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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (393) - Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderate lemon and wood. Appearance: large, frothy, off-white initial head with fair lacing and mostly-diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-yellow body. Taste: moderately sour, lemon, leather initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: light body, dry texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: interesting and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
En fût. Plutôt flatte, cette bière possède énormément de notes la rapprochant du vin. La complexité est là, mais n’est pas spectaculaire. Son manque de vie m’agace un peu.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (1060) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle 2011- 2012. Hazy orange body with white head. Aroma is sour funky with some wood and sour grapes. Taste is sour with malts, fruits and some wood. Aftertaste is sour and dry . Very nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2764) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Aromas are funky feet, some cheese, light barnyard and hay. Tastes mildly sour but moderately tart. Some decent funky yogurt flavor but not much. Tart lemon and green apple in the finish. Light barnyard too. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2011-12 (from Stockmann?). Pours golden with off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sour, fruits, citrus. Flavor is sour, fruits, wheat. Feels lighter than 7%. Overall: good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PeatyPete (525) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Light cloudy orange color with white foam head. Aroma of apples and soapy water. Taste is slightly acidic, fruity and a bit wry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
peponi (783) - Krakow, POLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Aroma: sour and weak farmhouse notes. Appearance: slightly hazy amber color, thin creamy head. Taste: sourness, thin malty backbone, semi-dry. Palate: low body and high carbonation, sour finish. Overall: Quite decent gueze, rather drinkable.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gangstergafje (261) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
The beer has a nice golden color. Little cloudy, but a really nice color. The beer has a nice layer of foam. This are the only pluses. The smell is a sour penetrant zoo smell, disgusting. The taste is even worse, it is even worse than disgusting. The beer as a extremely sour and penetrant tongue twisting taste, I can’t describe it, but you don’t want t find out. I wonder if it isn’t rotten. I thought Lindemans Faro was dirty but this is the absolute bottom of beer brewing quality. I don’t want to disrespect the brewers, but this lambic thing is definitely not my thing. This is the first time a beer disappears in the sewer, after only two sips.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (252) - - MAY 30, 2015
2011/12 version. Appearance: dark golden and cloudy (yeast got into the pour), with minimal head. Aroma: Funk, stale paper, fresh hay, barnyard, and apple. Taste: Some sweet citric maltiness and apple, turning to an acidic, lactic sourness and hint of bitterness. Mouthfeel: light to moderate body with a high carbonation. Finish: Very dry with some lingering acidity and tartness, and a hint of Brett funk. Overall: Good Gueuze. Solid balance of brett funk, lactic sourness, and some fruity yeast characteristics. Dry and effervescent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1797) - ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2015
Semi-clear golden orange, big soapy white head. Nose is fruity tartness, apples with funky notes. Flavor is tart, somewhat woody, fruity, wild yeast, funk. Long tart and dry finish. Pretty nice.


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