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


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RATINGS: 1299   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with no head. Aroma is must, sweat, and funk. Flavor is musty, sweat, funky brett, and a tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1268) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
[Bottle, thanks Guerde!] Pours orange with a white head that dies away to nothing. Aroma is typical gueuze sour and funkiness Taste is sour--although not overly so, then some bitterness in the back of the throat with a few somewhat sweet notes mixed in. Medium mouthfeel with a long, dry finish. Nothing stood out here, but a solid beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1261) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2008
(bottle) Pours out hazy orange with a large white head that sticks around and leaves adequate lacing. Nice musty, funky, barnyard aroma, with some lemon and a subtle fruit sweetness that emerges at the end of the sniff. The taste is just briefly sweet, with a fruit taste that I believe is apricot. This taste quickly vanishes and is replaced by tart apple, lemon, and sourness coupled with spritzy carbonation that lingers on the tongue. The finish is very dry and yeasty. I was craving a geuze before drinking this, and it certainly did not disappoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2008
9.04.2026. SB47. 355mL Bottle. A peachy glow emanates from the glass. Vibrant acidity shines with some grasses and spring morning. Fresh as a farmerís market and juicy like a ripe apricot. A lightly-hazed tangerine flesh glows with golden splendor and a silky, draping white head. Flavor is tart and piquant! Seltzer body brings up smooth, cotton-like acidity and dryness. A perceptible plant lead comes mid-palate. Soft. Some shellfish juices and light Roquefort strain touch the upper palate. A bit of high alcohols dance over cognac and plum notes. Puckering in the best way possible. Superb dryness, nice complexity, some restraint, and decent balance. Very classic. The one thing that turns me off about this beer a little is the oaky bitterness that rides the for palate too much. For that, Iím holding back on this beer a little, but everything else is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagomswedish (213) - UmeŚ, 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 ígin and tonicí finish. Really turns me on to this style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7394) - 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 (1646) - 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 itís grapefruit flavour. I donít like grapefruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (5099) - 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. Iím 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.

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