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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: 29
Gots: 92 | 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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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 24-06-2030

A: Pours a cloudy medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot highlights. The beer has a four finger tall fizzy light beige head that very slowly reduces to a dimpled pillowy finger tall layer across the entire surface of the beer. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Heavy aromas of barnyard funk and mustiness with some lighter floral notes.

T: Upfront there are moderate to significant flavors of acidic citrus (lemon and grapefruit) along with quite a bit of tartness. There is a definite presence of sourness and some lighter notes of mustiness. Hints of bitterness are present in the finish but the overall flavor is quite tart.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Like all beers in this style, I think it is more of an acquired taste (and one that I have a real thirst for). I enjoyed this beer and found it quite refreshing though there is more than a slight amount of puckering sourness/tartness and a smell that could be off-putting if you are not used to the style. Delicious but I just wish it was a little more affordable to make it a more frequent beer for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into a tulip. best by 1/25/2032

Pours a dark golden color with a 2 inch white bubbly head. Traditional gueuze aroma...tart vinegary white grape smart. Quite pronounced and strong. Good bit of tartness on the initial sip followed up with a nice flavor profile of fruitiness and acidic vinegar. it's not as sour as some others. Feel is medium bodied with high carbonation, par for the style. Good drinkability.

Overall a very enjoyable geuze that i'd have again. There are some better ones, but this one has enough complexity and yeasty funk that i'll return to it again in the future. If i'm able to choose between this and boon mariage parfait though, i go mariage parfait all day.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: gold yellow color, fizzy white head, hazy from bottle condition

Aroma: sour apple, pale malt sweetness

Taste: sour light fruit notes of apple and pineapple, bitter finish but the fruit sourness plays the most into the taste

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, medium-light body,

Overall Impression: Definitely a distinct taste from the Lambic style brewing process, this beer exhibits strong sour apple and pineapple notes while still remaining very drinkable and refreshing.

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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze

LOOK: Hazed deep golden color, soapy white froth.
SMELL: Funky bugs, straw, acidic lemon, sour white grape. Barnyard.
TASTE: Nice tart sour, low hops, touch of wheat, and a good presence of oak. Straw, acidic, musty. A snap of bitterness upfront gives way to a healthy tartness. Well tempered, medium sour. Drinks easily though it is best to sip and savor the taste.
FEEL: Medium bodied, but quite full. Strong flavor and with an appetizingly dry finish.
OVERALL: A nice blended Lambic, making for a fine Oude Geuze. Bright flavors, and a bit young. Best by date 02-02-2031. Bottle stated this vintage was 7.0% abv.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze 750mL into my Rodenbach Grand Cru glass.

Appearance (4/5): Golden-orange and a towering three-finger head of foam. Great head retention; the head reduces to a quarter inch disk. Very nice looking beer.

Smell (4/5): Effervescent and floral smelling, funky and tart. Maybe a little berry flavor rising from glass.

Taste (4.25/5): There's a quick hit of bitterness, but this subsides quickly. Floral and berry flavors predominate. The funk in this mildly tart beer calls to mind the effect of Brettanomyces, though I don't believe geuze features that type of bacteria. The flavor in Boon's Oude Geuze is nice and clean and fruity, and not heavily yeasty.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Boon Oude Geuze features an excellent champagne-like mouthfeel that really makes the beer pop and covers up the light body. Excellent stuff that tingles and and accentuates the clean, funky, tart berry fruit flavors. Refreshing! The best aspect of this beer.

Overall (4.25/5): Boon Oude Geuze is a quality beer that is one of the more affordable offerings in the geuze style category. Recommended for summer drinking especially...forget that light lager, wheat beer, session pale ale stuff. Get down with the geuze!

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I picked this bottle up somewhere in brussels -enjoyed chilled in a tulip from the 375ml.

The color is golden with lightly hazed look visibly carbonated with a 2 1/2 finger depth of thick off white head with fine bead and streamers of lace hold. The smell is nicely citrus/zesty lemon oriented with hint of wood and light sweet odor with very gentle tropical and floral essence along with a light odor of alcohol alongside the wild yeast smell. The feel is very sour with medium high carbonation and light tartness that leads to a mouth puckering and mildly alcoholic feel with dry texture in the finish w/ residual sourness lingering on the palate.

The taste is tart from the onset -yeast forward with acidic almost more than any readily available gueuze I can remember in Belgium or the U.S. for that matter. The taste of the wood with the sour yeast brings a sort of tannic element to the light dry body with an alcohol flavor that is noticeable and becomes almost spicy but not sharp to the extent of not being enjoyable. Enjoyment and flavor converge this is stronger than your average Gueuze but to me does not lack flavor in any sense it is perhaps not as subtle as some but every bit as good and worth seeking out..perhaps a good candidate for cellaring based on the slightly higher abv -either way it is drinkable and very flavorful.

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