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

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RATINGS: 1097   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
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2005
Hazy yellow, small head. Aroma from sour dough and citrus. Citrus shows immediately in the flavor together with yeast and some vinous notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Funk--o-licious. Big springtime barnyard aroma, musty. This bubbling golden brew is sweet, citrus frutis and tart upfront and becomes dusty, musty and dry in the finish with a lingering funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2004
Bottle in Clockwork Brewery, Glasgow. Yellow/orange, not much head. Aroma of lemon/orange/peach/mild farmyard/oak. Much sweeter in taste than the Cantillon we had alongside, but refreshing and tart nonetheless. Acidic oaky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Very tart, sour aroma, lots of lemon, salt. Body is a light amber with orange, very thin bubbly head lasts. Mouthfeel is too bubbly. Taste is watery and sour, one sided. I like it, but compared to the others I’ve had it doesn’t compare.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Golden color, pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity and tart, almost like a slightly sour dry white wine. It does have leathery and funky character. Flavor is moderately acidic. Finish is fruity up front and fairly dry on the tail end.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Lightly hazed orangey amber, strong fine carbonation, plenty of foam. Sweet fruity spiced aroma, ginger and peach, with dry woody tones, mild cheesiness and vinegar, fairly muskey. Dryish, tart, sour fruity palate, hints of tropical fruit but supressed by the lambic flavors. Strongly puckering throughout and acidic in the finish. Impressive lambic overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Cloudy golden color,small but decent white head that faded slowly leaving a decent lace.Nice sour/sweetish aroma with a little something that is biting coming through as well.Very sour flavor at first,then a slight mellowing as it goes down and the sour after taste gets easy to handle with just a slight astringent like quality coming on somewhere in the taste.Not a bad brew at all and in fact i think this would be a nice brew to have more of but the price is a bit of a drag at 8.99/bot but i might just have to do a few more .

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
Copenhagen beer marathon 2004, Golden color, light acid grassy aroma, heavy sour taste, full body, sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2004
Hazy golden with yeast in it. No head. Aroma from grapefreuit and yeast. Flavor is hoppy and sour with some sweeter notes. Quite a mild finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2004 355ml; BB 5/02/22: Clear, speckle-laden golden. Foamy, pasty head settles to a ½ inch layer. Raging upsurge of carbonation. Crushed minerals, brettanomyces, and firm musty wood scents with subtle notes of cedar, sour apples, and iron oxide. Feathery and gently airy on the tongue with a peppery spritz. Somewhat sharp with a restrained brett accent. Unchallenging tartness yields notes of iron and lemon zest. Timidly dry, musty, and malty. Limited complexity of salt and apples develops as it warms, but it remains harsh. Intensely harsh finish of crushed minerals and iron oxide briefly overshadows the brett and husky malt sweetness. Laggard, but extremely vague, husky pale malt sweetness coats the palate after the swallow alongside a lingering musty cedar/brett/anise mixture and sneaky malt husky sweetness. Has a lovely appearance, but the aroma and flavor fail to captivate you. Also has a highly underutilized snappy dryness, brisk tartness, and musty oak intensity, compared to the likes of Girardin and Hanssens. Good.


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