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

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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (596) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 First rating thursday, july 21, 2005: 3/3/4/2/10. A very sour beer, smells awful (sences of yeas and vinegar) but tastes a little bit better than it smells, it even tastes a bit like bad wine. However even the more commercial belle-vue gueuze is better (bottle corked 37,5cl brewing season 2002-2003) Had to re-rate this one, Iím much more into geuzes now than I was back then. Well itís a typical geuze coloured beer with a nice white head. Soft acidic aroma. Nice slightly sour and wine like flavour. Canít remember why I disliked it before, really enjoyed this one. (corked bottle 75 cl, brewing season 2006-2007)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Tried this for Jimmack05. This was sour and tart, smelled like yeast and sweet candy , and cheese with some feet? Tasted like it smelled. Yuck, but...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Very appealing tart barnyard aroma with some white grape highlights and moldy book/paper smell. Pours clear and peach colored with a firm white head. Clean, sour and bitter. Quite straight ahead in flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2005
Bottle (2000-01 Vintage) (05/07/05). Musty with a touch of ripe cheese. Refreshing grapefruit sourness, body a touch thin.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
sour acidic aroma, vinegary with the slightest fruit hint. pours a nice golden color with a bit of a slight whitish head. the flavor is sour and musty, a complexity that i canít quite make out fully. outside of the intense sourness, not much else to recommend it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2005
pours out dark yellow in color with a thick white head. smells fruity, sour, oaky, and complex. taste is - (to me, and this is the first rating of this sytle of lambic) - slightly off. it is sour and rich, but there is something that tastes odd that i cant quite place a finger on. ah yes, as one rater describes - old tasting - i think that is the taste im going for. it was a different brew, thats for sure. an interesting find.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Rusted orange. Full foaming, wispy and creamy head. Aromatically vibrant, with horsey, fruit (lemon) and barnyard aromas. Typical lambic aromatics. Flavor is much more approachable, less acidic, less sour, sweeter and generally less flavorful than lambics from say 3F, Girardin, Cantillon, Hanssens. I havenít been impressed by Frank Boon thusfar, to be honest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2005
now this was a very refreshing beer, its very hot weather over here. acidic, cobwebs(old taste), straw, wine-like, berries. finish is dry, bitter and 15 min. later you still taste it. co2 is sparkling, effervescent(maybe a bit too much). classical geuze, loved it!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
This traditional gueuze poured with a foamy off-white head that quickly dissipated. The fruity flavor is more tart than most other gueuzes I have sampled, but is very hearty. There was a significant amount of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la biŤre 2005. Pours a hazy caramel color with a thin white head. Excellent acid and fruity aroma. The flavor is acid and fruity, the texture is very dusty, this beer feels like it was left in an attic for years. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation.


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