In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Quetsche

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.”