a rich white head. Tart and chalky up front, with the plums and sweetness coming in and balancing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber, tart and funky, light fruit, sour and refreshing.


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