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: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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Frank Boon writes: Foeder # 10 was originally made for "Brauhaus Nurnberg" in Nurnberg, Germany in +/- 1890.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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3571) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
Clear copper of color. An aroma of earth, horseback, wet dog, sour, weak sweets, wood and oak. A flavor of wood, oak and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NosirIwont (2102) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
Hand tapped on plastic bottle 2 weeks prior to tasting. ’Boon To Be Wild’. Pours a pale golden colour with a small greyish-white head. Brett aroma. Sugary sweet. Notes of horse blanket. Flavour is tart to sour with brett notes. Horse blanket. Dry. Finish is dry, bitter and sour. Overall pretty good, but a bit one-sided. 25.09.10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours an orange color with no head. Has a fruity funky sour horseblanket aroma. Sour tart fruity funky wood flavor. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ErasmusRome (14) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2011
Buono al naso, molto interesssante, pero troppo acetilico e fastidioso a lungo andare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Draught @ Brasserie 4:20 (Rome) - Deep bright amber appearance, intense fruited aroma, apple, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is tart, complex, winey, quite sour, with some wood notes. Medium/full body, honey stiffness. The alcool completely disappears.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 3, 2011
Denso, pieno,corposo, legnoso, in bocca letteralmente esplode, di una complessità inimmaginabile. Eccezionale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, as Boon to be Wild
Hazy amber color, with a distinctive fine perlage. The aroma is very wild indeed, also pervasive, full and fulfilling, moldy cellar, with old timber beams and barrels...
The body is strong and quite round, with malt and strong Bretts flavor; there is some residual sweetness, and a light fruity touch; also a very nice vinous touch; the sourness is not aggressive. There is also some alcohol presence, and this is probably the only note out of tune here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
A Mes rate. Tap at the amazing Brasserie 4:20
A superb looking straight lambic. Slightly hazy solid gold body with a perfect lick of a white head. This is just about the best straight lambic I’ve had. I can’t believe it’s 10%. It’s so soft yet punishingly sharp at the same time. My god, I could get messy on this, like really quickly. There is an amazing hit of something that I can only describe as strawberries and cream. Huge kick of aggressive sourness in the initial flavour, a big warm cuddle in the finish. This is a stellar beer. Easy the best from Boon. Looking at the rest of the rates either I am mental or this is much better than it has been elsewhere. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11610) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Funky barnyard aroma with grass and grapefruit. Sweet funky flavour with some hay notes. Both tart and bitter finish

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