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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

193 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 102
Gots: 54 | FT: 6
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

atrocity, Friday at 12:15 PM
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

jaymo18, Friday at 04:39 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%

Vintage 2013 poured into a 3F Geuze tumbler.

Pours a hazy semi-clear gold with big 2.5 finger bubbly white head that leaves great lacing. Smell is oak, lemon, mild cider vinegar, light funk. Honestly not getting too much aromas. Taste is tons of oak, apples, green grapes, light lemons, light funk. Tons of oak in this one though. Mouthfeel is perfect. Soft carb, medium pucker and tartness, easy to drink.

Very nice geuze with a heavy influence of oak. Fun to see all the breweries blended together. Expensive bottle though.

Seanniek91, Thursday at 11:46 PM
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

greg4579, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Oakhtar, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

From a bottle, pours bright yellow, frothy white head.

The nose is funky, a little cheese, sour, wood pulp. Citrus and lemon. The flavor follows the nose, more lemon, citrus, goat cheese, floral hops. It is very tart, lots of funk, bitter. The finish is very active, poprocks down your throat. Very good beer.

nmann08, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

bulldogops, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

OMsweetOM, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Beervana, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

TurdFurgison, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

baybum, Aug 01, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%

750ml caged and corked bottle, 2013 edition. We'll all get by, with a little help from our friends, it would seem.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow hue, with three fat fingers of rather puffy, tightly foamy, and ethereally creamy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying, ebbing surface tension lace around the glass as things gradually recede.

It smells of sharp, acrid acetic acid, of the fruit-borne type, though said fruit is hard to immediately discern - raspberry, lemon (by default), and denuded cherries, I guess - moderately funky farmhouse yeast, bready pale malt, underripe red apples, a touch of wet, grainy wood, and somewhat surprising leafy, grassy hops. The taste is tart, sure, but in a pleasantly diffused sort of way - lemon juice, muddled black berry reduction, a hint of actual cold cooking vinegar - a more laid-back funky yeastiness than suggested by the nose, some sturdy bready, slightly caramel-tinged malt, still mixed and matched orchard fruit esters, subtle moist barrel staves, and generally still game leafy, grassy, and musty hops. No real sign of the elevated alcohol.

The carbonation is quite understated, manifesting in a plain Jane frothiness for the most part, the body a stocky medium weight for the style, and smoother than the norm, given the affable distraction of the usually disruptive souring contingent, which even leads to a small airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, surprisingly, the fruitiness thrusting off the shackles of tartness, joining with the long-burdened malt, to make a go of this as an actually balanced beverage of sorts.

All those different inputs, as originally opined, must have some kind of middling, blending, and in the end, neutering effect, a concept which is evidently on full display here. Distinctly drinkable and approachable for the style (mere price taggery aside), this 'Gueze [sic] Tour' is exactly that - an introduction to the whole shebang, all at once, in a mildly dumbed-down, touristy incarnation. Doesn't mean it doesn't taste good, IMHO.

biboergosum, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

stevec32, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.4%

BGsWo22, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

scotv, Jul 13, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle into 3F stem. Vintage 2013.

Pours light gold, clear body, with lively compact eggshell colored head.

Aroma is super funky, cheesy, and citrusy. Humboldt fog, fresh lemon juice, chèvre, pungent horse blanket, and lime peel. Get that 3F and Boon character in abundance.

The palate comes off heavy in funk as well. A surge of fresh hay and earthiness join the funk and citrus characters. Plenty of sweet lemon, fresh goat cheese, tart apple skin, with subtle cattiness.

Mouthfeel presents a light body, higher end carbonation for the style, and very dry and astringent finish.

A great Gueuze that may not be better than some of it's individual components. Yet it surely delivers on many of the facets you expect from the best examples of the style. Super funky, bright, and a good level of complexity. Maybe a bit too aggressive with the lemon on the palate. Very nice nonetheless.

MarcWP, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

AdamP, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

CwrwAmByth, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

K-Creedon, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rifugium, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Jspriest, Jun 24, 2014
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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend from Brouwerij Boon
94 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.