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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

578 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 79 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

375 mL corked bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours cloudy gold with a four-finger white head that retains well. The nose is straw, lemon, dank, earthy yeast funk, and candied sugar. The taste gives some straw and candied sugar up front before becoming a sour lemon bomb. It's like you're drinking a Warhead. The body is light and watery with high carbonation, and it finishes dry. Not interesting enough to warrant the price.

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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.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poor head, but great color. Fairly inactive. Hardly any bubbles rising to the surface. Definitely a bit boring to look at in the glass.

Smell - Excellent. Lots of fresh lemon, coriander and plant-y/ floral notes. Honey as well. A fresh yeast smell. All standard Gueuze elements. Nothing atypical, but bright and zesty and true to the style.

Taste - Lots of grapefruit, orange zest and lemon peel. Very crisp and clean. Nothing off about this. Honey, subtle vanilla and a clean, short-lived bitterness via the hops. Tangy. Nice and simple. Lots of lemon in this Gueuze. Hops are balanced nicely.

Mouthfeel - Good, but not amazing. There are other Gueuzes that pop a little more, giving their beer more life. Carbonation is decent, but could be better. This also effects the overall look of the beer. As far as the palate goes, this is very well-balanced. Lots of sugars and bittering notes. Stimulates all parts of the mouth and tongue. This lingers on the roof of the mouth the most. This definitely makes up for the low carbonation.

Overall - For the price point, this is an excellent Gueuze. Very clean, very balanced and refreshing. Quality ingredients and a ripe blast of flavor. Recommend this guy. Tasty!

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.