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

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RATINGS: 1352   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle: Pours a hazy deep orange with a fading white head. The aroma has some citric notes- lemon, orange with dust, flowery notes and mild leather. The palate is crisp. It has a sweet and tart flavor. Some mild honey-ish notes, leather, dusty lemon, tart apple, mild dry-ish funk yet it’s pretty tamed. Not as complex as some top Gueuzes, but it’s still a balanced and tasty easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. Hazy color with bright fun smell. Odor is sweeter that actual taste. Was more tart than sour. Interesting odors going on as we drank. At one point I told someone it smelled of anchovies, and somebody across the table said it smelled fishy. But in a good way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2008
(37.5cl bottle, saison 2000-2001) Hazy, golden colour with a mid-sized cream-coloured foamy head. Dusty, moderately acidic aroma with a light malty sweetness and accents of ripe citrus fruits and apples. Moderately sour and tart flavour, medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation. Good lambic character with moderately fruity and light woody notes; dry, slightly tart and woody finish. Rounded and rather mild traditional Gueuze (24.08.08).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2008
A great funky farmyard aroma. A bit of a crabapple flavor to it. Funky, tart, with a crisp bubblyness. A tasty beer; a little too coating in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2008
2003-2004 season. This is wonderfully dry and sour. Great sipper because of the afertaste. If Geuze is for you, this is a cheap and easily attainable offering.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (6322) - 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...


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