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

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common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1023   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2002
Very close to Champagne. It is drinkable, but not the most scrumptious Lambic I’ve had. This was the 1999-2000 version. A little too sour.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Way more stinky cheese in the aroma than the others I’ve had such as Cantillon and Lindemans. That’s good. But the clarity tells all...this is probably not going to be packed with the goodness of the others. Thinner, more sour without the complexity (not that I can explain the complexity, cuz I can’t). Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2007 Bottle (exp. 2022). Head is initially small to average sized, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly yeasty (barnyard), lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), with notes of sour apple, lime zest. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Not one of the 4+ greats, but quite good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2002
Good lambic notes in the nose with a sort of mouldy chicken shed smell, grapefruit citrus sour notes in the mouth with a hint of wheatyness and a bone dry finish (or should that be boon dry).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
It is my honest opinion that Frank Boon is producing the finest Lambics available, and this is probably my favorite one. What striking character! What complexity! Earthy, fruity, leather, ’dry sherry’, barnyard, a light nuttiness - all amidst a sparkling, foaming, bright golden body. The aroma alone is enough to hold my attention for hours. Love it or leave it... I love it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Medium head, rising carbonation, light amber body, slight haze. Nose is sour apple and citrus. Champagne-like mouthfeel with tart finish, flavors are cleaner than I’d expect from a gueuze and fairly sour. Not the most interesting lambic, but quite drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2002
Very enjoyable beer. More sweet than the Mariage Parfait Gueze, and less sourness and acidity, very refreshing, and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 A ring of head circles the dusty, citrusy aroma...A tart apple cider blended with a glass of champagne…Important effervescence and citric acidity producing some interesting gum-drying...Interminable green apples meet with herbal brettanomyces…A very drinkable, delicate Gueuze...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2002
Yes, a ’session gueuze’ for sure. Drinkable. I once referred to Lindeman’s Gueuze as the entry-level, Toyota Civic of gueuzes, but now I’m thinking, perhaps, that the honor goes to this beer, instead. Call Boon Gueuze, then, the Hyundai Excel of gueuzes. A great everyday gueuze without as much complexity as the Lindemans. Very pleasant and yes, it’s sour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2002
Clear gold with medium fluffy white short lasting head, Delicate citric sour, floral fruit and musty cellared furniture aromas. Medium thin but lively body with faintly sweet start and typical sour yeasty, several times reused socks, flavours in the middle. Dry clean inviting finish. There are better gueuzes out there but if this is all that is available take it.


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