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Brewed by Brouwerij F. Boon
Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Lembeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1048   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (739) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2015
375ml Bottle from drinkstore. White wine, apple sour aroma. Apple sour flavour with dry sour finish. Medium sourness. Medium carbonation. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (152) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
37,5cl bottle from Warners at the Bay. Pours cloudy yellow with a big head that quickly dies. Slightly geuzy, fruity nose, apples and grapes. All that also shows in the taste, which is accompanied by a lively carbonization. Slightly sour, in a good way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (114) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2015
38cl. bottle (375ml.). An upgraded version of the Oude Geuze Boon. Higher in alcohol, but with the typical "gueuze" aspects. Geuze as it should be: Orange look, fading foam, sour taste, dry mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fredd_an (128) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Litet vitt huve som som försvinner snabbt. Små grumlig fin glansig smått gyllene bärnstensfärgad öl med fantastisk sur doft & sur smak. Syrliga höslövskompott. Wunderbar! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
Classic ’oude geuze’, bottle of two years old. Actually the continuation of an old ’substyle’ of geuze, where much more old lambic than young lambic is applied, so a bit different (also in its relatively high ABV). Beautifully orangey peach blonde colour, clear with fine, ’champenoise’ fizz supporting a medium, snow white, opening head remaining stable around the edges. Powerful lambic aroma displaying the maturity and nobility of ’malse’ old lambic, suggestions of lemon peel, redcurrant, unripe pears and green plums, sweat but in a ’noble’ kind of way, barnyard, sour yoghurt, wet wood, sorrel, leather (Brett), cellar dust, dry white wine, field flowers... Very complex and extremely elegant, as well as appetizing. Taste follows the aroma perfectly: an extremely refreshing acidity, lemon, sour red berries, starfruit, with minerals in the background and a pointy, champagne-like, fizzy carbonation just as it should be in this style; a ’brut’ dryness is in perfect balance with the fruitiness, remaining firmly in place without becoming wildly estery, and making room for a deep background wheat sourishness and a gentle, faintly sweetish bready maltiness, upon which the complex structure of the old lambic is built: tart lactic acidity joining the initial lemon acidity, woody tannins creeping in only to intensify in the finish, and of course the leathery, drying, funky Brettanomyces effect; finishes long, woody and mouth-watering dry, with lingering tartness, a subtle hint of lingering bready malt sweetishness and strong oaky tannins, as well as a late and brief hop bitterishness, adding further structure and complexity. Somewhat different indeed, but interesting in letting the reserved, mature funkiness of the old lambic come to full glory. In being somewhat more ’easy-going’ and mellow than the regular Oude Geuze (or, for that matter, most old geuzes from other producers), this could mistakenly be interpreted as a ’simple’ and introductory example of the style, but I think this is to be fully appreciated only by those who have a thorough understanding of the difference between young and old lambic. Besides this, this was the first ever ’oude geuze’ I tasted, many years ago, so it is good to revisit it now, after years of gathering knowledge of the beer world. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (632) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
In bottiglia da 75cl, Vintage 2010. Colore giallo dorato, velata con schiuma fine e mediam persistente. Aroma pulito, e frizzante con sentori di cuoio, frutta gialla sotto spirito. al palato buona scorrevolezze e discreta secchezza. la bevuta viene rovinata da una netta nota di zolfo molto fastidiosa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle: (2009 vintage, BB2032) Hazy.....light yellow gold with a small white head. Musty apple/peach aroma. Taste is basement funk, tart fruit... Soft, but nicely sour.... Very good...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1036) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle 375ml. Small white layer diminishing. Fizzy with a hazy peach color. Aroma is apples, wine, yeast, citrus and light gasoline or nail polish remover. Taste is sour, slightly hay. Acidic and fresh of green leaves or nettles.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMR (423) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
Tried a bottle from 2011. This is a wonderful Gueuze with a very nice sour taste. It is very nice dry and sparkling.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atrox (299) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Orange colour with low but good head. Sour aroma, vinegar, barnyard, fruits. Taste is medium sour, fruity with belgian notes. Drinkable and refreshing.


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