Tilquin Oude Gewurtz à l'Ancienne 750ml Bottle
Oude Gewürzt Tilquin à l'Ancienne is spontaneously fermented and contains 250g of Gewürztraminer grapes per liter of lambic. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and refermented in the bottle. Blended in the 20|21 season and bottled at 8.4% abv, it was first released in 2021.
Oude Gewürzt Tilquin à l'Ancienne is spontaneously fermented and contains 250g of Gewürztraminer grapes per liter of lambic. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and refermented in the bottle. Blended in the 20|21 season and bottled at 8.4% abv, it was first released in 2021. The brewery was founded in 2009 by Pierre Tilquin, a bio-engineer and holder of a PhD in statistical genetics. Prior to opening the blendery, he studied brewing science in Leuven, apprenticed at some of the major breweries in Belgium, including Huyghe Brewery, 3 Fonteinen and Cantillon. Tilquin produces blends of one, two, and three-year-old lambics with wort acquired from Boon, Lindemans, Girardin, and Cantillon for the Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne. While the first 2010-2011 labeled release of Oude Gueuze was reportedly a blend of just one and two-year-old lambics, all subsequent batches have been blends of one, two, and three-year-old lambics. The first known bottling of the gueuze occurred in December 2010 and was labelled as "1ier soutirage" (1st racking). Tilquin has consistently produced lambic blends in 750ml and 375ml bottles for export every year since its opening. In February 2012, Tilquin introduced its first fruited lambic with the release of a very limited batch of Oude Quetsche Tilquin à L'Ancienne, sold in 750ml bottles. The initial batch was limited to purchases at the brewery, but a second batch produced in January 2013 saw widespread release in Europe and North America later the same year. It was debuted to coincide with the 2013 Toer de Geuze. In 2012, Gueuzerie Tilquin joined HORAL, the High Council for Artisanal Lambic Beers. Tilquin is the first HORAL member outside of Flanders and lies just 200 meters past the language border in the French-speaking municipality of Rebecq. In March 2015, the Belgian daily newspaper La Capitale reported that 75% of Gueuzerie Tilquin's production was reserved for export with 40% of that being sent solely to the United States. Tilquin also participated in the 10th Anniversary Toer de Geuze in 2015. The weekend also saw the release of Tilquin's second fruited lambic, Oude Mûre Tilquin à l'Ancienne, a lambic fruited with blackberries. In addition to the Toer de Geuze, Tilquin also hosted an English beer festival. In 2017, Tilquin began to expand their capacity with several more stainless steel tanks. These tanks will be used to continue larger scale production of fruited lambics following the first experimental fruit series.
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