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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

527 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
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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Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mychalg9, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Envelopes, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unleashed the cage the the cork shot off like a gun followed by gushing beer and of course the cleanup...
Once I managed to get some beer into my glass it appeared a hazy, golden straw yellow with a dense foamy white head. The quarter inch of fluffy head sits comfortably throughout drinking and leaves some streaky lacing behind (as expected). However, the nose is sweeter than expected and reminiscent of white grapes and fruity yeast esters. The nose is also tart and slightly reminiscent of stomach acid. In comparison to a cantillon, this geuze is on the mild side. It drinks very easily with a bit of dank culture that resides on my palate long after each sip. It's semi-dry, vinous and the alcohol is quite well masked. Not much to complain about with this beer, except it needs more funk and sourness.

ThePorterSorter, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of endovelico
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewing season 2006 - 2007. Best before 24 - 09 - 2029. Batch L9119.

Appearance: Very hazy, glossy gold color with high perceived effervescence, small fizzy white head and no lacing. Also of note: the generous amount of yeast floating around.

Smell: Medium in intensity. Lactic, yeasty, sour cherry, vinegary, a bit oaky, lemony, slightly vegetable and theres also horsey / leather notes.

Taste: Medium in intensity. Tangy, citric, yeasty. Muddy and underwhelming.

Palate: Medium to medium low carbonation. Medium body. Medium to medium high acidity. Alcohol plays well into the whole and the palate is pleasant.

Overall: Sufferable. I realize that the blending process makes it alot harder to make something palatable, but (and with that in mind) it's still a beer that lacks the complexity and elegance necessary to break into the 4 mark.

endovelico, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

fionn13, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of SourAddict
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

SourAddict, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Fletchorama
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Fletchorama, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Hanglow
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Hanglow, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

muskiesman, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375mL bottle poured into a Lindeman's flute. Best by 23-09-2030. 7% ABV.

Appearance: Poured slowly to leave the sediment in. Bright dark gold with a persistent off-white rocky foam on top. No lacing.

Smell: Musty, hint of tart apple and maybe some berry in there towards the back.

Taste: Very tart and sour, but not mouth-puckeringly sour. Granny smith tart apple, oak, a hint of very tart cherry in here as well. Some tart lemon comes out as well as the beer warms up. Definitely better as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, but not fizzy. Spicy on the tongue, airy. Just a bit of something sticking to the teeth at the end. Very dry.

Overall / Drinkability: I have heard that this beer is an acquired taste, and I don't think I've fully acquired it yet, but for style, it is a very intense lambic and is very sour and tart. Still, an interesting experience but I think one per night is enough. Perhaps another time I'll revisit this style and see if I feel differently about it.

damndirtyape, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011 bottle. Poured from a small bottle into a Duvel snifter. Beautiful crystal-clear gold color with fairly low carbonation. On the nose, I'm getting sour apples and white wine and a little bit of wet, grassy kind of aroma. There is also a little bit of that funky, wet sock kind of smell.

Light body and firm mouthfeel. Nondescript sour flavors and notes of under-ripe apples, fresh lemon, and grapes predominate. I also detect something like thyme. The acidity is not vinegary or over-bearing. It's pleasant, not too mouth-drying, and somewhat appetizing. There is a faint oakiness on the finish.

Flavor-wise, I enjoyed this beer and think it is excellent. My main gripe with it is the low carbonation. I think higher carbonation would open up the palate a bit more and complement the flavor nicely. Moreover, the sourness seems a bit one-dimensional (fruit). I don't have a lot of experience with this style, but I would like to try a gueuze with a bit more complexity.

deadonhisfeet, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

PatGreer, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Apathetiq
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Apathetiq, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of bluerabbit
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

bluerabbit, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +1.8%

acurtis, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Birdog
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Birdog, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +1.8%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of scottiethebody
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

scottiethebody, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of vollie
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

vollie, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle says 20/01/2031, which suggests to me that it was bottled January 2011. Tasted 1 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden orangey-yellow color. Very clear, with about 1 finger of white head, all big bubbles. Tons of carbonation visible in the glass.

Smell is a musty, yeasty aroma, with a little bit of sour and a light sweet kick. Better than the taste, but didn't wow me.

Taste has a touch of lemony sour, but a whole lot of bitter and straw-like flavors, without the complexity and sour I'm looking for. Finish is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. Light-bodied, plenty of carbonation.

An okay gueuze, but not my favorite. Generally dull, without much sour or depth, and dominated by the wrong flavors, IMO.

zeledonia, Aug 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

yeti123, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jose9e, Jul 30, 2012
Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.