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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to Gerrit vintage ’03 tasted during First Annual Chicago Sour Tasting. Cloudy orange with small to medium , creamy white head. Cheesy, sweaty, a little tart aroma with a little sulphur, dirty. Flavor is grainy, a little alc, cheesy, tannins, metallic, bitter, earthy. Medium to light with light carbonation. Not really all that great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Draft poured on tap at Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). A chance at a nice draft sour. Pours a glowing hazy yellowish orange marmalade hue. Small white bubbly head that dissipates to a few bubbles that cling to the corners, no real lacing. Aromas are a nice sourness up front, some barnyard funk moves in, but the sourness remains on top. Light champagne, oakiness, with a nice dryness. I’m excited. Initial is a bit more subdued, sourness dies to tartness, hay and barnyard further into the body, grass and light leather, the sourness coats as it goes down, lighter than anticipated, a bit funky. Green apples, soft cheese with a bit of funk. Light body, good flavors that could benefit from a bit more sourness. Although, this would be quite the wonderful summer outdoor sipper. Finish light funk, light sourness on the palate. Tart, refreshing. Solid, leaves a little to be desired for me for some reason.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUL 16, 2009
fuzzy light orange, thin small-bubbled head. sour cherry and green apple candy aroma. flavor is tart -- under ripe green apples, but also has a sweetness that makes it not too dry. very little horse. high carbonation, very fizzy medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2009
Very bretty, musty, funky and mellow on both the nose and flavourwise. Aroma a tad more interesting then the flavour though with odd but nice cheese notes. The alcohol is nowhere to be seen in this brew wich makes it very dangerous as its at same time very easy to drink with no harsh acids to challenge you.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2009
draft @ hopleaf. Golden, hazy - pretty much no head at all. Complex sour, vinegary notes. Very traditional blend with all the horseblanket, sweaty esters. Pricey for the amount of pour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2009
bottle @ poechenellekelder, Brussels. 2004 vintage served with a pouring basket. pours golden hazy, white head. aroma has some nice sour, vinegary elements, some wood/barrel hints also to be noted. taste, high carbonation, sparkly/tingly mouthfeel, some vinegary and acidity, mixed with some enjoyable sourness. Add a champagne like palate with some fruit elements. It still remains a nice tart and sour beer that might take a few tries to be fully appreciated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1287) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle at London Drinker BF. Cloudy golden coloured. Lasting white head. Sour and yeasty aroma. Dry sourness in the flavour. Crisp and fresh. A little nutty in the aftertaste. Not tart enough for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwatoko (43) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle, vintage 2004. Pours hazy golden with firm head. Complex aroma with citrus and some wood. Taste is also acidy but soft, becomes somewhat more sweet and malty afterwards, some lambik yeast and maybe some wood in the aftertaste. Very nice geuze with a classy touch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2009
375ml bottle, unknown vintge but must be fairly well aged as the back label indicates a best by date of Jan. 2005. Tart, lightly sweet and farmy aroma, some faint white grape and wheat, along with notes of grass, wheat, straw and dried wood. Hazy medium-dark golden color with an initially foamy, lasting head of white, and some fine lacing to match. Flavor has an undercurrent of sugary sweetness throughout, being more prominent towards the start, along with a light amount of grainy malt flavor, then becoming tarter and more bitter, the wild yeast character beginning to take over, showing some brett funk towards the finish, with tones of leather and dried leaves, drying out to a large extent and showing some lasting peppery spiciness. Moderate degree of acidity and effervescence, with a medium-full body. Pretty refined example of the style, the age no doubt having tamed it to some extent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to beerlando!
Cork pops violently. Shimmering golden-yellow, nice fluffy white head that laces strongly. Tart, citrus nose, some barn and leather, also some sweeter notes, like a bread+strawberry of some kind. Rather harsh tart flavor, very acidic and bitter, minor fruit. Sticky body. This is very solid effort, everything good but nothing particularly great. The bitterness is a bit much, would prefer some complexity to balance it out more.


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