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Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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599 Ratings

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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 29
Gots: 91 | 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 WankelEngine
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +14.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
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 +3.8%
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 +1.8%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of brinch
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dalecooper
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of koolk
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of auroracrisis
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
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 +1.8%

Photo of mdfb79
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
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
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
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
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of muletrane
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
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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

Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.