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

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RATINGS: 1120   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Hugely excited to see a Boon beer in Richmond, first time in many years that Iíve run across one. Medium to light copper, remarkably stable creamy head. Persistent little bubbles. Aroma of horseblanket, barnyard, wood, wine, and apples. Initial sourness on the tongue, although not overwhelming, fades into flavors of horeseblanket, cheese, and cider vinegar. Nice stuff, glad it is here, quite nice overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Champagne and hard apple cider flavors. Tart, Crisp and clean. Delicious. Would be a good beer to enjoy with cheese, fruit or fish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2006
"Poured a cloudy yellow, good bubbles. Smelled of lemons. Flavor was of tart apples, lemon and something else which i never did figure out. Light mouthfeel. "

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Slightly cloudy, golden orange color with a large, soapy, quickly diminishing head. Sour apple aromas are very strong, followed by a bit of orange, raspberry, and ruby red grapefruit. Sour apple vinegar taste with a very dry, crisp, sparkling texture; it definitly tastes like champagne. Finish is very dry and pungent. Iím reminded of some balsamic vinegar and a mild stilton cheese toward the finale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Not as sour as it might be, but with interesting funk reminiscent of cobwebs and saddle leather and stinky cheese. Some sour apple and lemon. Finish is surprisingly herbal instead of vinegary.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2487) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
At Belgodrome, London: Medium golden color - light sour dusty nose. Rather sweet, well I might be spoiled. Still decent. Cobbwebb, very light pine taste. Missing the dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Pours a deep gold color with a very thin, white head. Tart, sour aroma of cherries, apple cider vinegar, lemon, pear, and grassy hops. Taste is quite sour initially, like sour grapes and turns into a ultra dry, grassy bitterness. I wasnít very impressed with the flavors in this one - itís a very one-dimensional beer. There is a good citrus tartness going for it, but thatís about it. The level of carbonation is almost that of Champagne - excellent mouthfeel. Overall, too dry for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2006
37.5 cl bottle, brewing season 2002/3. Amber with a nice light dissipating body. The white head begins furiously to wane to an irregular, torn apart but stubborn lace. Lemony, grassy and flowery aromas, pears and just a bit of mouldy bread parade in the nose which doesnít miss hops either. The taste is citric and fruity acidic with some pears again. Crispy, fresh succulence, a little wood, faint but present hops in the aftertaste giving off also grapefruit. Very dry and boisterously effervescent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2006
Light orange color, big white head. Lively carbonation. Strongly sour, dry and mildly fruity aroma. Dry flavor with long aftertaste, real lambic!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle in a gueuze tasting.
Too well cut or clean for my taste. Iíve come to like a more chaotic aroma and taste when it comes to gueuze. Sparkling hazy orange. Aroma is weak and shows faint notes of tart. Decent acidic attack but fades quickly to an sweet apple taste. I was surprised to notice some cinnamon (?) and I admit Iíll have to retry. Below average palate that carries a light body.


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