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Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 44 - Brouwerij Boon

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Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 44
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very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 4.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-17-2013)
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Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%

Bottle purchased from Etre Gourmet. Served in a Cantillon tulip. It's been a long time since I did a real-time review, but get ready for a bunch as I try to vacate my 'cellar'.

A - A generous white foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and minimal lace. Mostly transparent golden body with visible carbonation racing to the top.

S - Tart apple skins, acetic acid, lemon flesh, mild oak and musty attic. Some mild stone fruit sweetness in the periphery, and perhaps a bit of malted wheat when it reaches room temperature.

T - Quite sour. Taste has a bit more earth and herbaceous bitterness to it initially, but as it warms there is increasing peach and apricot sweetness. Finish has a mix of oak and mineral, but it's not quite as aggressive as Cantillon's blends. Quite nice, with good balance of flavors, but lacking the 'je ne sais quoi' or crackle of the greatest gueuze.

M - Medium body, with pleasant tongue-tickling carbonation, and a dry, crisp, finish. No trace of the 8.5% alcohol - that's a bit of a shocker to be honest. The other 'high-gravity' gueuze experiments I've tried weren't this subtle. I got a bit flushed after 8oz, but that was the only hint I got. Quite tannin-heavy.

D - Quite good. Surprised there are so few reviews of this beer; didn't realize it was so limited. Definitely Boon's strongest offering in recent memory. Happily consumed the entire 375ml while catching up on Vikings.

08-05-2014 03:13:12 | More by MasterSki
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3.69/5  rDev -8.4%

Bottle at De Zwaan

Pours a large white head that falls quickly to a ring on top of a clear dark golden body.

Stone fruit like peach, orange and some grass with slight stale funk. Not the most exciting gueuze.

Very spritzy at first making this beer light and fleeting on the tongue. Makes it not seem like a huge 8.5 lambic beer. Super dry. Probably the closest to real champagne I've had from a lambic based beer. Settles down after a bit though.

I am torn by this beer. There were points while drinking where I was disappointed then it would redeem itself a bit but eh. I liked it but would have almost preferred choosing something else.

07-31-2014 07:24:00 | More by MattSweatshirt
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2014 01:54:14 | More by DrBier
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-16-2014 19:58:59 | More by edugasmtl
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-26-2014 21:52:23 | More by outoffocus
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-26-2014 00:33:09 | More by mrkdwrds
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-22-2014 19:40:50 | More by heerboth
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Rhode Island

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%

Thanks to Thirstybird for the opportunity to try this. Pours a dull, hazy orange with a loose white head. Nose is as one would expect for the style; however, there is also a trace of ethanol and a medicinal character. Taste is tannic and citrusy. There is a also a hint of cork and a slight medicinal quality at the finish. Mouthfeel is fuller-bodied than a typical gueuze with a bright carbonation and a mild astringency. Overall, Vat 44 comes off as a golden ale/gueuze hybrid than a standard gueuze in my opinion. A very interesting an enjoyable beer. Wish I had one more for the cellar.

04-06-2014 23:31:35 | More by Jwale73
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-06-2014 20:16:02 | More by delgotit99
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-01-2014 18:27:44 | More by hooliganlife
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-27-2014 05:21:58 | More by SStein
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Quebec (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Bottle: Poured a light golden/orangey color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention with minimal lacing. Aroma of light funky notes with some green apple and tart notes is very refreshing. Taste is also dominated by light funky notes with some green apples notes and some tart notes while maintaining a good balance and avoiding too much acidity. Body is full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid Lambic from Boon with great level of drinkability with some very good complexity.

01-27-2014 00:00:16 | More by Phyl21ca
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-16-2014 18:23:04 | More by kscaldef
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

brought this back from Belgium in the spring, shared with many at my cellar cleaning.

Light fizzy head, decent lacing, mostly clear sun golden color.

Nose very nice, good musty funk, good complex gueuze, little tart lemon, grassy, funk, very nice.

Taste semi sweet but dry, nice tart funk, lemon, grassy little dank like yeasty funk, great tart gueuze like funk.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb, little pop.

Overall pretty nice, but nothing special like it seemed like it would be.

12-29-2013 04:08:14 | More by jlindros
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-24-2013 14:25:47 | More by KristofH
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with some
thin white had that fades to leave as light blanket.

S - Aromas of tart smokey lemons, light blankets, gentle funky. No alcohol noticeable.

T - Taste is almost like a beginners level gueuze with nice lemons. Gentle funk, solid tart citrus but not oppressive.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and clean, tart carbonation.

O - Overall this was a very tasty beer.

12-21-2013 02:36:06 | More by rudzud
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-04-2013 05:06:26 | More by JAHMUR
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-01-2013 23:11:03 | More by PhatAtUT
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-22-2013 09:03:18 | More by samEBC
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-11-2013 23:27:16 | More by crosenkrantz
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-30-2013 02:26:13 | More by tom10101
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-23-2013 21:02:23 | More by bauermj
Boon Oude Geuze A L'ancienne Vat 44 from Brouwerij Boon
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.