Oude Geuze Boon

Belgium
Oude Gueuze Boon Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
98
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
40 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Oude Geuze Boon is a taste classic and has an alcohol volume of 7%. It consists of 90% mellow, 18 month-old lambic; 5% characterful, 3 year-old beer; and 5% very young lambic, which provides fermentable sugars and viable yeasts. All BOON beers are matured in oak casks (“foeders”). Blending occurs in a 25,000 litre blending tank, where the lambic mixture is stored cold. During bottling, the lambic is returned to the fermentation
temperature. Secondary fermentation occurs in an air-conditioned room. After bottle conditioning, lambic is dubbed “old geuze”, and after several months of fermentation it obtains its fine flavour.

Taste with care and discover the fruity grapefruit and cheese-like flavour with a touch of Muscat grapes. Let yourself be pleasantly surprised by the round body. The sour mellowness and touches of dry oak are characteristic. The colour is light-yellow/amber, crowned with a firm head. The aftertaste is long, dry and intense. Old geuze is a Guaranteed Traditional Speciality – recognized throughout Europe.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
98
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
40 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

A one-of-a-kind style, Gueuze is a carbonated blend of aged and young Lambic.  Its rustic flavors provide a window into Lambic's traditional fermentation environment.  This example starts with a pleasantly earthy, musty aroma with a spicy -- almost peppery -- quality, balanced evenly with acidity. It pours orange-gold and hazy from the corked bottle, with the off-white head crackling as it falls. This beer's flavor is sharply acidic but supported by sweet yet well-attenuated maltiness. Like the aroma, it tastes earthy with mild spice and toast. The finish is acutely tart and feral. Highly carbonated, this example is cleansing and full of texture. It is difficult not to drink this Gueuze too quickly; to truly enjoy it is to witness it evolve over time. The aroma becomes more floral and distinctly lactic as it warms, with notes of grapefruit and honey. Its flavor settles into a sweet, fruity maltiness that retains its acidity, but at the expense of carbonation. Typifying both art and craft, this Gueuze is wonderful.