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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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%

Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2009 vintage. Bottle # 14,760.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some woody and slightly fruity aromas. Taste is much the same and has an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of bbadger
4.25/5  rDev 0%

bbadger, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

samEBC, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bsuedekum, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of illidurit
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle shared at the May 2012 iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Golden color with a white froth. Lemons and stone fruit, citric earthy without too much sourness. Smooth and drinkable -- definitely not an enamel-melter -- mild by gueuze standards but still very well put together. Oaky bretty finish, hefty body.

illidurit, May 28, 2012
Photo of Diomede
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Diomede, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

hoppymcgee, May 10, 2012
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev 0%

drewone, May 08, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

2011 Batch.
Pour is pale yellow, lively carbonation and white bubbly head.The nose is very funky, tons of cob web with a nice rind like aroma. Hints of sweet lemon but very light. The flavor adds more balance and much more sweetness. The webby funk is decent, more sweetness with a light peppery spice. Peaches and a touch of lemon with a fairly sour spike to it. The mody is creamy and syrupy, decent carbonation and fairly dry. Very nice stuff.

cpetrone84, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

imperialking, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

CelticAleMan, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4/5  rDev -5.9%

2011 vintage. 750 ml bottle poured into small tulip. Cloudy straw, gold in color, small white head. Earthy, funky, horse blanket aroma. Some sweetness in aroma along with almost a salt aroma. Taste is puckering, tightening on the jowls. Not as sour as expected. Sticks to the back of the tongue. Interesting and tasty blend.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to Kramer for bringing this one to our recent gueuze tasting. 2009 bottle.

A - Pours hazy golden orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty lace down the glass.

S - Smells of lots of barnyard funk initially, plenty of lemon zest, wet hay and a bit of vinegar at the end. The balance of funk to fruit is very nice.

T - Starts off with a tart acidic kick quickly giving way to hints of bright lemon zest, barnyard funk and some light spice. Some dry oak tannins creep in after my first few sips. Finish is fairly dry, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Tart, dry feel lingering through the finish. Not as sour as some of the others, more balanced really.

O - I really enjoyed this one. It had a ton of complex flavors and the desired dry finish. All in all a very enjoyable gueuze. Thanks for sharing this one Kramer.

orangesol, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%

Nice head easily develops. Wedding lace white from this 2011 vintage. Low lacing, stickiness, and minimal retention.

Harsh, acidic, egg shells. Bits of hay. The smell is acetic lactic mix. More sharp than funky. It'll age well.

Sharp, lactic hay, straw, lemon zest, citric bitterness, just a simple nature. It's bright, its jumpy, its lingering sharp.

Khazadum, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev -5.9%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

I am not sure which version this was -shared at foofaa's for the gueuze tasting on 1/7/12.

The color is a sunny amber with golden accent and white cap with tiny bead. The smell is horsy with a barnyard funkiness with slight hints of tropical fruit and juicy esters that are mildly sour in aroma. The feel has a mild dry spiciness with gentle funk and slight tart juicy astringency with moderate carbonation level.

the taste is very acidic at first but gets tropical and has light and mellow lemond rind in the background I get a mild wood tinge in the taste which adds to the complexity of flavor. The wild yeast does contribute significantly with light sour elements and more of a dry herbal element throughout. Overall I liked this - a huge gueuze with tons of complexity and has a very drying finish with plenty of funky character.

Slatetank, Jan 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

brystmar, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
3.55/5  rDev -16.5%

Bottle #04690, 2011 edition.

With the cork removed with an energetic pop, this beer fills my tumbler a mostly clear light gold with a huge, off-white head with decent retention and no real lacing. The nose is pretty solid. There's a blend of rather pungent grapefruit (Boon), an initial blast of lemon (Girardin) some acetaldehyde (green apples) and damp basement. Moderately spicy and herbal as well, with a blend of mint and eucalyptus oil. A definite sweetness is perceptible as well, rather cereal-like in nature (along the lines of Wheaties). Mildly musty, faintly salty, this is lacking definition. Adding the yeasty makes this mildly goaty as well (think goat's milk).

The palate opens with a pretty huge sourness, very grapefruit-like with some lime character as well. There is also a moderate amount of tannins here, along a rather strong lactic note. There is also flavor reminiscent of acetic acid/acetone, but not quite. The upshot is that the sourness is harsh, and lacks the finesse of some of the better gueuzes out there. Not as musty as the nose would suggest, the funk is mostly a blend of hay, and some mushrooms. The wheaty, cereal sweetness does appear in the mid-palate, strongly reminding me of the Lindemans Cuvee Rene. The mouthfeel is a bit confusing - it's mildly slimy (like a baker's egg wash), but highly carbonated, sweet yet dry, and also a little alcoholic, and a little too tannic for my palate. The tannins enhance the sourness and the harsh qualities of this gueuze. The high ABV makes this a little hard to drink as well. Not bad, but not going out of your way to try IMO, and drinking an entire bottle only emphasizes its flaws.

DefenCorps, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Ineedabeerhere, Dec 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

SpillyBeers, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photekut, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

AleWatcher, Nov 15, 2011
HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend from Brouwerij Boon
94 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.