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

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RATINGS: 1363   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Sampled at the Secret Summit. Pours with a beautifully dense, creamy head that has excellent retention and lacing that tops a cloudy, glowing, deep yellow. Doesn’t have the diminishing, fizzy head typical of high acid lambic. Priming sugar added? Aroma is corny, grainy, sweaty, lots of pilsner notes. Taste is lemony, lager-like, really dominated by lemons. Palate is watery, grainy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
Verre, d’une bouteille, au Cheval Blanc. Arômes citronnés, de levure sauvage et de céréales. Robe blonde et trouble, belle petite mousse et effervescence active. En bouche, des notes de brettanomyces affirmatives accompagnent une belle touche citronnée et rustique. Finale légèrement lactique et très sèche. Relativement peu sûre pour une gueuze, mais la finale très sèche la rend très agréable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle @ home. Orange pour, medium off wite head. Aroma of green apple, subtle brett. Flavour is very dry bitter and sourness, long lingering, pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle) Poured with a white latte-like frothy head that didn’t stick around too long. After the head dissipates, there are spotty remnants that look like white mold on top of bread. Pretty clear orange gold color with noticeable rising carbonation. Wow, a bit flowery at first, but then quickly moves to the vinegar/wine sourness, and just a touch of barnyard (not that strong really, which I would have expected more of in the style). Definite puckering sourness; floral; metallic and earthy; and savory-like finish. Thinner MF, nice sparkliness, dry, dry, dry. Certainly not what I would consider one of the more drinkable gueuzes that I’ve had to-date. This one is definitely interesting, but a little harder around the edges.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2010
Bottle.Hazy yellow colour with small white head.Aroma of apple,citrus and acid,good fruity with some carbonation hint of barnyard and ginger nice with dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2010
It’s a great beer. complex aroma (apple, ginger, cinnamon, rhubarb with light grassy notes), strong acidity, very long dry fruity and acid finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2010
375ml bouille - BBD 04 25 2027 - cork ejects with loud POP, Boon Gueuze pours a great foamy white head over clear orange - gold coat that’s very attractive. Lacing and carbonation are silky. Aromas at room temp begin predominantly sulfuric, indicating bottle may be a bit young. This seems to blow off with glass rest. Also musty stone cellar, biting citrus, fresh turned earth and mineral. Really gets in the sinuses and opens the senses. Taste is straight-up dry and tart (for my tolerance) with apple peel, dry lemon, earth stone and some of that sulfur and petrol. Later getting some more fruit of tangerine, tart guava, under-ripe muscat grape. Some very late notes of earthy sweet spice, kola. I will re-try this bottle later cooled down a bit. Feel is slightly off-medium to light, with long sustained notes of dryness on the top of the tongue and the palate. It’s a true experience of discovering layers, overcoming challenges and appreciating subtleties.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2010
Gift bottle from Amrando629, thanks much! Yellow color with white head. Aroma is citrus peel, acidic, cellar, true to itself gueuze flavors. Nice density, with good carbonation, and a bitter, dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 20, 2010
Sparkling orange color, large white head; aroma of citrus fruits like grapefruit, slightly sour, but also somewhat sweet, faint woody notes; flavor is quite sweet, grapefruity and a bit sweaty; not hugely sour, but especially the aftertaste is very tart and salty; medium body, crisp, but still quite smooth mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle at Koekoek, Asse, Belgium.
Pours a deep, cloudy yellow with an aroma of springy barnyard, lemon zest, and sweet hay. Mouthf-puckering sour lemon hay, medium barnyard, and a touch of horse blanket dance on the tongue. Tickles the tongue. Fantastic gueuze.


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