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


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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2158) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Oh my, that amazing aroma of sweaty horses, sourness and who knows what else hit me as the cork popped. Then I poured it and the lovely sour barnyard manure and animal hair came out all over and made my jaw clench in apprehension and happiness. This poured a cloudy light orange with a big white head. Smells like wet dogs and lemons right now as I bring it to my nose. Sweet yet tart flavor that works well with the chunks of cheese o I have beside me. Sour pineapple is floating around in this too. A bit of wood flavor in this along with something dusty. Once again I am hard pressed on how to put my opinions of this beer into words, lambics always do this to me. A nice orange soda and lemonade flavor is coming out of this right now. This is a very resilient head. It is still hanging on halfway through the glass. This does not give me the jaw locking sour that I have gotten from other gauzes. A dusty vanilla and carpet flavor remains in the finish with a light woody vanilla. A nice sour pear flavor is here too. I donít know why I keep putting ďsourĒ before things here, it should be understood that everything has a bretty sourness to it. Oh well, to the numbers. Ap-4 ar-8 tas-6 pal-3 ov-16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle. Musty malt and light grapefruit aroma. Cloudy dark amber color with giant, quick collapsing head. Moderately dry, tart musty grapefruit flavor with light slightest hint of sweetness at the end. Long lasting tart aftertaste. This beer is a work of art - exquisitely blended. Has the typical gueuze tart, musty flavor without being overwhelming. Many gueuzes are hard on my stomach and I can only take so much but this one is much easier to drink without being sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2006
04.18.06 355ml bottle dated 13.12.2022, 12347 A08, enjoyed at Eulogy. Hazed pale amber color with small and quickly fading white head. Aromas are funky, footy, cheesy, and a bit on the musty wood side with touches of peach and white grape. Deliciously mild lambic with hints of sweetness, lots of fruit, and woody astringency without being to acidic. Was in the mood for sour and this hit the spot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2006
The aroma is wild yeast and is like a barnyard. The appearance is a hazy tan gold with a large head. The flavor has a stinky cheese quality to it. Itís sour and bitter and massively yeasty. The palate is average. Not my thing but it is not poor quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (3083) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Iím not really a fan of Gueze and this beer will not change my mind. Its got a real astrigent bitterness than probaly goes well with certain cheese and dinner but not by itself. The tartness overpowers every thing else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8931) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle (season 2000-2001) at Bishops arms (Avenyn) in Gothenburg.
Deep honey color, white head. Very sour scent. Fresh but also very sour taste.

Bottle at a blind tasting
On September 12, 2009
Clear yellow color, white head. Acidic to sour scent, some sweetness. Very sour taste, lemon aftertaste, also a bit sweet and metallic. Some grapeskin bitterness. Lemon notes. Medium mouthfeel.

375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. Marked 2006-2007
Thanks to Hjalmar (non ratebeer)
Hazy golden color, white head. Apple, lactic, sugary, wort scent. Wort, sweet taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
(Bottle - Brewing season 2002-2003) Pours hazy brown/orange with huuuuuge white and fluffy head, unfortunately quickly disappearing though. Massive and very dry citrus (grape fruit / lemon) notes dominate this beer. Carbonation is strong yet soft, and champagne alike.</br></br>Overall really good..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Pours deep gold with a huge head and tons of effervescence. Excellent Gueuze aroma of apple, pear, wine, wood, funk, horseblanket, pepper, brine, and a hint of urine. Iím sure I missed something in there. The flavor is disappointing, watery, and slightly tart. It starts with light fruit and then turns grassy. Hereís where I expected the funky tart attack I got from the Oud Beersel Gueuze; it didnít come. In its place the mediocre flavors of the beginning and middle waned and were finally eclipsed by a stale grassy aftertaste. Not Boonís best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2006
Bottled. An orange coloured beer with practically no head. The aroma is crisp and dry, very much like a sparkling white wine, but there is a little funk setting in as the beer warms a touch. The taste is very tart and acidic. No real softness or depths of funky flavour like I would have liked. Needs more depth to compete with the most serious gueuzes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Hugely excited to see a Boon beer in Richmond, first time in many years that Iíve run across one. Medium to light copper, remarkably stable creamy head. Persistent little bubbles. Aroma of horseblanket, barnyard, wood, wine, and apples. Initial sourness on the tongue, although not overwhelming, fades into flavors of horeseblanket, cheese, and cider vinegar. Nice stuff, glad it is here, quite nice overall.

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