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

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RATINGS: 1013   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Floral apples in the nose. Taste is very hoppy, wildly fermented. There is an oakiness and bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2007
From a 375mL Bottle. Generously shared by arjoseph. Somewhat hazy, golden honey colored pour with a large head of fizzy white. Some acetonish alcohol qualities present in the nose, muddying up the fermented lemons and musty leather that lies beneath. Light bodied, thinly carbonated mouthfeel. Lightly toasted, crackery malt up front on the palate. Mildly acidic, dusty lemons mingle with some lactic wheat. Some barnyard funk and gentle white grape tannins remind me of an over-aged pinot grigio. A bit of a metallic taste lingers in the finish. This bottle was definitely below expectation, but due to the variation of the style, its definitely one to revisit. Thanks for sharing, Andy!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle at Dulle Griet, Gent 06-12-07 Poured cloudy amber with a thin white rim of bubbles. Quite stunning taste, soft sour nose, wonderfully easy drinking and oh so refreshing, nice dryness at the end, Im sat here at my computer tapping in those notes and reliveing every sip of this beer truly a wonderful beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Bottl.e Hazy orange coloured with a huge white head. Light acidic aroma of fruits, wood, brett and berries. Light acidic and fruity flavour of apples, wood and berries. Tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3260) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
hazy golden color. Poured into a thin flute glass. Huge white head with really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is your typical horse blanket, barnyard smells you get from a good lambic, but it seems to be intensified, and more prominent than i have ever smelled before. Flavour is a smack in the face! So sour, super sour, easily the sourest Geuze/lambic i have ever had, but im really enjoying it though. Leave a very nice citrc sourness on my palate that im enjoying long after the beer is gone.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
375mL bottle. Deep Golden Color, white head, great lacing. Aroma is tart (like a bag of sweetarts), bready, and yeasty. Flavor has an unique sweet acetic medium sourness, tart, straw, barnyard... in a good way. Pinot Gris, Apple Cider. Perfect. Balanced. Very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle from Hopduvel, Gent. Cloudy amber with a big white head. Aromas of tart fruit, citrus acidity and the farmyard. The flavour was of yeast with more tart fruit and a very dry, mouth-puckering finish with some warming alcohol. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2007
On tap @ Brew Kettle 10/5/07: Deep golden amber w/ a lasting just off white head. Classic aroma of lambic... Cat urine and baby diaper fecal aromas at first, but becomes lightly herbal and earthy, sour, lightly acetic and overall just funky! Malt overshadowed by everything else, but pils maltish. That same funky, fecal aroma seems to come through in the flavor, at least its what I might thing fecal would be... Mildly tart, not overly sour, and oddly enough, lightly bitter finish possibly caused by the extreme dryness. Also more funk, light sugary and green apple flavors. Aftertaste is herbal, dry, acidic not unlike the aftertaste of vomit after leaving the mouth... Very sharp bile like flavor, but thats just my opinion! Light body, medium CO2, dry, puckering m/f. Not a fan! I rate this as my personal feeling on this particular beer, and my dislike of the style. It is how I personally feel about it, and does it should not reflect poorly on the craftsmaship of said beer. In itself it is a fine representation of a lambic to be enjoyed by sour beer lovers... Rated mostly on style and craftmanship opposed to my personal feeling about the beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 3, 2007
33cl bottle via tever. Succulent tart apple skin, white tea edges and sweet lemongrass and lemoncello. Ah, that lovely farmyard character and unique blast of acidity. So delightful. Acts a little restrained, but really on point and enjoyable. Pours with a sheen of opal through a lightly milky brass colored liquor. A top a quietly settling foam of bread color bubbles. Flavor is a gentle, washing rendition, with really poignant chestnut, floral and settled almonds. A curt bite of Buddhas hand makes the sensation replete. Chews into some earthy cheese and mushroom, before gliding on a tart dryness perfumed with conifer branches. Body edges maybe a little thin and quick, but it has all the nice flavors and a good cottony long smack. Airy. Nice, but not all the way there. Thanks Tom!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (9596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 375ml bottle (Porterhouse, Dublin) (7:3:8:4:15=3.7)
On the brown side of orange, little head. Similar to their ordinary oude, beatifully crisp sharp brett. Tart on the tongue, refreshing, and with a huge woody malty body left behind. Covers the alcohol perfectly.
Rerate: 375ml bottle (Pudel, Tallinn) (8:4:8:4:16=4.0)
Super apricotty sharp aroma, love the gently sour lambic components. Perhaps a little too crisp in the palate, but the crispness is boosted by an incredible geuze aspect which is phenominally stealthy. Really, it doesnt taste so sharp at all, but my lips are about to break out into cold sores as my flesh is dissolved as I drink this. Such a beautiful lambic body, has just the light hints of the wheat component, and the sourness is just perfect. The apricot never leaves the experience, not does the woody esters. However, this is just a stunning geuze, and Id rather drink another bottle than write more.


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