Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon
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4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
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.
12-29-2010 23:31:14 | More by Avagadro
4.69/5 rDev +19.6%
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.
05-01-2014 04:19:12 | More by DmanGTR
4.68/5 rDev +19.4%
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.
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.
02-14-2012 13:28:44 | More by MadScientist
4.65/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
08-01-2014 00:28:47 | More by roblowther
4.58/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
03-16-2005 20:28:29 | More by downes51
4.55/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
07-05-2005 23:55:15 | More by Beersignal
4.53/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
06-03-2011 00:22:45 | More by ktrillionaire
United Kingdom (England)
4.53/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
01-25-2011 13:49:19 | More by Trizzle
Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.