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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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very good

610 Ratings

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 92 | 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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Photo of birchstick
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden yellow / light orange. Nose is barnyard funk mixed in with a lot of green apples and some citrus. Taste starts with acidic citrus that fades to some mildew funk. This overtaken by tart green apples and surisingly some booze. Ends pretty dry with boozy acidic flavors. Overall this is a decent geuze. It wouldn't be my first choice, but I wouldn't pass on it either.

Photo of irishevans
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Flute.

A- pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a 2 finger sudsy head that quickly disappears all together.

S- Sour apple, and light grains. kind of a white wine like scent, dominated by that sour apple

T- Apple, light grain, white grapes. this is again mostly dominated by the sour apple. Not as tart as I expected, but it is still fairly tart, just not enough to pucker the mouth, and therefore, light for the style. I'd say the strong flavor makes up for the lack of pucker effect though.

M- crisp, light, kinda refreshing. but that lack of the pucker effect is still a little on the disappointing side.

O- Not the best example of a Gueuze, but I wouldn't say I hate it. maybe the best way to describe it would be a Beginner's Gueuze. it has it's perks, but just isn't sour enough for my liking.

Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip, best by 9/16/2030. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a fluffy 2 finger white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big tart apple, cherry, lemon, hay, grass, pepper, oak, light vinegar, funk, and yeast spices. Very nice and balanced aromas, with great complexity. Taste of tart apple, cherry, lemon, grass, hay, pepper, slight vinegar, and yeast spices. Fairly tart and spicy on the finish; with lingering notes of apple, lemon, cherry, pepper, grass, and spices on the finish for a bit. Great balance of flavors with acidity. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly crisp and acidic mouthfeel as expected. No alcohol presence noticed at all. Overall this is a great gueuze. Very nice flavor complexity and balance.

Photo of antoines15
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Raven3464
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden head with a big three finger foamy head. It is quite sexy looking.

Smell: Apples, sour grapes (white wine?), and a woody aroma are quite prominent. A vinegar smell starts to take over as the beer warms.

Taste: This is one sour beer. A sour tart bomb hits right away and is followed by a taste which reminds of cheap champagne. There is absolutely no hop bitterness and fruit flavors are heavily subdued. As with the smell, a vinegar taste becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

Mouth feel: It is medium bodied with a dry, smooth finish.

Overall: To be honest, this was my first experience with this style and I cannot say I am a fan; I do not handle the sourness well. Having said that, it was a nice change of pace and it does seem to possess all of the characteristics associated with the style.

Photo of Tschnab
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- the beer pours a bright orange with a decent sized eggshell foam. Vibrant carbonation.

S- the small is apple cider vinegar and white wine, apples, wood, pear, citrus juice, wet hay.

T- a medium sourness here, certainly not puckering. Apple vingegar and white wine with other bright fruit and light funk. the finish is more of a euro pale lager finish instead of a continuation of the bright vibrant sour flavors in the front.

O- a nice change up from what I usually drink. I've had far better geuzes before, but it is still quite nice.

Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006-2007 on the collar, 28/01/2029 expiration date.

Appearance. Pours a glowing gold-amber with a massive 4 fingers of frothy, almost white head. Some nice lacing.

Smell. Apple juice, woody white wine, a bit of lemon juice and a little dry, musty funk.

Taste. Tart apples and dry white wine again, light woody bitterness. Pretty dry, but suits just fine.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with strong carbonation.

Overall. Nice dry gueuze. I'll drink it again.

Photo of HardyGeneraL
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of rarbring
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clouded straw colored brew. a high white head leaving little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling wonderfully sour and funky, stable, leather and horse.

Starting with a fructose sweetness, white vinegar, champagne and egg white.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, fresh texture and medium body, a slightly dry finish.

A nice easily accessible geuze.

Photo of WankelEngine
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a vibrant, hazy orange color. There is a small, white head with large bubbles to fades to just a ring of foam. No lacing.

S: Fairly tart but not mouthwatering aroma. Apple vinegar and lemon give the nose some zest. There are notes of barnyard funk but they are subdued.

T: The flavor is somewhat tart, but not exactly mouth-puckering. Citrus and lemon zest. Some funkiness that tastes like wet hay/horse blanket. There is also a slight astringent, metallic taste which fades slightly as the beer warms but does the flavor no favors.

M: Thin and tart. The small amount of carbonation that is there is effervescent.

O: About average for a gueuze. Some good flavors but there is a slight metallic taste that brings the score down a notch.

EDIT: I actually finished the review, then had to come back and increase the score for the taste. The metallic flavor fades drastically as the beer warms, making it much more enjoyable.

Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Best by 9/16/2030? I assume that's what that date means.

Appearance - Cloudy deep orange body with a three finger head of large bubbles more than foam. Slowly dies down to a pillow of foam. No lacing on the glass, but retention is good.

Smell - Funk and pepper predominantly. Slight tart aroma, but not overly acidic. Lemon aroma, but muted. A touch of oxidation about it.

Taste - Light tartness up front. A bit of the barnyard in the flavor. Lots of lemon citrus, but a hefty amount of sweetness comes through. Metallic finish that really ruins the whole experience.

Mouthfeel - Not as dry as I'd like. The metallic finish is the most predominant flavor, but some sweetness persists as well. Lower carbonation than I would expect.

Overall - Not an impressive gueuze. Bad gueuzes are vinegary, which this one at least isn't, but it's too tame in the good flavors and that metallic oxidation is a deal-breaker.

Photo of BBP
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a very nice creamy head. Lacing is excellent as well. Nicer retention would have landed this the 5.

The aroma is filled with a lot of funk and sourness, not enough to make you pucker, but the nose is on the sour side for a Gueuze. Slight lemon peaks through as well as the faintest hint of hops. Appealing, but I wish more stuck out about this.

The flavor is very tasty, although very par for the style. It does have some nice richness to it as it warms up, but it seems to fall off the tongue fairly quickly. They seem to do everything right here, but it doesn't seem like it's that much more. The complexities in this like a bit of apple and vinegar seeping through are a bit too minimal to enjoy.

The body is medium to full and it has a medium weight. The finish is neither too dry nor too sticky. Surprisingly nice feel, and only a bit of prickly carbonation if you look for it.

Overall, this was a nice beer, but I think I'd opt for other gueuzes in the future due to the price range of this. It delivers for sure in the quality of the brew, but a bit more noticeable complexity would have been nice.

Photo of bastu
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of brinch
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dalecooper
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of koolk
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of auroracrisis
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml into a Cantillon tumbler, dated best before 16.09.2030

Clear, golden straw orange on the pour with the tiniest head that dissipates into a ring around the edges. Lively carbonation can be seen with tiny, spritzy bubbles dancing to the top of the beverage and bursting.

Faint aroma of granny smith and crab apples with a hint of funk best described as gym bag and a generic barnyard. A touch of lemon zest as well. Not too complex, but still good.

Opens with sharp citric notes of lemon peel and slight notes of vinegar. Quickly moves into a cheesey funk with a touch of hay stacks and gym socks. Leaves a similar dry, funky aftertaste.

Medium bodied with effervescent carbonation and a dry finish.

Good citric flavors with a bit of funk, could have used more aroma. An okay gueuze, glad I finally got to try this but I think I'll stick with Girardin and Drie Fonteinen for mine.

Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +14.2%

Photo of beagle75
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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