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

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RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2009
375ml bottle. Pours a large, white head with a light-orange body. Interesting citrus-sour smell with some old, musty closet tones. Tart, lip-puckering sour taste that had me thinking of a sweaty gym upon exhalation. Lively carbonation and medium bodied with a somewhat metallic and bitter finish. Overall a very fun beer to drink and one that I hope to have again in the future.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5553) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Corked and caged green 375. Taste is tart, acidic, sour, metallic, but not extreme. Steady carbonation in a light golden pour. Rocky off-white head. Taste puckers the mouth, very dry, sour, some harsh notes, lightly metallic, stings the throat a touch, light. Musty earthy note, not soil-earthy, but non0funky dank-earthy. Medium body, tangy feel, very nice. A good introductory geuze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5053) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Pours a somewhat hazy straw-yellow with a thick and not persistent white head - not very inspiring, but this is the beer’s weakest point. Aroma is quite strong, yeasty with malty and fruity undertones. Flavor is rich and crisp, malty with a good sour-apple component and a touch of hops. Texture is edgy and fizzy, leaving a pleasantly sour aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2009
THOUGHTS: I opened this a little early. The Bottle had a date of 18-02-2028. But hell, it was still nice. One day I’ll have to go to Belgium and try on that is already aged, because I can wait a couple years for a beer, but I don’t have the patience for 20 years. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light to medium yellow with mesmerizing, slow carbonation beads and a huge, white head that mostly diminished, but still kept a fairly thick sheet that left fair to good lacing. The aroma was mostly sour fruit, cobweb-like yeast, light funk, dust, champagne, lemon, and a little peach. The initial flavor was sour and acidic; while the finish was very sour and acidic with and average to long duration. There was lemon, sour fruit, dust, funk and slight chalk. The light to medium body was dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry, moderately astringent and ever so slightly chalky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009 cloudy white head. acid aroma, sour, refreshing. flavor is dry, slight sour, stable, refreshing but very dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle. Date was best before 18.02.2028. Poured clear yellow with a big white fizzy and fluffy head. Skunkness filled the room right after opening the bottle. I was a bit scared but there was almost no trace of skunk in the aroma or taste of the beer. Aroma is strong citrus, funky and sour and a bit barnyard. Taste is quite sour (not overly sour) and citric. A tiny hint metallic on the first two sip. It has a nice balance but not much complexity (from what I can tell). Carbonation is medium. Good mouthfeel. Still learning to appreciate sours. This one was good but not amazing. Very interesting and different. Rating #122

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3985) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
bottle - Pours blonde with a long lasting one finger head. The aroma is of malt and funky wild yeast. It tastes of sweet malt and brett funk with some mild hops and a dry finish. It’s a light bodied and easy drinking gueuze that makes for a good, every day quaff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2996) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2009
Flaske: Da de var udgået for Marriage Parfait smagte jeg denne istedet. Ikke min stil, meget sur og tør, især i forhold til deres normale geuze der er lidt mere frugtet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
My second gueuze and after how much I liked the hansenns I was looking forward to this one. This actually was less scary in the aroma of hansenns, but not as enjoyable. I liked the tartness, but something in the aftertaste didn’t sit right.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
From the bottle pours a hazy, golden orange sunset colored body. A tall column of off-white froth the simmers to a small but lasting layer. Semi-sticky splotches of lacing mark the glass like paintball splatters. The nose shows moderately funky, musty farmhouse notes along with lemony, citric acidity and dusty brett. Flavors of sour lemon and traces of apricot play nicely with the dry, musty, barnyard brett and funky, old oak. Semi-dry and effervescent on the tongue, there’s a champagne-like mouthfeel on this one, minus the sweetness. Soft sourness is the theme here, making this a nice transition lambic that won’t scare away a newcomer, yet remains satisfying enough to the experienced folks. Good beer.


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