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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1015   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (806) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bouteille 375ml, 2010, gracieuseté de noeffix, merci Phil! Couleur dorée translucide, mousse blanche évanescente, bulle rappelant le champagne. Arôme de fromage vieilli, funk, pomme acide,un peu poussiéreux, vinaigre de cidre. Goût de levures sauvages, bonne acidité, touche d’alcool, un peu terreux, funk. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (561) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
(2010 bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Oct 31 2014) Pours a hazy orange-gold with a large bubbly white head and no lace. Aroma has lots of bright citrus, funky musty notes, wet vegetation, only slightly earthy, maybe a hint sweet. On the palate, bright citrus sourness, tart juicy stone fruit and a noticeable sweet malt core, but decent helping of funky barnyard, lightly salty cheese notes, bit of wood towards the finish. Lactic type of sour character is mostly offset by sweetness of malt, slight drying alcohol presence in finish, lingering herbal notes. Medium bodied with crisp effervescent carb. A bit more malty than average but a fairly straightforward, reasonably sour gueuze. Perhaps not as exciting as I had hoped for, but an end of night beer so I may need to revisit it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1362) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2014
2009 Bottle from Öllepood nr2, pärnu. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma is sour apple, earth and fruity. Taste is sour, peach, earth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2426) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Old rating rerated 20.10.2014, 0,375l bottle (2010 vintage) shared with a colleague @ hotel room in Ulsteinvik:
Small slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild sour-ish grassy, wet hay, oak, dried sour-ish fruits, sour socks, sorrel, hints of butterscotch and dried tropical fruits. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, oak, heather, berry skin, harsh grass, sour socks, medicine, wood, bark, sorrel, hints of butterscotch. Medium bitterness, dry slightly harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1415) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
(2010 vintage) Tart acidic aroma, with just a hint of funk and fruit. Pours a hazy orange with a growing huge white head. Sour, complex, and refreshing. There’s the nice sharp bite there with enough carbonation to cut through most foods. Light on the palate with a lingering sour note. This is a fine example of the style, and one you should try if you like sours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle, 2008 vintage. No head or carbonation. hazy golden pour. Tart aftertaste. Nicely balanced. Aged well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2576) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Shared 2009 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with frothy, soft white head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was funk, tartness, light fruit, citrus, a hint of sweetness, and light spice. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation, the taste was as the nose, plus lightly sour, with some alcohol presence that wasn’t necessarily warming, but interacted well, dry finishing, and quite a refreshing palate cleanser.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Can’t believe this is the first time rating this one! Pours a lively clear dark golden with a big white head. Aroma explodes with citrus and funk while being poured and sitting on the table. Very dusty, dank, cobwebby and old cellar on closer inspection, still with the citrus and big funky notes. Flavor is light to light moderate sweet and moderate to heavy sour, citrus fruits on the palate and major funky, barnyard and horse blanket notes coming out. Medium bodied with light moderate carbonation. I expected this to be pretty decent, but it’s better than my expectations. Certainly at this vintage it’s an excellent Geuze.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (881) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 22, 2014
Sour grapes on aroma...thin sparkling body. Flavors of citrus and wood. Acidic aftertaste. Very nice Lambic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enegaard (64) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle, 2010. For me this is a very straight, middle of the road sour. Super delicious, but in the light of other sours I’ve had recently, this one seems a bit too straight forward for me to turn back to. But I’d always enjoy it and recommend it to anyone who wants a good, sour, funky Gueuze.


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