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

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RATINGS: 1026   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4662) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Shared by Joebrew. A very refreshing gueuze, not as sour as some but very enjoyable. Barnyard, yeasty aroma. Cloudy appearance, but no visible sediment. Lots of carbonation. Sour flavor, but very smooth, and soft, fading palate. The kind of gueuze that is mild enough to drink all night.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Thanks to Santa for this. Pours turbid ruddy gold orangish with frothy white head. The aroma is sour mashy and tart fruity, with a lot of citrus and earthy funky notes. The taste is very sour and fruity, with very few free sugars floating around, as you’d expect, a lot of earthy and funky notes, and a very carbonated and lively palate. I tasted this one again the next morning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6501) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle drank with, and thanks to Eric. The aroma hints at something unusual, perhaps deadly. The middle school wrestling mat, sweat, dirty socks, old fruit. It pours a light gold with a nice head. The taste is full of woody, sour, and green apple. Not bad, unusual for sure, but worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Updated rating. 2005 bottle, 375ml, consumed July 2010, courtesy 4.4-40. Wow, what a difference time makes! This delectable brew is infinitely more enjoyable with some bottle conditioning time. At five years, everything seems amplified and, simultaneously, better defined. Apricot, peach, and lemon come into sharp focus, biting with acidity, yet sufficiently subdued by a clean, fruity sweetness and farmy, cheesy yeast. Flavors too seem more complex, igniting the tongue with a nearly bone dry, crisp citric acidity. This stuff clearly needs a good amount of time to really come into its own. Lay some bottles down, and you will be rewarded handsomely.

Original rating, January 2008, relatively fresh 375ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden-tangerine body with a large, foamy, snow white head. Steady carbonation becomes apparent upon close inspection. The head settles surprisingly quickly to a thin layer with a pronounced edge. Minimal globs of sudsy lacing slowly meander their way back into the body. The aroma is tart and lively, with citrus and barnyard funk being the primary players. I pick up alot of lemon, some kumquat, and a touch of sweet-tart green apple. There’s a very faint herbal note that I can’t quite identify. The flavor follows the lead of the nose, though the funkiness is subdued quite a bit. Tart citrus again dominates, but there is a creaminess that cuts down on the funk considerably. The mouthfeel is substantial and perfectly carbonated, enhancing drinkability. A semi-sharp finish is short and dry, ending with a slight tingle in the back of the throat. Overall, a very nice, highly drinkable, forgiving gueuze. This is a nice transition lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2008
MN Winter RB Gathering. Nice earthy grassy saddle leather like character with a touch of green apples. Flavor is tart, but not overly, and leaves a little room for improvement as an almost waxy medicinal character is present, but still very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2008
Yellow pissy colour, a slight haze too. Weak white head. Nice complex aroma, a bit different to Boons other stuff, more vinous and woody, got the usual citrus and funk thing happining though. The body feels more like that of a dry scrumpy than that of a classic gueuze. Lots of cidery flavours too, maybe a slight touch of alcohol detracts from the complexity. Bit of citrus in the finish, not much tartness anywhere to be seen. Not as good as I’d hoped, and a bit of a strange one in all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Yellow hazy color, nice head, good retention sustained by an impressive carbonation. Funky aroma of horse-blanket, wood, and cirus. Flavor is not so tart for a gueuze (my main complaint) although very dry and a little medicinal (acetaminophene?) and some alcohol. The finish could be more precise, a bit too round for my tastes. I’m not too sure I understand why the alcohol content is so high; it does not serve it well. Ok, but not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2003. Strange clear off white colour with a bit of a head. Nice citric sourness in the aroma. Some funk taste but light overall with a nice sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
12.7oz bottle, Best before 25.11.2026. Clear orange with a one finger fizzy white head that fades to a ring before long. Aroma has very tart lemon acidity with lots of old woody dryness. Green apples with cobwebby horseblanket notes. The flavor adds some stale hop bitterness--more than I would have anticipated (3 on a 1-10 scale)--with more fruity sweetness than I had thought from the aroma. Still lemony tart and acidic, but still much more drinkable if new to the style. Dry finish. 8% ABV? You’re kidding. Medium body lightened by the moderate spritzy carbonation. Very good lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Hazy/milky yellowish gold, nice white champagne head. Nose is giant acidic lemon up front, wood and very bright fruits come in, some horsey/urine notes. Flavor is lemon & bracing acidity, grapefruity distillate, some wood, grapes. Some sweetness comes in at the end. Almost some of the rich malt of a flemish red but super fermented out. I find these malty notes very interesting as I’ve never tasted anything quite like it before. Very highly carbonated.


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