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


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RATINGS: 580   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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fonefan (50733) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Place Fontainas 8, Brussels, Belgium 1000.

Light unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy horse blanket, barnyard, sweet - sweet something - plum, sweet and overriped fruity, wood notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, dry dry, barnyard, plum, sweet overriped fruit something. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. Not plum in your face but some very nice plum - fruityness on top of the normal barnyard - leather .. very nice balanced .. GOOD work Pierre ;D [20121005]

yespr (47077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
75 cl bottle at Moeder Lambic, first batch. Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is oranges, barnyard, horseblanket, grassy and grapefruity. Grapefruity, citrusy and citric. Smooth, elegant sourness, smooth and light fruity. Lingering mouth drying citric finish.

Ungstrup (38248) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, brettanomyces, and fruits. The flavor is acidic with notes of brettanomyces, malt, vinegar, and straw, leading to a tart fnish.

joergen (28982) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of barnyard and quince. Fruity and light acidic flavour of quince. Tart finish.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale reddish amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity sour tart citric plum aroma. Fruity malty sour tart funky plum flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
[email protected], Tampere. Reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, mild plum, some slight alcohol sweetness and quite tart wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, some plum, a bit sugary feel to it as well. Pleasant dry mouthfeel.

Travlr (25822) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Seabass, thanks! Murky golden orange color, small white edge head. Aroma of very subtle fruit and dust. Taste is softly sour, dry finish. Not much fruit eveident in this one.

cgarvieuk (25741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle at home... Hazy amber... Thin white lacing... Soft funk sour... Light fruit nose... Tart sour fruits... Sweet dates... Soft fruits... Big big sour... Soft dates

omhper (25565) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Murky amber, small head. Tart citric nose with slight cobwebs. Bone dry, mouthpuckering sour. Some yellow plums, some grass. Citric acidity dominates.

madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
6th June 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Martin T tasting. 2012 bottle. Thanks Bruce. Pinkish gold beer, little white head. Light crisp palate. Crispy sourness. Light lemon, little generic fruit. Slight sherbet. Finishes minerally crisp. All right!

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