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

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RATINGS: 1176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Golden orange color, large white foamy head and plenty of lace. Pungent aroma of lemon, leather, polo (the cologne and the game). Flavor is a little light on the sourness for the style, but it’s still sour. Grapefruit juice, plain yogurt, mineral water, wheat. Could be more dry in the finish. Refreshing, everyday kind of gueuze, moderately complex, but its strongest merit might be its drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2004
Bottled, at the Dovetail, London.
Bright clear golden colour. Sharp, bright-eyes aroma. Clean, crisp, distinct sour aroma. The beers style is forward and has clarity, meaning every sip tastes the same and you enjoy it for its crispness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2004
12 oz bottle, goblet. Huge, frothy, white head is well lasting. Dark amber body. Toasted bread, grain and cereal malt (M); horseblanket, barnyard, leather, earthy yeast (H); white grape, gewurztraminer, cask wood, and bandage aromas. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, heavily bitter, moderately sour finish. Medium body, oily texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: is there such thing as a bad gueuze? I think...no.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Phenolic burnt rubber, mild horse blanket, funky lemongrass in the aroma. Hazy brownish-yellow with decent white head that lasts nicely then recedes to cover. Marginal lacing. Funky and sour citrus (grapefruit), lightly phenolic. Some bread-like yeasty notes. Lasting gentle sourness and gentle tartness. Effervescent, champagne-like mouthfeel. Not terribly crisp but does have plenty of geueze characteristics. Very enjoyable. Bottle (Sample at Mondial 2004).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Sparkling orange with very lively carbonation. Big fluffly off-white head. The aroma hit me the minute the cork popped, some funky barnyard, quite earthy. The flavor is quite assertive, funky and sour with a very sharp beginning to the finish that then mellows out some and becomes quite pleasing. Dry but very lively body. A good but not great Gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
Straw yellow, hazy with a generous off-white that slowly recedes to a film. Aroma displays enough funk to be taken seriously, lemony and citrusy brett, bread, hay, wheaty acidity. Palate is smooth, refreshingly sour, bready, lemony with light grapefruit notes. Lightly astringent finish with a sparkling body. An accessible, yet pleasant for everyone gueuze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Big and fluffy, long-lasting head above a yellow-orange hue, with a gold-edged glow. Sharp, spicy and yeasty nose was very inviting. Lively, champagne-like carbonation. Funky, sharp flavors with a yeasty edge. Rather tart and a little sour. Dry finish. Complex enough to keep my full attention, but relaxing enough to sit back and enjoy its pleasantness. Thanks, Paul!
Earlier Rating: 5/28/2004 Total Score: 3.8
Wow, glad I got some of this before it was nonexistent ... didn’t know it was retired. Thanks, Paul! Anyway, this beer had a big and fluffy, long-lasting head above a yellow-orange hue, with a gold-edged glow. Sharp, spicy and yeasty nose was very inviting. Lively, champagne-like carbonation. Funky, sharp flavors with a yeasty edge. Rather tart and a little sour. Dry finish. Complex enough to keep my full attention, but relaxing enough to sit back and enjoy its pleasantness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
1st beer of Montreal Modiale 2004. Cloudy straw colour, large off-white head. Aroma of hay, lemon. Sour grapefruit tastes, long sour finish. Some notes of soft French cheese. We need more gueuze in Quebec!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Rerate. Cloudy, golden amber appearance with a large white head and modest lacing. Musty, funky, earthy, lemony aroma. Yeasty, tart taste; some residual sweetness. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Dry, sour, long lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 Bottled (750ml). Best before 12th of September 2023. Clear gold for the first couple of pours, then cloudy, frothy white head that continues to grow for a few seconds after the pouring stops. Musty aroma, sour, a drinkable gueuze.


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