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

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RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (868) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, citrus and acidity.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and Belgian yeast; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with citrus and acidity.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Could have been way more complex for a Geuze, but is still great and totally not inartificial.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (130) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle, 375ml, vintage 2013-2014. Pours moderately cloudy light amber with a finger of soapy white head. Small amount of visible carb. Quite fresh on the nose with lots of strong citrus, floral and grassy notes. Sour green apples emerge with a mustier undercurrent of barnyard and earthen yeast, though this is less pronounced than in other examples of the style. Big sour presence throughout most of the taste backed up by yogurt then leaves and earth in the moderately dry finish. Noticeable lingering bitterness in the finish. Less fruity than on the nose though some apple cider flavours are present and linger after the main sour hit dissipates. Sharp on the palate aided by lively carbonation - very refreshing. Medium body and moderately thick texture give some weight. Not as complex as say Hanssens Gueuze but goes down a treat anyway - super refreshing as with all good Gueuzes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 15, 2016
Cloudy gold with a lovely white head. Amazing aroma of blooming meadows, wild strawberries, lemon, grass, honey, lactic tang, brett funk. Taste is clean tart. Very dry and mouth puckering. Amazing beer, cant get enough of this aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1994) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow color with large creamy white mostly diminishing head. Malty sour aroma and flavor. Creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1535) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. pour is cloudy gold with a large white hea . Aroma is funky and lemony with yogurt, barn, and hay. flavor also quite funky with sock, old hay, tart yogurt, and some earth. really nic .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (107) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
375ml 2013-2014 bottle @Pułapka. A little barnyard, grapes, lemon, a little vinegar, hints of cellar. Pours hazy light gold with white head. Medium sour, little bitter, dry. Tart and yeasty, very refreshing. Nicely carbonated. Very well balanced. Awesome price/quality ratio. Will be going back to this one time after time :)

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Michael27 (703) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (von einem holländischen Händler bezogen). Kommt extrem überschäumend aus der Flasche. Zu extrem. Für mich geschmacklich kein Highlight.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jakubwloszcz (168) - Piastów, POLAND - JUN 26, 2016
Barwa złota, zamglona. Piana obfita, bardzo ładna, drobnopęcherzykowa. Aromat zapowiada już kwaśność: czuć niedojrzałe owoce: cytrynę, winogrona i lekką stajnię. W smaku kwaśność jest umiarkowana, znów dominują owoce, ale dochodzi do tego lekkie drewno i trochę słodyczy. Goryczka niska, ale w ustach zostają fajne, długie posmaki.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inoven (267) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
Flesje gedronken op 16-01-2016. Bleek oranje bier, iets troepbel. Geur is zurig. Smaak ios zuur en citroenachtig.. smaak ebt snel weg.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrei79 (32) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 375ml bottle, 2013-2014 on the neck. Refrigerated. Taste all about sour with little citrus and slightest of bitter. Smells like faded funk, great carbonation. All in all too sour to appreciate the other sides of lambic.


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