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

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RATINGS: 1236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bright92 (9) - - NOV 10, 2012
Beautiful straw colour with a nice thick head which sticks around and leaves some good lacing. Smells like someone threw some lemons in an old musty barnyard. Itís quite pungent. Lemon and pepper are dominant in the taste. Quite dry and left me puckering after my first sip. Seems to be quite a solid Gueuze from my limited experience with the style. I enjoyed it at any rate.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2015
big bottle from Littleís. This is a rich gold with a clear body, active carbonation, and a permanent white head. The aroma is funky with notes of muscadines, oak, vinaigrette, straw and crackers. The palate is effervescent and bone dry. The flavor is not as acidic as I thought it would be. Donít get me wrong, itís plenty sour, but itís not bracing like some others in the style. Clean, fruity sourness is complemented by soft oaken notes. This is really, really good and at $9.99 for a 750 mL, one of the cheapest geuzes on the shelf.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cyberbong (10) - - AUG 25, 2015
Hazy golden color. Frothy, slightly off-white head. Aroma of lemon, raisins oak. Light body, taste of grass, lemon, yeast, nice acidity. Short aftertaste with some maltness coming through at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Gold slight haze. Aroma lemons grassy hops. Tastes yeast sour lemons. Slow sipper due to sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dermi (788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2015
375 ml, bottled (2012 2013, #52102). Pours slightly cloudy orange with a fine white head. Aroma: Tart, vinegar, wood, leather, fruits. Taste: Some sweetness, pleasantly tart, spices. Wood. Leather. Grapefruit. Malt. Palate: Medium body, noticeable carbonation. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (506) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2015
Pours a hazy golden amber with a speckled off white head. Nose is lactic tartness, light peach, a little earthy funk, cherries. Flavor is quite sour, more peach and sour cherry, earthy musty funk, a dry, puckering lemony, sharp sourness on the finish. Pretty high carbonation, medium body. Really tasty, surprisingly fruity, great sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from 2011/2012. Aroma is apple, lemon, tart, vinegar, wood. Appearance is golden with a white head. Taste is acidic, light sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin and carbonation is average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1883) - NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle left on board Fridtjofen by THS, shared with TO in Vik (Sogn) 11.08.15. 2011/2012 brewing season. Clear golden. Persisten off-white head. Wonderful lambic aroma with lemon and lime. Similar refreshing and well-balanced taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1324) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2015
33cl Bottle of the 2011-2012. Appearance: Light orange with a pale head. Aroma funky orange zest, wood. Taste: Sour fruit, (citrus, apples), hint of spices and wood, vinegar. Quite sour, dry finish. Light-medium body, lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
0.375 l bottle with cork from Alko. Dark yellow/light amber colour with nice head, if not too cold. This is dry, as you would expect from oude geuze, but it has also that tannin or old oak wood taste. This wonít make your throat feel strange, it is much easier, but not sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (315) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Season 2012-13. Medium, white, long-lasting foamy head. Hazy amber. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Very fruity, woody, mildly sour. Extremely pleasant.

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