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


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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
The Quetsche Tilquin ŕ 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 ŕ 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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsandman (927) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle, 2014-2015 blend. Aroma is cheese rind, plum, oak, lemon, wood, barnyard. Flavor is similar, oak, barnyard, plum skin & tart fruits. Lovely stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (674) - Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle in Rennes France... Hazy copper with thin tan head. Good carbonation. Tart stone fruit, funk, caramel and sour citrus... Full flavored, very tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5042) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
Glowing copper. Fruity sourness, cake batter. Plucky sourness, not sharp though. Powerful ending, dripping taste buts guaranteed. Nice low but present carbonation. Great stuff, honestly great! Characterful and layered, not too thin or sharp. (375ml bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (2182) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Tap at paradiso. Pours clear litt orange no head of lacing. Nose plum and tart. Flavours of lemon, sour plums. Taste medium sour light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (776) - Lodz, POLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Butelka 2014. Aromat niedojrzałych, kwaśnych wiśni, sporo funku, że skórą, piwnicą i ziemią na czele. Po zamieszaniu wychodzą słodkie nuty moreli, jabłek o limonki. Smak mocno wytrawny, średnio kwaśny w miłym limonkowym stylu. Czuć kwaśne śliwki, jabłka, ziemię i skórę, jest też trochę beczki. Posmak wytrawny, średnio taniczny, w smaku pestki o skórka cytrusa. Średnie ciało, faktura oleista i średnie wysycenie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2016
2015-04-16. Hazy yellow amber body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant and funky, light fruit, peach and plum if you look hard for it. Flavour is moderately sour. Funky, light barnyard throughout. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Not quite what I had hoped for but still very tasty. Glad to finally track this one down - thanks Mike! 7-8/3/7-8/3/16-17 2012-2013 vintage, shared by Wilco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
2013 bottle shared with the wife last night. Pours light purple, haze from some mixed in yeast. Soild sourness, plums and plum skins. Medium body with sour and acid lingering in the finish, solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Dull orange appearance with visible sediment in the bottom of the glass. Sour aroma with notes of barnyard funk, light earth, light fruit, oak, rustic yeast and a hint of vanilla. Similar flavor, acidic, rustic, woody and light fruity sweetness with a dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1193) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
Bottle 2014/15. Pours a hazy bloodorange color with a medium top. Aroma of dried hay, vinegar, apples and stables. Taste is sour and it’s fizzy on the palate. Hard to pick out anything except from the fact that this is an awesome beer. Medium-light body and high co2 levels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with big fizzy head. Aromas of vinegar, funk, horseblanket. Flavor is sour, funky, unbelievable!

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