Tilquin Oude Riesling À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8.1%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Riesling Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 270g of Riesling grapes by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.56
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2020-2021, and a best before date of 26th November 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, oak, wood, lemon peel, lemon juice, white wine grapes.
Taste: Sour, funky, oak, wood, zesty, grapefruit, lemon peel, white wine grapes, vinous, with a nice mild sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wonderfully balanced with enjoyable aroma and flavours. The wine grape lambics from Tilquin are really some of my favourites, and the Riesling is right up there.


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