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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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530 Ratings

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website

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 MadScientist
4.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Overall Impression:
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.

MadScientist, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of dejrrma
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$15 for a 350 mL bottle at brick store and $7 @ aleyeah. Poured into a chalice. Best by 2030 date.

A- pours a lively orangey color with a thin layer of head that quickly disappears into a very thin ring around the glass. little lacing.

s- lots of apples and citrus, slightly vinegary/acidic scents, and some hints of cheese and slighter hints of yeast.

t- very tart and mouth-puckering at first. It tastes of green apples and lemon/lime/orange peel. there's some funk to it. some woodiness to it. It's really acidic at first but it mellows out shortly after to a very dry and crisp mouthfeel.

m- light body and high levels of carbonation that contributes to the dryness. It's very much champagne like in the way that it feels. it's fizzy and delicious.

o- awesome beer. i would definitely buy again (maybe not at the brick store price, lol). i'm very glad i got the chance to try it.

dejrrma, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of ShanePB
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by date 2030
375 ml poured into a wine glass

A: Cloudy yellow body with some orange highlights. A thick fluffy white head forms quickly and dissipates at a nice pace. Absolutely no lacing though there is a thin ring around the glass walls.

S: Funk, lemon, hay, cider, must and some airy grains. I get a lot of traditional gueuze qualities on the nose but something seems to be missing. Simple and straightforward.

T: Big funk and tart character up front, followed by some faint lemon citrus notes. A bit of hay, dry malt and oak towards the mid-palate into the end. It has a very dank, musky element to it that I don't normally get on others in the style.

M: Highly carbonated, fizzy and very bubbly. Expected for the style, very scrubbing and cleansing. The funk dries out the mouth a bit.

This was a nice Gueuze but there are certainly others that I enjoy more, at better price points. I've wanted to try this for a while now and I'm glad I did, but again there are others I'd go for first.

ShanePB, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of muletrane
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

muletrane, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of spdyfire83
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

145th Review
Bottle to Westvletren 12 (small) chalice

2007-2008 bottling
BB: 13/10/2030

Not sure how brought this to our wonderful tasting in Utrecht (December 2011), but thanks!

A: Dull yellow. Half (white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Hay, funk, aged white cheddar cheese, citrus fruit zest, and Granny Smith apples.

T: Much like the taste, but young. Mostly cracked hay, lemon zest, barnyard funk, and briskly tart. Dry finish is enjoyable and leaves you wanting more.

M: Light body with soft carbonation.

O: This beer is quite tasty, but I think it needs a bit more age. The funkiness was not as pronounced as I would have liked; however, that is just because it is young. Should get better considerably better with age as even the immature version is quite tasty!

spdyfire83, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a very nice orangeish golden color that is very hazy and pours with a little more than a finger of fine white head that is extremely fizzy and lingers nicely, leaves some spotty lacing on the glass
S: extremely interesting apple cider like scent, very very tart and slightly sour
T: very tart in the beginning then kicks into a nice depth, really nice taste, drinks smooth, ive often seen people mention band-aid like tastes an never understood what they were talking about, i can see it in this beer, its not a bad taste at all but its definitely there
M: fizzy and pretty high carbonation, leaves the mouth feeling very very puckered up, shes nice for the style
O: it was a nice one, great taste, smell was spot on, im falling in love with lambics and thus, geuze, such a complex style

BigPlay1824, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of haazer
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bottle says 7%abv.

A- Twist the cork once and it shot into the air and drilled my ceiling. Very carbed. Nothing but head pours into the bottle. The head rocky white chunks. What begins to come up is a golden brew with champagne like bubbles. The carbonation dancing under the head is really quite incredible.

S- I havent put my nose to this but the air is so funky. When I do put my nose to it I get some apple skin, pear, hay, leather, and phenols. The usual suspects of the funky gueze.

T- The initial taste is fairly tart, and a little puckering. It transitions into apple skin and unripe pear. Next I pick up on some tannins from the barrel, and a small hint of funk but not a lot. Strangley there is a flavor of peel shrimp in this to me which is slightly off-putting.

M- Body is light with HIGH levels of carbonation. Very crisp with a dry finish. Pleasant to drink.

O- The secent, appearance and mouthfeel were good but the taste was a little off. It had the good aspects of geuze's but the shrimp taste I got kinda ruined it. The taste had some good to it, but another bottle or maybe some more time may have turned out better, but this happened to be for this particular review.

haazer, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev +1.8%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +1.8%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Kaydogg
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Kaydogg, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden sunshine in color. Sitting on top is a tall bright white head. carbonated, you betcha ya.
Funky aromatics with sour bottle lemon juice.
A dry tasting wine like beer. Lots of odd flavors aka funky bretts. Tart sour lemon taste with a dry bitter musty finish.
My first queze so I don't hnow what to expect or if this is even a good beer. Certainly going to need a few more from different breweries and a bit of homework to properly gage this style. As it is now, I don't really care for another one.

micromaniac129, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Schade
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Schade, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of FunkyFibes
4/5  rDev +1.8%

FunkyFibes, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of TurdFurgison
2.85/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle, $6.99 in Dearborn. I swear I've had it before but I see I haven't reviewed it so I'm not sure.

The cork gives a good audible, a dangerous sign but there's no gushing. The aroma is fairly good, musty bret with some sweetness. It tastes not quite as good as it smells, sweet upfront with a weirdly bitter aftertaste. I've had some off bottles of 3F gueuze before, maybe that's the case here too. Hard to finish the bottle, I'll revisit with something fresher near the source soon.

TurdFurgison, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ThirstyHerf
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of N8DAGR8
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

N8DAGR8, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Supergenious, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ygtbsm94, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of OBIrish24
4/5  rDev +1.8%

OBIrish24, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Mar02x
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I (we) had and excellent tasting session at Erik's place on the 11th of December 2011. Jeff and Erik organized it together. I am not a fan of sours but it doesn't keep me from trying. This beer was a test for something different though. I met PP from 'de Molen brewery' a couple of weeks ago and he said; if you would have seen me during the Borefest Beer Festival, you would have seen me with two glasses. One filled with an sour and one filled with some heavy brew. The sour is excellent to cleanses your palate for the next heavy beer, he said. So that's worth a try, and the Jeff&Erik beer tasting was a good occasion. You see/read the line up on my review of; the Brewery - Black Tuesday.

I got this bottle from my brother in law; Maarten, thanks man, but next time don't bring sours, haha.

A - An amber looking beer with a yellow-white head on top. Not bad to look at, certainly not, because there are also some carbonation bubbles racing through the fluid.

S - What do you expect? Sour of course - a fresh and sweet malty oder to be exact.

T - Again what to expect? A sweet sourness, not to bad though. For a sour is actually quite good and there is some flavor to be discovered as well. Definitely some citrus thats for sure.

M - A lot of carbonation (the advise from Michael was to open it outside, as we did. Not a bad advise by the way, as we were about to discover when we opened another sour inside :))

O - Certainly not bad for a sour! Did it work? I think after having a sour everything else tastes way better, haha. Maybe I am still not experienced enough. I'll keep trying now and than.

Mar02x, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of jegross2
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the <a href="http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/47/13159">Oude Gueze Boon</a> from Brouwerij Boon.
Score: 85

Appearance: Pours a translucent, hazy golden orange color with four-plus fingers of soapy head. Pretty solid lacing. 3/5

Smell: Sour fruit. Candied raspberries and a little candied cherry. Some lemon. Slightly skunky (it did come in a green bottle...). 3.5/5

Taste: Lemons. Raspberry warhead candy. A little sour cherry. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, high carbonation. Crisp, slightly pungent, and sweet. A little puckering, but not nearly as much as some more intense sour-style beers. 3.75/5

Overall: A decent sour, but it's nothing special.

Recommendation: Why not just stick with the 3F Oude Gueze? Casual beer drinkers would enjoy this "non-beer" style. My girlfriend, who likes Cerise and ciders, would probably like this.

Pairings: An earthy, feta-walnut salad with a vinaigrette dressing.

Cost: $6.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle.

jegross2, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of jk3
2/5  rDev -49.1%

jk3, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of BMoldy
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden-straw in color, with average translucency and a very large white head that puts up a good effort to stay around (for a gueuze), eventually settling into a nice layer of foam that sticks a bit to the glass. Really good head retention for a gueuze.

S: Normal gueuze funkiness that's almost earthy and has a distinct honey-like sweetness to it.

T: First comes a somewhat tame tartness that comes across as pretty apple-like, followed by a noticeable sweetness more in the middle. Bitterness is practically non-existent, except for way in the back, and the acidity is moderate to low for the style. Ends on a pronounced mineral or maybe husky taste (maybe it's the wheat?), which is kind of unpleasant, and a mild dryness.

M: Medium-bodied with an appropriately busy yet uninspiring carbonation. Kind of sticky in a weird (i.e. not really good) way. A bit creamy.

O: Certainly drinkable, but certain things about it (huskiness, stickiness, etc.) are just too much for me. With its relatively low acidity and high sweetness, it could easily be an introductory gueuze, but I'd just be worried that if I gave this to a friend, they'd pick up on one of the bad aspects I noted and be forever turned off by the style. Try it if you'd like, but I wouldn't recommend spending good money on it.

BMoldy, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +1.8%

xnicknj, Dec 05, 2011
Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.