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

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common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

2013-2015 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).


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Theydon_Bois (16670) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Bottle at Endo’s house, 25/05/13, from Dranken Geers Gent - 2011 vintage. Hazed light golden with a thin off white head of bubbles that clear to the edge. Nose is burnt grass, lemon rind, funk, damp wood, the top draw in grandads shed, must. Taste comprises lemon rind, light smoke, woody notes, grass, light spice, tarte grape skins, good ball of funk, soured apple pips. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and refreshing in the execution, puckering in the climax. Great stuff! 2011 - 10/4/8/4/17. 2013 Vintage, 13/12/14. 9/5/9/5/18. shit keeps giving !!! @ 4. 9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a tulip. 2011 vintage. 3.5 A: Well hazed dark yellow with some brownish hues. Three finges of frothy white head. Retention is about average and a few whisps of lacing are left. 4.25 S: Smells like a saison in a lot of ways. Funk forward without a lot of acidity. Flowery and herbal to start with a dry woodiness underneath. Dust, dryrot, jasmine, pollen, wildflower, and apple orchard. Super dry with lots of depth and complexity though not a geuezy as others I’ve had. 4.25 T: Ahhh, here it is. While anyone could mistake the nose for that of a saison, the taste is decidedly gueuze. Lots of funk in the nose as well, but a sollid acidity as well. Flowery and herbal again with the same dry woodiness, pollen, wildflowers, and apple orchard. Mild, but balancing tartness and a bit more tangy lactic acid. Fruitiness that wasn’t really found in the nose is now here. Plenty of lemon, a bit of lime, apple, and peach. Solid here with good complexity and depth. 3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good upper moderate carbonation. Not particularly creamy or spritzy, but good nonetheless. 4.0 D: Solid all around. A bit pricey, but such is the style. Definitely worth a try and a not a bad beer to stock up on either. Serving type: bottle 04-05-2013 02:25:05

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ludvig (137) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2013
ive had all vintages yet released! and the best one so far IMO is the 2009. tasty but becomes a bit too much...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2331) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottled sample from the 2009 vintage, shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with spritzy and strong carbonation. Aromas are of lemon curd, funk and herbs (especially fresh thyme and white pepper). Flavors are of lemon peel, dry wood, a bit of fresh cheese and minerals. Sour and dry on the palate. Not as harmonious as some of the individual contributors are on their own, but still quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walhalla (5) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013 does not count
Great overall blend of geuze. Nose of green unripe fruits, fine lactic notes in the taste. Not to overwhelminig acidity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Yeah, I really like this gueuze. Highly citric; lemon citrus all day! Funky cheese, lemon lime, straw, horse blankets, funky yeast (more funky than earthy), and has citrus to spare.

Update: Had the ’09 again last night and want to bump this up a tad, as it’s consistently been fantastic every time I’ve tried it. ’11 is drinking very nicely right now too, yet the ’09 is clearly superior. I’m glad this still flies under the radar as it’s one of my very favorite gueuze.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle (2009 vintage) @ a recent tasting... Poured golden with a thick forming white head. Nice retention. This was a great tasting gueze that I would love to revisit. Bright citrus with acidic tartness and some funky yeast musk. Not as intense as the Armand Zomar 4 we had at the same tasting, but this one held its own. Sour and dry in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
750mL bottle at Kulminator, pours a cloudy golden orange with a very large off-white head and quite a bit of sediment. Nose is quite dusty and yeasty, with dusty soured light dried fruits and loads of sediment. Flavour is quite a bit more inviting -- very funky, full of dusty barnyard funk notes, a little sour apricot, cardboard and yeast. One of the dustier gueuzes I’ve had, though not in an "off-note" type of way. Quite complex with many layers, though I’m not sure this quite enters the league of the best gueuzes out there. Certainly excellent though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Huge white head floating atop a clear golden elixir. Some of lacing. Nice woody, earthy aroma. Slight citrusy nose mixed with a funkiness. A sweet twang. The aromas are in the taste as well. But more of a mango taste. Finish is slightly tart. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 28, 2013
@ De Heeren van Liedekercke. 2009, 2011 and 2013 samples. Totally agree with yiannos below, we had the samples together, so I quote him "Acidic citrusy, barnyard aromas. 2009 version had little aroma, but was more acidic. 2011 was the best of the 3"


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