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

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RATINGS: 1190   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. Nice cloudy golden color, lively white head. Nice aroma, cobwebs, cheese, light funk, some yeast. A touch of sweetness in the flavor rounds it out. It doesn’t have that massive punch like a Cantillon, but it’s just sour enough to keep me happy. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 3, 2006
On tap at Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels: Poured orange/yellow with a smallish white fizzy head. Subtle bubblegum aroma with light funk. Flavor is mildly sour with a bit of bitterness. For the first beer of the day, this was quite refreshing and went down very well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
[Bottled at Vinens Verden] Well balanced. Has earlier tasted it to mussels, which was perfect. Frank Boon makes perfect beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
(bottle - corked & caged 12 oz) Amber pour with a ton of fizzy white head. Lots of carbonation. Hazy as well. Aroma is is very dry and acidic with hints of yeast and vinous fruits. Very much like champagne. Very dry and sour at the beginning with a dry and smooth middle and lots of wood and grass at the finish. Very bitter and warming, just like champagne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4348) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Golden in color. Slightly hazy. Flavor is extremely tart and acidic. It like drinking vinegar. Its is very dry as well. I love it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2548) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle, own Lambic tumbler @ the Blanche De Bruxelles café, Brussels.
Honey gold, lightly hazy with a big, big pillowy beige head that lasted intact daubing firm drabs of lace down the glass. Fresh zesty and acidic whiff of vinous fruit at first. Second and third whiff got all funky showing some signature hessian sack and horse blanket, dry, freshly sanded pine-wood and some odd, spicy herbs like lemon grass and thyme. It’s discernibly acidic in the mouth, quite lowly pleasant for style. Tart and dominated by weedy sap flavours, some crushed stinging nettles, birdseed (?, notes from tasting two months ago) and shredded lemon peel. Finish is similarly weedy, grassy, sour and woody like sucking on a toothpick. Astringency is present, wine-like, and it is tart and a little rough in the back. Body is very light and its strong champagne carbonation makes it bounce across the tongue but doesn’t aid it much as it dries out swiftly from the mid-palate beyond. Any sign of Lambic funk was overtaken by the persistent weedy flavour, but otherwise it wasn’t bad. Rough around the edges, but I suppose that’s what characterises good Lambics. Not bad, not the best. (37.5cL, 2002-2003)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2006
Bottle. I can’t believe the aroma on this one.. Wet stables and sour funk all the way. Taste is beautifully dry and quite sour/tart.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Funky, huge barnyard aroma. Dry and sour, with an acidity that was tolerable. Rhubarb and sour fruit, very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 No no and no, this is not a beer for me not even if i try to rate it as a Geuze, it is just barnyard and that is it. New rating 27-10-07 I rely like it now

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 12oz, no date. Pours a clear light orange golden with a large, dissipating off-white head. Big barnyard funk, yeast, granny smith apples, sour cherries, there may be some oak as well. This is my first gueuze, and it reminds me of one of the Jolly Pumpkin beers, which I think is what JP was going for. Anywho, taste is pretty darn acidic, very sour fruits with a fair amount of <!-- i -->dirty?<!-- /i --> bitterness into the very dry finish. It does have the champagne-like tiny bubble carbonation, lighter bodied. Being my first gueuze, this is pretty good, though it may not be a style for my daily drinking. Side note--after you untwist the wire on the bottle, watch out. I was reading the label and the cork blew out, effectively scaring the crap out of my gf and the cat--and me.


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