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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

487 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 24
Gots: 52 | 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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sjstraub

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-15-2011 17:52:19 | More by sjstraub
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MrJolly

Arizona

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-03-2013 22:28:42 | More by MrJolly
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kurtisnelson

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-12-2013 20:34:44 | More by kurtisnelson
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-21-2011 07:28:11 | More by bob727
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ErwinGS

Belgium

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-24-2012 15:07:35 | More by ErwinGS
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Hopinista

Nevada

5/5  rDev +27.6%

02-06-2014 23:57:19 | More by Hopinista
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corby112

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-21-2011 10:25:32 | More by corby112
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Captainren

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-01-2011 15:04:49 | More by Captainren
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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-28-2011 21:33:11 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-25-2011 23:42:06 | More by Rochefort10nh
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I2uss

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-18-2011 20:30:08 | More by I2uss
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

06-23-2014 17:20:03 | More by Unchi
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +27.6%

06-19-2014 04:01:00 | More by tykechandler
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-03-2011 13:35:20 | More by SpillyBeers
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-20-2013 00:34:54 | More by tfsimpkins
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-10-2013 23:53:19 | More by WOLFGANG
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-10-2012 21:08:44 | More by Apathetiq
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: 375mL bottle displays a touch of mold clinging to the cork just where it meets the glass. Served in a champagne flute, Boon displays exceptional lacing, a honey colored body, and great head retention.

S: Granny Smith apples, fresh lemonade, and lime zest are all noticeable.

T: Super-dry and exceedingly sour, Boon is marked by lemon, black pepper, and just a touch of brioche.

M: The body is incredibly light, clean, and effervescent. I can't get over how many bubbles there are.

D: A great Geuze at a great price! Worth a shot for any fan of sours.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 23:31:14 | More by Avagadro
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into my Duvel tulip. Poured brilliant dandelion yellow with a slight tangerine hue. Frothy white head that left several patches of lacing. Wonderful aromas of citrus tartness, touch of leather, big earthy tones. Like walking through a deciduous forest after a fresh spring rain and you come upon a rotting log with mushrooms growing on it. Very delicate, yet powerful flavors. Very smooth carbonation giving a lively feel to the light body. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 04:19:12 | More by DmanGTR
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MadScientist

New York

4.68/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 13:28:44 | More by MadScientist
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downes51

Cyprus

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm surprised this beer hasn't been reviewed before. I think it's outstanding. But a warning.... it's a pretty uncompromising gueuze style, and it definately will NOT appeal to drinkers who have not already developed a taste for gueuze via a more approachable route. So if you don't already enjoy Belle Vue or Morte Subite, then come back when you do! Right now it's replaced Duvel as my favourite Belgian tipple. Here in Antwerpen the Berenbak only sells it in 750cc bottles, and that's the review sample here. (It also comes in smaller ones.) Anyway, the top comes off this big bottle and straight away you notice the foam building up, with evidence of solid yeast. Pop some into the beaker and you get a foamy drink which soon settles down to a nice pale colour. It's not perfectly clear by any means, but hell it's a live one, what do you expect? The aroma next.... hard to describe this. Vaguely citrus. Cooking apples. Then the flavour... this stuff is really quite sharp. Did I really pay money for this? I'd better pretend to like it... Once the initial shock has passed you realise you want more. And more. It's quite easy to drink a whole big bottle all by yourself, in fact yesterday afternoon I got through 2 of them. And being only around 7% it's not such a big deal. Highly reccommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2005 20:28:29 | More by downes51
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Beersignal

Quebec (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Neck label states that it was from the 2000-2001 brewing season. As I undid the cage, the cork exploded from the bottle in a loud pop, fit for new year's eve. I'm feeling festive already;)).

Peach coloured hazy liquid with caramel tints under a medium cream coloured head of respectable hold (enough time for a photo). Dwindled to a film and left no lace.

Aromas were splendid! Orchard fruit and tart lemons under wet hay up front yielding to notes of oranges and apples. A resurgence of the smells occurs and jostles with gentle (yes gentle) barnyard aromas. Really, well done.

Dry and bracing tart mouthfeel is followed by an onslaught of citrucy fruit flavours. Oranges, limes, grapefruit and a touch of green apples parade around leaving behind remnants of vanilla cream. The finish is mellow and bitter/fruity of grapefruit rinds.

I love this stuff! To me it is the perfect match between the traditional qualities of a well blended gueuze and the drinkability that would allow me to enjoy quite a few bottles of this stuff in the same evening. I love and worship Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen for their craftsmanship and the characterful gueuzes they produce. Oude Geuze, with its more subtle style characteristics becomes the best gueuze to initiate those who are only mildly adventurous.

Santé

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2005 23:55:15 | More by Beersignal
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a translucent golden-copper hue and is capped with a short-lived white head that recedes to an encircling wisp. Looks good.

S - The nose is delectable, offering notes of musty wood, tart lemon and lime, elderflower and underbrush. Just fantastic.

T - The taste evokes kaffir lime, lemon pith, wet oak, fresh cut grass, wood tannin, dry white grape, green apple skin. As I get deeper into the glass, a strong association of white grapefruit emerges, along with an intensified grassy suggestion. Very good stuff.

M - Light body, snappy carbonation, and long dry finish.

O - This is a sleeper here; one of the best brews available, but not the least bit hyped because it is not a Cantillon.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 00:22:45 | More by ktrillionaire
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Trizzle

United Kingdom (England)

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy orange body. Huge head. Good carbonation. Looks like a Gueuze. I don't find them that impressive to look at to be honest.

Fantasic mess of barnyard funk, lemon, straw and grass aromas. (I only know what a 'horse blanket' smells like thanks to Gueuze and BeerAdvocate reviews)

Sweet and tangy, light malt with good carb. More interesting and savoury farm funk, lemon and lemon rind, pear and tart fruits. This is my fave Gueuze. I prefer this to the marriage parfait.

So easy to put down. I've gotta get back to work and as much as I don't want this to end, it will be easy to finish quickly.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 13:49:19 | More by Trizzle
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dcmchew

Romania

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The 2010-2011 season.
Pours cloudy golden (to light orange), one finger head strings of fizz make it last for a lot of time.
Smells like a typical (good) gueuze, with the nice funk, mellow sweet fruit, honey, citrus and herbs.
Big sourness, huge, backed by a lower tartness than usual. Lots of crisp citrus, with lime, unripe oranges, pomelo, pink grapefruit and lots of lemon zest. Sour cherries way in the back, with acidic green apple and grapes, also bringing a low sweetness. Slight grains, but really pale malts. Faint honey and vanilla notes. Lots of dusty wood, a clear oak character, also "saison" characteristics, like a certain barnyard feel, with green grass, hay, woodchips and earthy yeasts. Hops are bitter in the finish, adding to the big dry feeling, creating a perfect grapefruity finish.
A bit burpy from the fizz, but thirst quenching and refreshing, even it it makes you cringe at first. Dry in the finish, with the sweetness lingering for a bit.
Also had the 2011-2012 and had it written down as "rough and rugged", this was even more. Fortunately my type of gueuze.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 17:14:44 | More by dcmchew
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