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

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RATINGS: 1065   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 24, 2007
375mL bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, orange-golden color; fluffy white head with great lacing. Very funky, tart citrus and horseblanket aroma. Medium mouthfeel: plenty of tart citrus and funk; lively carbonation, but without a really dense sour core; a slight metallic note in there. Medium, slightly tart and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 Hazy pale body with a large rocky white head, lasting cover. The nose is lightly sour with lactic acids, cheese, lemon and horse blanket. The flavor is moderately sour, lactic, grassy, tannic, a bit one dimensional and dull. Medium/light body with moderate carbonation and a bit of astringency on the finish. Decent, but not a perfect marriage.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUN 18, 2007
Coludy gold colour furity on first scent, Aslo lemon afterwards. Taste very sour indeed. Finish stays long. Similar gueze not very impressed actually but good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Golden color with a super bubbly head. Slightly sour, musty, funky aroma with hints of grains, yeast, and . Rich, sour barnyard-ish flavors: sour orange/lemon, a slight bitterness, and a hint of spiciness. Really soft and pillowy mouthfeel due to the ample carbonation. Very dry finish. No trace of alcohol, although over time you can feel the "warmth". Pretty good stuff. Not really as complex as some other examples of this style, but certainly worth drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3440) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow. Smells a bit like feet. Sour with a bit of sweetness. Some fruity ness of not so ripe apples and berries. Some wood towards the end. Dry and sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark golden with a big, white head. Sour aroma of apples, berries and citrus. Flavour offers the expected sourness along with citrus, apples and a fresh sweetness and a sparkling palate. I always enjoy this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Pours a bright gold into a Tumbler. Fluffy bright white head quickly fills the glass and slowly recedes. Sour lemon and yeast aromas. Dry, tart and slight metallic. Full, sour with a lasting tart lemon finish. More fruity than cheesy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Bottle. Best before 1/2025. Beer is clear light gold with an average-sized, diminishing but lasting, white, frothy head. Big lazy carbo bubbles.<P> The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain; Hoppy with trace note of herb; Yeasty with tart, heavy notes of barnyard, light note of straw; Light miscellaneous note of metal, white wine trartness/vinousness.<P> The flavor is moderately bitter/dry, lightly sweet, moderately-to-heavily sour/acidic with a longish, building lightly bitter finish. Metallic tang and tin can taste in the retros. Bittering in finish cleans up the swallow well. Makes it pretty drinkable.<P> The body is light, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is sparkling wine-like fizzy.<P> I want to go higher on my number, but the metallic characteristics are limiting. I will seek out another sample to see if it’s our bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (16796) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2007
Light yellow with champaine like look. Sharp fruit champain, sharp slightly sour fruity front with very dry bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle says BB 2025!! Pours sparkling with a copper-golden color and a white, fizzy, fairly full head; settles to a small bit with minimal lacing. Nose is quite ’funky’ with barnyard and wet hay and an acidic bite reminiscent of overripe sour cherries. Lighter notes of crisp wheat, light musty yeast, and a touch of wet wood. Flavor hits with expected sharpness of acidic flavors, overripe cherries and lemon but a earthy woody note takes over and dries the palate out. Wood seems to be cork and quite earthy and barnyard notes are fairly minimal for the style with some musty hay still. Palate is medium light, dry, quenching, and more than lively. Finishes quickly with a noticable dryness of lemon zest, woody notes lingering, and a slight floral bitterness. Very nice Gueuze but not quite to the level of the Girardin or Cuvee Rene. The acidity is a bit more sharp than the others and the finish is less appealing. But overall, very drinkable and enjoyable from an intriguing style.


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