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


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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mathieu87 (3) - Brussels, - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Had this one two times allready. First time was a small sample from Erwin’s glass at the brewery. Second time we opened a bottle at ’t Schooltje with Carlo and Urbain Nose is rather mediocre, slightly citrus, some exotic fruits. Taste is nice sourness, prunes are not very prominent. In fact it’s more a really good geuze, with a little bit more fruitiness to it. Good job. Looking forward to upcoming batches of this. Update: I really don’t get why the first and second batch are under the same rating. Those are two totally different beers. First one was a real complex geuze with a nice hint of the plums. Now it’s just liquid plum pie... I don’t get it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Olo13 (200) - POLAND - MAY 22, 2017
Wygląda niestety słabo, bardzo mętne, kompotowe. W zapachu piękne siano, kwasek i owoce. W smaku to samo i świetny posmak śliwkowy. Fest piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcmchew (49) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 21, 2017
2015/2016 vintage, had in 2017. Hazy, dirtied orange, tiny bit of off-white foam. Nose has rustic white wine funk, fermenting "pulpy" orchard fruit, like plums, sure, but it makes me think of ripe cherry plums rather than that. Chinese plum, faint yellow cherries, oaky vanilla, mold, salt, green hay. The funk takes center stage in the taste, with a sharp sourness, like lemon juice, with mild vinegary notes. Dirty barrel, white wine gone bad, mixed crunchy herbs, the regular lambic funk, but with a really nice twist in the end. A nice fruity, juicy undertone, that makes me think of Chinese plum and some nice grapefruit flesh, too. Aftertaste is pretty dry, but has lingering oak stave and sour funk. Medium to light body, spritzy carbonation. Great lambic with subtle notes from the added plums, but they’re somewhat special. Not bringing a lot in the mix, but the lambic’s already pretty complex as it is. Great!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1606) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2017
Hazy orange with white head. Funk bomb, prunes, apricot, lemon and unripe fruit. Sour, fruity and lingering citric finish. Summer in a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Banzale (269) - FRANCE - MAY 15, 2017
Bu en cours de zythologie. Verre de 25cl issue d’une bouteille de 75cl. Couleur rosé/cuivre trouble ! Pas de mousse pas de bulles . Au nez : note fruité de la prune pas de doute ! Prune d’Alsace. Note acidulé et fruit macéré. Un peu de vinaigre. En bouche : note de vinaigre agréable pas trop présent. Note fruité prunes et abricot agréable et bien intense . Acidulé à souhait très carré et ronde. Préfère celui à une gueuze simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (6022) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 10, 2017
At Koelschip, pours red to orange with a beige head, aroma of fruits, dark fruits, brett, flavor is sour with plums, cherries, fruity stones, medium to full bodied, Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (1817) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Vintage 2013-14.QuetschoGrando. Dry, fesselnd ZITRUSSOUR& unbändig simpel 🎆 A Touch Of Evil Wood streichelt meine Knospen ✨ 375ml Bottle from BELGIAN BEER SHOP in Leuven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (5058) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
750ml bottle, picked up in a trade. Vibrant, dark orange. Soft haze. No head. Nose has sawn wood. Wet leather. Cheese cloth. Plum stone. Prune. Some vanilla oak. Smells fantastic. Taste has a fruit sweetness. Gets fairly sour and lightly acidic. Bit of lemon juice going on. Feels light and cleansing on the palate. Soft carbonation. Some citric burn on the way down. Really easy drinking for style. Just the right side of sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 23, 2017
UPDATED: APR 23, 2017 Bottle at Verzekering. Pours cloudy pinkish amber. Aroma is funk, prunes, fruit. Body is medium, lightly tart and sour, with a healthy prune throughout. Fruity sweet, soft carbonation. Lingering prune but rather dry palate. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
375ml bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead for on site consumption. Pours golden copper, burnt orange plummy. Hazy with a foamy white head. Large thick head. Looks great. Smells wonderfully sweet. Fruity winey profile with a smooth oak finish. A small red fruit aroma to it like a dark berry. Delicious, fruity, winey flavor. Pleasantly sweet with distinct plus flavor that goes beautifully with the smooth sourness of the Lambic. Funky tart finish. I love it. Nice smooth, full tart mouthfeel. Very enjoyable. I very much liked this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cglans (146) - - APR 14, 2017
37.5cl bottle. hazy orange color. small white head. apricots, prunces, tart cherries, vinegar. great.

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