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

bottled
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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).


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
n0mel (250) - - JAN 20, 2013
18.01.13. Bottle. Lots and lots of foam kept pouring out of the bottle. In the glass it is quite porous and settles quickly. Clear copper-colored beer. Aroma slight caramel, sour apple. Tastes sour and dry. Medium carbonation, a bit stingy. Long sour aftertaste. Overall a decent beer, lots of flavor.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
undercurrent25 (1931) - 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 (5308) - 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 (4153) - 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 (2487) - 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 (4426) - 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 (5406) - 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 (4086) - 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 (2477) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkillsFactory (523) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2016
2015, Lotto L43042, 75 cl. best before 31.10.2034, aperta il 28.05.2016. Dorata carica tendente all'arancio, opalescente, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma di pepe, stallatico, polvere e legno umido, mela verde, pesca, leggera susina acerba e uva bianca, oleosa, vinosa. Al palato acidula, frumento, pepe, legno, polvere, pesca, limone e uva bianca, finale oleoso misto a mela verde, leggera astringenza. Retrolfatto di frutta acerba ed acidulo, limone. Corpo medio-leggero, ben carbonata, texture oleosa.


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