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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: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


BMan1113VR's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1912) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Disig orange öl med vitt skum. Doften är citrussyrlig med inslag av stall. I smaken tillkommer plommon och lätta trätoner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6289) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Shared bottle at Aaron’s. Funk in nose. Plums mixed with the light fruit taste and lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1813) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Gylden uklar skum hvid Stald eddike læder Sur modrate livlig oile F1.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
37cl bottle. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Smells like vinegar, macerated grapes, prunes, barnyard funk. The taste follows the same notes, very sour and acidic. Medium bodied with low carbonation and a vinegar and unripe fruit sour aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10020) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
Bouteille (0.375l):Deep golden, hazy, small and stable white foamy layer;sourish - not too sour - fruity nose ( traces, presumably, of plums), mild dry cellary and vinegarish background; solid dry sour flavour, some very faint residual sweetness still detectable, almost medium bodied;still drier fruity and vinegarish finish. Pretty good...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8145-20160416] Bottle. Fruity plums aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity citrus plums flavour. Medium-full body is quite sour. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4694) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal (Asko Rogaland ølmesse): uklar mørk korngul med kort skum. Sursyrlig aroma og smak (brett og citrus) med en knusktørr slutt. Slank og samtidig med en intens og tydelig personlighet. En høyst påkrevd overhaling av gane og tannstilling akkurat nå - midt i løpet denne flotte junikvelden. Takk til Tom og Cardinal!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5947) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2016
750 ml bottle, thanks to Willrunforbeer on the share. 2014 vintage. Aroma is acidic with a mild sweetness that I perceived as fruit. (without reading the description of the lambic)

Flavor, is barnyard / hay, over ripe fruit, weak grass notes. The sweetness starts, it becomes tart with a pucker, but the fruit comes back and makes it sweet again. Plum is notice by me as fruit but never would have guessed plum. Overall, pretty impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2176) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2016
2014/15 750ml bottle from Hunger Mountain a long time ago. Pours orange brown gold with a greyish off white head. Aroma is plum, mild acetic, barnyard funk. Starts soft, then tarts up towards the finish, with plum skin, lemon, oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2733) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 Extended at Cardinal 06.06.16. Muddy straw colour. Small head. Exceptionally sour aroma and taste of citrus, brett and hay. Very refreshing.


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