Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Gueuze
What the brewers say
“It has a fresh lemony nose. The taste is tart and dry but has a certain roundness and sweet complexity. It also has a slight dry bitterness because of the tannins in oak barrels used.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderately strong malt, light acidity, notes of pineapple, peach, apri- cot, strawberry, and plum with a slightly sharp Brett. Fruit jumps out along with the acidity—so much fruit character that it’s hard to imagine no fruit was added. Incredibly complex aroma.”
Flavor: “Tons of peach notes along with a nice tartness that carries through. Hints of raspberry along with a subtle citrus note. Fruity notes throughout— orange, lemon, pineapple, and peach. Moderate sharp Brett, moderate acidity, light pepper notes, moderate apricot, light coconut. High carbonation presents all the flavors and aromas.
Overall: “Big fruity fun! There’s even a bit of coconut coming through that works well with the big fruit and touch of bitter-zest Brett. Incredible complexity between the tartness and fruitiness and a fantastic fresh peach character that really shines. High carbonation keeps it light and drinkable.”