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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend

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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Mega Blend Geuze is a blend of young and old Lambic from eight HORAL members (3 Fonteinen, Boon, De Cam, De Troch, Hanssens, Lindemans, Oud Beersel and Timmermans). The beer was specially produced for the occasion of the 7th edition of the Tour de Geuze, and again in the 2011 installment.

2013 Edition: This Mega Blend Geuze is a blend of young and old Lambic from nine HORAL members (3 Fonteinen, Boon, De Oude Cam, De Troch, Hanssens, Lindemans, Oud Beersel, Tilquin and Timmermans). This beer was specially produced for the occasion of the 9th edition of the Tour de Geuze.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (635) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle #6674, shared by Cuso at RB Tasting Vienna March Edition. Thanks!
Bright orange body, with a big, frothy, white head.
Sour, tart and dry aroma of funk, sour fruits, earth, citrus.
Taste follows this pretty much, with some more subtle sweetness.
Quite light, oily mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sour, tart, dry.

Nice one. Straight, sour-dry, with the typical Lambic aromas in a great balance. I’m not a huge fan of the Gueuze style and this won’t change my mind, but still enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2479) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
2013 bottle. Aroma bubblegum, brett, citrusy. Clear orange colour. Very nicely balanced taste, orange, citrusy, of course sour, but at most moderate amount, bubblegum bretty. Very good, tasty, smooth, balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Bottle from Douberd, many thanks, man. . Orange color with small white head. Tart aroma with vinous notes, lemon, funk, earthy notes. Tart taste with lemon, apricots, grapes, funk, earthy notes, wood. Not so sour as expected. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (405) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2015
bottle shared by Cuso at RB Vienna March Tasting. dark yellow, very cloudy color, small white head. smells sour, fruity, pears, apples, some funk, citric, earthy. medium to full body, bubbly, good sourness, citric, astringent, fruits, funky. quite dry / sourish / fruity finish. pretty decent, not as sour as other lambics, which works for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at RateBeer Tasting Vienna March 2015 edition. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is sourish, citric, funk. Taste is medium sour, fruity, lemon. Really like this one, unusual.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2013, no 4327. Pours hazy yellow, with a big but quickly receding head. Aroma is tart farmyard, white wine, vinegar, light wooden notes. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sour, with white wine barrels, grapes, vinegar, as well as floral and wooden bretty notes and horseblanket. Lingering tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3363) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Hazy golden pour, with a big white head. Big citrus aromas, stale grass, stale hay, some yeast, and tropical fruit. The funk is very present in the aroma, but it fades drastically in the flavour. The tart funkiness is quite a bit more present in the nose than the flavour. The flavour is has alot of the horse blanket and stale hops, but alot of the funk fades. Still super drinkable, and very flavourful, just lacks depth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
(2013 bottle sampled at tasting, VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Jan 26 2015) Pours a nearly opaque orange gold with a bubbly, lingering white head. Aroma is nice and woody with a solid Brett funk, musty basement, apple, overripe fruit, slight acidic undertone, wet earth, like the ground under an orchard. Palate is also nice and dry and woody, champagne like, apple flesh and especially skin, very lightly acidic, earthy, pretty complex. Gets even drier towards the finish with very little acid remaining. Apple skin, wood, earth and a little barnyard carries on through the finish and aftertaste. Fairly light body with soft bubbly carb. Definitely on the dry side for a gueuze rather than the acidic side, but this was a surprisingly lovely gueuze. Possesses a really nice balance for drinking, with the "mega" blend still producing a very integrated beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle, 2011 - thanks _angst_! Pours clear orange, medium creamy off-white head, dissipates slowly , nice lacing. Aroma is dusty, funky horse blanket, lemon, oak. Flavor is lightly fruity initially, citrus, light plus tart, medium funky, oak, lemon, basement flavors. Surprisingly fruity throughout. Medium body, lingering fruity tartness. I quite liked this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2015
750 mL bottle, big thanks to Charles for sharing! Turbid straw colored pour with a bubbly head. Nose and flavor are beautiful, with classic horseblanket funk, tart lemon, hay, musty cobweb, hints of loam. Effervescent, crisp, extraordinarily clean. I dig it.


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