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

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RATINGS: 1210   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.


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
HoptimusPrime (17) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 19, 2008
This beer looks like piss in the glass. When I hold it up to my nose, it reminds me of the time I really had to take a dump on a train to Praha and opened up the bathroom door only to smell the most vile stink of feces known to man. Unfortunately, the taste doesn’t get much better. It tastes like someone managed to extract concentrated diarrhea then inject it into a solution of gasoline. Bad stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6884) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2008
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, brewing season 2003-04) Golden amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy white head. Acidic, fruity nose with notes of lemon, green apples, stable and barnyard. Acidic, tart taste with notes of lemon, green apples, yellow plums and autumn leaves. Harsh finish with a dry bitterness. Lots of carbonation, giving it a sharp prickly mouthfeel. Medium body, very dry and tart. Lovely gueuze, and very much in line with the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Hazy golden pour with a large but rapidly diminishing head. Aroma is citric, funky, sour, and a bit woody. Flavor has a nice funky sourness with a bit of nuttiness from the wood. Tart, but not overly so - smooth and highly drinkable. A solid gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008
37.5cL bottle, best before sometime in 2026. Glad I popped it now before it turned. Fantastic looking beer, big fluffy white head atop a deep orange beer, great head retention and lacing. Big oaky aroma, lots of tartness, some tropical fruit. Somewhat mild flavor for Boon, very balanced tartness, very smooth. While not my favorite Gueuze, would be a great everyday choice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle at home with Tom and Royce... opened in an attempt to slow Tom down ... Golden orange ...tart lemon ... sharp fruit not too sour ... lots of flavour ... little woody .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
25cl bottle Vintage 2001/2002: Poured into my Cantillon glass: Colour is hazy orange with a fine white fluffy head. Aroma is sour of grapes, apple & wood. Very dry & acidic. Very fruity as well. Fresh & quite decent & authentic lambic.! Positive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34764) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, 2003-2004 vintage. Pours hazy orange with a creamy/bobbly off-white head. Aroma is dried woody, acidic and with a light citrus to orange note. Flavour is dry and acidic. Solid woody tone into the finish. Medium sour to light sweet note. Easy accesible gueuze.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miko smees (2) - USA - FEB 23, 2008 does not count
Very pleasant, lemony citrus flavor, tart, dry, and sour, pleasing aroma. An enjoyable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (976) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2008
The green, 12 oz., corked and caged bottle was picked up at Green’s, and warmed up to cellar temperature before opening. The cork came out readily while I was trying to insert the corkscrew, and the pour was bubbly and restrained. The body was pale yellow with a lot of haze. The smell was acidic with loads of barnyard horse blanket due to the wondrous handiwork of the wild yeast and bacteria. The taste was cidery, tart, oaky, bone dry, and not quite as funky as the other Geuzes I’ve tasted before. Very refreshing, and a touch thicker than most blended lambics. Very easy to drink and a lot more approachable, due to the lack of mouth puckering acidity, when compared to Cantillon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2870) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Golden to sopper color, good white head. Aroma flower malts, sour fruits. Medium body. Great taste, very dry and sour. Like it !


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