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

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RATINGS: 1134   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle (season 2000-2001) at Bishops arms (Avenyn) in Gothenburg.
Deep honey color, white head. Very sour scent. Fresh but also very sour taste.
8/3/6/3/12=3.2

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Bottle at a blind tasting
On September 12, 2009
Clear yellow color, white head. Acidic to sour scent, some sweetness. Very sour taste, lemon aftertaste, also a bit sweet and metallic. Some grapeskin bitterness. Lemon notes. Medium mouthfeel.
8/3/6/3/13=3.3

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375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. Marked 2006-2007
Thanks to Hjalmar (non ratebeer)
Hazy golden color, white head. Apple, lactic, sugary, wort scent. Wort, sweet taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
6/3/6/3/11=2.9

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
(Bottle - Brewing season 2002-2003) Pours hazy brown/orange with huuuuuge white and fluffy head, unfortunately quickly disappearing though. Massive and very dry citrus (grape fruit / lemon) notes dominate this beer. Carbonation is strong yet soft, and champagne alike.</br></br>Overall really good..

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Pours deep gold with a huge head and tons of effervescence. Excellent Gueuze aroma of apple, pear, wine, wood, funk, horseblanket, pepper, brine, and a hint of urine. I’m sure I missed something in there. The flavor is disappointing, watery, and slightly tart. It starts with light fruit and then turns grassy. Here’s where I expected the funky tart attack I got from the Oud Beersel Gueuze; it didn’t come. In its place the mediocre flavors of the beginning and middle waned and were finally eclipsed by a stale grassy aftertaste. Not Boon’s best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2006
Bottled. An orange coloured beer with practically no head. The aroma is crisp and dry, very much like a sparkling white wine, but there is a little funk setting in as the beer warms a touch. The taste is very tart and acidic. No real softness or depths of funky flavour like I would have liked. Needs more depth to compete with the most serious gueuzes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Hugely excited to see a Boon beer in Richmond, first time in many years that I’ve 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. I’m 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 (2500) - 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.


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