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

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RATINGS: 945   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Bottle at Delirium. This seems to me the most balanced of all gueuzes Iíve tried so far. A lot of character, but not too much, makes this very enjoyable. Delightful. Re-rate 20070712. Bottled at Belgobaren. All the elements are there, tartness, barnyard funk. No sign of the 8%abv

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy copper with a 1/4 inch frothy ivory head. Head hangs in there for a bit but dissipates for the most part after a few sips. Smell is funky. Strident brett and barnyard. Sour apple, hints of tart plum. Taste is very different from the aroma, at least in balance. Very dry up front. An even balance of the green apple fruitiness, the barnyard funk, the light sweetness of the malt and the puckering tartness. Then it finishes nice and dry again. Crisp, clean and dry mouth. Exquisite on the tongue. Very nice. Every now anf then you are struck by a brew that is simply subtle, balanced and well crafted. This is one for me. Been wanting to try this for years and it did not dissappoint. Time to get more.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle 37,5 cl. Shared with Mette at Roskilde Festival in the sun. Cloudy orange big white head. Aroma: sour, gooseberry. Taste: Apples, green tomato/strawberry, dry, wood, bitter. Very carbonated.

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 (3249) - 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 (4222) - 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 (4766) - 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.


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