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Tilquin Gueuze – Draft Version

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 4.8%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Gueuze)
Other Notes: Draft version

Brewer Description: (from website) The Gueuze Tilquin – draft version (4,8% alc/vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the blending of a low alcohol lambic (called Meerts or March beer) with 1 and 2 years old lambics matured in oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, it is re-fermented in stainless steel kegs or in Keykegs 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 tart, dry and refreshing. The nose is fresh and lemony. An ideal light gueuze for terraces in the summer and for discovering the beers of spontaneous fermentation.

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

Intro: A 250ml draft pour into a Tilquin gueuze glass at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.
Appearance: A lightly hazy orange colour with a just over one finger creamy white head that had decent retention and left nice curtain lacing.
Aroma: Strong barnyard funk, lemon peel, light vinegar and chalk.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, green apple, lemon peel, funk and oak.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice, complex and easy drinking.

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Cantillon Cuvée Moeder Lambic Kriek

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: aka Cantillon Kriekenlambik

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) Cantillon Cuvée Moeder is a kriek blend made specifically for the two Moeder Lambic bars in Brussels. Whereas Cantillon Kriek contains 200 grams per liter of Turkish cherries and the Lou Pepe Kriek contains 300 grams per liter (g/l) of Schaerbeekse cherries, this unique kriek blend is made with of 200 grams per liter of Turkish cherries and 100 grams per liter of Schaerbeekse cherries.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.55
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 250ml pour from the cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark ruby red colour with an almost two finger frothy pink head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, almond and marzipan.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, almond, marzipan and a touch of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very refreshing and just so easy to drink.

Cantillon Cuvée Moeder Lambic Framboise

Brewery: Brasserie Cantillon
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: aka Cantillon Frambozenlambik

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) Cantillon Frambozenlambik is a cask framboise served on hand pump at Moeder Lambic and other bars and festivals around Belgium. It is not carbonated, though sparkler tap nozzles are sometimes used to create some head when this beer is poured.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.38
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 250ml pour from the cask at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.
Appearance: Ruby red in colour with a big frothy two finger pink head that had great retention and some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, raspberry creamsicle.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry and a touch of lime.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and refreshing.

Tilquin Quetsche – Draft Version

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.3%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Draft version

Brewer Description: (from lambic.info) Quetsche Tilquin (Draught Version) is a fruited, blended lambic created by combining a low alcohol lambic beer called Meerts (from Boon) and one- and two-year-old lambics. According to the blendery, it is comprised of 50% meerts and 50% lambic, in order to keep the ABV down. No 3-year-old lambic is in the draught version. The fruit concentration is the same as the bottle version – at least 250g/l of plums – and it is typically 5.3% ABV.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 250ml draft pour into a Tilquin gueuze glass at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with minimal white head and no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, plum, lemon, mixed berries and light funk.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, plum, lemon zest and oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, balanced and refreshing.

3 Fonteinen Speling van het Lot VI.i: Witte Perzik Raw & Uncut

Brewery: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Peach lambik with 4.5 months of maceration in a wooden barrel. The white peaches originate from Ludo Rosseels, the last grower of native peaches in Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen “Speling van het Lot” (Twist of Fate) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and/or blends. Witte Perzik (Raw & Uncut) is the result of a barrel maceration of de-stoned white peaches on young lambic for about 4.5 months. In July 2017 we met with the last grower of native peaches in Belgium. Since the seventies, the number of stone fruit growers in the region of Hageland (in between the city of Leuven and the province of Limburg) plummeted due to the cheaper transport from the south of Europe. With a few hectares of fields left, Ludo Rosseels specialises in white and yellow peach varieties, apricots, prunes and vineyard peaches. Give this peach lambic the time to open up and to let it evolve in the glass. Taste, savour and experience with the best of friends, old and new.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.47
My ratebeer.com rating:

Intro: A 750ml bottle at 3 Fonteinen lambik-O-droom, blend n°1, season 17/18, bottled on 27th November 2017 with a best before date of 26th October 2037. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen ballon glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Peach, peach skin, light leather and light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, fresh peaches, peach skin, light mineral and funk.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful peach aromas and flavours. I can just keep on drinking this.