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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle, many thanks to hobbersr for sharing! Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. Nose is nice and sweaty, lemon and dust, good acid, soft mouthfeel, earth and sherbet lemons. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2010
Appearance: Cloudy, but bright golden with lively, effervescent look. Fingerwide, airy, fluffy white head. Aroma: Fresh lime peels, grapfruity bitersweet-tartness, balanced leather and horse-blanket notes. Flavor: Tart, but not puckering, grapefruity main impression. Almost sharply dry initially, and gets more sour at the end with some spicy somewhat sulphurous interplay. Mouthfeel: Bittersweet, dry, fruity, tart with mineral background. Filling yeasty texture, effervescent quality. Overall: Interesting Gueuze with lot of citrusy tartness and dry mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours into a chalice with lots of carbonation, very little head, which dissipates quickly. Has a scent of dry cider with ammonia on the nose and some stuffy armpit smells in there. The taste is incredibly unique, very sour, very tart with an antiseptic finish that almost made me gag on the first sip. Given that I’m a huge Geuze fan, this didn’t seem right, and the taste was better on subsequent sips but still definitely not refreshing. I give it extra points for uniqueness, but it reminds me why they usually add berries to lambics, to cover up this definitely acquired taste. Palate is perfect, however. Ultimately this is one that every lambic fan should try, but those unfamiliar with the style will want something a little easier to deal with.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Into snifter pours a hazy yellow orange with a good sized sudsy white head. Aroma is sour lemon, grass, wood/oak. Taste is mouth puckering sour/tart citrus, lemons, earthy quality, and oak. Crisp and light mouthfeel. Nice sour lambic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle 2006-2007, drunk Dec 2009. citrus, pale, hazy, rocky head, lightly bitter, medium sourness, soft carbonation, bitter. Fruity, sharp aroma. Sour taste gives way to a balanced, bitter finish. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 23, 2009
bottle. i don’t see a bottling date (lambic with no date??) anyway, best before 8/6/2027. truly wonderful aroma fills the area without even holding to my nose. aroma of fresh fruits(orange, lemon, apricot) and berries(strawberry), very light tartness. lightly hazy gold under medium sized white head. a bitter apricot-ish geuze. light, dry, and crisp. low on acidity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Hazy straw colored with a medium white head that settles lowly and leaves moderate lacing. Decent fresh bread aroma with a hint of barnyard. Nicely dry, citrus and dust, with an edge of sourness toward the end and a dry bitter finish. Great body for the style. Good one, a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a stable white head. A true funky nose, wood, citrus, hay and lemon that comes through on the nose and flavour. Quite heavy carbonation. The mouthfeel is slightly acidic that follows right through to the finish. Not a bad gueze but lacking the refreshing dryness I prefer. (RateBeer Sydney Xmas Gathering 2009 - cheers Bridge!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Picked up at Greens on Ponce De Leon. I purchased this for a friend who said he liked champagne, and I never tried it. Cork was a mother fucker to get out. Transparent light copper color with a small head that fades away rather quickly. Smell is sour and a nice funk aroma. Burnt wood and slight cheese aroma. Nice aroma, but not very complex or nuanced. Fairly pungent brew. Taste is a short-lived sour funk. Sourness lasts quite some time. The beer doesn’t have a complex flavor. Some charred wood in the flavor as well. This beer is fairly carbonated, and a nice Gueuze if you ask me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a nice blonde color with a good head and good lace. The aroma is corky and funky with great oak character. The flavor has a bit of lemon rind and general fruit rind bitterness, the acidity is pretty well controlled but very plesant. The beer is sour and has a kind of new oak character. This is a easy drinking Geuze, and I could likely drink it every day... I wouldn’t mind that.


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