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Des de Moor
Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
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From the cellar: Boon Winter

Your fanmail to Frank Boon arrives here.

ABV: 5% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website: Date: 7 September 2000

Another review from the archive written for the pioneering Oxford Bottled Beer Database (OBBD). I’ve left it uncorrected — so please read it in that historical spirit. This particular beer is something of a mystery […]

Boon Meerts (Tilquin)

Gueuzerie Tilquin

ABV: 4% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website:,

Wooden former wine barrels at Gueuzerie Tilquin

Meerts is something of a forgotten member of the lambic family, though a couple of centuries ago it was ubiquitous in the historic brewing region. It’s the spontaneously fermented equivalent of small beer, made with the […]

Boon / Revelation Cat 3 year old Marsala Lambic

Great British Beer Festival 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen (matured in Roma, Italy)

Revelation Cat Craft Brewing

Rome-based gyspy brewer Alex Liberati has been doing some strange stuff with unblended lambics from Boon and Girardin over the past few years. I wasn’t convinced by his single hop dry hopped lambics — traditionally […]

Toer de Geuze 2011

Banner for the Toer de Geuze 2011 on display at 3 Fonteinen.

Snobbery aside, there are some potentially defensible grounds on which to build a case that making wine is a higher field of human endeavour than making beer. Winemakers squeeze the maximum complexity and variety from the minimum of means. From New World […]

Boon Oude Lambik 3 jaar oud

Toer de Geuze 2011, Top Tastings 2011

ABV: 6% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website:

Traditional lambic crocks and samples at Boon, Lembeek

On very rare occasions I taste a beer that’s so extraordinary it sends my rating system off the scale, and this, sampled direct from one of the gigantic oak casks […]

Oud Beersel Oude Lambik 1 jaar oud (Boon)

Toer de Geuze 2011

ABV: 5.7% Origin: Lembeek/Beersel, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen Website:

Appropriately decorated window at Oud Beersel, Beersel

Brewed at Boon in Lembeek to former Vandervelden brewery recipes, the Oud Beersel lambics are tanked to Beersel to undergo maturation and blending. I assume this one, served from a bag in a box at […]

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait 2001

Top Tastings 2010

ABV: 8% Origin: Lembeek, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium Website:

Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait

In 1977, after a period perfecting the skill of lambic blending at the old De Vit blender and former brewery in Lembeek, Frank Boon became the first person in decades to start a new brewery specialising in spontaneously […]