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

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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8068) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 Cloudy orange with a rocky head of foam. Aromas are musty, yeasty and sour. Flavours are very tart with a sourness that stays in the mouth for some time. Very agricultural, yet sophisticated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2004
Musty, earthy, vinegary, barnyard - but not the offensive stuff. Pale orange with an effervescent head. Not as cidery as some geuzes - like drinking a lemonade and following it with a little shot of grapefruit juice. Long lasting tartness - nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
Orange-copper in colour. Aroma is very earthy, barnyard, leather, musty/mold, some vinegar. Flavour is tart, sour, great mustyness, citrus(lemon), earth. Finish is very tart with grapefruit and lemons. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2004
nice colour, creamy head, very complex aroma, very acide, very long dry finish - complex and authentic geuze arome, you feel the cellar where it ferments

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Large white head, rocky, lasting. Hazy orange/amber color. Good lace. Fruity slightly sour nose, some earthy and leathery notes also. Light/medium body. Clean fruity flavors, spicey combination of cinnamon and black pepper. Mildly sour and acidic with woody undertones. Finishes dry, freakin tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Pours a light amber body with a medium thin laced head. The nose is sour but not overdone. Some hay, barnyard, and basement in the aroma. The taste expands on this a little bit but has more sweeter tones than sour portions. Very moderated flavors in this geuze. It's evened out and well done. I look forward to having more from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 The most recent bottle I had was only about a year old, bottled in 2006, and the freshness (or, rather, youngness) was easily tasted. It showed up as a green bean and celery vegetal note in the aroma, but of course there was more than enough sour pungency to satisfy. Horseblanket, soft but funky cheese, a light hint of some sweaty grains, an abundance of fluffly and doughy yeast, and a sour but fresh and green fruit quality all contribute. The sourness is not overbearing, owing to the young age on this bottle, in fact it’s almost strictly a tartness, similar to that found in Orval. The palate is wet and slick up front, before drying out slightly over the middle, and finally providing a sour, prickly bite to the back of the throat, with a light champagne sweetness. I can’t say it’s one of the best gueuze out there, but it’s certainly a fitting example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Sour, grass like aroma. Golden brown color with a large white head. Taste is sour and slightly acidic. Dry mouthfeel. Not over the top with sourness, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11092) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Gave this a 4.0 back in 2003 when it was probably my first geuze. It’s a little more boring these days. Aroma of grapefruit, funk, wood, grass and hay. Sweetish but tart fruity flavour with grapefruit and hay

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2497) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2003
POP!!...The cork nearly shot a hole in my ceiling. You might need a license to carry a bottle of this. The beer pours hazy bronze colored with a rich, dense head. Acidic horse-blanket aroma. Sourish flavor (rhubarb) that turns sweeter (apples) in the finish.


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