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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend - Brouwerij Boon

HORALs Oude Geuze Mega BlendHORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

151 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.2%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 08-08-2009)
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Reviews by russwbeck:
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer travelled from Brussels to the US via plane.

A: Hazy yellow pour with a few fingers of white head that lasts a nice amount of time, but strangely doesn't last that long.

S: This beer is crazy funky. I believe the word is horseblanket, but I think it hints towards barnyard funk. It isn't necessarily tart, but very funky.

T: The taste gets back to a bit of funk and a nice fruitiness actually. Funky absolutely, but tart with raspberries and cherries. Overall funky and interesting. I can't say that I understand what all of these beers add to the drink, but I can get a lot of lambic here. Very nice geuze.

MF: This is carbonated really well, which I wasn't expecting. I pretty much figured it would have been undercarbed. Very drinkable.

O: This beer was outstanding. If you can find this beer drink it.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 05:03:12 | More by russwbeck
More User Reviews:
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Jonada

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 blend. 750 ml bottle #15729. Best before 10/29/2032. Served in a large wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden orange with 2 fingers of a white head that settles to a thin cap. Body is very hazy but translucent, with moderate to high visible carbonation.

Smell: Lots of barnyard funk, hay, green apple, lemon, damp wood, slight vinegar like acidity, and musty basement.

Taste: Medium tart sourness with lots of funk as well as pear, green apple, oak, slight lactic character, mild cheesiness with a slight alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, with a very slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium to high, fine carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall: A really nice gueuze. Nothing to go crazy over trying to obtain, but definitely worth a try if you can get it relatively easily.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 01:13:10 | More by Jonada
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

03-30-2014 18:02:31 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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gushov

Germany

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-29-2014 19:42:38 | More by gushov
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2014 20:48:55 | More by rowingbrewer
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-10-2014 00:08:59 | More by yoitsarch
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-01-2014 12:20:47 | More by EmperorBevis
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-30-2014 01:40:15 | More by vhmf1978
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12%

01-28-2014 04:08:28 | More by gillagorilla
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Did a vertical of the '13, '11 and '09 at Sloshfest 2013. Good times gents.

From a 750 into a mini singer
Review is for the '13 with notes about the other two.

APPEARANCE: Pours a medium sized white head with very good retention. Clear gamboge orange with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a foam cap that leaves some dots of lacing down the glass. Other years are a touch darker but virtually identical.

SMELL: Lemon acidity, tart apples and citrus aromas with a good base of moldy funky aromas. Some barnyard and grassy aromas as well. The other two vintages basically follow suit.

TASTE: Follows the nose well. Tart lemon citrus flavors, green apples, acidity as well, with a bold and lingering finish of lemon tartness, moldy funk and some barnyard as well. Pretty good. The '11 and '09 are softer with slightly less acidity, but these are all pretty similar.

PALATE: Medium body with slightly higher levels of carbonation. Creamy and light on the palate, smooth going down and finishes dry and puckering. Good feel.

OVERALL: This is a solid gueuze that perhaps doesn't get enough credit. What was surprising actually was that all the vintages were relatively similar. The '09 was perhaps the best, but there's no reason to believe that the '11 and '13 won't be there in time. Very consistent. Glad to have been able to try this set at once. Cheers gents!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 20:55:27 | More by Jeffo
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-19-2014 17:43:04 | More by peensteen
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2014 16:44:40 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-18-2014 16:14:47 | More by liamt07
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

12-27-2013 18:27:46 | More by Kirk
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

12-11-2013 07:27:51 | More by schopenhauerale
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-02-2013 02:55:14 | More by JefferyYoung
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged 2011 bottle poured into tulip 25/11/13 cheers Liam for sending the bottle

A slight haze in a amber orange body, a few streams of bubbles run dry after a few minuets and it looks a little flat, there's some carbonation because it pumps out a short lived three finger head that leaves no lace
-second pour has much better retention, still leaves no lace but I'm guessing my glass was dirty

S mellow cheesy funk, apricot, peaches, pear, some dried grass and hay, and some leather shoe with lots of wet wood and leafy notes

T has just a little caramel, not completely dry, more grass then the nose, not apricot and peaches fade but some apple joins the pear, still has some funk but its not over the top, wood still has a big role

M I couldn't see many bubbles but there's plenty in the mouth, creams up almost to the point of foam, not all that sour for the style, quite slick after the fact, grassy funk on the finish

O well rounded and I guess that should be the case with a big blend like this, quite drinkable, not overly sour or acidic, and the funks mellow

No problems taking down the big bottle solo and that's not common for me among sours. I paid the same price for A&T so all things considered I doubt I'd stock up if I had the chance but I'm happy to have tried it

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 04:23:36 | More by wordemupg
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Tittles

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-25-2013 21:05:40 | More by Tittles
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-25-2013 04:11:29 | More by HopsMatt
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-24-2013 20:24:27 | More by MaseFace
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-13-2013 22:55:02 | More by Caudalie
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage.

Pours a very hazy, bright golden orange color with tangerine hues and a frothy, two finger, pillowy white head.  Good retention, only slowly setting into a thick, lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Musty aroma with lots of earthy barnyard character along with lactic funk, damp oak, hay, light fruit and acidic acid.  Subtle acetic character but it's not solvent-like or overly vinegary.  Oak tannins along with musty bugs, horseblanket, lactic funk, grass and straw.  Some light fruit in there as well, notably apple and pear complimenting the lemon acidity.  The nose on this beer is pretty complex with plenty of earthy funk.

Full bodied with soft carbonation and tart, puckering sourness that lingers over the barnyard/ lactic funk flavors, oaky tannins, light fruit and citrus acidity into a tart, dry finish.  Very nice sour element by not harsh or overly acetic.  Crisp citrus/lemon juice acidity countered by earthy oak and lactic cheesiness.  Sweaty with dry, funky bugs, lemon spritz and a lingering soft acetic flavor that makes me drool for more.  Very refreshing and easy to drink considering the complexity and level of sourness.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:22:00 | More by corby112
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-08-2013 13:54:08 | More by bauermj
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-03-2013 18:28:10 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-02-2013 20:17:03 | More by acurtis
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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend from Brouwerij Boon
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