Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Spontaneous Fermentation 2007. No head and no lacing. Cloudy amber colour. Wood, apple, apricot, liquorish, citrus and some dusty wheat. Medium bodied with a flat carbonation. Well balanced between the sour and sweet flavour. Light dry and sour finish. Belgium 26-05-2007
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 Draught, at ZBF 2007. Just labelled as Boon Lambiek, and 5.5% according to the festival programme but I’m assuming it was the Oude Lambik. Hazy amber colour. Some farmyard in the aroma. Mainly citrus flavour. Surprisingly restrained acidity - only moderately tart and rather thin tasting. Decent enough, but not the most interesting lambic. But I generally prefer geuzes to straight lambics anyway. (7/3/6/3/13 = 3.2)
RE-RATE Draught at Engelbewaarder, Amsterdam on 7 April 2011. Quite soft and easy drinking. Very refreshing. Fairly lemony. Distinctly cider-like. I was in the mood for a lambic and this hit the spot nicely. Which may explain the higher score than I gave before. (7/3/7/4/14 = 3.5).
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 A Mes rate:
Draught at ZBF. Considering the Kriekenlambic that had just preceded this, I was totally let down by the straight lambic. Just nothing like enough happening, no real character at all. Yes all the barnyard and acidic notes are there its just all too mellow and nothing like as assertive as it should be. A boring Boon if you ask me.
KnutAlbert (5551) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Palm brewery. Crisp, dry, a bit less acidy than the Cantillion. Well balanced. Tongue-curling finish. Nice!
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barrel: Poured a hazy golden color amber with no head. Aroma was very weird and smelled like polish or varnish. The taste was very tart and citrus.
3fourths (7529) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2006
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Draft pour
Consumed at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation, Opstal, May 2006
Still body with no head. No carbonation, no bubbles. Color is juicy orange and clear. Flavor is pretty terrible, full of raw, unrefined, sour (bad sourness) rancid honey and mold. Some spoiled squash flavors as well. Worst tasted lambic so far at the festival. Not ready for consumption. The smell is almost totally transparent.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unclear golden body; Medium sized pleasant a bit watery nose, apple and grapefruit; Very creamy oily textured body that is quite sweet; Into harsh bitter unpleasant finish with the alcohol very apparent.
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, 2 year old. Aroma is simple but nice with oak and vinegar. Hazy, golden color, no head. Sweet for a lambiek, bitter, hay and some oak, flat. Compared to others lambiek quite onedimensional but compared to other styles still complex of course.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm, 5,3% abv) Colour is pale amber, almost golden, with small, disappearing, bubbly head. Nose is acidic and musty, with hints of lemon peel, horse blanket, stable, barnyard and wet socks. Complex. Taste is musty and acidic with juicy notes of green apples and a long sour finish. Complex and very tasty.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from draught at Zythos Beer Festival 2006 - named "Boon Lambiek" (2 years).
Golden appearance, no head. Lemonady aroma of grapefruit with a woody hint. Pretty dry. Sweet flavor with a grapefruity sourness in the background. Dry and flat mouthfeel. All right but far from the best lambik I have had, it’s rather unbalanced and a tad too dry. Needs some more sharpness as well.