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

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


BMan1113VR's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle with a best before of 29/01/2023. Pours with very low carbonation, no real head formation. Deep strawberry hued body with medium-low clarity. Aromas are of plums, jammy, medium vinous, wet wood, rhubarb pie, mild brett, earthy, musty. Very fruit forward, mild skin tannins. Flavors are very tannic, huge jammy fruit, plum, light baby food. Acidity is medium and about as strong as the tannins. Medium funk, wet hay. Juicy. Low carbonation. Mild cheesiness. Lots of tannin, thicker body for a lambic. Could use quite a bit more carbonation to help with brightness and carbonic acid. Good, but I’d take the gueuze over this any day of the week.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (610) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2015
375 ml bottle from Tanakaya. 2013-2014 vintage. Poured into a snifter. Hazy deep amber golden color a small off-white head. Huge plum nose along with vinegar, wood, hay and pear. Quite tart with a nice fruitiness that wasn’t in the gueuze. The plum really stands out. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Tart finish that lingers, but isn’t intensely sour. A lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jananise (84) - - MAY 13, 2015
Tried in bottle. Bought in Austria at Tribaun. Colour is hazy amber/brown. Almost no head. Aroma is tart, sour apples and funky lambic smell. Taste is funky, subtle plumbs, fruit and tart fruit. Nice carbonation. Good lambic but not too sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3061) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
ath zythos beer festival along with Yves hazy golden blond colored body with a white head and a sour fruity floral aroma a fruity sour dry bitter taste with an alcholic sour bitter finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1110) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
375ml bottle pours a brown color color without any head. Looks like low carbonation but there is a nice level of bubbles. Nice plum, very subtle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12154) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, tart, barnyard, lemon and brett. Flavour is malt, fruit, tart, barnyard, sour, plums , lemon, little acid, oak and medium dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1295) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
murky brown amber red colour. aroma is slight funky, some fruit. taste is very fruity, prunes, mals, lactic acid, some funk. great mouthfeel, medium carbonation. bottle 75 cl as ...Quetsche aux Prunes de Namur @ Tilquin, TdG 2015

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (7368) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle @ train to CBC tasting. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma o flight sourness, yeast, wet wood, leather, tart fruit, plum. Flavor is rather sour, yeast, leather, grapes, white wine, wood, dusty, plum. Thin body, average carbonation, sour acidic finish. 300415

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (208) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Sour, acid, you can find the prunes in the taste. Very good in its style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bouteille verte, avec bouchon de liège, de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de fruitée sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-rosâtre opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruitée sûrette avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #6298)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (734) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
Alla spina ZBF 15. Aroma di cantina, fruttato, le susine si sentono molto poco. Al palato spiccatamente dolce con finale acido.


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