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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

610 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-16-2005

6.5-7.0% abv
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Ratings: 610 | Reviews: 235
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4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a pint glass. Bottle is from 12/2012

Appearance: Cloudy and pale yellow with plenty of off white head. Very bubbly.

Nose: Pears and pineapple, Belgian funk, absolutely no hops aroma at all.

Taste: Light and fluffy, initially pretty sour and tart, the pears and tropical fruit really comes through. There is no sweetness; all the microflora has taken care of any residual sugars and dried out the beer. Amazingly drinkable.

Overall: Must buy more Geuze! I'm actually going to use the bottle dregs to propagate a colony of bacteria for my house sours. I love what Frank Boon is doing over there. I originally reviewed his regular Boon Geuze with an under developed palate. This is a must try for all craft beer lovers looking for something off the beaten path. Long live sour beers.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a orange body with one finger head and no lace with a tart, acidic aroma with touches of funk and oak. The fruit flavors in this beer come across as white grape and pear, basically, there are little bits of sweetness balanced with a funky, almost sour, tart dryness that leaves a crisp finish. The oak/wood keeps beer smooth and pleasant overall the balance in this beer makes it quite enjoyable.

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a hazy peachy golden orange.

The aroma offers lemon peel, white grape, some musty old attic, prickly pear.

The flavor offers lemon zest and juice up front. White wine and champange qualities. A touch of mustiness. The spice of candy ginger. A decent drying quality in the back.

Light on the funk, tart, and flavor complexities, but a great introduction to the style.

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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tart, no sweetness, slight funk, direct, highly drinkable. One of my all time favorite sours. Sad it's not more widely available.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

A: (3/3) Clear golden with medium carbonation -- thin head, almost sodalike
S: (9/12) Smells like sparkling cider with a touch of woody sourness
T: (16/20) Subtle flavor--very understated compared to stronger sours I’ve had
M: (5/5) Very bubbly and medium dryness on finish
O: (7/10) Was really expecting something stronger, like the Tilquin or some Lambics I’ve had
40/50

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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Orange, mostly translucent but not transparent, with white head that forms up moderately high, reduces quickly, but remains as a thin layer over the top, climbing up the edge and leaving some lacing.

S - When the bottle says spontaneous fermenting, this is the nose you'd expect. A strong sour spike, with floral and lemon notes, combining with horse blanket and a bit of blue cheese lactic elements.

T - Following the nose, with a lemon fruit line combining with the lactic hit. There is wood here, and more barnyard notes, all of which fall to a slow build of clean sourness that lingers.

M - This is a highly acidic brew, but not a gut bomb like some of the lambics I've tried. Mild pucker means it is best enjoyed with small swallows over large swallows.

O - The fruit here is bright citric, lemons and such. This is a rock solid example of the gueuze, a blended lambic that focuses on the funk and sour elements that sometimes are backgrounded in the more friendly standard lambics. An approachable, relatively balanced example.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.