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

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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
Tasted 2008-02-18. Bottle of unknown date (BB year 2025). Pours clear, dark yellow with frothy, white head. Aroma of barnyard, sour apples (rotten apples), very funky. Flavours: Very tart and a little bitter, actually. Extremely dry. Quite good, if you’re into this kinda stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Amber orange-red pour. Funky vinegar aroma with grape notes. Bitter sour taste with citrus. Not bad, but there are better ones.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle, Kulminator. Slightly cloudy, light caramel, thin off-white fluffy head, excellent effervessence. Nose is hazy gueuzey tones, lemony, hints of grass, tints of strawberry. Mouth is watery, lively gueuze, some metallic tones. Tart and a very dry end, slightly fruity. Quite good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle from the Blue Max. This was just too tart. Very little flavor except tartness. I do like a gueuze but this was a waste for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7991) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
Cloudy pale straw yellow, massive finely bubbled head that eventually recedes to form foamy islands. Aroma of wet straw and must. Sour entry, very complex set of flavours with tart green graps, leather, fresh cut wood, musty basement yeast, and petrol all coming to mind as I sip. Tart dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4955) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Shared by Joebrew. A very refreshing gueuze, not as sour as some but very enjoyable. Barnyard, yeasty aroma. Cloudy appearance, but no visible sediment. Lots of carbonation. Sour flavor, but very smooth, and soft, fading palate. The kind of gueuze that is mild enough to drink all night.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8526) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Thanks to Santa for this. Pours turbid ruddy gold orangish with frothy white head. The aroma is sour mashy and tart fruity, with a lot of citrus and earthy funky notes. The taste is very sour and fruity, with very few free sugars floating around, as you’d expect, a lot of earthy and funky notes, and a very carbonated and lively palate. I tasted this one again the next morning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7231) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle drank with, and thanks to Eric. The aroma hints at something unusual, perhaps deadly. The middle school wrestling mat, sweat, dirty socks, old fruit. It pours a light gold with a nice head. The taste is full of woody, sour, and green apple. Not bad, unusual for sure, but worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Updated rating. 2005 bottle, 375ml, consumed July 2010, courtesy 4.4-40. Wow, what a difference time makes! This delectable brew is infinitely more enjoyable with some bottle conditioning time. At five years, everything seems amplified and, simultaneously, better defined. Apricot, peach, and lemon come into sharp focus, biting with acidity, yet sufficiently subdued by a clean, fruity sweetness and farmy, cheesy yeast. Flavors too seem more complex, igniting the tongue with a nearly bone dry, crisp citric acidity. This stuff clearly needs a good amount of time to really come into its own. Lay some bottles down, and you will be rewarded handsomely.

Original rating, January 2008, relatively fresh 375ml bottle. Pours a hazy, golden-tangerine body with a large, foamy, snow white head. Steady carbonation becomes apparent upon close inspection. The head settles surprisingly quickly to a thin layer with a pronounced edge. Minimal globs of sudsy lacing slowly meander their way back into the body. The aroma is tart and lively, with citrus and barnyard funk being the primary players. I pick up alot of lemon, some kumquat, and a touch of sweet-tart green apple. There’s a very faint herbal note that I can’t quite identify. The flavor follows the lead of the nose, though the funkiness is subdued quite a bit. Tart citrus again dominates, but there is a creaminess that cuts down on the funk considerably. The mouthfeel is substantial and perfectly carbonated, enhancing drinkability. A semi-sharp finish is short and dry, ending with a slight tingle in the back of the throat. Overall, a very nice, highly drinkable, forgiving gueuze. This is a nice transition lambic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2008
MN Winter RB Gathering. Nice earthy grassy saddle leather like character with a touch of green apples. Flavor is tart, but not overly, and leaves a little room for improvement as an almost waxy medicinal character is present, but still very nice.


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