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

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RATINGS: 1450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oude Geuze Boon is one of the finest examples of the traditional 100% spontaneous fermentation Lambic style. To moderate the sourness, Boon Brewery only brews Lambic in the 7 cold months, from early October until April, according to the traditional "turbid mash" system. This Lambic beer is aged for 1, 2 or 3 years in oak casks. The blend, a mild average 18 months old Lambic (unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised) is refermented in the bottle and can be stored up to 20 years. Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Awards at the World Beer Championships: 2008 Gold, 2010 Silver, 2012 Gold Medal.

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hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2011
375 bottle. Golden color with a white head. Not overwhelmingly sour but had a nice barnyard funk to it.

3.9
Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 30, 2011
30/06/2011 375ml bottle (vintage 2004-2005). Degustazione da Birra+. Ambrata chiara, lievemente torbida, buona schiuma biancastra, abbastanza persistente. Aroma intenso acidulo, con note agrumate di limone e di pane. In bocca è morbida, acida ma non eccessiva, con belle note agrumate di limone. Corpo medio, buona carbonazione. Geuze abbastanza elementare e morbida ma assolutamente equilibrata e godibile.

3.5
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
(2009 bottle, no cork) Everything in this Geuze is a bit too friendly and approcable , I want Geuze to melt my brain in harsh sour vibes , the best do,. Nose is alive in lemony ,green appley, earthy, hay ,honey. A short lived head above subdued orange color. Its sweeter than I like in Geuze . Brett is reserved but there. A shy example of such a cool style.

3.8
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Lansdale Brew Fest 2011. Horseblanket aroma. Light gold color with some head. Beer coated tongue with tart funkiness. Dry and airy on the mouthfeel. Tasted more like carbonation than anything else. A good sipper in small quantities.

3.3
Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2011
Hazy orange color. Smell is sour but ’wrong’. Hints of mint coming through. Don’t know exactly what it is but it’s not completely ’pure sourness’. Taste is nicely sour though, very well balanced. Palate great.

4
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
12 ounce bottle. I think the stamp on the back label means best before 06.08.2027. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy golden color with about a 2 inch frothy white head. The head sticks around for a long time, but there isn’t much lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is hay, funk, apple vinegar, and a bit of lemon. I think the taste is the same as the aroma, it’s nice and tart and funky. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s well carbonated and also has a dry finish. I think it’s a good overall brew, I’d buy this one again.

3.6
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Re-rate: December 2016. 37.5cl corked and caged bottle. 2013-2014 vintage. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is funky tart lemony and medium sweet and fruity. Taste is medium tart lemony and medium sweet fruity with light drying funky herbal notes. Medium bodied with good carbontion. Overall, a nice simple gueuze. Score: 7-3-7-3-16 Original rating: June 2011. 37.5cl bottle. Very loud pop at opening but no gushing luckily. Pours clear golden with a huge foamy white head. Aroma is little tart, funky, lemony and a bit earthy. Taste is sweet-sour, very funky, grassy-citrusy notes. Definite bitterness in the end. Quite dry finish. Not very acidic. Medium bodied, huge carbonation. Score: 7-3-7-3-15

4.1
Rasmus40 (20639) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
Cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is moderate sour - vinegar - lemon and apples. Flavor is medium sweet, moderate sour and rather acidic. Very acidic, dry and light sour finish. Really cleanses the palate. 260511

3.9
RexTalionis (3747) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
Shared bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Poured clear goldenbronze in colour with whitish foamy head. Quite sour vinegar in aroma. Sticky barnyard aroma. Flavour on the other hand is really smooth compared to what aroma suggested. Flavour is a blend between sour apples and some sweet perries. Leaves a quite sour vinegar and rhubarb finish.

4
daje (4436) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle shared at Øl og matfestivalen. Light orange/golden color, big white head. Aroma of berries, yeast, malt, taste is very close to champagne, fruity with apples and a lively spark. Good bitterness to finish it off


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