Moriau Gueuze | Brouwerij Boon

Moriau GueuzeMoriau Gueuze
BA SCORE
79%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 62 ratings
Moriau GueuzeMoriau Gueuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by weeare138 on 03-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,999
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
62
Liked:
49
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
9.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by Travlr:
Photo of Travlr
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head that disappears quickly and leaves little lacing.
S: Lots of funky aromas, barnyard and horses, plus grass.
T: Slightly sweet start but then the funkiness kicks in, nicely complex and sour, with a dry finish.
M: Good body.
D: A very nice example of the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this rare sour. Best by 3/3/29.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get notes of brett funk, lemons, oak and some floral qualities.

The flavor is pretty funky with some brett notes, tart lemons, oak, flowers and some lactic sourness that I don't get in a lot of other gueuzes.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Very glad I got to try this beer.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with white fluffy head. Aroma has a good amount of lambic funk, the more clean type with hay, barnyard and earthy notes. Taste starts quite sour and also the bitterness is pretty strong for a gueuze. Alcohol is also a bit too present for the style. Body is medium and the carbonation is on the high side. My favorite thing about this beer is the aroma but overall it's a pretty solid and complex gueuze.

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Photo of Highbury09
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JamFuel
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle into correct glasssware at Cafe Rose Red in Bruges.

Pours an unclear yellowish orange with thick foam for the style.

Smell is quite mineral with some strong lemon notes and a hint of apple.

Taste is again pretty mineral and citrusy with a hint of salt. Mild acidity and a hint of bitterness on the finish, which is dry. One of the mildest Oude Gueuzes I've had.

Mouthfeel is thin with sparkling carbonation.

Overall, a mild and drinkable Gueuze, which would be an ideal introduction to the style.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.2/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of desint
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Foley67
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weeare138
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to egajdzis & hopdog for this...
Bottled on 06 '04 on the bottle.
Appears a hazy golden orange with a small white head that lasts and lasts. This funky head just won't fall.
Smell is of funky must, horseblanket, barnyard, sour apple, herbs, fresh vegetables, and a mild touch of banana.
Taste is of wild funk with green apples.
Not bad at all.

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Photo of greedysoul
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThomasKoren
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Perfect golden hue with a fluffy white head. I can tell this has high carbonation. Aroma is bretty and lactic. A little too straightforward for a geuze. Taste is light with a mild acidity but holds a heavy brett flavor. This geuze is very carbonated which makes it quite refreshing and drinkable. This may hinder its flavor a bit as it tastes somewhat one dimensional for the style.

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass from a bottle with a best by date of 03.12.2029. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is hazy apricot color with a 1” head that never seems to go away, but does recede slowly as it is fed by the active carbonation. As the head recede to a cap on the liquid there is no lacing left behind but sipping does create layers of foam on the side of the glass that slide back down to the liquid.

Smell: The aroma has an interesting mix of smells that include a definite mustiness that underlies a fresh grass and lemony floral smell. The mustiness reminds of something that might be described as leather or maybe this is horseblanket? As the beer warms the aroma opens up and the mustiness/leather smell becomes much more prominent, but not unpleasantly so.

Taste: The flavor includes some sweetness but is more dry than sweet. There is also some lemon zest and some light tartness. The flavor seems less complex than does the nose in that I’m not really picking up any flavors I’d describe as musty or funky.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with lots of prickly carbonation for the entire beer. The finish is medium length starts with a faint lemon sweetness that turns to tartness as the finish dries and ends.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: This is a really enjoyable beer with its clean refreshing aromas and flavors and the background of musty (funky). I enjoyed drinking it and would be quite happy to have another bottle. Indeed, I think that this would be a fine Gueuze for the table and enjoyment with a meal and good friends. My overall impression is of a well-made, enjoyable beer that is of good quality but which may not be the best example of its style to show off the style in a tasting or competition. Given that the best by date is 18 years into the future I’m harboring a slight guilty feeling that I may have just had this beer much too young.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jandadeboer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of WillCarrera
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle into a tumbler appears clouded copper in color with a white cap.

Aroma is bright and lemony lactic with a touch of alcohol and earth.

Taste is tart, mineral laden and carbonic with almost a meaty feel mingled with alcohol. This tastes young, boozy and slightly off.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its decent but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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