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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


JoeinDahlem's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1540) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at BBF Lab. Gusher. Amber colour with white head. Dusty aroma. Dusty, sour, slightly sweet, fruity taste. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3398) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
31 Aug 2015, bottle. 2015 version. pinkish orange and faintly cloudy. nose is nice tilquin sour with floral and plum notes, plenty of funk. thin body and faintly fizzy. dry sour, cherry pits, woody, funky, with hints of plum or blue fruit. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2885) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours a reddish golden with a white head. Aroma of plums, citrus and grass. Taste is tart and fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abergdahl (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
I smells of plum with a background of barnyard. The color is redfish, plum orange..cloudy. The taste is very fresh lambic with a hint of fruit, plums, a almost citrus like sourness . Very complex palette, long aftertaste sweet and sour . Overall a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (610) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy blood orange golden with small soapy white head. Aroma is dusty, deep, grapes and some ginger. Fruity, brett, spice, oak, hay, horse, sweet pale malts, sweet wood and leaf. Taste is fruit tree, some malt, sweet prunes, deep, mellow then turns lemon and lime. Light body and dries out the lips.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leini (1361) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
375ml bottle. Hazy orange body with a pretty much non-existing head. Plums, ripe fruit, lemon juice, tart, horseblanket and a hint of vinegar. Long tart finish with notes of lemon juice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
A sour aroma of lemons with hints of plums. Pours a hazy color of fresh cut plums, no head. A sour lemon taste with a light body and a crisp tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a very interresting blood pink orange color with minimal white head Aromas of sour green apples, citrus, grapes, cracked garden branches, sweet fruit Taste has very nice tones of fresh sour lemons, grapes, green apples, hay, sweet fruit Very sour, medium bodied, medium carbonation, almost no bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (539) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
Flaska 2015 37,5 cl systembolaget. Disig djup orange kulör. Tunn nyponsoppa. Smabbt fösvinnade skum. Frisk och syrlig doft. Plommon, trä och stall. Mycket syrlig smak med äpplekart, gräs, citron och fat. Inte lika mycket plommon som i doften . Spritsig munkänsla med torr avslutning. Spritsigheten kommer nog inte från kolsyran vilken jag upplever ganska låg

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (617) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
375ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy light amber, thin white head sinking fast. Tart aroma, green apples, yeast, cheese, yellow raisins. Medium bodied, sour and dry mouthfeel. Complex, tart taste, unripe plums, green unripe apples, oak, lemon, cinnamon. Finishing dry and chewy.


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