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Tilquin Oude Myrtille Sauvage À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2018-2019

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Bier met spontane gisting, de Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin is verkregen door het gisting van 200 gr wilde bosbessen per liter van lambiek. Niet gefilterd en niet gepasteuriseerd, dit bier is hergist op fles.

(translated to English) Spontaneous fermentation beer, the Oude Myrtille Sauvage Tilquin is obtained by the fermentation of 200 gr wild blueberries per liter of lambic. Not filtered and not pasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2018-2019, and a best before date of 21st March 2029. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark reddish purple colour with an orange hue and an almost two fingered pink head, that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Blueberry, blueberry skin, leather, funk, lemon, peppery spice, and notes of oak.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blueberry, light sweetness, blueberry skin, oak, funk, hay and lemon.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and enjoyable with good blueberry and balance between the sour, sweet and funky flavours.

Tilquin Oude Cassis À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2018-2019

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Bier met spontane gisting, de Oude Cassis Tilquin is verkregen door het gisting van 200 gr zwarte bessen per liter van lambiek. Niet gefilterd en niet gepasteuriseerd, dit bier is hergist op fles.

(translated to English) Spontaneous fermentation beer, the Oude Cassis Tilquin is obtained by the fermentation of 200 gr black currants per liter of lambic. Not filtered and not pasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2018-2019, and a best before date of 25th March 2029. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish orange brown colour with a slightly more than one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a very thin but replenishing cap, while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Wonderful blackcurrant, with light notes of funk and oak.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, blackcurrant, oak, with notes of funk.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It may not be as complex as other great lambics, but I really love blackcurrant flavours and this has it in spades. Super enjoyable and easy to drink. I could just keep drinking this over and over again.

Tilquin Oude Pinot Gris À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 8.4%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: 2017-2018

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Pinot Gris Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 280 gr of Pinot Gris grapes by liter of lambic. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.6

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2017-2018, and a best before date of 21st December 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly to a small lasting collar around the glass, while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Apple peel, yeast, doughy, green apple, white grape, vinous, oak, with some light funky notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, white grape, vinous, oak, straw, funky, apricot, with some light pear and citrusy grapefruit and lemon notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Excellent, super enjoyable. The aroma was perfect, followed by great flavours, complexity, lots of fruit, and vinous, balanced with oak and funk. Looks like I’ll need more for my cellar.

Hanssens Oude Kriek Handgeplukte Schaerbeekse Krieken

Brewery: Hanssens Artisanaal
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale fermented with sour cherries and aged oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a notched bottled on date of January 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark ruby red colour with thin to minimal head, and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet fruity, cherry, marzipan, acetone, oak and balsamic notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, sharp, acetic, cherry, vinegar, oak, lemon juice.
Mouthfeel: Sharp, acetic, acidic, medium bodied, with soft carbonation (but maybe feels like more because it’s so sharp).
Overall: In classic Hanssens style, it’s sharp and acidic, but luckily it’s got good cherry and oak notes, that help with what may seem harsh.

Boon Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek

Brewery: Brouwerij Boon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Oude Kriek Boon with 250g/l “Schaarbeekse cherries” is a unique taste experience. These powerful cherries of Belgian origin, harvested in 2018, support the mellow and soft sourish flavour of the lambic with a very powerful, but balanced cherry expression.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, 2018 vintage, with a best before date of 3rd April 2039. Poured into a Boon stemmed glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy ruby red colour with a slightly more than two fingered pink head that had decent retention and eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and sour, cherry, lightly tart and some floral notes.
Taste: Good balance of sweet and sour cherry, tart, oak, and light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: While the amount of funk is low, there is a good amount of cherry and a nice balance between sweet and sour flavours. Enjoyable, worth trying again.