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

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RATINGS: 1093   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle. Large thick bubbly off-white head that mostly lasted. Light cloudy golden copper color. Really good display of lacework. This was a very well balanced Geuze I thought with notes of light horse blanket, soap, perfume and nice feel of soft fruity touch. Over the palate came quite smooth and mild sour grapefruit like with a mix of other sour and mild sweet fruity notes. Medium bodied with a surprisingly lively carbonation and dry texture. Moderated acidic with good counter sweetness. Ends dry and fresh – sour grapefruit and horse blanket like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle @ Stone Sour Fest 2008. Pours a cloudy haze of orange, dusty color topped with a white soapy head. The aroma is mainly of wood - oak bark, as such - and then there is a wave of musty brett. Quite dry and has that wheaty character. Liberal funk but lacking in a true complexity. Carbonation is lively and prickly but this in some ways helps to mask the 8% alcohol. Earthy and woody mostly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4360) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2003. Pours a translucent golden/peach with a thin fizzy white head that quickly subdues. Very tart and citric aroma, grassy, earthy, very dry and vinous, muscadine grapes. The flavor is very acidic and tart but you can tell its mellowed. Dry acetic bite, some citrus and lemongrass and a little earthy. Nice gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Vintage 2003. Slightly hazy golden/orange pour. Bubbly white head that disappears pretty quickly. Big strongly acidic nose, rubbery, bretty, with some scuppernong notes. More so on the palate. Quite good, but definitely a big-ass gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
The color was hazzy golden with orange hues. The head was frothy and off-white. The aroma was extremely acidic and tart, grapes, The flavor was tart, waxy, and spice. The palate was slick. The finish was waxy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 38cl, brew anno 2004, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, cloudy, good head, good brew

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle. Sour, musty barnyard and leather aroma. Hazy orange/amber color with thin film head. Initially like apple juice but quickly shifts to a light musty malt flavor. Bitter finish. Low acidity and lighter than many gueuzes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Sour as a real geuze and quite nice if you like this type of beer. Earthly tones, and horse blanket.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 375 ml. into sniffer. Sparkling slightly hazy yellow pour with a huge white head. Aroma is strikingly similar to a champagne or white wine, dominated by hints of slightly sour white grapes and soft alcohol. Very very tart flavor that is also very similar to a champagne but with a much much much more funky sour finish. This is my first real geuze, and the style is very unique. It is soft and tingly on the palate like a champagne with very active carbonation. Overall: If you want to have a rounded brew experience, you must try genuine lambics because they are very unlike anything else out there. I am not sure I really have a taste for this style yet, but it was at least something new and refreshing. [RERATE] Had a ’95 vintage of this recently.Lively pop. Cork still in good condition (moist). Still lively carbonated. Big head that fizzles loudly like a soda and fades to a ring. Lost nearly all of its bang and character. Like watery white grape juice. No funk. No sour. Unbelievably drinkable (could pound this while exercising)… especially at 8 abv. A disappointment though.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle: Lively/sparkling hazy golden pour with a thick creamy white head. Musty earthy aroma. Has some barnyard, hay, compost, horse blanket, lemon peel, leather; nice and complex. Creamy and pillowy feel. Flavor has some leather, oak, mineral character, flowery notes, lemon peel, lavender, white pepper and a very brief sweet note. Has lots of late spiciness and oak notes. Has a substantial body for the style, and is extremely complex. Great!


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