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

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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
yellowish golden appearance with huge white head. flavor is tart and acidic. maybe not as subtle as the cantillon version. nice though

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2008
Half-hazy orange, medium white head. Arom aof pineapple, apple, cinnamon. Taste very balanced, a bit subtle. The finish is long but gest a bit too disturbed for me by itís grapefruit flavour. I donít like grapefruit.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (4597) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Skunky fruit cocktail aroma with pears, cherries, peaches, and vinegar. Mild DMS. Cloudy golden pour with a thick white head and steady streams of carbonation. Battery acid sour vinegar and lemon. This is my first gueuze rating. Iím beginning to like sour beers, but this had nothing else to offer and seemed a little off.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a bubbly one finger white head. Aroma is vinegar, must, spices, and a hint of fruit. Taste is very dry and tart, notes of citrus, spices, and vinegar dancing around in the flavor of this beer. Mouthfeel is clean, tart, and has almost a refreshing characteristic to it. A very nice lambic that I will enjoy again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
bottle at Gallows Bird Espoo 030408 color: dark yellow bit hazy tight foam Taste: astringent lovely sourness, fruity very long aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - APR 8, 2008
06/04 0.375 l bottle at Hopdevil, Zagreb, brewing season 2004-2005. Poured slightly murky golden body with medium head. Sourish fruits aroma with grassy and other spices like cloves, cinnamon, or even wood. Nice sour flavor, citrus and green apples, bit winey, not too much, I like such a real, strong and classic gueuze character. Quite full bodied, fizzy carbonated makes finish sharp, sourish and dry, but long and pleasant, pretty much digging out the best from the flavor. Great are those two lambics Iíve tried these days, although different a lot, so I couldnít say which was better, but probably this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Re-rate 7/14/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Best before 2031. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of oak, some fuitiness, lemon, grapefruit hints and some barnyard. Sourish lemony flavor with oak, some funk and a slightly bitter finish with citrus rinds. 7/3/8/3/16=3.7

(3/2/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Cloudy orange. Nice barnyard, oak and citrus aroma. Great sour citrusy, very dry flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. 8/3/8/4/16=3.9

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Foam Rangers tasting. Dirty gold pour with rich off-white head. Good amount of funk going on, mixed with citrus and strangely, salami...odd. Flavor is tart with citrus and still that salami taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Sampled at the 2008 Crescent Moon Extreme Beerfest. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. The aroma is a curious mixture of cardboard and orchids. Perhaps a bit of potted meat product in the aroma as well. Thin body. Mildy acidic throughout and this acid extends all the way through the finish. Not so much battery acid as you cannot drink it though. A drying citrus helps to keep things drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a thick off-white head. Aroma is funky, sour, horsey, cidery, citrus, a bit cheesy. Flavors are substantial tart citrus, a little salty, cidery, maybe a little wheat and bread. Carbonation was soft but substantial.


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