Style: Fruited Lambic
Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Quetsche
What the brewers say
“A spontaneous fermentation beer of destoned fresh purple plums and a blend of 1- and 2-year-old lambics. The aroma is of plum brandy, and the taste is slightly tart but fruity with a slight dryness.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Nice tart, fruity character with a bit of spice (almost comes across as cinnamon or ginger). Touch of sweet- ness, light plum, apricot, peach, and strawberry. Tart lactic with some earthy Brett notes and a hint of smoke.”
Flavor: “The fruit notes in this beer come through very nicely: peach, apricot, pluot, and plum. Moderately strong sweetness and fruit-skin tannic bitterness with a light cherry aftertaste. The acidic, lactic tart character helps to build this beer and dances with the fruit notes. Nice Brett notes help to finish this beer and dry it out.”
Overall: “Fun sour with the fruit melding with the lactic. The Brett character adds good complexity. There are slight notes of tannic fruit skins, with some lighter notes of stone-fruit goodness. The sour tartness and fruit character played into each other very well. Sweet but not overly sweet.”
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