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

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RATINGS: 1086   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (1988) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12.7 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of grass and citrus. Taste is tart, grass and kink of funky. It is my first Lambic.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingstoni (1491) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of apricot, apple and sour yeast. Acidic taste with a bitter finish. Medium thin body. Lively carbonation. This is a perfect gueuze.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een heel lekkere geuze. Er zijn betere geuzes, maar niet veel, dit is een topper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidtjm (313) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Getränkefeinkost Berlin. Pour is gold witha large foamy head, aroma is sour and acidic. Taste is acidic, with faint fruity notes, pleasant carbonation and a very dry finish. Quite nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (274) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours from the bottle with a cloudy golden yellow-orange color and is topped by a massive, pillowy eggshell-white head. The aroma is a lively combination of apple cider, vinegar, and damp earth. The flavor is likewise acidic yet earthy, with components of tart white grape juice, sour green apples, and a light woodiness. The lively, sharp, fine carbonation accents the acidicy, and yet this beer is surprisingly palate-coating. Overall, this beer reminds me more of a tart white wine, but in a most intriguing way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (443) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2014
0.25l bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma is woody, funky, earthy and basement aromas. Taste is sour without any residual sweetness. Dry finish. Overall it’s quite unique and interesting beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Fantastic geuze. Light and dry and incredibly pungent. Lots of sourness and a good amount of earthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ian! Pours a hazy straw colour with a white head. Funky light veg, a little meat, farm. Light body, medium carbonation. Lemon, white wine, white bread, a little gooseberry... Lovely balance. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (850) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Boon’s representative in the proud league of ’oude geuzes’ with a powerful, rocky, snow white, stable, very sticky head leaving finely structured lacing on the glass; colour orange blond, misty. Aroma of ’malse’ (soft) lambic, some sharp wine vinegar but still primarily the more ’mellow’ lambic aromas, yoghurt, wheat, red berries; taste mild lactic acid, citric acid rather subtle, soft mouthfeel, complex, wheaty, fruity, sherry notes, finishing dry with a leafy, ’old’ hoppiness typical for the ’overyear’ hops used in lambic. Not my absolute favorite in the style but I am an admirer of the style in general and I would recommend this as a good introduction, also because it is one of the more easily available authentic geuzes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
veceo (408) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2014
Deep amber color, average sized white head. Medium body, lively carbonation. Aroma of white whine, sour apples and vinegar. Medium to high sourness in taste with long sour apple finish. Really not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (360) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
De grosses particules en suspension voguent allègrement dans un liquide blond assez trouble. Une mousse respectable se forme. Le nez est très végétal et minéral, des fruits jaunes sont aussi reniflés. Sèche et fruitée, un côté sucré qui détonne rend toutefois la bière moins amusante à boire. Ça ne gâche pas tout, mais c’est assez pour m’énerver un brin. La finale, un peu boisée, sauve les meubles.


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