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

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RATINGS: 1067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 Bottled 37,5cl, vintage 2000-2001 (BB 07/2023)
My 400th rated Belgian beer.
Golden apple juice yellow/brown color, small creamy head. Quite typical gueuze aroma: sour with barnyard, oak barrel, pepper and rain water then after warming up it has metallic steel aroma. Medium-bodied. Quite dry, but not as sour as eg. Cantillions. Fruity, earthy barnyard flavors, simple basic (with authentic flavor) gueuze, but lacks complexity of wonderful mariage parfait version. (6/3/7/3/12 3.1)
Re-rated vintage 2003-2004
Bright orange color, big white cloudy head. Cellary, fruity aroma. Sour, a bit watery, fruity, balanced. Light - easy to drink "classic gueze". (7/4/8/3/14 3.6)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I’m obviously completely out of step with virtually every other reviewer on this one. Seems unpleasantly sour in an "off" kind of way...musty, rancid, stale, and skunky. The parkling carbonation helped clear the palate between sips and distract from the work I was putting into finishing this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Slightly hazy yellow-orange amber. Wet hay, horseblanket, and musty timber aromatics. Husky astringency with a puckering tartness. Fruit peel dryness. Some wood tannin and a certain dustiness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and rather dry.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2005
The aroma of this beer is exceptional: the typical geuze smell, without any hints of artificial chemicals. The flavour has the sweetness excepted from this type of beer, but has just enough some underlying sourness which becomes more prominent in the finish. Good for hot summer days.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2005
my first gueuze. cork pops out of bottle. pours a nice lively orangish golden color. white head. aroma isnt real inviting, but interesting nonetheless. when colder has a champagne quality, but as it warms becomes more and more sour. at times the sourness is reminicent of tart apple, but other times, it is a very new sensation. not sure where this stands relative to other guezes, but i guess ill just have to try more. i liked it. definately not a typical beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma with hints of dust. Yeasty and light sour flavor with some fruit. Fairly dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Acidic aroma of fruits and wood. Acidic flavour of fruits, especially aplles with notes of wood. Dry finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
$5.99 for a 355 ml bottle at Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo. Golden yellow color with a thin white head. Upon closer inspection there seems to be some particles suspended in the brew. Aroma is an oliy cherry wheatish...but not in a good way. Something with this, smells a little metalic and turned. There isnt much of an acidic aroma, and really not one in the flavor. This just tastes like an old beer with a hint of lambic bitterness. Don’t think I’m gonna finish this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, with a fine white head. Very fresh an delicious nose, with grapes, fruits and acidic notes. Sour but soft flavor, still with lots of grapes. Finishes with a soft bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Comes as "Geuze Boon" at 6% ABV. Beautiful, fully golden beer albeit very hazy. Marvellous almost exotic nose - sherry perhaps - but also very acidic notes. The acidity continuous in the flavours, but this is far from the extreme sourness found in other traditional gueuzes. Wonderfully aromatic with some metallic notes. Well-conditioned - good one. 060200 and 110700


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