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Moriau Gueuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
87
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cmrillo, Aug 23, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a gueuze with the body and head color but the head sticks around well and has a creamy look. Very nice.

Some citrus fruitiness to it along with a wet wood. There is some mild tartness. Sort of an interesting aroma I haven't fully encountered before. It's kind of dirty. 4,4

Super bubbly and bracing on the tongue.

Not one of the hyped gueuzes but it hits the points of the style and is really drinkable. I guess I would knock the boldness and complexity which are lacking but def worth a try for lambic drinkers and it's usually on the cheaper side.

MattSweatshirt, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

tom10101, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of falloutsnow
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.

falloutsnow, Dec 07, 2013
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ManforallSaisons, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

HardyGeneraL, Apr 09, 2012
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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!

woosterbill, Apr 04, 2012
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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

craytonic, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Feb 02, 2012
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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.

Fux, Jan 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Huhzubendah
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!

Huhzubendah, Nov 14, 2011
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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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 18, 2011
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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.

billshmeinke, Aug 12, 2011
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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.

jibbyvonjibb, Jun 03, 2011
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Moriau Gueuze from Brouwerij Boon
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