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


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RATINGS: 1117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Re-rate 7/14/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. 2008 vintage. Aroma is oaky and lemony. Sour-bitter flavor, oaky and lemony. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5

Re-rate 3/6/11: Bottle at ZBF 2011. 2005 vintage. Clear golden. Funky aroma of wild yeast, some citrus, leathery notes and a bit of alcohol. Tasty sour flavor. Medium-bodied. 7/3/8/4/15=3.7

(3/1/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas.Cloudy orange. Aroma of oak and lots of citrus. Sour and really dry barnyard flavor with a rather big bitterness in the finish a tiny bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Good, but I think something (I can’t really define what) was a bit off-putting about this one. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle. Not sure what year, it has been in my house for a year already. Pours out a golden color with a little bit of a white head on it. Smell has some lemons and a little bit of oak flavor. It was not as sour tasting as I thought it should be; and it had a little bit more sweetness than I am used to in a lambic. It was still a good beer, interesting and unique, but not my favorite guezue by any means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10907) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle received via trade with jayg. Pours hazy dark yellow with an average, fizzy, white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), light hops (grass), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of bubble gum and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, fizzy carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DietPepsican (1545) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Poured gold with no head. Light citrusy funk aroma. Flavor is lemon, funky grapefruit, apples. Finished pretty acidic, but about normal for the style. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle (37 cl) at Tre små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear golden with just some tiny bubbles. Mildly cidery, with notes of green apples, grapefruit, wood and some leather. Medium bodied and smooth. Well balanced with a gentle grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Nice champagne-like effervescent pour. Very lemony funk in the aroma. Faintly sweet, lemon juice flavor, like funky lemonade. Quite drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8772) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
2008-03-01. Amber body with a small white head that does not last. Medium aroma, musty-funky barnyard. Flavour has moderate sourness throughout, light ambiguous sour fruit, light grainy hay notes. Average to thin palate. Nice, moderately sour lambic, but there is not enough depth to keep my attention.
Bottle at Zythos Festival, St. Niklaas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2-24-08 bottle shared at tasting.
Clear yellow pour with okay thin head. Sweet tart fruit smell. Sweet vinegar flavor. Easy to drink but weak and overly acidic. Just not a very good Gueuze.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennylava (99) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
375 ml bottle. Pours golden orange with a nice white head. The fragrance is somewhat woody with sulphur notes. Predominant taste for me is very tangy and a bit sour. Overall, enjoyable but not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From bottle. Pours golden orange/light brown, clear, and with a crispy and quickly disappearing white head. Acidic, light apple aroma. Flavour is dry, yet quite smooth. Light woody and a mild sulphorish note. Ends dry.

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