The Quetsche Tilquin à l’ancienne (6.4% alc / vol) is a spontaneous fermentation beer obtained from the fermentation of destoned fresh purple plums (variety Prune de Namur or Quetsche véritable d’Alsace, close to the Damson) in a blend of 1 and 2 years old lambics for a period of 4 months. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, it is re-fermented in the bottle for a minimum period of 3 months. The lambics used were fermented and matured in our own oak barrels at the blendery. They are made from worts brewed by Boon, Lindemans, Girardin and Cantillon.
The taste is slightly tart but also fruity and round which makes this Quetsche à l’ancienne may be more accessible for non-experts or less sophisticated palates. It also has a slight dryness from the skin of the plums. The nose perceives a plum brandy perfume.
|Beer made from 60% malted barley and 40% wheat|
|When boiling, only aged hops are used|
|Natural contamination by the air during cooling|
|The day after brewing, contaminated wort is brought to blendery and pumpt into oak barrels|
|Spontaneous fermentation in oak barrels for a period of 1 to 2 years|
|Fermentation of fresh plums in the lambic in stainless steel tanks for a period of four months|
|Blending and then refermentation in the bottle for minimum 3 months|
|The final concentration of fruit is at least 250 grams of fruit per liter of lambic|
|Average production time : 2 years|