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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9830) - Ursel, - 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, there’s not a very distinct, recognisable fruitflavour. What remains is a superb lambicbeer... bettering all the time @ Tilquin. Grand merci à Jean ML


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2805) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 19, 2017
Panelowo Rami Rami is drinking an Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L’Ancienne (2015-2016) by Gueuzerie Tilquin at Saska Kępa Te sliwki w smaku nie w aromacie bardziej, dosc skorzane, bdb

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jandorris (575) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
2015/2016. W zapachu dosyć słodko owocowo, jest śliwka, ale to raczej bardziej taka mirabelka. W smaku śliwka daje fajne tło dla kwaśności.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2991) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle @ In De Wildeman, with bierkonijn, Ravi and the Oedipus crew. Murky orange/brownish (pinkish) color. Aroma’s of fruit (but I probably wouldn’t have recognized it as prune). sourness and wood. Retronasal it’s sour, light funky, somewthing typical, fruity. Flavor is rather sharp sour with light fruit. Light to medium bodied. Long dry and tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maracuja05 (1023) - Mainz, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2017
02-03-17 // 375ml bottle shared at Le Petit Belge, Wiesbaden. Pours a murky, hazy orange juice like beer. No head. Aroma is full of plums. Taste is very smooth and so easy to drink, not very sour, but full of plums, stone fruits, wild yeasts, little wood, oak. Finish is light moderate sour. Well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fillepolo (821) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a hazy amber colour beer with a small head. Bretty, acidic and woody with pleasant notes of sweet plums. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2787) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
0.375 l bottle from ’Firma Bier’, bottled in February 2014, three years old. Slightly hazy, reddish amber with a thin, soapy, quickly diminishing, white layer. Sourish, fruity and quite funky aroma of rhubarb, plums, oak, vinegar, barnyard and a touch of vanilla. Very sour, moderately fruity and slightly funky taste of rhubarb, lemon, vinegar, plums and oak, followed by a rather long, very tart and super-dry finish. Medium body, very astringent, dry and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Quite nice, but a bit out of balance. A bit too much vinegar, too sour as well, lacks complexity, appears a bit simple.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2674) - PORTUGAL - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orangish golden with small white head. Funky, grassy, fruity and citrus. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2459) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2017
wow, ive seen this on the shelf many times and never picked it up. glad i finally got a bottle. amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (1832) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2017
Duft citrus frisk blommer pære blomster honing,smag tør sur frisk tør læder frisk frugt

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4521) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle at a tasting. Hazy orange color with a fading tan head. Nice fruity plum flavor, barnyard funk. Tart flavor, fruity, funky, really nice. Medium body, average carbonation. Enjoyable.


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