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

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RATINGS: 1063   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 Misty orange with a persistent billow of suds. Fleshy orange on the nose with a background of musty barrel wood, horseblanket, and a big squeeze of freshly cut lemon. Itís impossible to sniff this without salivating. Silk, sherbet, fruit, tingling acidity with a balancing touch of bitterness drinking itself straight into my top 50. Very easy on the PH, and itís no bad thing. A wickedly smooth, tangily fruity brew I could happily glug (and inhale) all evening. RERATE last time I had this was in Antwerp on New Yearís Eve and I made a bit of a tit of myself by all accounts trying to session it (along with the Boon Framboise 2002, DF Oude Gueuze, Tripel Karmeliet.). The implications were...far-reaching, and I havenít had a sour beer of any description since. What a beautiful way to ease myself back into the habit of drinking sours.. respectably. 2004 vintage. Pours almost Lucozade-orange with a diaphanous veil of haze and an alarming, persistent white collar and visible spirals of carbonation. Beeswax behind cidery, mouldering green apple and urinal aroma. Very approachable sour without the stomach-clenching acidity of Cantillon; green apple, suck of old oak barrel, hardly any mildew or dampness; zero alcohol. Some streaky metallic notes easing off as it warms. Wow. Can see exactly how this got me into trouble, but it wonít be happening again. Great initiation for someone you know who doesnít (think they) like lambics, or any of that vinegary rubbish. Still beautiful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11380) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle @ Cafť Jos, Nijmegen. A clear bubbly creamy-ish head - a little dirty white. Aroma at first seems like a lot of strawberries, at closer inspection it is more cherries and raspberries. Very low carbonated. Not that sour at first, then it gains a little fruityness and lots of peppery bitterness. A little vinious as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours clear, golden color with a small white head. Dry, vinuous and champagney, horse blanket of wet wool. Flavor is also dry and funky with wet wool, barnyard, wood and musk. Light body, crisp carbonation. All of the things you want in a lambic!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2007
375 ml bottle, via boboski maybe? Pours a clear dark gold body under a fluffy fizzy white head. Lots of active visible carbonation and some sticky lacing. The nose is a nice dry funky horseblanket with some lighter citrus and dusty yeast, just a little acidity. Flavor is full of musty dank cellar with a little cork and brett on the finish. Nice depth of flavor, yet still fairly approachable. Only slightly acidic with minimal tartness. Mouthfeel is dry with some oak tannins that suck the saliva from the cheeks. Nice fizzy efforvescent carbonation. Overall, quite nice. A solid effort. Ended up scoring one tick above the regular version, but I canít really detect a whole lot of difference between the two.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 375ml bottle. pours cloudy yellow golden with white head. nose is oaky, vinegar, lemon, and mildly funky. flavor is lemony, crisp, sharp, and pleasently bitter, but finishes with acidic harshness. a real solid gueze but thereís better. 3.7 750, 03 , great funky oaky buggy barrel aroma. Flavor is bit tame for the style , oaky vanilla and mild vinegar , dry woody notes. Tasty and sessionable/lacks big sourness but still very good. 4.0

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3571) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Golden of color with a white head. A sour aroma with some notes of wheat and wet dog. A sour flavor with notes of wheat, no sweets.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: November 12, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenís, Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold with a big frothy white head that colapses into a fine thin head leaving lace in its wake
Aroma: the funky wood and tart aroma fills the room as you fill your glass, a closer examination reveals a bit of nice tart lemon
Flavor: flavor has a huge lip puckering tartness, lots of wood character, short bitter finish
Overall: goes very well with an aged cheese
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2007
hazy golden color, tall head. Sour arroma, and the taste is pretty nice, I didnít think I was a fan of Gueuze, but this one has some nice balance to it. Theres no doubt gueze is an aquired taste, and I might be starting to aquire it with this one, nicely done.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2007
Have had thisone several times for fish, which is very appreciated. Grapes, sourness, fullbodied, great look, freshness, wellbalanced and a wish for more!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
Slightly hazy straw golden body, huge white head, beautiful champagne like bubbles; Medium sized settled nose with lots of green apple, lots of barrel, some barrel tannin like aromas as well; Big body with full carbonation, soft texture, malic dry; Big part of finish is short but what is left lasts very long, lots of apple fruity acidity, some rot, the high alcohol % makes it a bit to soft and sweet.


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