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

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common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1447   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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1.9
troopie (2321) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with a few bubbles, looks like a cider. Smells like a dirty barnyard, odor is unspeakable. Flavour, once you get past that ghastly stink, isnít bad. Itís rather like a home made cider, but with a fuller body. Sour finish, rather off seeming.

3.5
ClubGonzo (5668) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2011
Bottle @ Cafe Spesial, Bergen. Pours a hazy straw-colored body with a thick, white foamy retention on top. Nose is immediately "bretty"; barnyard funk, acidic notes, hay. Hints of red apples and French "chevre" cheese. Taste is very dry, with crisp, near-parching notes of white wine, cellar mold, champagne yeast and grassy hops. Very low in tartness, the regular citric, sour/bitter taste is nearly completely replaced by a dry, champagne-like profile. Bitter, near-earthy finish. This is by far the most dry geuze Iíve ever tried, and a complex and original lambic. I do prefer them more tart and sour on a personal note, but this is definitely a nice brew from Frank Boon.

3.9
AlbertC (277) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle 4 yrs old. Big head, yellow cloudy appearance. Aroma is the horse/stable style with some moderate depth. Taste is clearly funky, brett notes, big wheat/funk aroma with a long finish of sour and refreshness going back and forth.

3.8
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The beer pours a light hazy gold with a small light white head, not much retention or lacing. The aroma is medium tart, not a ton of funk, slight leather. The taste is similar to the aroma, its medium in funk and taste, doesnít bring a ton to the table. Its fairily drinkable. Overall, this is ok. Probably a good geuze for a beginner. It gives you a little funk but allows it to be very drinkable.

4.2
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at the belgian restaurant near covent garden. Pours a hazy gold/amber, with a thin fading white head. Aroma and taste were very similar, tge sourness blasting through in both, but with some lemon, mandarin, and a light sweet caramel.

3.7
mumares (98) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2011
Pours cloudy orange with a good long lasting head. Aroma is citrus, apple and some mild barnyard aroma. Nothing aggressively sour, but just a very drinkable and mild geuze.

4
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a bright cloudy golden-orange color with a two fingers of frothy white head. The head has really nice retention and some very nice lacing. S - Lots of fruit esters including apple and pear. There is also some citrus and some sour elements. There also some funk mixed in with just a hint of yeast. T - Starts off with sweet and tart fruit flavors including apple and lemon flavors. Little bit of funk in the background with some soft oak flavors. Through the middle a bit more sour comes through with some lemon peel and sour apple. The finish is a nice blend of tart and sour with some nice fruit flavors, some funk, and just a touch of light spice. Nice lingering finish. M - Light-medium bodied with a moderate amount of lively carbonation. Feel really crisp and alive on the tongue. The finish is really nice and crisp with just the right amount of tart and sour elements. D - Very drinkable. The flavors are complex and fairly strong, but they stay very well balanced and the beer as a whole stays really crisp and super refreshing. Very enjoyable beer.

3
adnielsen (10601) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy, yellow-orange appearance with a foamy white head. Sour, yeasty, barnyard nose. Slightly lemon citrusy, barnyard, sour, slightly woody flavor. Barnyard, funky, sour finish.

3.1
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2011
Had high hopes for this after the divine Mariage Parfait but found it thin and weedy. Itís lively-looking - cloudy tangerine with a thick, rocky head and busy carbonation. Highly promising aroma - cream cheese, sour lemons and a hint of barnyard. Zesty and vigorous. Thereís a burst of mouth-watering fruity acids at the front of the mouth and then it falls through a trapdoor. Whereís the middle? Could really use some body. Lemon sourness but none of the funk in the nose reaches the tongue. Dry, acidic finish. Grabby carbonation. (375ml bottle from Platinum Cellars. 2003-04 vintage)

4
Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2011
2007-2008 bottle at Brouge, Richmond. It pours a clear yellow-orange colour with a thin, quickly dissipating off-white head and lively carbonation. The nose is sour lemon sherbet, red cox apples, farmyard and yeast. The taste is initially sour: bitter lemon, granny smith apples, orange and grapefruit, which mellows out to sweeter rhubarb notes. Itís certainly not the sourest lambic, but has a good balance between sweet and sour. Itís not complex, but I find it very, very easy to drink.


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