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

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RATINGS: 1156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle at Cafe Talluhah.. Pour is a pale yellow.. very little head retention. Smell is lemon, yeast, must. Taste is white grape, lemon, old socks, slightly sour. Moderate carbonation. Ok.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
weordie (204) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pours golden with a foamy white head. Aroma is lemonade and lemon curd. Very very sharp lemon juice flavour. Not for the faint hearted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (482) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, 25cL. Home. A sparkling orange beer with amber hues ; storm of bubbles ; big off-white foamy head ; good retention. Aroma of smoke, barnyard, wood acid apple, ashes. Medium dry sour, light sweet ; somewhat refreshing. Light to medium body, thin texture, good carbonation, medium dry sour finish. Overall, a good geuze, complex earthy pleasant aroma, drinkable (sourness is not too strong!).

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jbx077 (3) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
This is probably one of the sourest beers I ever tried to drink. I poured it away and it cleaned the pipes of my house. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle: (2011-12 season, BB 2033) Clear,yellow gold with a tall, white head. Lemon-apple aroma. Mild, slightly funky/musty tartness....citric....lemon. Light and delicate. Very easy sipper... Really nice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjansen1310 (86) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Wow it smells terrible. Colour is Orange. Taste is really sour almost lemon with some lambic fruity tastes. Definitely interesting but the sour is too much defined in the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamTheBarrel (513) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
375ml green corked and caged bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy amber with a medium sized airy white head, that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of green apples, table grapes, orange peels and barnyard. Flavours of green apples, table grapes, lemon zest, oak wood notes and a hint of cherries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and heavy sour. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and lively carbonation. Boon Oude Geuze is refreshingly sour and dry, a great lambic beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (603) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 14, 2015
250ml bottle labelled 2011/12 at NBeer Pub, Beijing. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of lemon and sourness. Sour dry finish. Forgot how much I love this stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4394) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
From 95-96 from neck label - Thanks so much to hannont for bringing this to the Portland bottle share - Pours brownish with an off-white head. The aroma has sour figs, toasted malt, ripe peaches and light sourness. It has a medium smooth body with lots of soft carbonation. The flavor starts with caramel, sourness, saltiness and is rich for an oude geuze. The finis has lots of lush caramel and a weird sourness that really works here. Nice and different.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edpeg (846) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Very interesting taste, sour with wheaty and woody taste. Finish is with a long bitter lingering down the the throat. Refreshing. Great stuff. My bottel best before 13.08.2034, batch L42251. 2012 2013 season.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy_Luke (429) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Drugi lambic od Boona. Tym razem trafiłem na gueuze. Złocisty kolor i piękna biała piana. Zapach kwaśny, owocowy - coś jakby morele... Smak powalił mnie niemal na kolana. To dopiero prawdziwy kwasior! Bardzo przyjemny w piciu, orzeźwiający. Perfekcyjnie zakamuflowany alkohol. Zupełnie niewyczuwalny... Do tego średnie wysycenie i mamy doskonały trunek na upały. Zadziwiająco szybko zniknął ze szkła!


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