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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

623 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 31
Gots: 97 | FT: 4
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-16-2005

6.5-7.0% abv
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Ratings: 623 | Reviews: 240
Reviews by cypressbob:
Photo of cypressbob
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled, At the Porterhouse Dublin

375ml, corked

Pours with a coppery body, some amber hues, whispy fizzy head with good retention. Fizzy effervescent body

Smell, fresh tart fruit, grapefruit and lemon, little bit of barnyard funk, slightly musky, sherbet. Little bit of fresh grass on the nose too

Taste, dry as a bone, crisp sour grapefruit character, agressive carbonation, lemon and lime. Intense sour bitterness, some earthy notes also

A brilliant gueuze, even better than the standard boon offering

More User Reviews:
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: murky honey-gold. Full white head Lacing dissipates quickly.
smell: Array of citrus, floral, sour, and fruits.
taste: Much like the nose up front, quite dry. An interesting tart, slightly sweet finish.
overall: pretty tame but pleasant Geuze.

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Boon's Oude Geuze last month for $10.99 at The Lager Mill. I've tried this beer a couple times at some beer festivals, but I thought it's about time I give it a proper review, so lets see how it goes. Best by 1/21/2031. Poured from a green 750ml corked and caged bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a clean and simple design, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on more of a brighter orange color when held to the light with a little over three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty and patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with the funky yeast being the first to show up with musty yeast aromas seeming to show up the most with some funky barnyard yeast aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes a tart aroma that goes right into the fruits with some nice pear and apricot aromas with some stonefruit aromas showing up in the background. Right at the end there's just a slight skunky aroma. This beer has a good aroma, but i wish it didn't have that slight skunky aspect.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the funky yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the exact same aspects that it did in the aroma, but it's just a little lighter with no single aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes those same fruity aspects that I got in the aroma and it makes for a nice mixed fruity flavor that sticks out a little more than it did in the aroma and no single fruity aspects seems to stick out the most. On the finish there's just a slight skunky flavor with a medium amount of sourness with a nice sour fruit aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, but I wish it didn't have that slight skunky aspect.

M- Smooth, not too acidic, very crisp, a little prickly, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. This beer has a nice mouthfeel that works well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, the more I try this style, the more I start to understand what sets this style apart and as far as I can tell this has just about everything that a good Geuze should have and I enjoyed it. This beer has good drinkability, it's smooth, not too acidic, very crisp, a little prickly, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, the whole bottle might be a little too much for me so I think one glass is the perfect amount. What I like the most about this beer is the sourness, it's right where I want it for the style. What I like the least about this beer was the slight skunky aspect, I wish they wouldn't use green bottles. I would buy this beer again and I would be nice to keep a bottle or two around in the cellar, I think it would be a nice summer beer and it might even be a little refreshing. I would recommend this beer, especially if your into the style or sour beers in general. All in all I was happy with this beer, it took me a few yeasrs and a couple tries to warm up to it, but now i can say I enjoy it and I like to seek out more in the style. This beer made for a good first impression and I would really like to try more beers from this brewery, as far as I can tell it's an above average example of the style. Good job guys, this is a tasty Geuze. keep up the hard work.

Photo of roblowther
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delightfully mellow and quite dry lambic served up from the southernmost of the lambic breweries in a 375 ml bottle at everyone's favorite Belgian sports bar Camping in Beersel. Bottle features a green label with a red sash and reads "Oude Boon Geuze L'Ancienne." Pours into a Boon Geuze glass (think basic bar tumbler) a pretty golden orange with a thick and lasting white head. Bottle indicates that this is an 05-06 bottling. We consumed it in August of 2008. Aroma forecasts a very sour beer with loads of lemon-lime citric character and some red fruit along the lines of cranberry sauce or perhaps gooseberry jam. Body is quite sour and slightly bready with a citric hoppy finish. Taste is heavy on the lemon and the horsehair funk. Yum. Corky woodiness, tannic acid, and green grass follow. Solid and enjoyable but not exceptional.

Photo of MadScientist
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma: Sour and barnyard with a pleasant apple and hints of grapefruit. A horsey, goaty aroma immerges after a sitting for a few minutes.

Appearance: A golden straw color with excellent clarity and aggressive effervescence. A thick, mouse like white head that is very slow to dissipate but never goes away.

Flavor: a nice clean, sharp sour flavor that brings out the hint of grapefruit that’s in the background. A bit of malt and wheat flavor and a hint of sweetness. A long finish on

Mouthfeel: It has a light body and is highly carbonated but it isn’t thin.

Overall Impression:
An outstanding, balanced gueuze that I really enjoy. The funky, heady aroma let you know you in for a real treat and flavors aren’t overly aggressive but a bit of barnyard funk and defiantly sour.

Photo of Clonies720
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze A L'Ancienne. 25cl bottle. 7%ABV. This is the 2008-2009 vintage (brewed in 2008, and bottled in 2009) poured into a stange glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color. Rocky two-finger, white head.

Smell: Bright lemon acidity. Funk+Barnyard, and a faint hint of oak. Finishes with a musty earthiness, like a basement.

Taste: Starts off with some sharp funk and horse blanket taste. A moderate amount of acidity. Light tartness. Refreshing like a nice champagne. Touch of sweetness that balances out the acidity. Grainy wheat.

Mouth feel: Medium-light bodied with a low carbonation. Glides gracefully and wet across the tongue.

Overall: A nicely balanced gueuze. Refreshing, light, tasty. An above average representation of the style, but not without flaws.

Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

375ml green bottle with a best before date of April 2nd 2028!!! This is the 2005-2006 version (A L'Ancienne).

LOOK: Bubbly clear golden

SMELL: Musty, tart, horse blanket, peppermint, herbal, yeast, lemon peel.

TASTE: Very smooth, lemon must, dried grass, herbal, mild barnyard funk, slightly tart, earthy, bone dry.

Very drinkable as the tartness does not overstep the rest of the beer. Bottle conditioning proves to give the brew ample smoothness. Funk is modest and unfolds a bit more when the liquid warms up. A great Geuze that won't kill you palate, a remarkable beer.

Photo of Soonami
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I took the cage off of this bottle Boon Oude Geuze, the cork practically slid off on its own. The cork softly popped off and yielded a bouquet of bretty aroma as I poured the golden beer with ample white foam. There was a solid 2 inches of foam in the snifter I was drinking out of and almost 20 minutes later when I was finishing the beer, there was still a cm of white head adorning the slightly hazy honey-colored beer. The beer smelled very funky, sour and fruity: slight band-aid/plastic aroma, cat pee, kilned oak/cork, crisp apples, and white wine.

The beer tasted a little tart initially but tasting was slightly inhibited by the roaring carbonation. There is definitely an oaky tannic bitterness that is accompanied with a musty, earthy cellar component. The beer finishes sweet with an apple peel fruitiness and sweetness. This is a very tasty beer with ample complexity. I'm glad this is so easy to find and relatively inexpensive ($6 for 375 at Whole Foods). As I continue trying more sour beers, I'm anxious to find out how this holds up as aI experience more.

Photo of dwren89
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: gold yellow color, fizzy white head, hazy from bottle condition

Aroma: sour apple, pale malt sweetness

Taste: sour light fruit notes of apple and pineapple, bitter finish but the fruit sourness plays the most into the taste

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, medium-light body,

Overall Impression: Definitely a distinct taste from the Lambic style brewing process, this beer exhibits strong sour apple and pineapple notes while still remaining very drinkable and refreshing.

Photo of hagbergl
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze 750mL into my Rodenbach Grand Cru glass.

Appearance (4/5): Golden-orange and a towering three-finger head of foam. Great head retention; the head reduces to a quarter inch disk. Very nice looking beer.

Smell (4/5): Effervescent and floral smelling, funky and tart. Maybe a little berry flavor rising from glass.

Taste (4.25/5): There's a quick hit of bitterness, but this subsides quickly. Floral and berry flavors predominate. The funk in this mildly tart beer calls to mind the effect of Brettanomyces, though I don't believe geuze features that type of bacteria. The flavor in Boon's Oude Geuze is nice and clean and fruity, and not heavily yeasty.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Boon Oude Geuze features an excellent champagne-like mouthfeel that really makes the beer pop and covers up the light body. Excellent stuff that tingles and and accentuates the clean, funky, tart berry fruit flavors. Refreshing! The best aspect of this beer.

Overall (4.25/5): Boon Oude Geuze is a quality beer that is one of the more affordable offerings in the geuze style category. Recommended for summer drinking especially...forget that light lager, wheat beer, session pale ale stuff. Get down with the geuze!

Photo of mikedotnet
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly murky yellow body with a huge, thick head that takes a decent amount of time to dissipate.

S - Tart aroma; very fresh and pleasant compared to other earthier offerings. The exact aroma is subjective, but I would best equate it to a *very* sour apple.

T - Absolutely amazing- wonderfully tart with hints of apple. Not overpoweringly sour but with a crisp, tart, finish.

M - Quite a bit of carbonation helps make this a very light, refreshing drink. I've tasted varieties with very little carbonation that just don't seem to be quite as drinkable as this.

O - An amazing authentic geuze that's also reasonably priced (in my area, that is). If you prefer little-to-no carbonation or very earthy/barnyard-ish tastes, this probably wouldn't suit you, but if you're a fan of the higher carbonation level many Belgian varieties have and are looking for a wonderfully tart and crisp beer, this is definitely worth trying. Of the various geuze offerings I've tried (F. Boon, De Dochter, Cantillon, Lindemans, Hanssens, and Oud Beersel), I would rank this second to only the Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait.

Photo of Auraan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

Photo of biboergosum
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml caged and corked bottle. 2011/2012 brewing season.

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden apricot hue, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves some sudsy arched lace around the glass as it lazily abates.

It smells like old cheese dipped in white wine vinegar, served over wood chips, and chased with a shot of stale lemon juice. The taste is more generally laid-back vinegar, if that can be called a thing, soft woody oak notes, maybe an echo of vanilla, a further perky lemon acidity, a bit of apple cider "sweetness", trod-upon pale malt, and a middling dank funkiness. Some weird earthiness seems to set itself away from the wood and yeast - I'm going to attribute it to some hops, sadly locked in the cellar.

The carbonation is just frizzy enough to state its presence, and allow its slight frothiness to quell some of the acidity, it would seem, the body medium-light in weight, and actually fairly smooth, all other things being equal. It finishes even a wee bit off-dry, the malt asserting itself amongst the lingering funk, and fading tartness.

A duly balanced, rather easy-drinking (relatively, of course) gueuze. The acid, funk, malt, fruity yeast, wood, and well, alcohol, I'm guessing, all work together splendidly in making that happen. Very nice stuff, but I fear that the lack of overt zippiness will be a cross to bear for certain sour fans out there.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1pt. 9 fl. oz. cage/cork green bottle

A hazy pale platinum color, jazzy and fizzy look active high-rising crystal white head, full of life with 1/4" fizzy head at all times!

funky, sharp grass, fresh herb garden, "perm" chemical, sour green grapes, granny smith apples, citric tingle on the nose; concord grapes just past prime, hard cider, corriander and white pepper, abundant and bold yeastie aroma!

The first thing i notice is the incredible feel, dry, effervesant and jazzy...the look and feel of this brew makes me happy. The liquid just dances on the tongue with light, golden wheat in the gentle malt bite, green garden herbs and grass for hops and a crystal clean, mineral-filled spring water effect. The natural, wild yeast is the star of the show, highly complex with funky citric-like sharpness, green apples and peppercorns pop out of the yeast in subtle ways. a sharp medicinal-heat and funk pop out but only adds to the flavor spectrum's already enjoyable flavor's.

i have grape farmers from the champagne region in france that goes back to 1609 in my bloodline so you know i love a brew that is very close to the product that made the area famous. I'm in love.

Photo of Mar02x
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I (we) had and excellent tasting session at Erik's place on the 11th of December 2011. Jeff and Erik organized it together. I am not a fan of sours but it doesn't keep me from trying. This beer was a test for something different though. I met PP from 'de Molen brewery' a couple of weeks ago and he said; if you would have seen me during the Borefest Beer Festival, you would have seen me with two glasses. One filled with an sour and one filled with some heavy brew. The sour is excellent to cleanses your palate for the next heavy beer, he said. So that's worth a try, and the Jeff&Erik beer tasting was a good occasion. You see/read the line up on my review of; the Brewery - Black Tuesday.

I got this bottle from my brother in law; Maarten, thanks man, but next time don't bring sours, haha.

A - An amber looking beer with a yellow-white head on top. Not bad to look at, certainly not, because there are also some carbonation bubbles racing through the fluid.

S - What do you expect? Sour of course - a fresh and sweet malty oder to be exact.

T - Again what to expect? A sweet sourness, not to bad though. For a sour is actually quite good and there is some flavor to be discovered as well. Definitely some citrus thats for sure.

M - A lot of carbonation (the advise from Michael was to open it outside, as we did. Not a bad advise by the way, as we were about to discover when we opened another sour inside :))

O - Certainly not bad for a sour! Did it work? I think after having a sour everything else tastes way better, haha. Maybe I am still not experienced enough. I'll keep trying now and than.

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy with loads of bubbles... champagne quality bubbles. Very fine foamy head. Stinky like farmyard. Sour grape aroma. Taste is unique, sour with Belgian yeast qualities. Not very complex. Mouthfeel is average, with great carbonation. Sour balance is very good. Geuze is a new subject for me and I am really not a subject matter expert....

Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle into a tulip. Exp.2030. From notes.

A: a rich golden body with lively carbonation and a frothy white head with great formation and retention.

S: A very well balanced amount of funky notes and a acidic notes. Intensity of aroma is very light for the style.

T/ M: The taste is of a classic Gueze, a bit on the younger side, with a bit higher level of malt sweetness and not fully blown into a dominances of funky, goaty barnyard. The mouthfeel is great with high level of carbonation and a smooth dry element on the finish.

O: This is a very good beer in a style which I love, although this might be a bit too fresh, as some of the big sour and wild characters have yet to surface themselves. All in all this is a keeper and one that finds it's way to the cellar for development.

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will admit I'm new to geuze, so here goes. I twisted the cage off about 3/4 of the way off when the cork and cage pop off and go flying across the room.

Pours hazy light orange with a nice head that dissipates quickly, but sticks around for a while.

Sour apples, pear, light vinegar, some must, and maybe some lemony citric acid.

Wow, layers upon layers here. The parade of flavors starts with Granny Smith apples, sweet pear, bleu cheese, sweetened lemon, some light white vinegar, that kind of funky raspberry off-sweetness, apple peel, and, finally, some banana in the finish. I'm sure there are better out there, but this is a good intro.

The feel is creamy and slightly light. Lots of carbonation in here, too.

Overall I really dig what's going on. From a friend that dreanks this brand quite frequently I know there is a bit of bottle variation, but this was great.

Photo of cjacobsen
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(A) Pours a slightly hazed orange, light copper color. Pretty even coloring throughout the glass and quite a large, frothy white head on it that lasts for the most of 3/4 of the glass.

(S) Tart with a lot of orange and citric acid. Some light wood. Somewhat metallic. Has a bit of a grassiness to the smell while taking a sip.

(T) Sour, of course, but almost leans more toward a Flanders Bruin rather than the lighter, tarter gueuzes like 3F or Girardin. Some musty orange and lemon peels. Almost loses something in the back of the taste. Flattens out at the end. The flavor doesn't have that white grape to it that I've come to know. It's definitely on the middle ground of the citrus fruit spectrum.

(M) Smooth but bitey. Ends almost heavier and wetter than most gueuzes I've had.

(O) I had higher hopes for this one. Not as impressed as I was with a lot of the other gueuzes out there. A bit more damp and musk than I would have hoped for. The refreshing quality isn't there as much. For what I've become to know gueuzes for, this one really didn't hit home.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

best by 6/9/30

pours a orangish straw yellow with a huge fizzy white head. that fairly quickly dissipates to leave a nice pillow over the gueuze.

nice mix of funk and zesty lemon. funk over powers everything else.

cheesy and funky with a light oak and slight sourness in the finish. very balanced but lacking any complexity. i tried to find something that sticks out but overall it just has no stand outs.

nice moderate carbonation. nice full body with a bone dry finish.

not bad, very entry level. nothing stood out and came off as rather muted. i plan on trying this again, maybe a bad batch?

Photo of Filosoof
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boon Oude Gueuze is in my opinion the door to the real gueuzes. It is nice and soft, the sweetness of inferior gueuzes is not here. The sourness is perfect in balance. It is a great appetizer by a green salad. Some great Belgian restaurants mix it with expensive champagne!

L: orange; medium top and that's good for a gueuze;
S: bretts, touch of oak;
T: green apples ofcourse, bretts, citrus, but not too complex; nice tartness;
M: I have learnt drinking this one. Now I cannot say otherwise: nice combination of alcohol and sourness; nice just right, bittertart final.
O: great product; the more often I drink it the more unique it seems.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Best by 9/16/2030? I assume that's what that date means.

Appearance - Cloudy deep orange body with a three finger head of large bubbles more than foam. Slowly dies down to a pillow of foam. No lacing on the glass, but retention is good.

Smell - Funk and pepper predominantly. Slight tart aroma, but not overly acidic. Lemon aroma, but muted. A touch of oxidation about it.

Taste - Light tartness up front. A bit of the barnyard in the flavor. Lots of lemon citrus, but a hefty amount of sweetness comes through. Metallic finish that really ruins the whole experience.

Mouthfeel - Not as dry as I'd like. The metallic finish is the most predominant flavor, but some sweetness persists as well. Lower carbonation than I would expect.

Overall - Not an impressive gueuze. Bad gueuzes are vinegary, which this one at least isn't, but it's too tame in the good flavors and that metallic oxidation is a deal-breaker.

Photo of Bierschenker
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle contains Geuze from the 2001-2002 brewing season.
This beer pours out with a large fluffy head. And the colour is a misty light amber copper. It has a very strong sour-bitter acidic smell that does not fade away.
The Boon has a very wild and strong wine like taste. It’s vulgar but at the same time at peace with itself. A bold flavour that can best be enjoyed by true Geuze drinkers. You could also describe it as a bitter-sour sticky taste. And so too is the aftertaste.
This beer is a great geuze, but (in my opinion) so are all the Boon beers.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat.

Photo of OddNotion
2.73/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Bobby for this bottle, one of a few random beers he generously gave to me after we had our own mini tasting the other night. Best by: 26-02-2030.

Appearance: WAYYY over carbonated. Initial soft pour produced about a pinky-width worth of gold liquid with about 4 inches of pure white head. Doesnt take the head too long to recede but stays at about half an inch after a couple more pours. Darker gold color.

Smell: Not much too it. Yeah I catch the funkiness but not too much else going on. Some mild sweetness, sourness is light in the smell.

Taste: Smooth. Not sour, not funky, a little tart. Some fruit on the back of the palate, and a very off putting metallic flavor. Taste is not in the mouth for any length of time after the sip goes down, and tastes watery by the end. Bumped up the review aboput 30 mins later on the taste part as the taste gets better as it warms. A little fruitier.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation that was so apparent in the pour seems to have left by the time I take my sips. Minimal tingle. Thin, even for the style.

Overall: Not much going on with this beer. Not a big fan. Maybe a good way to enter funky beers for some, but not that good for me. Much more desirable beers in the style for me.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
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