Tilquin / Rulles Stout Rullquin

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Brewed by Gueuzerie Tilquin
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Rebecq-Rognon, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Beer of mixed fermentation, the Stout Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune (Stout de Gaume) and 1/8 of a blend of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle. Ingredients : water, malt, wheat, hops, sugar, inverted sugar, yeast.

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markoijelena (3353) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 1, 2018
Draft at Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 22.06.2017. Pour it dark brown color with small white head. Aroma sourish berries, cocoa, pinch of roasted malt. Taste cherries, dark fruits, roasted malt, nice balanced and good expirement, oak woody note, full body, fizzy, creamy, long finish, Nice!

4.1
superspak (6654) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2018
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/25/2024. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lightly tart cherry, lemon, lime, raisin, plum, fig, berries, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread; with lighter notes of nuts, cocoa, pepper, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart cherry, lemon, lime, raisin, plum, fig, berries, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, and brown bread; with lighter notes of nuts, cocoa, pepper, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tartness, yeast/oak spiciness; and light herbal/grassy/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart cherry, lemon, lime, raisin, plum, fig, berries, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, light leather/vinegar, yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp/acidic, and lightly tannic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this an awesome blended Lambic/Belgian dark ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly acidic/spicy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Using "stout" in the name is pretty misleading, based on the two base beers alone. Really great well rounded fruity/funky Brett/Lacto/Belgian yeast complexity, balanced malts, and surprising amount of oak presence for this only being 1/8 lambic. A really enjoyable, unique, and well made offering.

3.9
FlacoAlto (4266) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2018
Best by date 13/04/2027; Sampled February 2017
A steady poor produces a two-finger thick pale brown tinged, tan colored head, that leaves a nice layered lacing pattern on the sides of my glass. The beer has an interesting fruitiness to it as soon as I start pouring it, it is like overly ripe, maybe even fermented raisins. There is a dusty toasted, lightly roasted whole grain character here, as well as a nutty dark malt note. There is a light sourness to the nose which accentuates the previously mentioned fruitiness.

The beer is nicely tart, well carbonated, and fairly light-bodied. In the finish there is a mix of lactic acidic tartness and roasted grain flavors. There is a tart fruitiness here that again reminds me of raisins but this time roasted ones, and something that is a bit like hard cider. In the long finish, I start to know notice a bit of oak character, a bit of toasted Woody notes, and a bit of oak spice character, as well as a touch of tannic astringency. There is lots of chewy malt character here, even though it is in the flavor it has an almost aromatic quality to it, with lots of interesting browned whole grain character. As the beer warms up more of the fruit character starts to come out, which makes the beer much more balanced between the tart, fruit, and dark malt character.

This is quite nice, and well-balanced, I might have hoped for a bit more dominant Gueuze character, but in reality I'm not sure how that would have played with the 7/8 base beer that is here.

4.6
dawrweszte (1) - - FEB 17, 2018 does not count
To był chłodny, ale słoneczny lutowy dzień. Wiał dość silny wiatr, ale nie było mgliście. Dzien robił sie coraz dłuższy, szło ku wiośnie. Wtedy to otworzyłem piwo Stout Rullquin. Tego, co wydarzyło sie potem, nie wymyśliłby nawet Bułhakow. Po wyjęciu korka z butelki ulotnił sie zapach. Przerażony szybko zajrzałem do Wikipedii czy to normalne. Odpowiedzi jednak nie znalazłem, co wzmogło tylko moją panikę. Rozejrzałem sie wokół pragnąc sie upewnić czy nikt mnie nie obserwuje i spróbowałem zachować mimo wszystko spokój. Nalałem ostrożnie pewną ilość do szklanki. Piwo miało ciemny kolor, a taki pamietam tylko raz, kiedy w latach 80 mój ojciec wypił coś o nazwie „Porter”. Wtedy potraktowałem to jako kolejne z imion szatana, a dzis ten wpsomniena powróciły. Przestraszyłem sie nie na żarty i spróbowałem wetknąć korek z powrotem do butelki, ale było to zupełnie niewykonalne. Byłem pewny, że tą jedną chwilą, w której uległem pragnieniu, otworzyłem mityczną puszkę pandory. - znowu pijesz - usłyszałem krzyk z kuchni i już wiedziałem, że moje obawy sie sprawdzają.

3.8
Rasmus40 (22944) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle picked up at the brewery. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, tart and barnyard. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 110218

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VDuquerroux (2108) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018. Purchase ("Le Houblon", @Poitiers, FR). @Naintré, shared with my parents. A very dark brown beer, nearly black, beer with a medium beige foamy head ; good retention ; good lacing. Lambic nose (wild, barnyard), cereal, light herb, light roasted malts with chocolate notes in the background. Light sweet, light to medium dry fresh sour. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft gaseous, rustic lasting dry fresh sour finish. Overall, great ! Really nice sour ale, a lot of lambic character.

3.6
chrisv10 (19031) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2018
Bottle, 7%. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, roasted malt, oak, sour fruit, wood and lemon. Flavour is malt, roasted malt, sour fruit, oak, wood, medium sweet, citric, little sour, lemon and a little dry.

4
witthatsbier (620) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2018
75cl bottle pours a dark brown with beige head Aroma heavy malt with sour notes Taste sour malty lambic tones,long dry sour finish very interesting beer

3.8
thomashall (1655) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Tap at Scheras for Zwanze day. Dark pour. Aroma is dark fruit Lambic like. Taste is strange, a little fruit, not sure what this is but it's decent.

3.8
rhoihessegold (2479) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2017
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Interesting blend. Characters of beers recognizeable, acidity of the lambic overleighs a sweet roasted malty Body. Some Wood Barrel notes, dry finish with roasted Aromas.


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