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Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
87
very good
258 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
704
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
19.28%
 
 
Wants:
36
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134
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Boon Oude GeuzeBoon Oude Geuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium | website

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
6.5-7.0% abv

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-16-2005

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Reviews: 258 | Ratings: 704
Reviews by flexabull:
Photo of flexabull
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright and slightly hazy gold color with a very big white head. Looks great.

Aromas are of light vinegar, lactic acid, lemon, grains, spicy yeast, and light creamy sweetness. There is a funkiness that is funkier than lots of sours I've tried, almost a bit earthy with some mushroom notes.

Taste is extremely dry. Light mineral water notes, hay, grass, and some really bitter lemon. Finish is zesty, with some sharp sourness, light sweet cream, faint white vinegar, and a really crisp bite.

Mouthfeel is good. Full body, and really snappy carbonation.

Overall, a very refreshing and pleasant geuze.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of roblowther
4.6/5  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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every now and then I get to try a beer that defines the style, all in terms of taste, history, culture, and mystique. It's truely a pleasure to sit down with a glass.

An intense aroma of citric fruits, tart vinous notes, and musty Brett character floods the nose even before I decant the beer into the glass. The lemony, lime esters are accompanied by crabapples and under rippened (green) raspberries. Super tart flavors develop into a dusty, musty, woodsy (cork-like) malt driven taste. Spices of salt, minerals-metals, and white pepper give balance, variety, and temperance to the sharp fruits and horsey flavors going into the finish. High carbonation gives the beer a lot of pep as it stings the tongue and lifts the beer from the mouth, providing a buffer from the intense citrus acids. Clean, crisp, and refreshing in the finish with a lemony finish of grapefruit and orange rinds. A snappy bitterness comes through and I'm not sure if it is a hop bitterness or an astringent thing that the funky yeast and grains are giving. Regardless, the sourness and bitterness work well with the salty spiciness.

The carbonation consistently fuels the stark white head that settles from an inch to 1/4 that. The lace provides a firm blanket for the hazy, canary yellow beer that seems to glow in the light.

This Gueuze is a challenge to the palate but the Brett-yeasty character prevails but not the ultra sour, vinegar, cider character. Much more inviting and sessionable than most Lambics.

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Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle I believe to be a 2013 vintage. A "shelf geuze" recently plucked from a store in central PA at a price of around $9. In a geuze tumbler, it appears a hazy golden copper color with a white cap that holds with a thin topping.

The smell is citrusy with an additional non-descript fruited quality and mild oakiness and bacterial funk. The taste is citrus zest and lemony tart before getting oaked in flavor with some vanilla and slight grainy sweetness. The aftertaste displays sharp cheese-like funk and a hint of ripe feta/blue cheese. As it gets warmer there is a mild mineral character but by no means is it a major component to this brew's profile.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. A very enjoyable brew that I would certainly buy again when I come across it. After recently consuming the "black label extra dry" version, I think I would rather have more of this for its slightly cheaper price and ease of availability. Comical that geuze from other producers just evaporate immediate upon release yet this guy was just hanging out on the shelf for years with little interest shown.

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Photo of aleigator
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Boon Oude Geuze 2011-2012

Pours a slightly hazed orange-amber color with a small, white head, immediately collapsing to a small film at the rim of the glass.

Smells of ripe red apple, together with a nice, cheesy funkiness. Lemon zest and old wood bark among sweeter toffee malts create a pleasant depth on the nose.

Has a very mineralic, lively carbonation, supported by tart lemon zest, creating a pleasant interplay with a sweeter malts defined finish.

Tastes of a slightly harsh, carbonation supported, stony minerality among sour lemon pulp and a oaken hint on the back end. Offers dusty toffee malts after the swallow, together with the beer's profound mineral quality. Finishes with a decent lemon tartness among funky cream cheese, wood bark and fermented, fruit coated toffee.

Drinks very easy, refreshing with a nice depth of flavors to it, while its mineralic presence is a tad over the top, preventing more subtle flavors from becoming recognizable, especially during the beginning.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MadScientist
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

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Photo of Zakk
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Clonies720
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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Photo of dimitrov
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Shagator
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

37cl bottle. Dark orange with a light tan head and visible carbonation. Murky sedimentation at the bottom of the bottle. Sour, with notes of vinegar, barnyard funk, macerated fruit, oak. Refreshing due to its medium-light body and high carbonation.

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Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tasting notes. Pours a fairly clear gold with a quickly receding white foam collar. Barnyard funk, spice and fruit aromas. Big funky fruit flavors that cover the spectrum from unripe to overripe with citrus, grape and spice capped off by a rich, lemony tartness. Light, very fine carbonation and a very refreshing drink.

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Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Soonami
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
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