Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon
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4.65/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
08-01-2014 00:28:47 | More by roblowther
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
08-17-2014 16:46:37 | More by StonedTrippin
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
Corked caged 375ml bottle
A-pours a dusty/hazed golden color with a thin but staying whispy fresh off-white collar looked brooding to me
S-tart sour apples and mild vinegar earthy dusty leather some wood
T-much like the smell nice tartness with white fruity sourness a bit of wood and leather
M-tart on the tongue a dryness to it white grape wine notes
O-very nice gueze for the price will pick this up again
08-12-2014 21:07:37 | More by gatornation
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours from the bottle with a cloudy golden yellow-orange color and is topped by a massive, pillowy eggshell-white head. The aroma is a lively combination of apple cider, vinegar, and damp earth. The flavor is likewise acidic yet earthy, with components of tart white grape juice, sour green apples, and a light woodiness. The lively, sharp, fine carbonation accents the acidicy, and yet this beer is surprisingly palate-coating. Overall, this beer reminds me more of a tart white wine, but in a most intriguing way.
08-12-2014 13:27:02 | More by devilben02
4.36/5 rDev +11.2%
A. Light straw color. Opaque. Poured full 2 finger fine-bubble, egg shell head that slowly retreats to a film.
S. Neutral oak and wild yeast with some minor notes of light malts and straw/dust. Certainly some funk.
T. Sour on the front. Major notes of sour yeast, and neutral oak. Grass and light malts. Fairly simple but excellent.
M. Smooth. High carbonation. Light body.
O. A staple - very good. Sour and neutral oak, as it should. This is very consistent between metrics. This is certainly recommended to sour fans.
08-01-2014 18:16:08 | More by macher0
4/5 rDev +2%
Pours amber with a lightly packed head.
Nose shows horse blanket, apple, earthy Brett and elderflower.
Moderately acidic flavours, more earthy Brett, apple, pear and elderflower. Quite herbal. Incredibly drinkable.
Carbonation is a bit over the top.
07-16-2014 11:51:56 | More by CrazyDavros
Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.