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

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RATINGS: 1036   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.


3.6
   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 it’s 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 that’s 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 (3180) - 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 Buddha’s 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 (9818) - 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 doesn’t 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 I’d rather drink another bottle than write more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle @ Twickenham BF 07 (Tasting). Pours cloudy amber colour with fluffy white head. Aroma is sulphur / lemon / grassy. Taste is much the same with a nice sourness. Very nice Lambic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2007
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 Hazy peachy gold with lively fizzy head that disappears leaving a slight cap. Inviting, though not mind-blowingly intense, aroma. Musty and nice like grandma’s closet. Fruity and fresh like a farm house in fall. A nice mellow musty funk. Very accessible gueze. Flavors are well-rounded and centering on grapefruit peel and pith. Very dry, and not super sour. Has a nice bitterness in the finish that is natural like from citrus rind. The high carbonation prickles. Solid, traditional gueze with good character.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Poured to a champagne color with lots of carbonation bubbles, a thin whte head that dissipated very quickly and no lacing. Nose was a pleasant tart fruit, and the initial taste was the same. Unfortunately, this sour fruit quickly faded to a taste that was more stale in nature, and the finish was dry and stale as well. I may have just gotten an old bottle, but I was not nearly as impressed with this one as I have been other lambics.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6398) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
375. On sale at the supermarket. Gotta love closeouts. Pours a cloudy coppery amber with a towering fluffy white head that leaves very intermittent lace on the way down. Humongous funky nose--tart and sharply cherry-like under a blasting heap of horse blanket and barnyard.
Nice medium body that drinks very cleanly with tight, soft carbonation. Company tonight remarked that "it just tastes like sour carbonation; I want apples or something in there to give flavor to the sour. The ’funk’ smells more like a skunk." Pretty hard for me to argue with that. Not sure when I’d drink this one again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miksu (5007) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2007
0.375 l bottle. Yellow-brown color with diminishing head. Leathery, grapefruity and sulphury aroma. Acidic, grapefruity, lemony, woody and dry flavor. Long dry lemony and grapefruity finish. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2007
[bottle] Very hazy golden yellow color. Nice funky yeast aroma, with some interesting lemon citrus character. Flavors are a complex mix of tart yeast flavors, with plenty of funk. Very dry, puckering finish. Nice bright carbonation. Overall, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 Hazy golden with small head. Quite malty for a Geuze - found notes of leather, lemon and wood aswell in the aroma. Nice balanced sournes in flavor with hints of horseblanket.


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