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


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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   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

   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 I’ve tried these days, although different a lot, so I couldn’t say which was better, but probably this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8665) - 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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy, golden-brown color; off-white head with solid retention and lacing. Lots of funk, horseblanket, and salt in the aroma; cheesy and some citrus, but a bit too much salt for me; a touch of metal. Medium mouthfeel: plenty of tart citrus, salt, and metallic yellow fruits upfront; definitely shows a fair amount of authentic-like-lambic complexity, but it just isn’t overly pleasant to drink: again, salty and metallic and just a bit overripe; sharp citrus and carbonation. Medium finish, showing citrus, bread, and some salt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy pale body with a large off-white head. Dirty, funky nose with lots of cheese, plenty of citrus, some horseblanket and yogurt. The flavor is moderately sour, lightly sweet with grapefruit peel, melon rind, salty blue cheese, lemon and wet grainy malt. Medium body is rather thin and watery with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate sour, vinegar - citric - grapy, wheat, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic, sour with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (280208)

   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!

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