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

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RATINGS: 1223   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. It’s 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1069) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2015


375 ml cork bottle “2012 / 2013 Brewing Season” bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Preparation: Fridged bottle, opened with very loud ’pop’ at 10°C -12°C (within recommended temperature range) onto a dimple.

Looks: Cloudy hazy deep golden honey colour with a ring of yeast sediments; Explosive four finger head with crumpety off-white foams which last for 2 minutes; Good sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very nice tart aroma of malt, with strong funk, wood barrel, champagne, white wine, grape skins, yoghurt, malt vinegar, lemon and faint grass.

Taste: Very strong sour taste of malt, with moderate balsamic vinegar, strong musty, strong funk, strong yoghurt, white wine, strong lemon, light cider and very light tannic.

Body: Close to light body. Thin and dry palate.

Mouth Feel: Pretty good maltyness in a fairly light and dry body. Lots of barnyard funkyness to accompany the white wine and cider like dry booze. Sourness is pleasant light Balsamic vinegar and a layer of yoghurt. Lots of lemon to round. Very layered, complex and fun!

Hoppiness / Tannic: Lemon and faint grass in nose. Strong lemon and touches of tannic in taste. Bitterness is very low-fi, mostly citrus-related for a lasting, fruity peel and skin astringent finish.

After Taste: Dry. Tart, funky and winey to mouth.

Comments: This one starts with excellent head and carbonation, dry to the tongue, and a load of strong funk, barrel and champagne aroma. Its sourness is a pleasant mix of salad vinegar and light yoghurt and good lemony fruity hops and tannic to finish. Soild stuff for fun-filled Summer drinking!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Drank in a blind gueze tasting. Light, dirty socks, mushroom, musty wood, watery, horsehair. Wonky slight stonefruit redemption but just not a palate pleaser, tasted like it sat on ice in a laundry basket on a hot day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2713) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle dated 2011/2012. This was poured into a stange. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated and leaves no lacing. Light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace. The smell starts off with a sharp sweet to acidic tart cherries, light lemon and some citrus rind bitterness roll into the blend. The taste was sweet with a sticky sour fruit. Bitterness tries to pummel but slides into blend nicely. There’s no aftertaste but has a quick sweet to sour citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly sharp sticky citrus harshness hitting my tongue. It makes for a great session. Overall, what a wonderful lambic, fully sour and quaint enough to show wonderful flavor all around.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Märkä mettäsaappaassa säilytetty villasukka. Ei varsinaisesti nautinto. Ei oo Sapsussa tänään pahempaa kiljuakaan ollut.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1865) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle->tulip. Hazy copper with huge frothy white head. A: barnyard funk, citrus, yeast. T: tart citrus, some funk, grains, yeast. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Aficionado’s in Columbus, Ohio. Pours a hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Nose is strong lemon, citrus, cobweb, some funk, and age. Flavor is similar with lemon, citrus, funk, mild vinegar, and some cobweb. Light to medium in body and a nice geuze overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vili (146) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
2011/12 season, 37,5cl bottle. Cloudy light brown pour with thick, frothy head, some lacing. Aromas of basement, leather and toast. Taste is tangy, dry and citrus. Lots of carbonation, lively palate. Aftertaste is full of citrus with dry finish. Fantastic stuff, lively and fresh.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
smcolw (600) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Golden yellow in color, surprisingly clear. (Note: because of the head, I was only able to pour half of the bottle. When the rest was added, it was quite cloudy, as expected). Very impressive head, nice lace left on the glass. Strong skunky sourness present; could this be an old bottle? Again, as I’ve said in previous evaluations, using green or clear bottles (particularly for imports) is foolish. If there is ever a beer that will sit on the counter for a long time, it will be a lambic! The taste an improvement from the aroma, but this still appears to be past its prime. Strong citrus sourness is the predominant flavor. Much like a bitter sweettart, this is a strongly, lip-puckeringly sour lambic. I’m reminded of sucking on a lemon. Personally, I strongly prefer the flavored lambics like cassis, framboise, or peche. There’s so little sweetness here that I’m struggling to complete the tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Pungent sour aroma with hints of rotting. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head. lightly sweet and tart in the beginning. Sweetness disappears in the finish and gets increasingly tart. Refreshing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (135) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
F: average white quick diminishing. C: hazy orange/amber. A: sour, sweetness, cellar, wood, earthiness, barnyard…. T: herbal brettanomyces, green apples, citrusy sourness, malt, cellar tones, dry funky, medium body, lively carbonation, nice refreshing beer one of the best for this style.


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