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


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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
The Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc / vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of destoned fresh purple plums (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 was made with ’Prune de Namur’ and limited to 500 bottles.

Second batch (2013) limited to 5000 * 75cl and 10000 * 37,5cl was made with ’Quetsche véritable d’Alsace’.

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CloakedDagger (5796) - - FEB 25, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2021 Bottle 37,5 cl. Vintage bottle - probably 6-7 years old. Pours a clear orange with only a slight brim of a white head. Complex sweet'n'tart aroma, noble rot and subtle Brett. Thin almost watery body with hardly any carbonaton, super dry, Brett and Acetobacter, tart bt not extremely so. Complex and very enjoyable - also after all these years. 250221

rennat42 (4094) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 7, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2021 Bottle. A- Plums, tart, bright. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, no head. T- Tart, sweetarts, oak. P- Light body, average texture, flat carbonation, balanced finish. O- Very refreshing and tasty. A little funk and fairly tart. At 5 years old this was pretty good stuff. Would like more carbonation, and more plum but still nothing to bemoan.

janubio (1570) - SPAIN - JAN 27, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2021 Bottle at Las Buenas, served in a lambic glass. Hazy orange - salmon colour, no head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is funky, bretts, citrics, fruits, plums, grapes. Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation. Sour finish. Taste follows the aroma. Pretty good.

Rubin77 (6573) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2021 37,5cl bottle (2017-2018) from Rob the Gourmets’ Market in Brussels. F: no real, some bubbles. C: murky amber, milky hazy. A: very fruity, peach, plums, funky, bit lemon. T: medium body, sour fruity, funky, green plums, woody, bit lactic touch, lemon, soft carbonation, very nice, refreshing, fully enjoyed.

rotaman14 (1785) - Bielsko-Biala, POLAND - NOV 7, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2020 Aroma: brett, lemon, peach, pineapple (no plum). Taste: sour with a fruity plun finish. If you like Lambics, you'll probably enjoy this.

snowcrash000 (1568) - Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2020 Pours a cloudy, salmon to crimson red coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smells of light doughy malt, some plum and lighter estery fruit, with notes of apricot and gooseberry, as well as distinct funk and oak aromas. Taste is a decent balance of light doughy malt and fruity notes of fresh plum and estery, tart green apple, gooseberry and apricot, as well as pronounced musty, leathery funk and some lightly tannic and earthy oak notes, underlined by a strong lactic and quite citric acidity with a certain lime feel to it. Finishes quite dry, with a strong acidity and some plums, leathery funk and tannic oak lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. I found this to be a little disappointing due to its strong and rather citric acidity, with the lemony sourness really feeling a bit overwhelming here while the plums are not coming through quite as much as I would have liked as well, although there are some good, musty, leathery and tannic funk and oak notes to this. Still, the overall balance seems off here, with the sourness being too pronounced for my personal taste and while I'm usually quite a big fan of Tilquin, this just doesn't do it for me at all, to be honest, which may be due to age or batch variation though. I will certainly seek this out again and see if I enjoy it more, as I have with different vintages of other Lambic before. (Vintage 2018/19)

darkseduction (1013) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2020 Flasche 37,5cl. Sehr trüb, adstringierend, Lambic-typische Aromen überwältigend. Quetsche nur zu erahnen, die verbliebene Fruchtsüße rundet die Kanten ab. Sehr interessant!

Biroholik (3609) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - OCT 1, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2020 Biroholik is drinking an Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l'Ancienne (2019-2020) by Gueuzerie Tilquin at Browariat Przyjemne śliwkowe funky wytrawne.

danlo (7179) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2020 375ml wired cork bottle. Opened with a pop. Slightly hazy golden colour, white foam head that dissipates, and aroma of woody funk, plum, citric, lemon rind. Taste is tart, sour, funky, citric rind, plum, barnyard, straw, dried fruity. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry funky citric sour finish. Very drinkable.

ArtificialCyst (1615) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2020 2016/2017 Aroma: Fruit, fruit peels, leather, medium funk. Apperance: Muddy dark golden, low head. Taste: Very tart, quite tannic, some sweetness, seems quite harsh but very tasty, medium to high sourness. Palate: Tart and quite semi-dry finish, low carbonation, medium body,

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