HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend | Brouwerij Boon

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4.23/5
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311 Ratings
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:
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Added by Gueuzedude on 08-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,277
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
311
pDev:
9.22%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
75
Trade:
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Photo of Euroglot
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
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 -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TravisMason
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of straightlambic
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bark
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
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 +3.5%
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 +14.4%
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 -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -76.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrDarcy
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
3.36/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bugs318
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

HORALs Oude Geuze Mega Blend from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 311 ratings