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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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589 Ratings

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 29
Gots: 87 | FT: 3
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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from bstaffor; thanks Brian! Always happy to try a new Geuze. Poured from a 375ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. Best by date of 13.08.2030 on the bottle.

a - Pours a hazy orange-brown color with two fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a few minutes with two inches throughout drinking it.

s - Smells very funky, of cheese, citrus, earthy notes, hay, and light floral notes. Super funky and cheesey, really awesome nose.

t - Tastes of barnyard funk, cheese, tart citrus, earthy notes, light lactic notes, light lemon and spices. Taste is nice but not quite as funky as the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tart and dry body, but pretty nice.

o - Overall I thought this was a really nice geuze. I thought the nose here was outstanding, just super funky and tart. The taste is pretty tart too, though not quite as funky. A great beer I'll certainly look to have again.

Photo of brez8791
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of beagle75
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Blakaeris
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden yellow with a decent creamy head.

Aroma is intensely sour and musty, lemon citrus along with vague yeasty spices.

Taste is intensely sour and medicinal. Then the sugary lemon quality makes an impressive appearance. Finishes with a dry musty, yeasty quality.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

A very bold and flavorful brew. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of bashiba
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very bright golden yellow, clean and clear with a big white head.

The smell is very tart, and a bit woody.

The flavor is very crisp and clean, almost one dimensional, but in a good way. A clean sour flavor with light woody notes.

The mouthfeel is incredibly dry and clean.

Very nicely done benchmark quality Gueze.

Photo of Reagan1984
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Jctribe25 for this bottle. Brought it back from Europe for me.

Bottle neck label says 2007-2008

Bright clear Brass color with a lot of visible carbonation. Fizzy head collapses quickly.

Aroma is so funky it’s unreal. Insert standard BA terms here. Horses, blankets, dirt, farms, raining frogs. Whatever. Thick in your nose.

The initial (and I do mean initial) blast of tart fades really quickly to a huge earthy tone. Green Apple, white grape, and then more earth. Finishes very dry.

Delicate body.

Really interesting.

So glad to have tried this.

Photo of beef13
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of callmeishmALE
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

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.

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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!

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

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.

Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kaydogg
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

Photo of Schade
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of FunkyFibes
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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