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


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RATINGS: 574   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - 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.

ebone1988 (2040) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Sample at Zwanze 2017, Jolly Pumpkin. Aroma is jammy, plum, dark fruit, tart, slight funk, good. Appearance is amber golden, white head, hazy. Taste is juicy, plum, dark fruit, sour, funky, skins, great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, plum and funky sour aftertaste. Overall, lovely.

TomHendriksen (643) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
Fles thuis geprobeerd. Het is een donker not oranje geel bier, geen schuim. Het heeft een zure fruitige smaak, met hints van pruim.

lello4ever (1116) - ITALY - SEP 6, 2017
ottima lambic, color giallo schiuma minima. al naso acidula, tart, mela acerba, punta fruttata. bene al palato dove l'acidità è ben marcata, funk, sentori del legno, di frutta acerba. carbonazione bassa, corpo medio.

bonev (938) - POLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Rocznik 2016/2017: Piwo metne w kolorze grejpfrutowym nalewa sie prawie bez piany. W aromacie dzikie nuty ze stajni, kwasne cytrusy, sliwka i beczka. W smaku procz kwasnosci jest tez lekki posmak slodkiej sliwki. Czuc tez kwasny agrest i czarne porzeczki. Wysycenie na srednim poziomie bez goryczki, alkohol niewyczuwalny.

dorain (483) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2017
Aus der Flasche (bbe 2026-01-19) mit Alsace Pflaumen im Muted Horn Berlin 2017-08 getrunken. Das ist so ein perfektes Lambic, das es fast schon wieder langweilig wirkt. Fluch und Segen zugleich. Leider hätte ich mir ein deutliches Pflaumenaroma gewünscht. So war hier leider nur eine nicht definierbare Fruchtsäure erkennbar.

solidfunk (9213) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Surprisingly smooth like snake skin. Hazy pink pour without much head or lacing. Grapefruit bretta and a touch of pepper. Tap at Churchkey.

piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle, 2013-2014 vintage. Rose gold in colour with moderate spritzy carbonation. Aromas of funk, lemon juice, strong florals, and dried wood. Fairly earthy on the palate with elements of kitchen herbs, lactic acid, driftwood, strong lemon, and reeds. Plums have all but dropped off by this point, but the added florals and enhanced body are their remaining contribution. Delicious.

Werckmeister (3240) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 7, 2017
0,75l from bottle shared by me at a Party. Vintage 2015/2016. BB 02.02.2026. Amber hazy color, almost no head. smells cheesy, earthy, musty, funk, green apples, barnyard, nice smell, not much fruits though. medium to full body, no carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, grassy, peppery, some funk, barnyard, citrus, some wood. finishes dry and lightly sour with notes of barnyard, grass and citric notes. very good one, rather dry and acidic but overall still very nice, unfortunatly fruits not very noticeable and I would prefer some carbonation.

phfyysik (1366) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle (2015-2016). Pours foggy orange with almost no head. Aroma is vinegar, acid, plum jam, spices, light tropical fruit, old water. Taste is acid, vinegar, pickled plums, some dry notes, oak, cherry notes, starch, cyanide. Sour and acidic beer!

Johnsense (1711) - - AUG 2, 2017
Orangish pour, smaller white head, small specs of lace. Aroma of fresh plums, vinagarette, barnyard funk, oak. Fruity up front, light vinegar gives way to plum, red grape, barnyard funk, oak, light herbal presence. Lighter body, prickly carbonation. More more more!

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