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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
(2003) Light brown colored, cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Geuze aroma with dry fruits and sour lemon. Medium bodied. Flavor is also good for itís style: dryness dominates with hints of fruity lemon. Nothing special to say, ok lambic then.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2008
Clear to hazy amber color with a small white head. Dry aroma of oranges. Extremely dry and lovely flavor; citric and tart. Starts off with a very citric dry taste but as the drink evolves during the experience it becomes more soft and almost has a "champagnesque" feeling to it. Bitter palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
Bottle. Poured orange with a surprising amount of initial white fizz, though the head settled down quickly and left nothing behind as it sat and warmed up. The nose on this was wonderful, tart like apple cider with some horsey brett notes. Flavors of the same, a funky tart and sour that fills the whole mouth. Dry and not sweet, occasional bubbles bursting in the mouth, couldnít have told you this was 8% at all. My first gueze, so I canít put it line with others, but this was fantastic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle from nolankowal on 3/7/08. Strong carbonation easily pushes the cork out when the cage is removed. Initial skunky saaz hop aroma. Lots of farmhouse funk. Iím guessing itís going to be very dry. Yellow color. Small bubble head that is small, but lingers because of continuous replenishing from the carbonation in the liquid. Really great to smell. Taste is dry and lightly sour. Easy to drink. Wonderful. 4.1-4.2...yeah, Iím crazy, but I like me sours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2008
375 from Flaco Alto, I bought a bottle today and his arrived in the mail guessing its older canít quite tell from the back. Pours orange with a off white head that faded nicely to a ring. Nose is big and sour and barnyard. The taste is sour, acidic and slightly furity. I was kind of expecting more here. I like this but it is not my favorite gueze yet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2008
From By The Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Poured a yellowish, clear fizzy white-straw body. Great example of a lambic. Crisp, effervescent, dry, and clean. Like a fine champagne, I could indulge in this all day. Sparkles in the belly and brings a smile to the face.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Re-rate 7/14/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. 2008 vintage. Aroma is oaky and lemony. Sour-bitter flavor, oaky and lemony. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5

Re-rate 3/6/11: Bottle at ZBF 2011. 2005 vintage. Clear golden. Funky aroma of wild yeast, some citrus, leathery notes and a bit of alcohol. Tasty sour flavor. Medium-bodied. 7/3/8/4/15=3.7

(3/1/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas.Cloudy orange. Aroma of oak and lots of citrus. Sour and really dry barnyard flavor with a rather big bitterness in the finish a tiny bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Good, but I think something (I canít really define what) was a bit off-putting about this one. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2118) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle. Not sure what year, it has been in my house for a year already. Pours out a golden color with a little bit of a white head on it. Smell has some lemons and a little bit of oak flavor. It was not as sour tasting as I thought it should be; and it had a little bit more sweetness than I am used to in a lambic. It was still a good beer, interesting and unique, but not my favorite guezue by any means.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle received via trade with jayg. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average, fizzy, white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), light hops (grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of bubble gum and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, fizzy carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pepsican (1486) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Poured gold with no head. Light citrusy funk aroma. Flavor is lemon, funky grapefruit, apples. Finished pretty acidic, but about normal for the style. Medium carbonation.


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