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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 493   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).


Scopey's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, - OCT 2, 2012
2011 edition, bottle number 05292. It pours hazy golden yellow, with a thin fizzy white head. The nose is barnyard, sour apricot, tangerine, orange, sour yoghurt and Savlon. The taste is pleasantly tart, lemon, white grape skin, green apple, sour apricot, lightly acidic, hay, floral aspect, touch of bitterness, wood, barnyard and a hint of underlying sweetness holds it all together. Long, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Not the sourest of geuzes, but for me the balance is perfect. Complex, yet highly drinkable. Bravo HORAL!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2016
2015 version at the MBR Sour / Wild Beer gathering. Enormous thanks to whoever bought it! And Ludo for importing it! Misty yellow golden. Light funky aroma, nicely citric. Light funky soft taste, slightly citric, and the citric notes are quite wonderful! Solid tartness. This is very good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
2011 Version Pours a blonde colour. Taste is sour, spicy with some cork and champagne. Very Good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2016
2011 Edition. Golden appearance. Quite a prefumed aroma. Flavour has some dry cork and tropical fruit. Nicely balanced, sweet/sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
75cl bottle paired with dim sum. Pours a misty orange, fresh funk aroma. Taste is wonderfully crisp, complex and super refreshing with a buzzsaw sourness. Perhaps not as sharp as expected but the prickly grapefruit and lemon zest in the background make up for that. A very enjoyable one this.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeiznogood (20) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
At a friends, beer tasting evening. 2015 edition, 75cl bottle. The review is written from memory, so not very detailed... Pour: dark orange, golden amber. Medium-low carbonation, good foam. Nose: Citrus, funk, flowers. Taste: Awesome sourness, lemon, tart, fruits, funk. Verdict: Probably the best gueuze I have tasted yet! Really nice and balanced, with a dominant and clean sourness. The flavour was perfect for me!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2557) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
750ml bottle No. 15286. 2013 Vintage. Orange golden amber colour with a foamy white head that dissipates away. Aroma of zesty grapefruit citrus rind, berries, funky, yeasty. Taste is tart, grainy, fruity, citrus rind, lemon, grapefruit, white wine, woody, barnyard. Medium bodied, sour citric light bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
Old rating rerated 04.08 2016, 0,75l bottle (2011 vintage, bottle #05955) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Big fizzy-creamy longlasting head, slightly hazy. Aroma is dry sour-ish, oak, minerals, sorrel, bark, brett, old rope, mild vinegar, berry skin, weeds. Taste is mild sour-ish, weeds, sorrel, unripe berries, oak, minerals, old rope, mild vinegar, lemon juice. Medium bitterness, sour-ish dry mouthfeel. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5420) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white head. Nose is intense horseblanket notes, stable funk, hay, heavy lactic notes and hints of red berries, apple vinegar and floral tones. Taste is sharp bretty notes, stable funk, barnyard notes, hay and hints of red berries, apple vinegar, white pepper and wood. Light body, medium to high carbonation. Lovely stuff, complex, funky, spicy and intriguing. Well suited to represent some of the finest lambic brewers on the planet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4122) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
0.75l corked bottle, No 05955 shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a cloudy darker orangey colored body with a medium sized quickly fading white top. Smells nice. Both sweet and dusty. Old cheese, generic fruits and a nice smooth sourness. Mild wet lemons and ham. Really complex and not bad at all. It has a good dandelion bitterness, lots of woody yeast. A really thick and almost syrupy mouthfeel on this and it’s soft and near prickling on the bubbles. Woody and mild sour. More bitter than sour. A little tomato essens and tartness, melony fruits, a little white sugar lightness and it’s somewhat lightdrinkable despite the relatively high abv. Tasty and somewhat refreshing. 04.08.2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - JUN 22, 2016
Sampled at Mechazilla’s epic insanity tasting session. Quite an epic blend, can feel lemon, apple, berries, nice balance, smooth mouthfeel, dry finish. Nice one, very smooth and enjoyable blend, maybe I expected it a tad richer though.


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