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

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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldBoss (27) - Tuttle, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Shared a bottle of this with a friend. He had never had a Geuze before and the sourness shocked him - I smiled. Mild sourness, with some citrus funk in the background. Poured dark golden with a light white head that quickly faded. The taste was surprisingly dry with a sparkling quality. Pretty decent as sour beers go.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2007
Wonderful colour, hazy and orange. Sour, quite fruity, not too challanging but well balanced and very enjoyable. Nice to see a geueze available in the desert of good beer (Ireland.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4396) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Dark, hazy copper with a thick and rocky white head. Subdued sour aroma and a pinch of malt. Pretty decent tartness up front in the taste, but it fades off to a very weak and almost watery finish. Quite a plain Gueuze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2007
375cL bottle from 2003. Copper color and a small head. The aroma is pretty sour with pedio and lacto. The flavor is balanced with sour and sweetness, with a hint of a woody, burnt flavor. Might be a bit too sweet. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3825) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle from Ledgers; Nose of tart barnyard with some citrus notes; hazy gold with a small off-white head; flavor of tart, funky citrus witha sour finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Seemed like a dry slightly sour champange and a delightful beer. Bought this bottle at John"s Market in Portland. Page 66 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 199 Classic Brews left to have from this book.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Corked bottle, poured a crystal clear golden color with a very thick white head and had bubbles lined all on the inside of my tumbler. Cidery and tart aroma. As the description indicates, very much like champagne. Tart flavor, hints of apple cider, pear and that little added "funk". Great bubbly mouthfeel and a very acidic aftertaste. My fist gueze and this style will take a little getting used to.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6861) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Fancy 12 oz cage corked bottle. There may have once been a date listed on the label. If so it has since rubbed off. No way to know how long its been on the shelf at Lueken’s in Dunedin. I’ve bought five year old bottles there before. It poured clear gold to copper color with white head. The aroma is tart grape fruitiness and hints of sourness. The flavor is much like the aroma with tart grapes, tart sourness, hints of funky sourness and then more tartness. Tough to judge this one considering its my first sampling of the style.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a clear and effervescent light copper color, with only a thin topping of large foamy bubbles. No head retention and no lacing. No worries. Tangy aroma, a bit floral with some subdued tart lemon and tangerine. Tart and dry flavor with citrus, herbal, very ripe (over ripe even) pineapple, and a bit of sharp cheese. Lightish body, very carbonated (champagne-like), and very refreshing after working outside for a couple hours in the summer heat. Tangy lemon, dry French cidre, and sour pineapple in a lingering aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3721) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2007
2002-2003 bottle at home. Very sour start. Yellowish color. Champagne-like sure, and I love Champers, but this is too sour for such pleasure. Tart and full of apples. I respect but not my thing.


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