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Dekoninck (Oude) Gueuze

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


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
As from 2015, they started using the word "Oude" on the labels as well. Beer is nevertheless still the same.
Dekoninck Gueuze lambic is a traditional gueuze from the Pajottenland. By spontaneous fermentation and year-long maturing in oak vessels, the gueuze Dekoninck obtains its specific flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 10, 2016
At the MBR Sour Beer tasting. Thanks to whoever brought it! Misty golden body. Genuine, funky aroma, hay, sweetish going dry. Lemony/citric sourness, light bitterness, light tartness, dry, good carbonation. OK all in all, nothing much to say apart from the fact that it’s good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
The present-day version of a traditional geuze from a geuzestekerij in Dworp which ceased activities in 1977 as one of the many victims of the then waning popularity of traditional lambics; has, since then, been taken over by first (in the nineties) De Neve and now by Boon. Thick, frothy, rocky, off-white, stable head, hazy orange blonde robe with peachy hue. Aroma of unripe green plum, gooseberry, lime zest, wet wood, dust, old bread, stale sweat, crabappe, hay. Crisp, sour fruitiness, lots of unripe stonefruit and green apple, dry with spritzy carbonation, lime-like sourness but not puckering acidic, even a light sweetish peachy touch; bready middle with a somewhat grainy edge underlying the esters and lactic, yoghurty sourness, dry finish, still very fruity in the sour sense of the word, woody touch. Has evident traditional lambic complexity but in a somewhat restrained, softish way, clearly a ’malse’ geuze. As with the Moriau, also continued by Boon, I am unable to judge to which extent this captures the personality and flavor of the original, so a comparison with an authentic vintage bottle from the sixties or seventies would be interesting - provided any have survived till this day at all...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
375ml bottle. The date on the bottle is 22/05/2035. Hazy orange and big head. The aroma is fruity tart with notes of sweet grapes, apple, lemon juice, wood, barnyard....and that would be it. There ware some bugs in the bottle. I would surely survive drinking it but my thirst disappeared and won’t be drinking it. At least not from this bottle. What a shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (549) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2016
Lotto L51421, 7% ABV, 37,5 cl. imbottigliata il 22/05/2015, aperta precisamente un anno dopo. Dorata carica, opalescente, schiuma bianca fine mediamente persistente. Aroma di polvere, mela verde, pepe, frumento, note oleose, legnose, di pesca e leggere note di stallatico. Al palato buon equilibrio, acidula, mela verde, leggerissima astringenza, finale equilibrato da frumento, legno e leggero stallatico, note oleose. Corpo medio, molto carbonata, texture leggermente oleosa, Lambic di discreta eleganza, ce ne sono di più complessi, ma tirando le somme risulta decisamente piacevole.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2016
375 ml bottle. Much better than expected. The beer is a somewhat dusky gold. Moderate amount of haze is visible. Small to medium white head, fizzles away within a couple minutes. This is a pretty fresh bottle, but the beer smells more like the older vintage gueuze that I’ve tried. Lots of earthy funk with an undercurrent of pale malt sweetness. Solid mineral note. Light candied lemon citrus tang in there. Light but complex sour flavor. Taste is moderately sour. Lots of funk and mineral flavor. Nice and dry. Nice level of astringency. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5397) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Very yellow fruit sourness, cider like even, but very typical geuze. Strong juicy sourness, plucky even, but well developed so I very much dig the appeal. Good brew! (375ml bottle from Dekoninck)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2661) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle @ Koelship, Copenhagen 20160320. Fruity and bretty with light woody notes, light acidic. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle - 70th Gueuze rating - Pours orange gold white head - nose/taste of spicy wood, lemon, orange marmalade and barnyard notes - medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle @ Koelship, Copenhagen 20/3-16. Fruity with grapes and some notes of brett, also acidic. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle @ koelship copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden colour beer with a medium head. Sour with green apples and hints of brett. Dry finish

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