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

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RATINGS: 1089   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
I had an Geuze from Brouwerij Oud Beersel the night before so my review is tainted by that experience. The bottle I had (from a package store in Berkeley California) was not labeled Oude so perhaps it wasn’t the same beer. It had the lovely geuze taste, a lovely aroma and finish. It was a little sharp and new(?) and could probably benefit from 10 years in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Bottle: Best before Febuary (11th?) 2022. Aroma is very musty with moderate sour/tart lemon and grapes, cheese, light orange peel, and hints of woodiness. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a moderate white head with very good retention and okay lacing. Starts moderately lemon sour with some light acidity which then turns to moderate mustiness. Light cheese in the background. Mustiness fades quickly back to a sour finish with some hints of orange peel and a light woody bitterness. Woodiness is the only thing that lingers in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Only slightly hazy, oily orangish/light brown appearance, no head/carbonation. Aroma rather muted for geuze, sour grapes, musty oak, some lemon like citrus in the background. Flavor starts with a decnt sour/tart kick, fades rather fast to a musty wood middle, and back to a light sourness in the finish. Nice oily body. Doesn’t score a swell as other lambics, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
bottle from beers of europe] aroma of lemon, some orange peel, acidic. finish is dry and sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Pours a cloudy dark golden with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of tart apples, oak, and sour grapes. Taste is oak, musty yeast, wheat, and cherries. Mildly sour and highly acidic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated. Dry finish. One of the better lambics I’ve had. I still don’t think I appreciate sour beers too much though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quinten (1042) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2006
2002-2003 OEPS, sour, dark yello color, medium head,. thin and dry, not my kind but one of the better lambiek.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Iv been gettin a bit gueuze’d at the moment so this was really good. Aroma of dry cider apples and white grapes and dry very dry. Taste is similar with more sourness than expected, very good indeed. RERATING: Same score as before, more hops than i thought possible in gueze but excellent after a 10 hour shift at work. RERATE: Quite a few bottles from the cave. Defo more acidic and sharper than i remember, very dry, like the dryest of all gueuze apart from perhaps it big brother. Monsterous carbonation, but as you drink it it changes into a whole new beast. The hoppiest of the lambics by a long stretch. Awsome stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Cloudy, hazy medium-orange body, thin-medium light beige head, tight bubbles. Sour, woody, musty aroma, with ever-present brie cheese rind. A bit fruity, too. Strongly woody body, the musty tannins delivering a bite more emphatic than that imparted by most other guezes I’ve tried. Tart and sour, with a touch of white grape. The sourness ends midway through the sip, leaving the woody, bitter (but not astringent) finish. Doesn’t quite deliver the puckering sourness I’m after but this is a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
hazy orangish straw appearance with great lacing....aroma is of sour notes, honey, cheese, and sugars....flavor is very sour and tart...hints of baking soda and lemon...follows with some woody hints...great palate

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Been wanting to try this style of lambic. Pours out a cloudy amber color with not much of a head, what was there was white. Aroma is very sour. Refreshign taste with a lingering citrus aftertaste, but I felt it was missing something, maybe I just don’t get this style of beer, none the less I can appreciate the flacor.


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