Boon Lambic Foeder # 10 (Boon to be Wild)
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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Lembeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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A special keg only "single foeder strong lambic". 100 kegs produced.

Frank Boon writes: Foeder # 10 was originally made for "Brauhaus Nurnberg" in Nurnberg, Germany in +/- 1890. The staves are 90 mm thick and the content is 6800 lit. It survived the destruction of Nurnberg in WW II because it was shipped to France for wineaging in Gigondas. Ten years ago it came to Boon Brewery, it had 4 times Lambic and in 2007 it was used for a strong Lambic to age for 3 years. One american lady that tasted it said it was "Boon to be Wild". Maybe a good name to use.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Draft at 4:20, courtesy of Alex - grazie signore! Hazy golden color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of dusty grapefruit. Taste is intense pepper, dust, earth. Shows its strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Boon born to be wild. on tap at mikkeller... Pours a deeper apple cidery orange brown pour. Thin flimsy barely just off-white head... Aroma of sharp, mostly sour gueuze aroma, somewhat green still and fresh... Flavors are sharp and sour, not acidic. Curly akin to a sweeter gueuze. Resembles 3fomt straffe winter as a stronger, boozy type of lambic. Heavier bodied for a sour given the strength but doesn’t take away from it overall. Pretty lively carbonation that holds up well actually. 8/4/7/4/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Tap at 4:20, Rome. Pours hazy gold with a thick, white head. Sharp, leathery, sour fruit nose. Lightly sweet, heavy grass, leather, hay, some sharp fruits. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Tangy, modest sour finish, slight sugars, some wood and leather. Bit of kick. Nice. (4.0)

Keg at Mikkeller & Friends - Copenhagen. Still very good stuff. Quite dry, lots of grassy bite. (3.8)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (4659) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2011
On tap at Mikkeller Bar as Boon to be Wild. Cloudy, deep golden colour. Solid lemony lambik nose, hints of wood as well. Biting dry, woody, hints of talc, lemony flavours. Great to see Boon making some wild stuff, too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
Nose is heavy yeast, barn yard, some sour fruit and later a warm cherry note, feel is medium, carb is fat and heavy, taste is ’aggressively’ sour, not.unpleasant, though, sauv blanc bitterness, sweet orange, then quite hravy bitter lemony hops notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at 4:20 bar in Rome. Copper with vague haze. Lasting white head. Sour characterful aroma. Really interesting in mouth with a mixture of wood and blue cheese. Really in teresting and really quite lovely. Alcohol makes it a little sweet I guess. But took me ages to drink just because it was interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
golden amber color. Hay, leather, apricots and strawberries. The mouth is very very sour . lots of funk and Brett going on. Apricots, earth and hay. Great sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap at The Trappist in Oakland. Hazy golden-orangish-reddish color with basically no head. Great funky lambic aroma, earthy and musty with honey and a hint of sweaty -bals. The flavor is excellent. Funky with a good amount of malty sweetness - but not too much by any means. The blanket of the horse is evident. Medium-bodied with minimal carbonation and milder acidity. A very nice lambic, which even compared well to Cantillon beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a low cream colored head. Tart/sour aroma with malt and light earthiness. Tart/sour flavor with light acetic notes, oak, and light earth. Medium bodied. Tart/sour lingers with light acetic notes, oak, and light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
10% Oude lambik? Had to give this one a try. Coming after sampling a couple stellar fruit lambics from Cantillon, the contrast was huge. Very light on carbonation a virtually no head. Deep gold appearance. Sweet aroma with honey, toffee, and complex Brett fruitiness and dusty bite. Huge body and sweetness for a lambik. There is no mistaking this for less than its strength. The acidity is there with a nice vinous touch, but the body and sweetness (toffee and honey again) almost completely obscure it. Light boon farmyard character sharpening things up but pretty mellow. Smooth stuff overall. Warming in the finish. This is like the barley wine of the lambic family. A true keeping beer.

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