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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional belgian lambic. 100% spontaneously fermented. Refermented in the bottle. Tart, dry, sparkling and refreshing.

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craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2004 bottle from T Brugs Beertje in Bruges. Pours clear light amber with a light beige, frothy head. Aroma holds awesome lemon, hay, horseblanket, and some tart citrus- crisp, beautiful nose. Flavor is extraordinary, lemon drops, barnyard, and musty grass give the initial tart kick, then the wild yeast gives way to a beautifully palatable citric grapefruit stage with a dry finish. Crisp, clean, but not too light. Great geuze.

3.5
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Golden orange pour, white head. Citrus, leather, cheese, musty, tart, and apple. Some grass. Light and fizzy. Nice gueuze, but not the best.

3.8
canicule (90) - IRELAND - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours murky orange brown with a foamy head that dissipated. Funky sharp aroma. Lots of carbonation, very sour taste. Balanced finish.

3.8
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
A bottle from 2003 shared with friends on the 4th of July. A: The pour is a hazy amber-orange color with a very short lived white head. S: The nose is quite lactic, with notes of lemon and sour green apple. The oak is powerful as well, and a bit damp, musty, and funky. T: Lots of oak, moreso than is present in the nose. Very dry and only mildly sour. The sourness is once again in the form of lemon and green apples. The funk is pronounced and is a bit grassy, musty, and barnyard nature. M: Medium in body with a fair amount of effervescence. Despite not being all that sour, the finish brings on a bit of salivation and is quite dry. D: This one may not yet have reached its prime, or may yet to be there. A good gueuze, but not the best on I’ve had.

4.1
Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
1994 vintage shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting. Thanks whomever brought this. Pours a hazy amber color with some floating particles and no head. Dry, musty aroma. Very musty... leather, moldy books, faint citrus and faint funk. The taste is mild, tart citrus, slight must, dry and slightly moldy. Completely still. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

3.6
hawthorne00 (3955) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 [7/10] 2004 bottle. Amber, tight off-white head that lasts pretty well. High bead. Aroma is of tart apples, lemon zest and quite clean basements. Taste has no initial hit of sourness - there’s a balance of sweet and sourness straight away. There’s a little metallic tinge to the tartness and the texture is smooth yet lively. Really quite plainly malty. The funk is fairly restrained but emerges a bit more as it warms. Alcohol well hidden. Nice, but falls a bit between the two stools of bracingly austere and wild. [3.6]

[4/12] 2006 bottle. The same in all respects.

[8/16] Large 2011 bottle. Curious - I had a 375ml bottle of this recently and was surprised to see my score so low. But now this one is not so good. The metallic note is quite prominent, almost blood-like. Average score is unaffected.

4
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2010
2003 bottle picked up at ye olde in frederick shared 7/4/10. hazy iced tea colored pour with a bright white ring of foam for a head. big rubber aroma of bandaids with tart lemon, slate, iron/blood, dust and a touch of apple in the background. the flavor has a surprising level of maltiness... flavors of moldy wet wood, , blood, lemon, dust, drop crab apples which have fermented before the birds could get them, grass and copper balance it out. the mouth feel is crisp and not far from champagne with a little spicy kick to it. 8/4/8/4/16/4.0

3.2
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2007 vintage. Stone Sourfest. Cloudy orange with no head. Nose is barnyard funk and light tart fruits. Flavor is a light hit of lactic barnyard funk, some light fruits and drying tartness in the finish. Thinned out body, watery, flavors don’t stick around long. A bit flat on flavor and texture but the funk is still hanging in there.

3.9
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2005 bottle. Pours clear gold. Old and dusty aroma. Flavor is slightly dusty, a little watery and sour. Excellent.

3.9
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle 2004. Aroma has notes of sour funk, cheese, flowers and dough. Medium orange hue with a large white foamy head that diminished and left no lace. Flavor is sweet and then sour and cheesey. Palate is medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and an astringent finish. Overall a good geuze that was refreshing and very enjoyable.


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