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Moriau Gueuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
86
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 03-16-2006)
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-24-2014 05:51:56 | More by Jspriest
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dansmcd

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-16-2014 02:10:01 | More by dansmcd
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jandadeboer

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-03-2014 18:17:27 | More by jandadeboer
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-29-2014 14:21:05 | More by tom10101
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Etre Gourmet, Belgium
Date: Best by 2031-01-20
Glass: Cantillon gueuze glass

Moriau's gueuze is (was?) produced at Boon, though details are not available and it's not clear how this is brewed/blended or if it's even produced any longer. My bottle was a classic, upper-tier gueuze, with plenty of tartness, lemon and apple vinegar, oak, mild Brettanomyces, and slight touches of wheat malt. While not as deep or complex as Drie Fonteinen, Cantillon, or De Cam, if I saw this available locally, I'd grab a bottle or more. I would have liked to taste a blend from when this enterprise was owned by its originators.

Pours a 2cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, yielding a very frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes before fading to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is minimal, though, with just a few spots clinging to the sides of the glass. Beer's body is a medium-dark golden orange color, with light bringing out bright orange-yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the slightly hazy (10-20% opacity) body, appearing numerous and very active.

Aroma of tart lemon, champagne, mild orange citrus, light oak, and faint mustiness. Pleasant, but not as assertive or complex as some of the other brewers/blenders offer.

Flavors are of classic, direct gueuze-ness: vinegar, lemon, tart apple, oak, light decomposing hay, and hints of wheat malt: good, if not as complex or deep as a few others. Front of palate picks up residual wheat malt sweetness, lemon, tart apples, apple cider vinegar, oak. Mid-palate of moderate tartness from lactic and acetic acid, lemon, light apple cider vinegar, tart apples, oak, some hints of basement mustiness and decomposing hay "funk" and wheat malt sweetness. Back of palate finds sharper tartness and acidity, stronger oak, apple cider vinegar characters, continued lemon and sour apple, though in the background now. Aftertaste of tangy acidity, tart apple, lemon, and mild iron/mineral character.

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a fairly foamy (3/5) and slightly smooth (2/5) mouthfeel. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness remaining on the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 03:24:26 | More by falloutsnow
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-04-2013 23:09:00 | More by ManforallSaisons
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-02-2013 18:21:35 | More by JAHMUR
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-23-2013 05:04:54 | More by TurdFurgison
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-02-2012 15:15:21 | More by t0rin0
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-11-2012 18:36:31 | More by sholland119
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

04-09-2012 13:56:23 | More by HardyGeneraL
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle (with an upside down label) into a Moriau Geuze tumbler at In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst. Something new to sip on while digesting the ridiculous menu.

A: Clear, fizzy gold body under a gorgeous, creamy off-white head. Great retention, light lace. Very nice.

S: Light, pleasant, and very dry. Lots of flint, gunpowder, earthiness, and grass. Moderate barnyard and lemon. Quite nice in a crisp, fresh way.

T: Starts out crisp and fruity, with lots of dry earthiness, minerality, and funk filling in behind. The finish is bone dry and highly metallic - a significant drawback. The metallic notes really ruin what was a very promising Geuze.

M: Lively, smooth, light-bodied. Great.

O: Tons of potential here, but the finish was like sucking on a penny. If it hadn't been for that I might have liked it even more than Mariage Parfait.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 15:10:33 | More by woosterbill
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craytonic

District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: pour is a hazy golden orange, decent white head with some lacing
Smell: light funk with green apple, hay and earth
Taste: Slightly funky and a bit earthy, slight touch of vinegar with some lemon and green apple.
Mouthfeel: Very light, both weight and carbonation
Overall: Needs more intensity in funk, sour and flavor

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:03:17 | More by craytonic
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of craytonic. Served in a Cantillon gueuze tumbler.

Pours a somewhat-darkened golden color with a good white head and just a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose has some restrained funk and some earthiness. Acidity is light-to-moderate. A bit of citrus, but not too much, a la Tilquin or Cantillon. Flavor is similar. Body is light and carbonation is a bit low. Not enough funk or acidity; it's a bit lacking in character. An interesting gueuze to try, but not among the best.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 11:49:33 | More by Thorpe429
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Fux

France

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear pale golden / orange color. White fizzy head which disappears like a champaign head. Elegant.

S: Light tartness, floral aroma. Citruses, green apple. Oaky smoothness.

T: Light tartness, but no sourness or astringency despite lemon notes on the finish. Smooth, well balanced.

M: Highly carbonated. Very drinkable.

O: A very drinkable Gueuze, perfect for a non-initiate for instance. Well done in this extent but lacks a bit of personality.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 22:14:35 | More by Fux
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

11-15-2011 02:51:45 | More by ygtbsm94
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received as a gift from drabmuh. Lambic I have not had burning a hole in my cellar. Can't hold out any longer. Shared with Paul at his goddamn house.

The beer is hazy and light apricot hued. Hay, funk, citrus, oak. The delectable aroma translates to the flavor. A really tasty beer. Well balanced and easy to drink. Pleasant tartness and a really fantastic oak character. Relatively high carbonation. Overall, really solid. I hope to have this again. Thanks Matt!

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:49:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy slightly dirty orangey color lambic with a nice foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light green apple with some light barnyard notes and some light tartness. Taste is easily drinkable with notes of green pale and light acidity with some tartness and very light oak notes. Acidity and barnyard notes are well balanced and not at any important level. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well made with great drinkability factor thought not as much character as some of the heavy-hitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 19:23:05 | More by Phyl21ca
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billshmeinke

California

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear slightly golden color. 3 fingers of airy white head that dies down to a slim layer of foam on top.

Smells of hay, barnyard funk, citrus orange rind, lemon zest.

Taste is subtle and smooth. Not nearly as sour/sharp as many other gueze's. Barnyard funk, hay, lemon zest, and citrusy notes. Sour notes are there, but pretty restrained. Fruity and floral.

Light and spritzy.

A damn good gueze. Surprised and impressed with how balanced it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 03:42:25 | More by billshmeinke
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle @ Brocante cafe, Brussels

A: Straw-gold color, which is interesting because usually gueuzes are more copper-ish. Clear, with quite a bit of effervescence.

S: Orange peel. Some honey sweetness.

T: A bit tart, but not munch. Some pale malt sweetness, like honey-dew, lingers on the tongue. A clean aftertaste, with no astringency.

M: Medium carbonation (which is a lot of gueuzes). A light body.

O: A subdued gueuze, but quite drinkable despite not being especially complex.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 19:26:20 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass from a bottle with a best by date of 03.12.2029. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is hazy apricot color with a 1” head that never seems to go away, but does recede slowly as it is fed by the active carbonation. As the head recede to a cap on the liquid there is no lacing left behind but sipping does create layers of foam on the side of the glass that slide back down to the liquid.

Smell: The aroma has an interesting mix of smells that include a definite mustiness that underlies a fresh grass and lemony floral smell. The mustiness reminds of something that might be described as leather or maybe this is horseblanket? As the beer warms the aroma opens up and the mustiness/leather smell becomes much more prominent, but not unpleasantly so.

Taste: The flavor includes some sweetness but is more dry than sweet. There is also some lemon zest and some light tartness. The flavor seems less complex than does the nose in that I’m not really picking up any flavors I’d describe as musty or funky.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with lots of prickly carbonation for the entire beer. The finish is medium length starts with a faint lemon sweetness that turns to tartness as the finish dries and ends.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is a really enjoyable beer with its clean refreshing aromas and flavors and the background of musty (funky). I enjoyed drinking it and would be quite happy to have another bottle. Indeed, I think that this would be a fine Gueuze for the table and enjoyment with a meal and good friends. My overall impression is of a well-made, enjoyable beer that is of good quality but which may not be the best example of its style to show off the style in a tasting or competition. Given that the best by date is 18 years into the future I’m harboring a slight guilty feeling that I may have just had this beer much too young.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 15:45:36 | More by drtth
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 bottling served in the appropriate glassware because i'm not a fucking retard.

Beer is orange and completely clear before I let the sediment ride into the glass. Beer is heavily overcarbonated as evidenced by the explosion upon removing the cage. Ooops.

Aroma is sour, funky, smells like sulfur / burning tires, acetic and lactic. Smells really nice.

Doesn't live up to the aroma unfortunately. Beer is thin and heavily carbonated on the palate, there is almost nothing initially except for some carbonic burning and then a lemony tartness followed by the mild acetic and lactic ness. The last little bit is some oak and a minor funk. It was good and got better as it warmed up, I really enjoyed it but it could have had more pronounced flavors given the awesomeness of the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 01:50:32 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this rare sour. Best by 3/3/29.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get notes of brett funk, lemons, oak and some floral qualities.

The flavor is pretty funky with some brett notes, tart lemons, oak, flowers and some lactic sourness that I don't get in a lot of other gueuzes.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Very glad I got to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 02:26:35 | More by Mora2000
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Jeremy for sharing this one!

A-pours a very light golden orange with a thin fluffy and bubbly white head.

S-the nose is dusty and dry, very light earthy notes, a little grassy with notes of sour lemon towards the back.

T-the taste is much like the nose, dusty and papery, light earthiness with grass and hay, there is a touch of sweetness with some subtle peach and light lemon, very acidic with a light touch of sour to it.

M-medium to light body with lots of carbonation burning and prickling the back of the throat with a dry finish.

D-seems a slightly oxidized and the flavor profile doesn't seem all there. the funk was present but the balance was lacking and it was so dry and hay like.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 18:16:37 | More by cpetrone84
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden body. Large bubbly head. Quickly receded after one swirl of the glass. Only the faintest of lacing.

S: Lemon, grass and a healthy dose of bretty must. Fairly straightforward, but inviting nonetheless.

T: The brett from the nose really trails off leaving only a slightly tart and funky gueuze. The lemon-citric acidity is still there. Just a bit cleaner that I'd like (and was expecting from the nose).

M: Light to medium bodied. Effervescent carbonation throughout. Light tartness in the finish.

D: Easy drinking and fairly refreshing. Not as complex as the best representatives of the style, but by no means would I hesitate to try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 02:05:02 | More by callmemickey
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Moriau Gueuze from Brouwerij Boon
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