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


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RATINGS: 1265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle shared with Ronald and Carita in Finland. Bottled 2003. Eye-watering aromas of freshly squeezed lemon and zest shavings. Wonderful example of lambic yeast characters. Tastes tart and citric, with a crunch of fresh rhubarb. Sour bitter ’gin and tonic’ finish. Really turns me on to this style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle at Camping, Beersel 24/4/08. Pale, slightly hazy, gold with a decent white head. Lemon, pear and barnyard aromas. Flavour of lemon, pears and spice with a long, astringent tart finish. Very good and at 2.25 Euros a bargain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
yellowish golden appearance with huge white head. flavor is tart and acidic. maybe not as subtle as the cantillon version. nice though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1577) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2008
Half-hazy orange, medium white head. Arom aof pineapple, apple, cinnamon. Taste very balanced, a bit subtle. The finish is long but gest a bit too disturbed for me by it’s grapefruit flavour. I don’t like grapefruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (4891) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Skunky fruit cocktail aroma with pears, cherries, peaches, and vinegar. Mild DMS. Cloudy golden pour with a thick white head and steady streams of carbonation. Battery acid sour vinegar and lemon. This is my first gueuze rating. I’m beginning to like sour beers, but this had nothing else to offer and seemed a little off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a bubbly one finger white head. Aroma is vinegar, must, spices, and a hint of fruit. Taste is very dry and tart, notes of citrus, spices, and vinegar dancing around in the flavor of this beer. Mouthfeel is clean, tart, and has almost a refreshing characteristic to it. A very nice lambic that I will enjoy again.

   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 (2280) - 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 (9303) - 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.

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