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


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RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2007
slightly hazy dark golden with a white head that settles into a thin film. aroma...eh...dry grassy aroma with a little lemon and apple. its good i just dont get that intense horse blanket feeling that you get from most lambics...it almost reminds me of a pilsner. tart sour apple with a hint of lemon...nice sweet backbone with light bitter dry grassy notes. dry very dry tart sour apple and lemon finish with light dry bitter grassy notes...hay? light to medium body sparkling carbonation. at first i didn’t like this beer at all because it is so different from the other geuzes i have had (hanssens cantillon) but after drinking the bottle it is growing on me. i will have to try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2007
Pours an appetising cloudy orange, with an off white head. The aroma is of rotting citrus - sounds awful I know, but is actually quite enticing. Firmly sour on the palate with complex herbal and almost grape notes, and hints of lemon which persist in the long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 13, 2007
Bottle, Aikmans. Orangey hazy with a huge white head that laces well. Nose is floral hoppy and some dustiness. Mouth is quite sour with some mouldiness, and finishes very dry and long with some lasting lemoniness. Rather good actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2668) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2007
Hazy orange color with a medium white head. Flowery with acidic tones. Dry, hoppy and bitter. Medium body with a nice bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
1/10/05. 375ml. orande amber with large white head and some lacing. Sour musty Aroma Some brett taste some tartness. not as well meshed as Cuvee Rene

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours a slightly colored golden brown with a big head that receeds somewhat quickly. Smell is extremely sour with a strong yeast presence. Flavor is not as sour as I would have expected considering this is the first gueuze I have ever had and that the nose was so sour toned. This is actually extremely drinkable and I like it quite a bit. It is thinner on the mouth and not very heavy at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
375 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark gold to light copper under a nice soap sud like fluffy white head that left lots of heavy lacing. The aroma does indeed reveal Oude Gueuze. A nice horseblankety, lightly cheesy funkiness, raw oak, light vinegar, acidity and metallic notes. The flavor is quite tart and acidic with vinegar, over-ripe green apple, bready yeasty notes, and citrusy grapefruit. Finishes with a musty cork and cellar funk that lingers quite a while. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy champagne like carbonation. A lingering, almost white wine like, dry oak and peppery finish. Overall, pretty solid, almost tastes a little young.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Orange mist with silky suds. Spritzy and sourish. Dribble-making oak/sherbety fruit aroma. Tangy lemon, mouldy tangerine, a touch of G+T dryness. Nothing like as harsh or acidically sour as some of the Oude Geuzes out there. Mellow and wheaty after the swallow. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3620) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Amber of color with an off-white head. A sour aroma with notes of wheat and hints of spice. A flavor of sourness and wheat, no sweet notes. quiet nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: August 12, 1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: hazy yellow, big head
Aroma: very tart aroma
Flavor: tart flavor, unique

Date: April 06, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Score: ii to ii+
Appearance: opaque dark yellow
Aroma: funky tart lemon aroma
Flavor: lots of funky flavor, nice tartness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

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