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Boon Geuze - Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
88
very good

319 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 22
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is more like a champagne than anything, but whatever. It is good. It pours a hazy yellow color and has a fat white head and violent carbonation. It has a very intense sour aroma and a wild yeasty aroma that are nothing short of spectacular. It's flavor is intensely sour and has a grape/champagne like body and flavor that gives way to an intense sour finish. This is a young lambic as it's expiration date is 12/20/2022, but it is already intense in it's flavor profile. If they get better than this I am in for a flavorful experience because I want to try them all.

RushLimbmalt, Jun 04, 2005
Photo of Brisket
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Very pale amber beer with white head. Dissipated quickly with no lacing

S- smells tart green apple with a yeasty/bready base. Mostly lactic sour with some acetic aromas.

T- Tastes great more sour than funky, green apple like the aroma it has a hay like finish. Very dry

M- Light body, with high carbonation, slight pucker in the finish.

O- Great beer, dry and easy to drink. I will try it again.

Brisket, Apr 08, 2014
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afsdan, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of beerluvr
4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a towering off-white head, over hazy gold liquid with some amber hightlights. Nose is intense, with notes of yeast, sour apples. Taste is very unique, almost Champagne-like in it's mouthfeel and flavors, with dry fruitiness, tartness and a refreshing sour quality that makes it wonderful to quaff. Finishes bone dry and very quenching...a beautiful thing!

beerluvr, Jan 01, 2003
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4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared with fellow beer lovers as part of phatz's Sour Beer Tasting
This beer was tasted side by side with Boon Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait. Served at 55 degrees

Appearance: Huge white head right off the bat. Looks like soap suds. The beer is a slightly hazy golden orange color.

Smell: A little bit of aroma. Smells of daisy, ferns and lactic sourness.

Taste: Apparently this beer unwerwent a 100% spontaneous fermentation. Sounds like fun. Sure enough, it delivers with an aggressive taste that won't go away. Plenty of oak flavor with a nice lemon peel aftertaste. I love the lingering oak flavor. Each sip is more aggressive than the last, which put this beer ahead of the Mariage Parfait, IMHO.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body. The oak is drying but the complexity keeps you guessing.

Drinkability: For the style, this beer excells in this area. Not too high on the abv and plenty of flavor. If you can get, and afford, alot of this, go ahead and get a bunch. Would make a good night.

Risser09, Mar 28, 2007
Photo of doerickson
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden coloring with a thick white head that hangs in there. Smell is very fruity; the nose definitely indicates the tartness of the brew. Taste is quite tart, with characteristics of a dry white wine. This is, I think, the second gueuze I've had, and I was impressed. Certainly something to have when you feel like having something different.

doerickson, Sep 22, 2002
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4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

G – Tripel Karmeliet tulip

A – Honey-orange hue with wispy white foam and blots of lace abounding.

S – The aroma is of charred, tarry wood, tart pear and peach impressions and vinous white grape. Sublime.

T – It begins with a Champagne-apple cider impression which turns quite puckeringly tart, with suggestions of wood, mineral, and tar that go from semi-sweet to astringent to sweet again on the finish. White grape, sour peach, watermelon, grapefruit and pear nuances abound as well. Earthy, spicy, herbal hop flavors are available throughout, but are sharpened on the lingering finish.

M – Very effervescent, refreshing, and Champagne-like with a very good balance of astringency and saturation.

D – Very luxurious, pairs exceptionally well, a very nice example of the style.

ktrillionaire, Mar 10, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour was wonderful. . Rich, and bright, vibrant golden yellow in color. A large, perhaps three inch high head of white foam then came up over the top and settled down wonderfully into a one inch layer of foam that came up across the entire top of the glass.

The aroma was a bit lighter then I was expecting, but still tremendously good. Rich nose of tart apple vinegar, sour grapes and a touch of wet hay. Enormously complex, as it warms it comes across with a light wheat or herbal like quality and just the tiniest amount of spice prickling the nose. The flavor was more of the same. Rich notes of sour and biting vinegar flavor coming across on it right away. Light grapes and even a touch of wheat coming through mid palate, especially as it starts to warm. Mellow grassy flavors are mingling very well within the flavor now. \

mikesgroove, May 25, 2011
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4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden-colored, highly-carbonated lambic. Aroma is a "clean" lactic sourness with a hint of acetic twang. Barnyard notes from _Brettanomyces_ are present at a level that provide complexity, but not the full-on "funk" some lambics have. Flavor is a powerfully tart lactic sourness with less acetic character than I expected from the aroma. The beer has a tiny bit more body than the driest examples of the style, but nowhere near the sweetness of the modern "soda pop" lambics.
All things said, this is a killer lambic. I like it almost as well as Cantillon. All the complex elements of a lambic are there but take a backseat to the lactic sour character, which hits big the second you taste the beer, stays solid through the "mid-palate" and finally slowly evaporates in the aftertaste. There are lambics that are more sour and just a bit drier, but few "come together" like Boon Gueze into an all-around classic lambic.

chriscolby, Apr 28, 2004
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4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been holding on to this for awhile, and I couldn't stand to stare at any more.

A- A hazy golden and copper colored beer with some floaters. The off-white head is thick and creamy, but the retention isn't great- although a quick swirl brings it back.

S- This smells absolutely wondrous. It is the perfect balance of sweet and sour, with lots of fruitiness and funkiness. It is also very aromatic.

T- Very sour, but has a sweet aftertaste. Some bread and fruit are in there as well. Has a nice cider aspect. Very complex and damn tasty.

M- Tart and dry, but I wouldn't expect any less.

D- This was a killer beer. It had the perfect balance of sour and sweet with a wonderful complexity and mouthfeel. This is how it is done, folks.

david131, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of HopheadEd
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber you can't see through. A big head in the beginning that quickly fades and leaves lace throughout.The first aroma is of sour and sweet fruits at the same time! Incredible! Great carbonation in the mouthfeel, slightly Champagne like. Again, sour fruits dominate. Tart, dry finish that leaves me wanting more. Alas, I only bought one. Special thanks to nerofiddled for setting me straight on the difference between Gueze and Flanders/ Oud Bruin.
Absolutely my favorite style.

HopheadEd, Oct 27, 2002
Photo of BMoney575
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 11-2-07
Best before 5-20-2013

Pours a cloudy, orange, leather luminescent liquid. Beautiful for the age.

Smell is very sour, sweet, lots of apple cider. Very old and oaky. As good as a funky and sour beer gets. Little vinegar, but natural fermentation.

Taste is very aged and complex. Lots of cider, and outdoor fermentation in the flavor. Very fruity, who would have thought the flavors would last so long. Apple cider, fermented fruit.

Mouthfeel is is very sour, adds to the carbonation. Pleasant, adds quality to the experience. Something is off, in a good way.

Drinkability is quite good, unique, Very apple cider, can't emphasize enough. Lots of grape and white wine.

Overall, no hops, no malt, all lambic and really good. As funky and fantastic as it gets. Pick one up.

BMoney575, Nov 03, 2007
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Boon Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
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