Tilquin Oude Quetsche À l’ancienne avec Prunes de Namur

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.4%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2016-2017

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Quetsche Tilquin – with Prunes de Namur is made from the fermentation of a minimum of 250g of Prunes de Namur by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2016-2017, and a best before date of 24th January 2027. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a thin white head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and tart, plum, oak, funk, and lemon zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, plum, oak, funk, lemon, citrus zest.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Another great plum lambic from Tilquin, although I did prefer the regular Quetsche over this one with Prunes de Namur. This was more sour, had softer carbonation, and didn’t have the sweet fruitiness that I got from the regular Quetsche. Still it had good balanced aroma and flavours that made it enjoyable and easy to drink.


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