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

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2011 Cloudy orange with a big and lasting white head. Aroma of funky leather and grapefruit, hay, flowers and berries. Dry and somewhat malty flavour. Itís tart, but not very sour yet. Great with potential to be even better. The bottle in my cellar will be for 2012 or there about. 9-3-8-3-15

At Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, RBESG 2010. Lots of complex funk and some wooden notes in the aroma. Dry and tart with grapefruit and funk.

RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. 2011 bottle. Noticed a lot of pineapple character this time around. Quite fruity. 8-3-8-4-16 this time.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (10263) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 Corked 2009 bottle, back label from Lindemans. Orange blonde color. Citrus, oak, leather and honey in the aroma. Sour, but also a very fruity geuze with grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine and lemon. Notes of oak and honey. Already a good complexity, still a bit rough at the edges. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Corked 2013 bottle, back label from Boon. Golden color. Oak, citrus, peach and honey in the aroma. Sour flavor with lemon and oak. Pineapple, tangerine and honey. Gooseberries. Moderately sour, Easy drinker. Still quite complex. Loved this one. (8 4 8 4 16 = 4.0) Corked 2011 bottle, tasted July 2014. Oraneg golden color. lemon, oak and zuurtjes in the aroma. Sour flavor with lemon, oak, pineapple, peppermint. Surprisingly short aftertaste. Not as deep and complex as you might expect, but indeed a very nice lambic. ( 8 4 9 4 16 = 4.1)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Cloudy amber with a large white head. Aroma had brett along with barnyard, brett, wood, and eather. Sour flavour with lacto, brett, malty and funky notes. Finished sour., Had a bit of wood to it. Though a bit young I liked it!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2009
750ml bottle, courtesty mj? Pours cloudy light orange with a white head. Light aroma, of funky apple. Light-ish body and medium carbonation. Taste is difficult to describe. Lightly sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle@WSF09, vintage 2009. Sweet fruit aroma with oak and barnyard. Cloudy, yellow colour, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, sour, bitter, oak, leather. Smooth and sparkling. Well balanced Geuze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7938) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Megablend 2009 version <Timmermans label, but all beer is blended @ F. Boon Towering off-white head; hazy ochre-copper beer. Tart, grapey nose with overpowering horseblanket, spent grain, leathergrease and lunaria. Sweetish, grapey again, and Iím getting old cheesy hops. Finish is drier. Fuller bodied than most gueuzes, with sourness coming as an afterthought, with again hops coming up in the very aftertaste. Surprising beer, just a bit different, but well-worth looking for.
Megablend 2011 version - beer is totally different from the 2009 version IMO Small white head, rather stable over hazy old dried straw-coloured beer. 4/5 Citrus, green apple, Bretts, saddlesoap, unripe lemons and kafir limes 9/10 Very tart, lactic acid, outspokenly citrussy and, nearly as an afterthought, the leather/saddlesoap flavour. Yet very balanced. 10/10 Tart, lipsmacking acidity, no trace of acetic acid, slightly ílimingí. 4/5 Wow - a huge improvement compared to the first Megablend. This ranks amongs the true topgueuzes available. 19/20

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle many thanks to mes, at mesís gaff with harry. Alround rating: Buttery sweetness, 3Fís appley dryness, boons house character, lindemans dicetyl character, some strange peppery character that iv had from de cam before. Its still probably not sorted itself out in the bottle yet, but my opening feelings are that theres too much boon and 3F in here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a copper body with a white head. Honey, lemon, sour, vegetative with some light gueuze like funkiness. Balsamic notes with a moderate acidity. Not a great blend but a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by Tertons! Forgot the # but was in the 12,000ís and didnít take note of its back label to determine where it came from. Pours a deep gold with lively carbonation already - high for a new gueuze, and a frothy white head dissipates a bit- fizzy. Aroma is moderate funk, orange peel, pez candy, mineral, chalk, earth, slight DMS and vegetal, with old and new wood, and hints of salty brine- good seems a bit clean. Flavor has some weird earthy and solvent funk, lightly horsey citrus, lemon zest, slight salty notes, olive- light DMS leather, mineral and earth. Finish is prickly light to moderate acidic, not overly sour at all, woody astringency and hints of grapefruit in the end as it warms. Pretty good overall, a bit strange and different and with its subtle strange funk character it remains overall fairly clean still. Not sure how this will age- at least maybe some of the DMS may fade a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Thanks C. Really Good. Hazy orange in color with a nice off white frothy head. Barnyard, citrusy, hoppy aroma. Peppery notes. Moderately tart orangey bretty flavor. Dry hoppy finish. Well balanced and very drinkable. Nice beer.


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