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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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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Hazy gold pour. Musky basement. Some barnyard funk with citrus notes. Absolutely delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle served in a tulip glass. 2011 Edition. Best before 28.10.2030. Bottle number 023099. A: Pours a slightly cloudy orange color forming a big and bubbled white head. Quite fizzy with a lot of bubbled coming from the bottom of the glass. Medium retention, practically no lacings and a thin layer that remains forever on the top S: Very fruity, citrus and flowery. Strong notes of oranges, apples, pears, vinegar, sweet pale malts, flowery hops. A bit metallic. Earthy Lambic yeasts T: Very fruity upfront. Funky. Notes of oranges, orange zest, grapefruit, vinegar and flowery hops. Dry but very smooth Lambic. Delicious. The only defect is the end that is not very persistent for such a delicious taste M: Light body. Very fizzy. Medium carbonation. Metallic, hoppy and fruity aftertaste O: Perfect drinkability. Perfect Lambic [ BA Review @ 6/14/2014 ]

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
abergdahl (48) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
The 2013 bottle.. Pours clear with a slight orange hue, top is thin. The aroma is wonderful, flower, hay like perfect summer breeze.. So appearances and aroma is close to perfect.. Taste is not disappointing, slightly sour, as it should be again some hay and fruit very easy to drink but yet a full flavor. Extremely enjoyable. One of the best beers I have tasted.. Will try to find more... Lovely

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdmmb (894) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought at Drie Fonteinen, Beersel. 2009 vintage. Mix of number of different lambics from the region. Superb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5573) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
750 ml bottle to teku (2013 vintage shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan!). Looks good; a translucent apricot with eggshell head and lively carbonation. Smells good too; funk, barnyard, and a bit of citrus. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant, fairly dry mouthfeel. Great stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerGolem (683) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 750 ml. Vintage 2013. Pours peach-amber with white head. Aroma is classic (and outstanding) gueuze: funk, barnyard, green apple. Taste is on par with an amazing acidity. Complex and enjoyable, full bodied and refreshing. Among the best!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sten (645) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
Toer de gueze 2009 with lambic from 3 Fonteinen, Timmermans, Lindemans, Boon, De Cam, Oud Beersel, Hanssens and De Troch. Bottle number 09811. Amber coloured beer with a white head and a oily texture. Very complex soft sour aroma. Flavour is mild sour, lambic, complex fruity with a dry finish. (Corked Bottle 75cl) 8/4/7/4/16 total 3.9. Toer de gueze 2013 with lambic from 3 Fonteinen, Timmermans, Lindemans, Boon, De Cam, Oud Beersel, Hanssens, De Troch and Tilquin. Hazy orange coloured beer with a nice white head. Spicy, sourish and yeasty aroma. Flavour is sour and a little bit yeasty. (Corked Bottle 75cl) 7/4/8/3/17 total 3.9.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Light golden, hazy body. Nice aroma of equal parts funk and sour. The barnyard character takes a backseat on the palate, with sour lemon and unripe berry taking over. Straw-like malts. Finish is supremely dry. Very nice, a bit light on the funk and without the deeper rubberband/petroleum notes that I really dig, but still loved it! These beers are such a treat when I can get them.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Original 2009 edition for that year’s Toer de Geuze, with lambic from 3 Fonteinen, Timmermans, Lindemans, Boon, De Oude Cam, Oud Beersel, Hanssens and De Troch, made at Boon’s and edited under the HORAL label. Limited, with bottled numbers (number one was sold at eBay for a staggering 225 euro). Very thick, rocky, yellowish white head, orange blonde, warm colour, hazy. Very complex aroma, ’malse’ lambic with sulphur, more lactic than citric acidity, wet straw, dry sherry, sweat, especially the Boon lambic is noticeable. Soft lactic acidity, some fresh lemon sourness but no astringent vinegar attack, mellow, soft and subtle, extremely complex, estery, lightly sulphuric, with a vague hop bitterness in the end. Needless to say, this is an infinitely complex and well-balanced oude geuze, but still quite accessible. If you manage to get your hands on a bottle, that is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2314) - FINLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle, 2013. Pale yellow, bottle fermented. Lovely barnyardy nose with soft funk, soft hayish malts, some apple seeds. Dry light, but still somewhat soft mouthfeel, long pale malty apple seedy finish. Excellent product, which comes as no surprise. Though the initial whiffs had a lot of the barnyardy/horse blanket that I love, this turned into a more of a apple seedy / sour pear- sort of gueuze. But super nice nontheless.


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