1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

Not Rated.
Boon Oude GeuzeBoon Oude Geuze

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

527 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 527
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
6.5-7.0% abv

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-16-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Boon Oude Geuze Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 527 | Reviews: 219 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of roblowther
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%

Big and Belgian, that's how I like them. Not in a gay way. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Just sayin'. It pours cloudy gold with a soapy white head that shows no sign of letting up before I'm ready to go further. It smells of oranges, peppermint, hay, and a barn. A particular one, not just any one. But I will keep the location secret. Just to be that way. The taste is sour cherries, grass, and a nice bready finish. This is a phenomenally balanced flavor. Not too sour, not too sweet, not too dry. It is the goldilocks of geuze. If they start putting that on the label, I get credit. The mouthfeel is soft, slightly tingly, and light. Overall, I really feel this is a fantastic beer. It may be the best I've had. Nice, nice job.

roblowther, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Pours a beautiful pale ale like colour with great head and lacing. Smell is sour and funky. White wine vinegar and cider spring to mind.

The taste is very sour and acidic. There's a cat urine flavour in here. It is a very different beer drinking experience to most beers. Most beers, such as Porters, Stouts, Lagers, IPAs or Belgian strong ales have a certain shared "beer" like taste. This one doesn't. It tastes very strange and not entirely pleasant.

Overall, I didn't enjoy this at all. I know we should rate beers according to style but these review should also give people some warning that some styles can divide opinions strongly and be hard for even experienced beer fans to enjoy. Hence my terrible review for what may be a classic of this (weird) style.

Someone pass me an ice cold lager - any lager. Quick!!

50/100

LagerCognoscenti, Monday at 06:48 PM
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ChaseTheAce, Sunday at 04:23 PM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle I brought to share at mrbubbler's tasting.

2011/2012 brewing season. Batch # 31701. Best before end 2033.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, earth, hay, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, earth, hay, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sunday at 05:04 AM
Photo of bodonnell
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

bodonnell, Sunday at 04:41 AM
Photo of ChicagoMikeS
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

It pours a nice orangish-amber with a light white head. There is very nice retention with a bit of light lacing.

The aroma is funky with a certain sweetness. It's a bit subdued, but it promises a nice tartness.

It's a very well balanced beer. It's tart for sure, but not overly acidic. There are good citrus notes in it and even a subtle malt character

The feel is crisp and refreshing. There is enough sweetness to balance the sour which makes it pretty easy drinking.

Overall it's a good well balanced drink that doesn't try and take the sour to the max.

ChicagoMikeS, Sunday at 12:16 AM
Photo of gfg0020
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

gfg0020, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of hoppecatania
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

hoppecatania, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -1%

Floral, slightly funky brett aroma, with a fairly sour, lactic and acetic finish.

barczar, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Jamison85, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Mix_Master_Mike
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Mix_Master_Mike, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of TypsiYpsi
4/5  rDev +1.8%

TypsiYpsi, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mattmarka1, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of jakewatt135
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

jakewatt135, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Dutch_food_geek
4.4/5  rDev +12%

Dutch_food_geek, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of roostor07
4/5  rDev +1.8%

roostor07, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Corson
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of cmrillo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

cmrillo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of portmand1ngo
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

portmand1ngo, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of tikk
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

tikk, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of staaaaalin
4/5  rDev +1.8%

staaaaalin, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

one of the better traditional Belgian examples of the style I think, and one of the primary reasons for that is its balance. not just a lactic acidity sour bomb, this has a ton of flavor and nuance to go with the sour. the malt also seems to be a bit darker than others, less yellow more amber, which gives some meat to it. alcohol is also a bit higher than others, an indication of its dryness and "doneness" in the yeast sense. hazy with fish food flakes of brick red yeast floating around and finally settling under an airy white head. the nose smells as woody as it does sour, very mature, with plenty of funky yeast weirdness in addition to the lacto of the lambic. the blend is nice too, a proper mix of old and young with just enough sourness to fit the style but not so much that I don't want to drink my whole bottle. I love the fuller body and all the carbonation. a lot of these come across still, this appears to be bottle conditioned which gives it a lot of life. less traditional to some, but I really do prefer it personally. oak and dusty malt meet where the sourness really kicks in, and it warms up well, driving the sourness up a bit more. on par with any of the blended lambics from Belgium I think, and the price point is awesome.

StonedTrippin, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of visualmartyr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

visualmartyr, Aug 17, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.