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

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RATINGS: 1180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
A solid gueze here. The taste is dry and sour with grass and hay tastes mixed in. There is an earthy aftertaste that I didnít care for very much, but overall this is a good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Iíve had many examples of gueuze, my favorite style, and this is my first attempt to rate it. The flavors and aromas are so different from most other styles itís hard, but here goes. The beer pours perfectly. Orangy-brown under a thick white foamy head with good retention. Aroma is classic gueuze. Apples, and flower aromas. The flowers are nice - theyíre milder aromas of rose and orchid, not the powerful perfumes of, say, gardenia. The other classic component of the aroma is the unmistakeable odor of a sweaty animal. Donít ask which kind, Iím not a farmer or a zookeeper. You can almost taste the aged soft cheese this beer is begging to marry. On the palate, Boon Geuze is medium to light-bodied, highly carbonated, and dry, but not the driest of all time. The flavors roll out quickly. More apple and citrus fruits give way to a very interesting long finish. The fruitiness vanishes abruptly, replaced by what is unmistakably straw/hay and metal. The metallic wave recedes gently at the back of the throat. This beer, like many gueuze lambics Iíve had, is really a complete experience. Boon Geuze has great depth of character, and would be rated higher but for the slightly odd finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Pours a cloudy bright orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma is barnyard-like, vanilla and floral, with an acidity in the background. Body is med-light. The flavor shows only med. acidity with a great deal of funk. There is a sort of surface level depth to this beer that puts it quite behind many of the others. There just isnít the dryness or acidity of a Cantillon or 3Fs (F= fonteinen, not floyds!).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21918) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Sour apples and a bit barnyard in the aroma. Sour fruits in flavour with hints of grass and hay. The aftertaste is dominated by dry fruits and some sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peterstrongale (43) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 bottle @ moeder de gans te Teuven, Belgium. This was my second gueuze experiment, and I must say that this one has a lot more sourness in its body than the kriek. Poors an orange coloured beer with a beautifull head. Lotís of aromaís of grapefruit, and lemon. Flavours of tart, aples and barn yard ending in full sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 Pours a hazy orange color with a bit pilloy head. Aroma of musty wood, barn, unripened banana, green grape, and the faintest of cheese (blue?). This beer as with the style is very sour however the sourness doesnít linger much after the swallow. There is a bit of a well water (sulfur) taste with this one as well. Lighly carbonated. Not bad but still havenít had enough experience with lambics to compare to others.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 Bottle, 375 ml (2001-2002). Hazy orange colour with a large head. Massive aroma of grape fruits, lovely! Fruity and sour flavour, maybe a bit too sour...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Pour is pale ruddy golden with a big bubbled off white head...smell is straw and funky horseblanket with a hint of sour drifting in...taste is definately dry and funky with lots of musty and dirty flavors...some strange bitterness comes on just before the swallow where some faint tartness comes out...decent, bot not amazing...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2920) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Average of two experiences with this one: Pour was cloudy yellow to slight orange with a nice head that sustained itself well. Steady stream of bubbles rising in the center of the glass. Aroma was all lemons, tart, and funk. The flavor was much of the same with some tart apples coming through alongside the barnyard-ness. Mouthfeel was somewhat light with decent carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Hazy golden body with a moderate sized head and good lacing. Aroma was barnyard action, tartness, some minor fruit notes. Not nearly as tart as the other ones Iíve had and it also had a dry sandpapery finish which I wasnít totally wild about. Still enjoyable though.


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