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

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RATINGS: 346   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 íPrune de Namurí and limited to 500 bottles.

Second batch (2013) limited to 5000 * 75cl and 10000 * 37,5cl.


JorisPPattyn's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8012) - Antwerpen, - NOV 7, 2012
Small, but relatively stable yellowish-beige head over fully cloudy orange-ochre beer. Farmyard odour, hard leatherfat, citrus (lemon especially); only very faintly fruity, all the more gueuze-y. Sharp lemony flavour; flowery, fruitzeste, again - if restrained - leatherfataroma as a flavour. Finish is rather abrupt, just the lemony sourness tangentially fleeting. Sharpish, very tart, dry-out effect to quite some extent. Maybe medium bodied still. Phenomenally refreshing. Just as experienced with other (non-lambic) quetche beers, thereís not a very distinct, recognisable fruitflavour. What remains is a superb lambicbeer... bettering all the time @ Tilquin. Grand merci ŗ Jean ML


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (403) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 16, 2014
375 ml bottle from Beergium.
Dark orange, dense hazy body, with a small, creamy, white head.
Aroma is tart and sour, with barnyard, citrus, sour fruits, grapes, must, dough.
Taste is very tart, sour and dry and follows the nose, the plums are noticeable now, but only subtly.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes sour, dry and finally with a long-lasting, subtle plum.

Great! While the taste is slightly too tart for my liking, still a really enjoyable, big, complex Lambic! Unfortunately the plums arenít really distinct, but lots of other sour fruits instead.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (42) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
A: Smells like a pure gueuze. Hay. Hard to find the plum, but way back. T: Tart, sweet in a strange way probably the fruit. Overall: I like it, but I prefer the Cantillon for the fruit lambics. Well balanced though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1108) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2014
Sampled @ Brassigaume 2014. Pours a totally opaque apricot colour. Fruity sour aroma. Rather wonderful sweet-sour flavour. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1675) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle traded to me by Seb - Thanks!! Ok, Iíve got 10 bottles of Cantillon in my suitcase and Iím nervous that Iím over the weight limit. Also, I donít have a corkscrew. Therefore, this little 375 mL bottle will never get to leave Belgium. Hazy pink pour with a nice white head. Awesome nose Some funk and some nice tart fruit. Very fruit forward taste. Tart, slightly funky but firstly about the fruit. I believe these are the small little plums that people make jam from in the US. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Hazy grapefruity orange copper with a thin white cap. Absolutely lovely nose of grapefruity licorice and sweet undertones. Wonderful slightly sour flavor of grapefruity lambic sourness with a toffee nutty undertone and a little grapefruit sourness underneath. Really wonderful to sip and sour in all the right ways. Really complex with sweet nutty undertones.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3309) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Hazy yellow appearance. Itís tart and fruity. Also very yeasty with some barnyard like notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2014
Lovely, cloudy orange-lila color, reminding me of the pulp of a plum, no head at all. Has a very sour, tart nose with fruity hints in it. I honestly canít tell for sure that I am actually getting plum, but I try to imagine that :). If so, its reminding me of the pulp of unripe plums, with stone hints to it, blended with leather, old cheese and hay. Unexpected low carbonated with a very sour, dry, citric foundation. Underneath the dominant, acidic tartness, refreshing sour notes become recognizable, with a subtle, lovely hint of fermented fruit to it. The fruitiness itself is surprisingly sour, of unripe plums and green apple, which is very soft on tongue, while the brett acidity dries out the palate. Not too fruity, compared to the sour aspect of the beer, a subtle addition. During the finish, acidity reaches its peak, overwhelming the fruit flavor completely, leaving back a slick, tremendous sourness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (316) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle, latest batch. Pours a slightly pinkish orange with small off-white head that subsides. Aroma is really lovely: bright, citric fruit with lots of super sour apricot and wine grape along with lemon, crisp minerals, and musty cork. Taste is puckery and earthy lemon with red grape skins and yellow plum. Long sour finish. I like this a lot but the fruit is a bit too subtle and it doesnít quite have the balance of, say, Cantillonís fruit beers. Lemon-lime bomb on the finish. Really good, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (66) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. Hade väntar mig mycket mer av denna som var tunn i det mesta. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
September 6, 2014. Bottled 2013. Pours hazy dark orange with a minimal white head. Aroma is plum, funk, hay, oak, . Taste is medium tart, citrus, plums, barnyard. Finish is dry tart fruity, light to medium bodied, soft carbonation.


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