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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1089   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.


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 (7779) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Remarkable how low the aggregate score is here--3.5. I admit this isn’t my top gueuze, but that’s awfully low! Notes: extremely carbonated (as noted), with a massive, fluffy head and curious bead. My partner could smell the sourness at three feet (a lambic barometer?). Palate is sweet on the front, with notes of wheat and salt. Not my favorite gueuze, but I’d take it over 99% of beers.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
Very drinkable,not as acidic as others,faintly sweet.Nice carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
Sweeter than the last gueze I had. Very palatable for the beginer. Goes well with many dishes and many cheeses. Definately would recommend this. Nice straw color and hige amount of carbonation. Be careful when you open the cork. It damn near took out my eye!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2002
I once saw this referred to as a session gueuze. I would agree with that, it is one of the most drinkable gueuzes. It does not have any strong, funky, distinguishing flavors but is overall a good tasting, refreshing drink that went well with my dinner.


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