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:
301
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
72
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of straightlambic
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bark
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Vintage 2013.

The colour is gold (10 EBC), the liquid is clear. There is some sediment in the bottle. The large white head is airy; it sinks down to a thick lid leaving lots of lacing.

The sour smell got distinct notes of iodine, lactose and iron. It is a bit withdrawn. As it gets warmer, the smell turns more and more into milk/cream.

The taste is dry and tart with notes of milk powder, citric acid and metal. Growing clean sweetness and iodine. Medium body. The aftertaste is elegant with balanced sourness, more iodine and fruity sour flavours. The long finish is quite simple with smooth sourness.

The carbonation is medium strong; the large bubbles are short lived. The liquid is a bit harsh.

Not bad at all, but I didn’t appreciate the milk-like flavours. A slight disappointment.

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Photo of amano_h
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage, 75cl poured into snifter.

Damp moldy cheese on the nose with hints of lemon rinds, oak, and lots of minerals. A lot of barnyard funk follows, but doesn't overpower all the other elements in play. Reminds me more of Boon's Oude Gueze than any of the others mentioned; probably because it was blended onsite at the Boon Brewery.

The leading flavor is a light citrusy acetic sourness, with mild oak flavors teeter-tottering with malt/grainy sweetness in the back. My gut tells me that the central theme of the brew is "balance" which makes sense given that there's so many different players involved.

Medium bodied, fairly effervescent, finishes dry and crisp. This beer is to Gueuze what Maine Beer Co.'s Lunch is to IPAs. Superbly balanced, enjoyable at any time of the day.

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Photo of Jow
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To be honest the only thing I do not look like about this gueuze is it's looks.
I opened this bottle this weekend so all the gueuzes inside were about 5 years old, There was a bgf "fond" in it as well. It tasted great and I woulb buy it again in any time!

In my opinion an honest sour one with a dry touch to it. It ends really smooth and fresh and leaves you wanting for more.

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

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

Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and caged bottle of the 2015 blend. There is a five digit number on the upper left corner of the label, 22762. Served in a gueuze tumbler glass, proper lambic basket.

The cork is pulled out with a resounding pop. Pours an initially overeffervescent five fingers' worth of white head and remains for a few minutes. It's certainly overcarbonated initially, but it settles after a bit into a half finger white film, nice retention otherwise. No lacing. Smells of damp moldy cheese, lemon and citrus rind, oak, heavy mineral presence, mild funk. It's more hay and must than acetic, but remains balanced. Flavour is mildly acetic, cobweb, must, lemon, mild oak dryness accented by a mild grainy sweetness on the backend. There is a mild amount of funk, very similar to what I've tasted from Boon before. It's overall a balanced, bright gueuze blend that offers a fair amount of complexity without getting overly acetic. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp and effervescent, an overall refreshing gueuze with a distinct Boon characteristic to it, but with a sharp distinct lemon funk that reminds me a bit of Drie Fonteinen. A lot going on here without too much acidity covering it up.

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Photo of Navonod123
1/5  rDev -76.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDarcy
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
3.36/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Bugs318
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tshanahan
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml C&C bottle. 2015 vintage. This beer pours a light yellow body with massive bone white head. Smell and flavor is fruity, earthy, and minerally. This is fantastically balanced gueuze. Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Light sourness, but it has a really slippery feel that lets you know that it has a decent amount of acidity present. You can tell the boon lambic has a stronger influence in this blend than most of the other lambics used for the blend.

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

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage, best before 10/31/2034. Bottle #14416. Pours lightly cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, lime, green apple, cherry, pear, white grape, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, pepper, cracker, light white wine vinegar, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and light pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, lime, green apple, cherry, pear, white grape, hay, straw, grass, leather, oak, pepper, cracker, light white wine vinegar, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light-moderate tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, green apple, pepper, hay, straw, grass, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funk/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and light pale malt flavors; with a great yeast spice/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very dry finish from carbonation. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic/prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible gueuze style. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak barrel and light pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. Very classic tasting and well rounded gueuze in complexity and balance. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Mwiggi1
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magery
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of blisscent
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend from Brouwerij Boon
4.18 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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