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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

549 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 64 | 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)
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Photo of roblowther
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 danipp
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

danipp, 21 minutes ago
Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +1.8%

innominat, 59 minutes ago
Photo of SVD
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Different beer than I normally drink but it was worth the try. I expected it to be more sour but it wasn’t that bad.
28 FEB 2013

SVD, Wednesday at 11:13 AM
Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Kmlund, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of SuperHop18
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

SuperHop18, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Davepoolesque, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

shigg85, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Pug
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Pug, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

DaftPatrick, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of beerforpresident
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

beerforpresident, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Beer-Ed
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Beer-Ed, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +1.8%

woodchip, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured a lovely cloudy golden body with a thin ring of white head. The body looks fantastic, though it could do with more head. Scents of wild, barnyard Brett funk, with notes of hay and lemon juice layered atop aromas of grapefruit peel and indeterminate citrus fruit. mild oak, apple, honey. Overall impression is of a modestly sour Geuze aroma mingling wonderfully with the other aromas common to the style. Quite nice and very true to form. Taste begins modestly sour with notes of sour yeasty funk, lemon, grapefruit. tangy wheat, a light character of oak and a low level of hop bitterness. This moves into a moderately sour middle with notes of lemon, apple, green apple, light honey and a light presence of oak. Finish is medium-dry with notes of honey, lemon, grapefruit, a hint of pale malt and yeasty wild funk. Aftertaste is moderately sour with notes of yeasty wild funk, spicy yeast phenols, mild grainy malt and a bit of grapefruit. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely sour, well-balanced Geuze that is a good showcase of the typical flavors of the style. Quite pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied, puckering and somewhat drying with high, effervescent carbonation. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a light, spritzy, but not watery feel. Very true to style and quite pleasant. Overall this is a fine Geuze. It is not the best example of the style, but it is true to form, pleasant in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel and as a result is quite pleasant to drink. I recommend it to those wanting to try a fairly good example of a Geuze.

Auraan, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Tjukker
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Tjukker, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

eskilgh, Sep 24, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -17.6%

k47k, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Mphis, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Mersh, Sep 22, 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, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

ChaseTheAce, Sep 14, 2014
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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.