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

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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Sour, grass like aroma. Golden brown color with a large white head. Taste is sour and slightly acidic. Dry mouthfeel. Not over the top with sourness, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Gave this a 4.0 back in 2003 when it was probably my first geuze. It’s a little more boring these days. Aroma of grapefruit, funk, wood, grass and hay. Sweetish but tart fruity flavour with grapefruit and hay

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2003
POP!!...The cork nearly shot a hole in my ceiling. You might need a license to carry a bottle of this. The beer pours hazy bronze colored with a rich, dense head. Acidic horse-blanket aroma. Sourish flavor (rhubarb) that turns sweeter (apples) in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
When poured, this beer had a large sized ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed and the hue was brown. The nose was fruity and sweet with a sweet flavor to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin, watery and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2003
The aroma is nicely sour with notes of sweetness, fruits, and lemon. The color is a hazy orange and it has a fine though disappearing head. The flavor is rather sweet for a Geueze, but it still has the bite it should have. The bite in this one is from the sourness with lemon notes. It ends on a woody dryness. A great Geueze - maybe because it is a little sweeter than the most sour and metallic Geuezes, but still not too sweet; like a Faro or some of the commercial Geuezes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2003
Spumous white head and slightly hazy honey color. Very musty and earthy aromas including slightly sour grapes. Dominant flavor is of plum peels and sweat. A fairly dry lambic with some tart sourness, fruit peel bitterness, and a slightly briny taste. I get the sense that I may be experiencing an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - SEP 10, 2003
375 ml bottle, 1998-99 brewing season. The cork blow up from the bottle. Big irregular size bubbles, very large fizzy white head, mostly diminishing but slow to disappears. Thin lace, glass sticking. Hazy golden body, the bottle was shake before to open it. Citrus aroma (lemon, dry orange slice), dusty, "toasty" like a champagne, fruity nose (green apple). Strange herbal nose (yeasty? cork?). Flavour is initial very sweet for a gueuze, followed by a tart finish. Grapefruit aftertaste and the previous herbal aroma. Lively carbonation, light to medium body, tart, light astringent finish, very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2010 I am surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Anyway I had this again yesterday afternoon. It poured a cloudy golden color with a large fizzly white head. Aroma of apple cider. Tart, dry, crisp finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2003
Pale gold beer, white head, reasonnably stable for a gueuze. Very fresh aromas: lemon, lemonbalm, rhubarb. Sour taste, not too acidic, 'mals' - with a certain bitterness, woody, appearing after some time. Horseblanket, citrussy-lemony flavours. Long tart aftertaste. Medium bodied. Very nice gueuze, not harsh at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4184) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2003
Dark amber beer with a semi-frothy head, and a very sour aroma. The flavour is very sour with quite a bitter finish. Overall an average sour beer if this is your thing.


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