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

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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oude Geuze Boon is one of the finest examples of the traditional 100% spontaneous fermentation Lambic style. To moderate the sourness, Boon Brewery only brews Lambic in the 7 cold months, from early October until April, according to the traditional "turbid mash" system. This Lambic beer is aged for 1, 2 or 3 years in oak casks. The blend, a mild average 18 months old Lambic (unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised) is refermented in the bottle and can be stored up to 20 years. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Awards at the World Beer Championships: 2008 Gold, 2010 Silver, 2012 Gold Medal.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Drank in a blind gueze tasting. Light, dirty socks, mushroom, musty wood, watery, horsehair. Wonky slight stonefruit redemption but just not a palate pleaser, tasted like it sat on ice in a laundry basket on a hot day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2710) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle dated 2011/2012. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and leaves no lacing. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. The smell starts off with a sharp sweet to acidic tart cherries, light lemon and some citrus rind bitterness roll into the blend. The taste was sweet with a sticky sour fruit. Bitterness tries to pummel but slides into blend nicely. There’s no aftertaste but has a quick sweet to sour citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly sharp sticky citrus harshness hitting my tongue. It makes for a great session. Overall, what a wonderful lambic, fully sour and quaint enough to show wonderful flavor all around.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Märkä mettäsaappaassa säilytetty villasukka. Ei varsinaisesti nautinto. Ei oo Sapsussa tänään pahempaa kiljuakaan ollut.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1863) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle->tulip. Hazy copper with huge frothy white head. A: barnyard funk, citrus, yeast. T: tart citrus, some funk, grains, yeast. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4750) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Aficionado’s in Columbus, Ohio. Pours a hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is strong lemon, citrus, cobweb, some funk, and age. Flavor is similar with lemon, citrus, funk, mild vinegar, and some cobweb. Light to medium in body and a nice geuze overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vili (145) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
2011/12 season, 37,5cl bottle. Cloudy light brown pour with thick, frothy head, some lacing. Aromas of basement, leather and toast. Taste is tangy, dry and citrus. Lots of carbonation, lively palate. Aftertaste is full of citrus with dry finish. Fantastic stuff, lively and fresh.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Golden yellow in color, surprisingly clear. (Note: because of the head, I was only able to pour half of the bottle. When the rest was added, it was quite cloudy, as expected). Very impressive head, nice lace left on the glass. Strong skunky sourness present; could this be an old bottle? Again, as I’ve said in previous evaluations, using green or clear bottles (particularly for imports) is foolish. If there is ever a beer that will sit on the counter for a long time, it will be a lambic! The taste an improvement from the aroma, but this still appears to be past its prime. Strong citrus sourness is the predominant flavor. Much like a bitter sweettart, this is a strongly, lip-puckeringly sour lambic. I’m reminded of sucking on a lemon. Personally, I strongly prefer the flavored lambics like cassis, framboise, or peche. There’s so little sweetness here that I’m struggling to complete the tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Pungent sour aroma with hints of rotting. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head. lightly sweet and tart in the beginning. Sweetness disappears in the finish and gets increasingly tart. Refreshing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
F: average white quick diminishing. C: hazy orange/amber. A: sour, sweetness, cellar, wood, earthiness, barnyard…. T: herbal brettanomyces, green apples, citrusy sourness, malt, cellar tones, dry funky, medium body, lively carbonation, nice refreshing beer one of the best for this style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (754) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Amber colour, white head. Aroma is sour, citrus, some ripe and tart fruits and a bit of barnyard. In taste medium sour, tart apples and citrus. Dry, higly carbonated. Very good gueuze.


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