HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend | Brouwerij Boon

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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega BlendHORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gueuzedude on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
305
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
75
For Trade:
13
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Photo of petermethot
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Quafftastic
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good base, needs a bit more time- 2-3 years or so.

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Photo of desint
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2014 edition. From 32GP. In Teku glass. Playing 12 Labours of Hercules. Although Im not a fan of vinegars, this one is very balanced and approachable. Smooth, with noticeable yet not agressive funk notes. Very lasting foam and excellent in nose

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottling appears a clear copper color with a white fluffy head that persists.

The aroma contains citrus zest, brett, earth and lots of fruited quality.

It tastes tart yet dry and citrus-like with some oak and earthy brett. The aftertaste has a slight pulpy feel about it.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. Its a very crisp and citrus forward blend that I really enjoyed. This has really come together nicely with some age. When I last had it freshly after release I thought it was ok but this time around it is fantastic. Might have to snag a couple more to see how it continues to develope.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage.

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Photo of Klourie
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADTaber
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours an orange color of varying haze depending on how far down you're into the bottle. Foamy, puffy head. It dies off. Aroma is very funky. Very powerful earth and barn on the nose. It isn't simply tart and sour smelling. It is cheesy and earthy! Flavor intensity goes far beyond simple tartness. This beer is rich and pungent. Wet, soggy wood. Tangy cheese. It is tart and sour on the tongue as well; no surprise. Skunky. Really concentrated Gueuze flavors. Body is fuller than the style usually displays. I respect this beer's sheer muscle but it teeters on being too bold.

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Photo of Spoda1983
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, vintage 2015. Lots of give on the cork, effortless pop and not a gusher with a solid pow! Best consumed before October 31st 2034… okay...

Deep orange and a real solid peach to dark apricot color. Opaque but easily can see plenty of fast rising streams of carbonation, and a roaring middle ultra-fine stream shooting up. Head creation is tiny, an off tan half finger with a creamed top that never goes away though. Side streams keep everything on the collar populated too. A real impressive looking brew.

Boy is the aroma on this stellar. Bang on killer notes of orange and sweetneed pink grapefruit, with large funky earth qualities. An excellent mix of dirt and sweetness that is just shocking to behold. Extremely fruity smelling, even getting to an almost creamy vanilla tone as well. Stellar bouquet.

Palate is delivering the goods real nicely. Much wonderful accenting fruit tones on this beer. Large juiced orange and grapefruit just like the nose suggests. Teeth coating and sharp carbonation that is nearly peppery but bringing lots of mineral and rocky qualities. Juicy fruity earth qualities giving to mild tangy lemon but with virtually no acidity or tart qualities. Slightly champagne carbonation but with a bit of gaseous flavor.

Earth deep and large fruit qualities, with a nicely elevated malt and powerful carbonation. Real memorable gueuze and a killer look and just easy drinking too.

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Photo of leitmotif
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend from Brouwerij Boon
4.18 out of 5 based on 305 ratings.
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