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

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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
[Vintage 2001-2002]
Pours a clear pale golden amber. An impressively nice, creamy white head form and stays for an incredible amount of time - considering this is a spontaneous fermented bottle. No lacing. Aroma is funky, light fruity, some barnyard, men generally rather mild. Fair mouthfeel that dries out nicely. Flavours contain light caramel, subdued tartness, wood and a nice fruitiness. Not my favourite Geuze, but better than most Boon offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996)
- Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
Bottle date 2003-2004. Opened with a loud pop. Clear, bright gold with a white head. That slightly vegetal champagne aroma with a curious hint of tomato juice. Sour grapefruit taste like a very dry cider, with a sharp bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle reads Geuze Boon. Pours a hazy dirty orange color with speckels which resemble black pepper. The bodies texture in the glass is so collected it is almost like egg yolk. Every debris moves in harmony with a shake of the glass. Nose is a bit of skunkiness with fruits, citrus, and champagne. mouth is crisp and sour, with noticable amounts of apples that finish dry. It really does resemble aspects of chapagne, cider, and beer all in one. This went very well with pasta.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle as Geuze Boon. Lightly funky, citrusy aroma. Hazy orange color with a very respectable white head. Thinnish in body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is very tart citrus developing into funk. The finish goes a bit more earthy, then sour hits the rear edges of the tongue. Really dry. Indeed it does suggest a yeasty champagne, but I’m not sure I’d want this much sour in my champers.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle thanks to Axilla. Poured hazy golden orange with a white foamy head. Aroma is nice; a little funk, and citrus. Flavors of lemons, orange, a slight mustyness. The aroma was promising, but the taste was certainly less tart then I was hoping for.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
Pours hazy golden with small short lasting head. Sour aroma with clean brett charateristics. Flavor is clean sour with grapefruit, wood and barnyard notes. Maybe to clean. Lacks character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Brewing season 2001-2002. Pours a hazy deep golden orange colour with a fast diappearing head. Mouldy, sour, fruity and woody aroma. The flavour is tart with a nice not so typical lambiek sourness, good bitterness, some ripe fruits, staple, citrus and some wood. A rather "mild" lambiek.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 Personal "New Years Night of 1000 Gueuzes" continued with this best before 2/12/2025, so almost 3 years old, 375mL cork and wire bottle. The color is more orange than golden (more so than the gueuzes before it) and hazy. Aroma is light vinegar with some barnyard and faint sweet rubber. Taste is light on sour and acidity for an Oude Gueuze, and actually a bit sweeter than most gueuzes. This seems to take away from the dryness. Also seems to add to a bit of slickness in the mouthfeel, which has a lightly spiky feel. Least interesting and complex of the Oude Gueuzes so far. 8/3/7/3/15 = 3.7

Had a 2 year old bottle in a blind tasting recently. Happy to report that it scored almost exactly the same. 8/4/7/3/15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden/orange color body with a foamy white head. The aroma is a little musty with some light fruits present. Flavor is starts off wheaty with some mild green apple and a musty finish. A very mild tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
bottle. pours a hazy honey with a thick white head that fades pretty quickly, but leaves a bunch of chunky lacing. sharp lemon and orange citrus smell, with a bit of funk. more of that citrus in the taste, combined with some grape, a bit of spice, and a bit more funk. good sour dry finish with a medium body, a lot of carbonation, and an aciding, thin, filmy mouthfeel. a decent gueuze. though i’ve had better, i certainly wouldn’t turn this down. this is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles. that’s weird to say for a big-beer/hophead like me.


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