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

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RATINGS: 1134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2006
(Bottled) Hazy golden color with a medium, bubbly but lasting head. Almost sweetish, fruity-earthy aroma. Fruity, very acidic, moderately tart and dry flavor with wheat and hints of honey. Dry and acidic, but also a bit syrupy palate with lively carbonation. A quite easy but balanced gueuze. Too acidic for me, but yeast makes it much smoother and more enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
500 ml bottle, from BevMo LaJolla. Pours medium amber, slightly hazy with a fluffy white head. Dry and champagney aroma, wet wool, along with herbal and floral notes - like a damp, flower speckled hillside in Golden Gate park. Astringent and puckering, funky with sour fruits, little to no residual sugars, lemon peel, cedar bark, quince and bitter herbs. Light body and tingly carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
Gueuze is still hard to rate. I dont know if I like them or not. They are too special. Looking great, amber, a bit unclear, big white head, big bobbles, lasting and lacing. Sulfur and acetic acid is real preasent in the aroma, sharp. Flavor is bitter, no sweetness to mildend the impression. Palate is a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2006
bottle. Aroma: dustiness, light yeast, white grapes, lemon, some cheesy funkiness. Appearance: Deep gold in color and clear. Head was off-white, full and rocky. Some clumpy lacing. Flavor: Nice sourness up front with a bit of lemon in the taste. Strong woodiness. Some hay and grass with some light funk. Palate: Light bodied. Lively carboantion. Finish was almost champagne-like in its dryness. Overall: My first gueuze in quite a while, and my first one rated here. Pretty nice overall. Nice sourness and funk. Good dry finish. Maybe not for everyday, but this is a good champagne replacement.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Nice cloudy golden color, lively white head. Nice aroma, cobwebs, cheese, light funk, some yeast. A touch of sweetness in the flavor rounds it out. It doesn’t have that massive punch like a Cantillon, but it’s just sour enough to keep me happy. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 3, 2006
On tap at Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels: Poured orange/yellow with a smallish white fizzy head. Subtle bubblegum aroma with light funk. Flavor is mildly sour with a bit of bitterness. For the first beer of the day, this was quite refreshing and went down very well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
[Bottled at Vinens Verden] Well balanced. Has earlier tasted it to mussels, which was perfect. Frank Boon makes perfect beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
(bottle - corked & caged 12 oz) Amber pour with a ton of fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation. Hazy as well. Aroma is is very dry and acidic with hints of yeast and vinous fruits. Very much like champagne. Very dry and sour at the beginning with a dry and smooth middle and lots of wood and grass at the finish. Very bitter and warming, just like champagne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Golden in color. Slightly hazy. Flavor is extremely tart and acidic. It like drinking vinegar. Its is very dry as well. I love it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2476) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle, own Lambic tumbler @ the Blanche De Bruxelles café, Brussels.
Honey gold, lightly hazy with a big, big pillowy beige head that lasted intact daubing firm drabs of lace down the glass. Fresh zesty and acidic whiff of vinous fruit at first. Second and third whiff got all funky showing some signature hessian sack and horse blanket, dry, freshly sanded pine-wood and some odd, spicy herbs like lemon grass and thyme. It’s discernibly acidic in the mouth, quite lowly pleasant for style. Tart and dominated by weedy sap flavours, some crushed stinging nettles, birdseed (?, notes from tasting two months ago) and shredded lemon peel. Finish is similarly weedy, grassy, sour and woody like sucking on a toothpick. Astringency is present, wine-like, and it is tart and a little rough in the back. Body is very light and its strong champagne carbonation makes it bounce across the tongue but doesn’t aid it much as it dries out swiftly from the mid-palate beyond. Any sign of Lambic funk was overtaken by the persistent weedy flavour, but otherwise it wasn’t bad. Rough around the edges, but I suppose that’s what characterises good Lambics. Not bad, not the best. (37.5cL, 2002-2003)


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