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Tilquin Oude Rhubarbe À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2021-2022

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

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

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2021-2022, and a best before date of 4th November 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had pretty good retention and eventually settled to a nice thin cap while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, earthy, rhubarb, lime, leafy, oak.
Taste: Lightly sour, green, earthy, rhubarb, lemon, with light woody notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: While the aroma was okay, I enjoyed the taste which was nicely balanced.

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Tilquin Oude Pinot Meunier À l’ancienne

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7.9%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of spontaneous fermentation, the Old Pinot Meunier Tilquin is made from the fermentation of 250g of grapes by liter of lambic. The grapes were grown biodynamically by our neighbours at Domaine W. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented in the bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
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 11th March 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice looking pinkish orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention, but eventually settled to a ring around the glass while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Grape skin, grape, funky, oak, with green and citrus zesty notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, funky, grape skin, grapes, grapefruit, citrus zest, oak, earthy, with light gooseberry notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Loved the appearance of this beer. The aroma and taste was interesting, but it was definitely more green and earthy than expected. It’s good, but not one of my favourites of the grape lambics from Tilquin.

Tilquin x Rulles Cassis Rullquin

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin x Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends
Other Notes: 2020-2021

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of mixed fermentation, the Cassis Rullquin is made from the fermentation of 160 g of blackcurrants by liter in a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune and 1/8 of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
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 16th March 2031. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a slight purple tint, with a two and a half finger fluffy tanned head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, damp wood, blackcurrant, mixed dark berries, very light roast, with notes of apple peel.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, blackcurrant, mixed dark berries, green apple, dried cherry, coffee, caramel, oak, with a very light roasty note.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This worked well as the cassis blended well with the brune and in my opinion was an improvement over the original Rullquin. Drinks really easy and is enjoyable.

Tilquin x Rulles Rullquin

Brewery: Gueuzerie Tilquin x Brasserie Artisanale de Rulles
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – non-Lambic Blends
Other Notes: 2019-2020

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Beer of mixed fermentation, the Rullquin is obtained from a blending of 7/8 of Rulles Brune and 1/8 of 1 year old lambics, which has matured for 8 months on oak barrels. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, this beer is refermented for 6 months in the bottle.

My rating: 4-
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, with a neck label of 2019-2020, and a best before date of 12th March 2030. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a copper hue and a very nice two finger beige head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, green apple, dried cherries, light roast, cocoa, caramel, and a slight hazelnut nuttiness.
Taste: Tart, green apple, grapes, vinegar, dried cherry, caramel, cocoa, milk chocolate, with very light roasty notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was blended well with interesting aroma and flavours, and was enjoyable to drink.

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.