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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

491 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 26
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
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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dirtyskunk

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at the Duvell Cafe near Gare du Nord in Paris. Corked and caged bottle marked from the 2007-2008 brewing season.

Pours a clear reddish, coppery gold with some giant soap bubble style head only after a forced pour, but the bubbles disappear pretty quickly leaving no lacing.

Mild nose, some sharp citrus but no hint of the tartness/funk that is to come.

Starts with a puckering, fruity tartness at first. Green apple and rhubarb. A little musty/cellar funk. Not as intense as I'd imagined for my first gueuze. I'd heard they were a pretty intense and unique funkiness, but this was surprisingly subtle. The sourness moves towards the back of the mouth as the beer warms and becomes a little more complex, a little less acidic. It's almost like spoiled milk, or bile, but in the best way possible. I've had much stranger tasting wild yeast beer so this is relatively tame.

The mouth is very prickly and dry from the sharp carbonation. Nice contrast to intense flavors.

Not sure how to compare this to others of the style, but as far as lambics/wild beers go it was relatively mediocre. Certainly some interesting yeast flavors going on, but other than that it was a sour apple cider. Good, but how good? I'll have to compare and update.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 18:44:24 | More by dirtyskunk
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roblowther

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.