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

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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2006
From bottle (Bought March 05) 375ml. Poured amber yellow with big bubbly, creamy, white head. Long lasting head all the way to the last drop. Aroma of funky cheese and or feet. Flavor very much earthy, pine, and honey. Tart. As it warmed the flavors meshed and mellowed into a sweet berry flavor. Very very dry finish. Full carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Luckily this stuff is 100% bone dry, as when I tried to stop the gushing bottle by putting cork back on top, I sprayed my Boon 15 feet across the room in a direct shot to my laptop. But, as it is so dry, cleanup was a breeze and luckily I have no sticky keys.

Interestingly enough, the beer seems rather flat. It is still pouring with a nice head and there is carbonation rising but you donít really feel it in the mouth. Comes across as rather flat, with a nice bit of sourness and a lot of paper. Not much brett. The beer shines much more in its exceptional aroma, with a pungent acidity, layers of lemon and a dank cellar, powerful and brilliant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Golden/orangey dark beer with a good strong white head. The aroma is plainly sour and the flavour is nicely sour and quite sparking. Overall a good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Slightly cloudy peach-colored body. Very strongly sour aroma, with a lot of wheat and yeastyiness. Somewhat wine-like. Maybe this bottle isnít as good as the others have rated since thereís such a discrpancy in taste. Very mild lambic, fruity - tart, but not too sour. Lots of honey flavor, but no sweetness (as expected).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Iíve never seen a bottle of beer labeled "best before 2025" - cool - cloudy golden pour, with a very small head of HUGE bubbles - the aroma is of a very dry white wine, with some hints of oak - very dry flavor, even for a lambic - I braced myself for an extreme sourness and brett funk, but neither really materialized (at least not nearly as much as I expected them to) - quite soft carbonation - very acidic (I had heartburn within a few sips) - quite vinous, with a very strong wood character - a light, refreshing, and easy to drink lambic - thatís kind of a first for me, and Iím not sure if itís a good or a bad thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours clear golden with a champagne like head. Aroma is of sauvignon blanc grape skins with an acidic, malic bite and a certain woody earthiness from the brett. The body is bone dry, no two ways about it. The flavors are acidic as all hell and are complimented by a soft winey oakiness that lends a velvety vanilla character. Really lovely and refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Lasting white head over a very muddy orange pour. Nice subtle nose, not overly sour as one might expect. Flavor is balanced for a lambic - not too sweet, not too sour. An underlying wood tone lies beneath the other flavors of tart chardonnay and even a little citrus. Champagne texture with lots of bubbles. Gueze is not a variety I have a lot of experience with, but this one was quite enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 375ml bottle, vintage 2000
Consumed at Kulminator, Antwerp, May 2006 (6 years cellared)

Nose is surprisingly light, has some light and semi-sweet horseblanket, dust, and some fluffy yeast scents. Flavor is very subdued, with subtly sour acidity and a slightly musty finish. Flavors of light pears and white grapes, again, subtle. Something to appreciate, but I prefer something more active on the palate. Color is a cloudy yellow.

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2003 vintage bottles are nasty - sulfuric, eggy, solvent-like, vegetal. Barf. Rating would probably be in the low 3s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Pours moslty clear medium gold with lively carbonation and a nice thin lasting head. Good cobweb-like lacing as well. Aroma is the typical lactic sourness, with brett, and sour patch kids. Flavor is lightly sweet upfront with a salty characteristic which gives way to the traditional tartness and sourness of the lambic. Bretty, and barnyard all the way through, with a moderate to light acidity overall. Almost seemed like it should have been more sour as it was almost too easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Beer pours attractive honey golden color with a retained off white head. Very refined artisnal vinegar aroma with some barnyard notes as well. Fravor is very enjoyable sour notes with some good yeast flavors as well. Refreshingly sour.


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