Boon Lambiek
Brouwerij Boon

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Style:
Lambic - Traditional
Ranked #19
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #15,445
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 6.36%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
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Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  0
SCORE
91
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FLima from Brazil

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I just had this a few minutes ago in the brewery out of their casks, but it wasn't enough for an evaluation. So, I am having that in Restobieres now.
Slightly hazy golden amber color with a flat head.
Strong sour aroma with notes of horse mantle, sulfur and lemon.
Flavor with notes of white wine, horse sweat, mild noble hops, malt sweetness, sulfur, lemon sourness and oak. Dry aftertaste with a friendly but decent sourness. Still not fully attenuated.
Light body with a flat carbonation. It was not blended with young Lambic to further produce carbonation.
This was relatively smooth given the robust nose and compared to Gueuze. And similar to the one I had in the brewery a few minutes ago, which was also not fully attenuated. So, maybe better balanced, if you don't think with a sourhead mindset.

Oct 05, 2019
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largadeer from California

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Trappist. Unblended 3 year old lambic, foeder #10.

Hazy golden-amber, completely still with no head. Barely transluscent.

Massive oak -bals on the nose. Mushrooms, damp wood, musty cider and mint. Not a ton of sourness, mildly lactic with a hint of vinegar. Some grainy maltiness is present beneath the oak and funk. Very slight sweetness.

Spicy tannic oak, damp wood, a lot of earthiness - 3 years in barrels is very evident. There's a little grainy maltiness, but it isn't especially sweet. Sourness is lactic and mildly vinegary. There's some vinous fruitiness mid-palate, white wine-like. Still on the palate, medium in body. Tart, tannic finish, very drying and oaky.

Mar 26, 2011
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Gueuzedude from Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1.5 years old, sampled fresh, July 2010 at Brouwerij F. Boon
The beer pours with an almost clear, gold color and is again completely flat with no head. This version is very clean and bright smelling compared to the young version. Lactic acid notes are much more noticeable and are joined by aromas of urea, a nice musky note and even some dirty foot aromatics. This is not cidery like the young Lambic was and is really nice and smooth smelling.

My first sip of this is nicely tart, though I wouldn't really characterize it as sour yet. A lactic slickness combines with an oak tannin boost to contribute some body to this flat brew. The taste of oak lingers in the finish along with a touch of astringency. Flavors of urea lightly spices the soft sourness of this beer. This is actually quite tannic and astringent feeling on the palate and is definitely not watery at all. There is a touch of lemon or grapefruit (klockera bacteria influence perhaps) and perhaps a hint of yeastiness that is still in this not yet finished Lambic.

This is quite nice, perhaps a bit clean yet and there is a bit of astringency to this beer. This is definitely nice and interesting to try another snap shot in times towards a bottled Gueuze. This particular foeder is bound for the Gueuze Mariage Parfait in another year and a half. This should be quite nice when blended up.

Oct 07, 2010
Boon Lambiek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 16 ratings