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

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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).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
The 2011 version poured from a bottle at Hanssens lambic blenders. Amber body, slightly hazed. Bubbly white layer. Tart fruity smell. Rounded acid taste profile with refreshing tartness towards the ending. A nice living product, full of charm (Toer de Geuze, Dworp 01.05.2011).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 [2009] Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, bretts, and nice bacterias, and some citrus, very funky. Taste of much of the same, with a sour bite in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
2009 bottling, bottle no. 12739, courtesy 4.4-40. The cork shot out of this puppy like a rocket as soon as the cage was loosened. The body is a hazy dark golden color. A thin white film settles in at the head and lasts for the duration of the drink. Aromas are funky as all hell, showing a strong, pervasive barnyard must all the way from start to finish. Notes of horseblanket, footy cheese, and musty old basement are distinct. Dust and old, soured, slightly seasoned wood are too. Sharp, pithy lemon acidity walks in step with all the must, providing its citric counterpoint. Flavors follow suit, intensely musty and loaded with aged farmhouse cheese, sourdough bread, and tangy apricots. Old wet wood and sharp, oily lemon are wonderful compliments. Dusty brett and sour lacto are both wild and focused at the same time. Delicious stuff. This beer just feels ALIVE.....and it is. The palate is substantial for a gueuze, showing a good amount of smooth malt to counter the spritzy, dusty, drying body. Awesome stuff. I should have bought a ton of this stuff when I had the chance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rotjoch (50) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2011
The 2011 edition. A very nice example of a ’malse’ Oude Geuze. A bit more balls would have lifted this one to perfection

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2011
2011 version @ ’t waagstuk
head: creamy, thick, small
colour: amber /orange, bit hazy
smell, yeasty, gueuze, malts, citric, lots of bitterness, lemon
taste: typical gueuzy /malty start, bitter ( yeast ), vinegar, bitting sourness, grapefruit peels, sour oranges, bitter peely dry in the end with fruity after, NICE !!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (7635) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 bottle@’t Waagstuk: 2011 version, bottle # 013914, big bottle shared, standard orange colour with a little, white head, very funky, tart & distinctly sour, deep taste, feels layered like gueuze packed upon gueuze, upon gueuze, lemon zest, cork, acid, lots of horseblanket, surprisingly carbonated, not extremely but lively //// Tried a 2013 bottle @ Tour de Geuze, had notes of that somewhat but either way, bit better than the 2011, more characters, wood & funk but I am still not a fan of these big blends, very messy and everything muddles to a lower common denominator type of deal or maybe because it is was blended by Boon & I am biased or something?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2009 Bottle number 11048 (with a best before of 16-10-2028) via a trade. Pours with a highly effervescent, slightly murky golden body with a huge and lasting egg shell colored, fluffy head. Aromas are hugely fruity, estery, funky. Lemon, pineapple, tons of brett. Wet leaves, fragrant and very fruity. Flavors of CO2, canned pineapple, fresh pineapple, fruit, lemon, acidic, funky, horseblanket. Good levels of acidity. Cork, musty and lightly candyish on the back end. Aged champagne flavors. Lightly puckering. Dry. Some tannins, no astringencies with a very lively level of carbonation. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malmostoso (9) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2011 does not count
Bottle #4053 of the 2011 Mega Blend production. This blend has been bottled in October 2010. 75cl bottle. Aroma is very citrusy, and the beer pours with plenty of head in an orange and clear way. Sourness is just what you’d expect, but it’s not bitter and it’s very very pleasant. Very carbonated, with a bit of an astringent finish. My girlfriend, who hates geuze, thinks it has a Brut Champagne-y finish and I agree, it’s very very pleasant. It continues in the 2009 tradition, exceptional Geuze that for me rivals with Mariage Parfait.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to drabmuh for breaking out this bottle at a recent tasting. Served in a snifter. Pours a moderate golden-yellow color with some visible carbonation. Pretty good white head with a touch of lacing. The nose is mega funky with a really nice barnyard presence and a bit of hay. Really strong in everything. Mild diaper and rubber in the background, in a good way. The flavor continues along the same route with quite a bit of complex funk. Light to medium body with a very dry finish. Quite a good brew. Thanks again, Matt. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-31-2011

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Seriously this is one of the best beer I’ve ever had. It was of course acidic but also rather flowery with wonderful sweet notes. Had it on a small street bar in Brussels and hated myself for not buying these cheap when I had the chance. Dear Pierre - thank you for selling this to us.


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