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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2552) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Clear gold in color... Aroma of funk, hay, earthy grains, lemon... Flavor is funk, lemon, champagne like mouthfeel and dryness... Champagne on the finish... Tastes like funky champagne ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1121) - CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
Appearance: clear pale amber with a fluffy two fingers of ivory head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: complex, barnyard funk, vinous, woody. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, moderate-strong tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, crisp tart finish. (4/5) Whew… glad I got to drink that one before it went off… Though now I wish I had another one to cellar for another couple of decades! An excellent example of the Flemish Gueuze style, with lots of horseblankety funk and vinous champagne character. (17/20)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1159) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Aromat: kwaskowy, karmelowy, herbatnikowy z akcentami słomy, ziemi i przysłowiowej końskiej derki. Nieco drewna czy owoców (cytrusów, jabłek), natomiast alkohol nie przytłacza.

Wygląd: barwa złota, zamglona. Piana w kolorze cru, drobno pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała. Redukuje się do niewielkiego kożuszka i obwódki wokół ścianek.

Smak: spora kwaskowość, nuty wina owocowego, słodu, pszenicy i stodoły, drewna. Balans mimo wszystko w stronę kwaskową. Pojawia się także alkohol i nieco utlenienia. Goryczka niewyczuwalna, wszak dodaje się tu jedynie stary, zleżały chmiel dla ewentualnych właściwości konserwujących. Pełnia (mimo wysokiego poziomu alkoholu) jedynie średnia, może z plusem, wysycenie umiarkowane do wysokiego i cierpki, alkoholowy (rozgrzewający przełyk) koniec.

Próbowałem rocznik 2010, jednak wypadł najwyżej przeciętnie. Spodziewałem się lepszego balansu i więcej "końskiej derki". Mimo tego tragedii niema, choć cena za to piwo (>20 pln) wydaje się przesadzona.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (845) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2011 Aroma - zesty spice, white grape must, barnyard funk Appearance - hazed pale yellow body, good nucleation. Nice 1 1/2" head. Slowly settles. No lacing. Taste - super barnyard funk, somewhat cheesy. Coriander spice. White flesh fruit. Nice tart. Grape must. Quite complex. Palate - light body, vinuous texture, lively carbonation, and a dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Opaque rusty-orange with minimal head. Smell is quite strong - sour grape, bubblegum, strawberry with lots of funky barnyard aroma. Taste is quite dry and a little tart with lots of fruity grain flavor and "old library", not sure how else to describe it. Finish is not too long.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (1056) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 26, 2015
bottle @Hemeijrik in Hasselt beer and wine? it is so close to champagne and prosecco...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
2011 Bottle from Beergium. Light hazy golden with white bubbly head that disappears quickly. Funky aroma with apples, oak, grain and mineral. Dry taste with apples, pears, citrus and some oak. Funky with lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2015
From 0,375l bottle, BBD: 24.09.2034 Pours almost clear golden liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: funky, brett, light sweet, light floral, apples, vinous, white grapes, spicy, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, funky, brett, spicy, light fruity, apples, grapes, apricots, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, creamy to sticky mouthfeel, long tarty, sour, spicy, adtertaste, Overall: delicious, complexe tarty, spicy, fruity, bitter, well carbonated, enjoyed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1286) - ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle (2006), thanks rayaron. Hazy orange with a white creamy head. Aroma of funk, vinegar, yeast, oak, green apples, leafs, moss.Taste - sweet, medium sourness, fruity, funky, berries, apples, wineous, lemon peel bitterness. Medium-bodied, semi-dry. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle 37.5cl. 2006 vintage, BBD 2030. Hazy orange with small off-white head. Aroma of wild yeast, funky with notes of apricot and apple. Quite sour flavor, funky, notes of vinegar, white wine, lemon and unripe apricot, light citrus peels bitterness, dry. Lively carbonation, light to medium-bodied.


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