Tilquin Oude Quetsche à l'Ancienne

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


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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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evergreen0199 (3636) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle at the 11th Brugge beer Festival, Brugge, Belgium. A hazy amber/red coloured pour with a thin white head that vanishes very quickly. Aroma is funk, tart berries, wine. Tastes quite tart, berry fruit, sour, slightly mouth puckering acidity. Not really my style but this was well made and I reckon it would be great on a hot day rather than a freezing cold day in northern Europe.

beskid (478) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2018
Small bottle. Aroma is sour plums, funk, lemon, green apples. Taste is plum skins, grass, lemon seeds, perfect balance.

Antonio369 (262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2018
375 ml bottle, served in wine glass. Poured amber with one finger White head. Aroma: plums, cherries, oak wood, wet leather, blue cheese, barnyard, cowdung, funk, tart. Taste: plums, sour, tart, oak wood, leather, farm, sour cherries, lambic, white wine, champagne, blueberries. Medium body with dry sour finish. Very good!

gregwilsonstl (2735) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Sour. Earthy. Tart. Plum and other stone fruits. Pluot. Very dry. White wine.

popway (234) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Fantastic find. 2015/16 vintage Fizzy carbonated pink grapefruit appearance with a translucent murky body Easy on the palate. Medium mouthfeel. Rounded acidity. Plums and guava. Before I knew it I finished the 12oz pour!

julesxxl (533) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2018
(jus pulpo-pêche, nez vineux-doux kiwi & physalis, ~0 carbo, milieu & end bouche grapefruit h2o no acide, dry length)

mieszal92 (503) - Gliwice, POLAND - DEC 31, 2017
NYE bottle. Refreshing, crisp, with quite high acidity, funk is on an average level. Wet leather, unripe green fruits. Very good.

Garlic_of_Doom (665) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange with a minimal white head. Aroma is fresh, tart, dry, distinct plums, a bit funky. Taste is fresh and tart with light frutiness, lemon and some wood. Light body, high spritzy carbonation, dry mouth feel. Short after taste.

Samuel214 (1625) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2017
Flaska från SB. Vintage 2016/17. Snyggt orangerosa/persikofärgad, knappt något skum. Syrligt med toner av persika, stenfrukt, tropisk frukt, plommon, vinäger, citronjuice och stall. Denna batch näst intill slät kropp, väldigt låg kolsyra. Ska bli intressant att jämföra med äldre flaska.

Emelie (258) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2017
Lätt grumlig, rosa orange i färgen. Doft: fruktig, lite kryddig aningen åt apelsin med nejlikor i, plommon. Smak: citron, lite plommon, lite lite kolsyra, lite stenig, torr,

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