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

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RATINGS: 1327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (6086) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Right. How can I seriously rate a beer that smells like vomit? This just isn’t my style I guess. Lots of sour flavours, but none of them nice. I have another bottle left, perhaps the rating will be adjusted after the next one. 3 3 3 3 9 Opened the other bottle last night (2003-2004 vintage). Hazy orange colour, big white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast, sourness (not vomit, but it comes close). Flavour is just sour, bad dry white wine with cork, some champagne-like flavours, yeast. Nah, this remains the worst type of beer for me. I’ll upgrade the score for aroma and overall impression, but it’s not much 4 3 3 3 11

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 4, 2008
Io non sono imparziale quando voto le gueuze, è uno stile che mi piace decisamente troppo; mi ero ripromesso di dare un voto meno alto a questo prodotto di Boon in quanto mi è sembrato un pochetto più "ruspante" - fin dal principio - delle altre gueuze da me assaggiate in precedenza. Ma poi mentre finivo la bottiglia mi sono accorto di quanto questo carattere "terrigno" sia personale, pregevole, apprezzabile in sé; non conosco Boon abbastanza da formulare un giudizio sulla sua produzione in generale, ma questa gueuze mi lascia ben sperare.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2008
Slightly hazy, orange color with quite big and big bubbly, cloudy white head. Pours with big head but it vanishes to medium which stays long. Aroma is sour, fruity, yeasty with vanilla. Flavor is sour, dry, fruity and acidic. Palate is carbonated and sticky.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Not to put it down but just not my style. Pretty smooth for a lambic. Get sweet apple in this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
At Stone Brewing class on sour ales, taught by Tomme Arthur of Port/Lost Abbey. Very strong but strength wanes quickly. Musty, dank notes; lost of dirt from age. Aroma of brett and apricot. Very funky taste with a slightly odd aftertaste. I’m not a big fan...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Large, cloudy and foaming head with some bigger bubbles. Hazy orange liquid. Sour berries, fruits and a hint of wheat in the aroma. Sour flavor of fermented fruits. Especially the long finish has lots of this fruity sourness. Sparkling texture with a medium body. This geuze is the easiest to drink of those that I´ve had. This could have been more complex, but anyway this is a great summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours hazy bright dark orange. Bubbly offwhite head. Aroma like tart cantelope and champagne. Flavor very tart dry grapefruit. Wife thought she was drinking champagne as it does taste that close.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
355ml out of a wine glass. Tight bubbles and cloudy. Aromas of citrus and yeast. Very dry and tart with some fruit and citrus notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
355 ml bottle, best before 25/04/2027, does not have ’oude’ on the label- forceful champagne like carbonation behind the cork, has a very full and funky aroma, lemony and acidic, half-rotted hay, a touch of wet leather. Taste is grapefruit pith, citric acid, oak cask,a little remaining body exits leaving behind nothing but dry dry dry. I love gueuze.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2008
38cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, cloudy, good head, good sour brew


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