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

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RATINGS: 1168   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geophagus (391) - Lubin, POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
(sample from bottle) Yellow, hazy colour. Small, yellowish, foam, a bit lacing. Soft carbonation, watery texture. Aroma: White fruits peels, white wine, peat. Taste: Medium strong sourness increasing in finish, Medium to hight tartness, pips.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (954) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Light hazy bronze pour with a tiny head. Loads of funk, apple skin, some lemon juice, grains and some vanilla sweetness. Good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drunk_again (171) - GREECE - JAN 3, 2015
bottle. hazy orange color with thin head. aroma is funky with sour hints and grapes. taste is mild sour with funky notes. dry mouthfeel. low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle for christmas thanks to wife. Slightly hazy orange beer with small head. Aroma is funk, slightly sour and sweaty socks. Taste is cheese, funk, citrus and a dry finish. Good carbonation. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
A very, very lactic gueuze, though not bracingly sour by any means. More like a spoonful of fresh Greek yogurt. Hints of lemon zest, a tinge of ye olde blanket, and, regrettably, a touch skunky. But still very solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2014
375ml bottle served in a Lindemans flute glass. Vintage 2011-2012 bottle. A: Pours a hazy light orange color forming a huge fizzy and soapy white head. Great retention and tons of small soapy lacings left in the glass. S: Notes of pale malts and citric fruits in upfront. Apple vinegar. Hints of apples and pears. Oak. Leather. Metallic notes. Hints of flowery hops. T: Follows the nose. Classic Geuze taste. Very fruity. Moderate sourness. Apple vinegar. Hints of apples and pears. Oak. Leather. Metallic notes. In overall, a dry taste. Finish is sour and bitter but moderate. M: Light to medium body. Strong and very fizzy carbonation. Fruity aftertaste. Good bitter-sour balance. O: Great drinkability. For Lambic lovers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Brewing season 2010-2011. Aroma: Funky, tart, yeast. Taste: Nice funky sourness, yeast is present in a good way. Overall a really good geuze, but a little to over carbonated for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksiwzos (80) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 250ml bottle from Belgian eshop, Vintage 2009-2010 Slightly hazy orange color, very very little carbonation, just barely get a 1-2mm head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a bit subdued because of the lack of carbonation, I can sense fruity and funky aromas, some caramel too with some maltiness. Taste is sweetish, with some herbal qualities, the sourness and funkiness are very subtle... Some tartness in the finish but sweetness is too much for the style(and the age) of this brew. Some herbal hoppy notes in the finish too. Medium boded and very drinkable but not what I expected. This one I would give it a total score of 3.7 but I’ll leave it as is for the 2010-2011 vintage... 250ml bottle from Belgian eshop, Vintage 2010-2011 Slightly hazy with some yeast floaties and big white head. OMG the head retention is too good to be true! Aroma is much more funky and the brett smells amazing. Very barnyard-y aroma, notes of lemon and not much sourness. Taste starts with nice acidity complemented by a touch of earthy bitterness and some amazing sweet fruitiness. Some wood too. Long dry finish, not too tart. High carbonation, medium bodied. I guess as I got back in time with the Geuze of Brouwerij F. Boon it get’s even better...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
azy golden colour, white head, sediment in the bottle. Smells of citrus and wood. Tart apples as well. I also notice very subtle vanilla notes and some basement aromas. Medium bitter and - of course - quite sour, but not too much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12/10/2014. 375 ml. bottle. 2012/2013 edition. Light abler with a thick white head. Funky yeast aromas, bread, wet hay, spices. Light tartness, medium carbonation and a long try finish. Mellow yet complex.


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