Category Archives: Gueuzerie Tilquin

Tilquin Oude Sureau À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.6%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Sureau Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 125g of elderberries by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.41
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2020-2021, and a best before date of 9th March 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice hazy reddish purple colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Mixed berries, blackberry, elderberry, plum, red wine, oak, earthy, with maybe some light funk notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, fruit forward, mixed berries, elderberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, red wine grapes, oak, earthy, green vines, with light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice enjoyable berry aroma and flavours.

Tilquin Oude Gewurzt À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8.4%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Gewurzt Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 250g of Gewurztraminer grapes by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2020-2021, and a best before date of 24th November 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet white wine grapes, grape skin, lemon zest, funk, oak, light herbal notes.
Taste: Tart, sour, grape skin, lemon zest, light funk, oak, grapefruit, with some bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This wasn’t anything like I expected as I rarely drink Gewurztraminer and the grapefruit bitterness and flavours that came out of it was a pleasant surprise. It was balanced and enjoyable.

Tilquin Oude Mirabelle À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Mirabelle Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 240g of Mirabelle plums by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2020-2021, and a best before date of 21st January 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy apricot orange colour with a thin half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some decent lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, plum, apricot, minerally, light funk, notes of wood, and lemon zest.
Taste: Lightly sour, plum, stone fruit, oak, vanilla, lemon zest, and light funky notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Much like the Cassis, it may not be complex, but it works really well. The Mirabelle plums provides such great flavours and aromas that it’s just so easy to drink.

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.

Tilquin Oude Groseille à Maquereau Verte à l’Ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2019-2020

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Groseille à Maquereau Verte Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 260 gr of green gooseberries by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2019-2020, and a best before date of 24th January 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy golden orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention, and eventually settled to a thin fluffy cap, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Funky, leather, green pepper, green apple, gooseberries, leafy, with a light tartness.
Taste: Light to moderate sour and tartness, funky, leather, green apple, green pepper, gooseberries, oak, green vines, leafy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Interesting aroma and flavours that were a bit more vegetal and leafy than expected, and while I prefer a lot of other fruited lambic from Tilquin, it was still quite enjoyable.