Boon Oude Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

578 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 79 | FT: 3
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 LagerCognoscenti
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Pours a beautiful pale ale like colour with great head and lacing. Smell is sour and funky. White wine vinegar and cider spring to mind.

The taste is very sour and acidic. There's a cat urine flavour in here. It is a very different beer drinking experience to most beers. Most beers, such as Porters, Stouts, Lagers, IPAs or Belgian strong ales have a certain shared "beer" like taste. This one doesn't. It tastes very strange and not entirely pleasant.

Overall, I didn't enjoy this at all. I know we should rate beers according to style but these review should also give people some warning that some styles can divide opinions strongly and be hard for even experienced beer fans to enjoy. Hence my terrible review for what may be a classic of this (weird) style.

Someone pass me an ice cold lager - any lager. Quick!!

50/100

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle I brought to share at mrbubbler's tasting.

2011/2012 brewing season. Batch # 31701. Best before end 2033.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, earth, hay, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, earth, hay, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of bodonnell
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ChicagoMikeS
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

It pours a nice orangish-amber with a light white head. There is very nice retention with a bit of light lacing.

The aroma is funky with a certain sweetness. It's a bit subdued, but it promises a nice tartness.

It's a very well balanced beer. It's tart for sure, but not overly acidic. There are good citrus notes in it and even a subtle malt character

The feel is crisp and refreshing. There is enough sweetness to balance the sour which makes it pretty easy drinking.

Overall it's a good well balanced drink that doesn't try and take the sour to the max.

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4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -1%

Floral, slightly funky brett aroma, with a fairly sour, lactic and acetic finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

one of the better traditional Belgian examples of the style I think, and one of the primary reasons for that is its balance. not just a lactic acidity sour bomb, this has a ton of flavor and nuance to go with the sour. the malt also seems to be a bit darker than others, less yellow more amber, which gives some meat to it. alcohol is also a bit higher than others, an indication of its dryness and "doneness" in the yeast sense. hazy with fish food flakes of brick red yeast floating around and finally settling under an airy white head. the nose smells as woody as it does sour, very mature, with plenty of funky yeast weirdness in addition to the lacto of the lambic. the blend is nice too, a proper mix of old and young with just enough sourness to fit the style but not so much that I don't want to drink my whole bottle. I love the fuller body and all the carbonation. a lot of these come across still, this appears to be bottle conditioned which gives it a lot of life. less traditional to some, but I really do prefer it personally. oak and dusty malt meet where the sourness really kicks in, and it warms up well, driving the sourness up a bit more. on par with any of the blended lambics from Belgium I think, and the price point is awesome.

Photo of visualmartyr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.