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

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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pour is a nice hazy orange with a very bubbly white head. Very funky and tart nose, wet grass, slightly peppery, nice citrus notes, and slightly vinegary. Tastes great, not super sour, nice citrusy fruit notes, really funky barnyard, wet grass, and slightly spicy. High carbonation, very balanced and wonderfully sour. Love it.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (949) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2014
375ml bottle served in a Lindemans flute glass. Vintage 2011-2012 bottle. A: Pours a hazy light orange color forming a huge fizzy and soapy white head. Great retention and tons of small soapy lacings left in the glass. S: Notes of pale malts and citric fruits in upfront. Apple vinegar. Hints of apples and pears. Oak. Leather. Metallic notes. Hints of flowery hops. T: Follows the nose. Classic Geuze taste. Very fruity. Moderate sourness. Apple vinegar. Hints of apples and pears. Oak. Leather. Metallic notes. In overall, a dry taste. Finish is sour and bitter but moderate. M: Light to medium body. Strong and very fizzy carbonation. Fruity aftertaste. Good bitter-sour balance. O: Great drinkability. For Lambic lovers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Brewing season 2010-2011. Aroma: Funky, tart, yeast. Taste: Nice funky sourness, yeast is present in a good way. Overall a really good geuze, but a little to over carbonated for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksiwzos (22) - GREECE - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 250ml bottle from Belgian eshop, Vintage 2009-2010 Slightly hazy orange color, very very little carbonation, just barely get a 1-2mm head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a bit subdued because of the lack of carbonation, I can sense fruity and funky aromas, some caramel too with some maltiness. Taste is sweetish, with some herbal qualities, the sourness and funkiness are very subtle... Some tartness in the finish but sweetness is too much for the style(and the age) of this brew. Some herbal hoppy notes in the finish too. Medium boded and very drinkable but not what I expected. This one I would give it a total score of 3.7 but I’ll leave it as is for the 2010-2011 vintage... 250ml bottle from Belgian eshop, Vintage 2010-2011 Slightly hazy with some yeast floaties and big white head. OMG the head retention is too good to be true! Aroma is much more funky and the brett smells amazing. Very barnyard-y aroma, notes of lemon and not much sourness. Taste starts with nice acidity complemented by a touch of earthy bitterness and some amazing sweet fruitiness. Some wood too. Long dry finish, not too tart. High carbonation, medium bodied. I guess as I got back in time with the Geuze of Brouwerij F. Boon it get’s even better...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1448) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
azy golden colour, white head, sediment in the bottle. Smells of citrus and wood. Tart apples as well. I also notice very subtle vanilla notes and some basement aromas. Medium bitter and - of course - quite sour, but not too much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2473) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12/10/2014. 375 ml. bottle. 2012/2013 edition. Light abler with a thick white head. Funky yeast aromas, bread, wet hay, spices. Light tartness, medium carbonation and a long try finish. Mellow yet complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle 37,5 cl of 2011/2012 brewing season. Amber, bit cloudy with rich white, but fastly dissappearing head. Rich frity aroma. Sour bit fruity taste, followed by some sweetness. Mild bitterness, in turn, comes later and softly stays as aftertaste, followed by mild sourness, lasting longer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwyu (33) - - DEC 6, 2014
2011-12 brew: Pretty tart but balances nicely with some oak vanilla and ripe fruit (berries, peach, ?) but with a lingering sour. Has some malty breadiness/toastiness as well. Super delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (268) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours slightly hazy dark golden to amber with white head. Aroma of hay, grass, lemons, a little rubber. Light bodied with sour and tart taste. Some wine, lemons, straw. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a golden to light amber color with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma is light tart, dry, oak. Big sour, tart oak, light malt character. Lingering tart in the finish. A delicious sour.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 4, 2014
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