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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2006 (Bottled, re-rate, BBE 12/2024 :) Hazy amber color with a small head. Very fruity, sour, dry and slighly acidic aroma with some apple juice and salty seaweed. Fruity, acidic and sour flavor of apples with some rubber in the finish. The ABV is well hidden. Medium-bodied, dry and astringent palate with medium carbonation. Sticks to the teeth. An enjoyable, but quite acidic gueuze, that could as well be of the regular 5% ABV, since the extra alcohol doesn’t show at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle from Pitonkatonk. Light to medium amber colored with an eruptive white sodapop head which is fizzy and rocky, composed of many sizes of bubbles. Slowly the head fades to a more modest size but never disappearing. Fantastic lacing is left behind. Green apple aroma fills the air while more subdued horseblanket is noticeable also. Medium bodied and fully effervescent. Tangy, acidic and full of green appleskin in flavor. Quite drying. Seemingly bitter, perhaps more so than any gueuze I recall. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is sweet with some acidic undertones. Taste is dry and acidic with tones of barn and a sour aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottled in 2005. 375 ml corked and caged. Clear pale orange beer with fine laced bubbles arising throughout. The aroma is fairly sweet and honeyish, apricot and peachy notes underneath a soft funky yeastiness. A bit of lactic acidity hanging about with some soft dusty aromas. Flavour is very dry and dusty. Very subtle flavour. Texture is very creamy and spritzy. As the temperature comes up, the peachy fruit comes forward a bit more. Brett funkiness is there, but is is quite soft. I’d love to get this with about 5 years on it. An extremely elegant brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2006
Golden colour with a white head. Slightly barnyard aroma. Flavor has some nice barnyard sourness and refreshing. Long sour aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
375mL bottle, unkown vintage. Sparkling yellow gold with a large rocky white head. Acetic acid and plastic phenolic aroma, some wet leather and decaying leaves. Tart grainy flavor, melds to acetic acid and barnyard flavors/wet hay and fungus. Phenol plastic and astringent sourness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light, very dry.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 25, 2006
(Bottle, 2001 vintage? 10/2005) I was disappointed again and again by not finding this beer in multiple, reputable pubs (in either current or vintage form) in multiple cities through Belgium. I finally came across it at ’t Waagstuk in Antwerp. It was delicious. It was an excellent example of what gueuze is: poured like a fine champaigne, spritzy with a quickly dissipating head and remarkably clear (poured correctly and never raised vertically with just a bit o’ yeast discarded first -- into my stomach, perhaps a faux pas) with all the joys of the farmyard ... leathery aromas with hints of wet-dog and horse-blanket. Sour notes predominate with a wonderfully complex palate of gastric acids and perfectly bodied deliciousness with just a hint of tanins attacking the back of my throat. Not for the faint-of-heart. Try some today.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
Hazy golden orange with a small thick white head. Soft woody barn aroma with hints of citrus. Flavour starts with wheat and hay with some lemon but moves to a woody and tart finish. Mellow and round mouthfeel. A nice lambic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 375 bottles courtesy of goldtwins. Slightly hazy, golden, minimal head, long decent lacing. Aroma, musty, dusty, cardboard, cork, faint tart citrus. Flavor has a quick tart hit, acidic through middle, fades quick, musty earthy character in finish. Cork and wood tannins. Little let down.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Hazy dull brown, with a fluffy white head. Beautifully fresh aroma, lightly musty. Not jaw-shockingly sour, but solid in the barnyard department, with some acidity and tartness keeping the palate entertained like a bacteria at a cesspool party.


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