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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: 1094   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5714) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottled(375ml). –Shared with Doggythedog at the Hopdevil in Zagreb
Hazy orange/apricot coloured, almost no head, sharp acidic nose. Strong citric and green apple with few yeasty hints. Faint slight sugary finish. Overall a way too sour brew 2003/2004vintage, best before 10.03.2026?!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. High withe and lasting head. Hazy yellow body with a good deal of yeast leftovers. Acidic lemon aroma with notes of damp. Astonishingly well rounded though a bit thin flavor of grape fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3932) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 9, 2006
0.375l bottle, shared with ozujsko at the Hopdevil. 2003-2004
Misty orange colour with a small white head. Funky nose with hints of fruits, brett, caramel and lemon. The taste... acidic, dry, typical Boon brett character (which I don’t like much), ashy, funky and sulphury. A bit appley. Ok, refreshing, but not as pleasant as some I’ve had before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2009 1. Bottle at the King’s Hall, Stoke on Trent 27/10/2006 Sour and a little spice aroma. Golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Very fruity sour flavoured. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish. 2. From the Bottle at the Valley, Scarborough 08/02/2009 Fruit aroma. Golden coloured and very lively with a crisp dry and slightly oaked finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ha1ag (716) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2006
bottled, champaigne-like, with taste of yeast and cheese. Aroma is refreshing and ciric mouthfeel. bitter aftertaste. nice blended lambic

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2007 The real deal. Dry, sour, almost painfully so, a little smokey. Sour grape notes on the bouquet are striking and remind of visit to a winery during ferminatation. Dirty sulphur-like notes appear on the palate early - a slight distraction. Finishes sour and hard. Very young despite the fact there’s a little ageing on this sample. (2003-04 blend, e4.60 @ Kaffe de HopDuvel).

I drank the 2002 - 2003 blend recently as well. (Oct 2006). Amber in colour, thin head. Sour notes, quite soft, good drive. Soft again to drink, sour fruits, some slightly dirty grapey notes. A good example of gueze but not a great one. Hmm...bad bottle? 13/20.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2006
0.5l bottle - These lambics are a total assault on the senses. The pour looks great, a lot like Duvel. The nose, like a wet, yeasty dishrag is the first clue this is something else. The lemony, acidic flavors are powerful, your palate jerking around as much and as furiously as that woman at the start of Jaws. The rating is a little bit higher than I think it should be, but the love and care that goes into these lambics means to me they should rank higher. I am not ready.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottle. Rerated. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nice brett yeast, malt, fruits and hops. Old rating from 2006. "Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma is fresh and citric. Bitter acidic finish. 5/3/5/3/11"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
03 bottle. Poured a hazy orange with white head. Aroma of barn, funk, and some wood. This is my first gueuze. Tastes very acidic and tart. Flavors of funky old barn and cheese, herbal notes, lemon, and some sweetness. Dry and sour. Probably because of my inexperience with this style I found it fairly hard to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Cloudy orange-copper body with a large white head. Pleasant aroma of old barn & old wood. Taste is a bit of a letdown. Red apples, some hay and even a light cardboard note. Medium acidity and medium sourness. Some unwanted (to me) sweetness seems to attenuate everything. Unusually soft body for the style. A soft and mellow gueuze for the masses. Lacks the aggressiveness of other gueuzes, but then it would be a Goon Gueuze.


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