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

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RATINGS: 1134   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
When poured, this beer had a large sized ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed and the hue was brown. The nose was fruity and sweet with a sweet flavor to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin, watery and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2003
The aroma is nicely sour with notes of sweetness, fruits, and lemon. The color is a hazy orange and it has a fine though disappearing head. The flavor is rather sweet for a Geueze, but it still has the bite it should have. The bite in this one is from the sourness with lemon notes. It ends on a woody dryness. A great Geueze - maybe because it is a little sweeter than the most sour and metallic Geuezes, but still not too sweet; like a Faro or some of the commercial Geuezes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Spumous white head and slightly hazy honey color. Very musty and earthy aromas including slightly sour grapes. Dominant flavor is of plum peels and sweat. A fairly dry lambic with some tart sourness, fruit peel bitterness, and a slightly briny taste. I get the sense that I may be experiencing an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - SEP 10, 2003
375 ml bottle, 1998-99 brewing season. The cork blow up from the bottle. Big irregular size bubbles, very large fizzy white head, mostly diminishing but slow to disappears. Thin lace, glass sticking. Hazy golden body, the bottle was shake before to open it. Citrus aroma (lemon, dry orange slice), dusty, "toasty" like a champagne, fruity nose (green apple). Strange herbal nose (yeasty? cork?). Flavour is initial very sweet for a gueuze, followed by a tart finish. Grapefruit aftertaste and the previous herbal aroma. Lively carbonation, light to medium body, tart, light astringent finish, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 I am surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Anyway I had this again yesterday afternoon. It poured a cloudy golden color with a large fizzly white head. Aroma of apple cider. Tart, dry, crisp finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8034) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2003
Pale gold beer, white head, reasonnably stable for a gueuze. Very fresh aromas: lemon, lemonbalm, rhubarb. Sour taste, not too acidic, 'mals' - with a certain bitterness, woody, appearing after some time. Horseblanket, citrussy-lemony flavours. Long tart aftertaste. Medium bodied. Very nice gueuze, not harsh at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2003
Dark amber beer with a semi-frothy head, and a very sour aroma. The flavour is very sour with quite a bitter finish. Overall an average sour beer if this is your thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2003
(355ml bottle, best by Feb. 5, 2022) Hazy peach body with small beige head. Aroma is cheesy, light vinegar, hint of peach. Taste is sour/tart (but not overly so), some cheese, light peach, vinegar/acidic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (3809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2003 Tasted Sept 8th, 2003
Quite an orange color, cloudy and pours with a white head. Fairly carbonated, as it should be. The aroma is at first acetic with notes of citric acid as well, this leads to the typical barnyard and musty aromas. This beer has a wonderfully complex aroma. It tastes quite acidic, notes of citrus and vinager too. Wonderfully traditional (especially considering that the Kriek and the Framboise are not, oh Frank what have you done to stay afloat in the world of lambic). This beer is invigorating, like a hot dry summer day. The acidity softens considerably as it warms up, and a subtle sweetness develops in it. This beer was much better than it was last time so I am bumping it up a bit.
Tasted early 2001
Lightly sour aroma with a bit of funkiness to it. Does not taste all that sour, one of the more mellow sour Geuzes. Does not have the fullness and balance of the better made ones (Hanssens for instance), though still quite good. The sourness reminds me of grapefruit, and there is a bit of fruitiness in the beer which accentuates this perception as well. (Previous rating of 7/4/7/3/14/ 3.5)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2003
This beer has a yellow body - hue with an acid initial flavor and a light body.


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