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

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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
$5.99 for a 355 ml bottle at Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo. Golden yellow color with a thin white head. Upon closer inspection there seems to be some particles suspended in the brew. Aroma is an oliy cherry wheatish...but not in a good way. Something with this, smells a little metalic and turned. There isnt much of an acidic aroma, and really not one in the flavor. This just tastes like an old beer with a hint of lambic bitterness. Don’t think I’m gonna finish this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, with a fine white head. Very fresh an delicious nose, with grapes, fruits and acidic notes. Sour but soft flavor, still with lots of grapes. Finishes with a soft bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Comes as "Geuze Boon" at 6% ABV. Beautiful, fully golden beer albeit very hazy. Marvellous almost exotic nose - sherry perhaps - but also very acidic notes. The acidity continuous in the flavours, but this is far from the extreme sourness found in other traditional gueuzes. Wonderfully aromatic with some metallic notes. Well-conditioned - good one. 060200 and 110700

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (694) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 First rating thursday, july 21, 2005: 3/3/4/2/10. A very sour beer, smells awful (sences of yeas and vinegar) but tastes a little bit better than it smells, it even tastes a bit like bad wine. However even the more commercial belle-vue gueuze is better (bottle corked 37,5cl brewing season 2002-2003) Had to re-rate this one, I’m much more into geuzes now than I was back then. Well it’s a typical geuze coloured beer with a nice white head. Soft acidic aroma. Nice slightly sour and wine like flavour. Can’t remember why I disliked it before, really enjoyed this one. (corked bottle 75 cl, brewing season 2006-2007)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Tried this for Jimmack05. This was sour and tart, smelled like yeast and sweet candy , and cheese with some feet? Tasted like it smelled. Yuck, but...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Very appealing tart barnyard aroma with some white grape highlights and moldy book/paper smell. Pours clear and peach colored with a firm white head. Clean, sour and bitter. Quite straight ahead in flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2005
Bottle (2000-01 Vintage) (05/07/05). Musty with a touch of ripe cheese. Refreshing grapefruit sourness, body a touch thin.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
sour acidic aroma, vinegary with the slightest fruit hint. pours a nice golden color with a bit of a slight whitish head. the flavor is sour and musty, a complexity that i can’t quite make out fully. outside of the intense sourness, not much else to recommend it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2005
pours out dark yellow in color with a thick white head. smells fruity, sour, oaky, and complex. taste is - (to me, and this is the first rating of this sytle of lambic) - slightly off. it is sour and rich, but there is something that tastes odd that i cant quite place a finger on. ah yes, as one rater describes - old tasting - i think that is the taste im going for. it was a different brew, thats for sure. an interesting find.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Rusted orange. Full foaming, wispy and creamy head. Aromatically vibrant, with horsey, fruit (lemon) and barnyard aromas. Typical lambic aromatics. Flavor is much more approachable, less acidic, less sour, sweeter and generally less flavorful than lambics from say 3F, Girardin, Cantillon, Hanssens. I haven’t been impressed by Frank Boon thusfar, to be honest.


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