Oude Geuze Boon
Brouwerij Boon

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Brouwerij Boon
Ranked #36
Ranked #12,429
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Jul 23, 2022
Mar 16, 2005
Very Good
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Notes: Oude Geuze Boon is one of the finest examples of the traditional 100% spontaneous fermentation Lambic style.

This Lambic beer is aged for 1, 2 or 3 years in oak casks. The blend, a mild average 18 month old Lambic (unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurized) is refermented in the bottle and can be stored for up to 20 years.

Taste: Very fresh, more fruity than spicy with touches of citrus and oak.
Color: Clear golden
Serving suggestion: Pour gently at 12°C/52°F
Storage tip: Keep the bottles cool and in an upward position
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a tulip. 2012/2013 vintage. Best by 2034.

Looks very good in the glass. Glowing hazy burnt orange body with a huge off white head. This persists throughout, though leaves little in the way of lacing.

Interesting aroma. Barnyard, musty, funky. Actually the smell is much more pleasing than it sounds.

Well, the taste doesn't follow the nose at all. The sour level is about medium. It's quite drying. Very obvious oak notes. A fair amount of dry spice as well.

Mouth above medium, finish is where a little citrus and bitterness creep into the mix.

Overall, and I have limited experience with this style, this seems quite complex, and the wandering flavors are very pleasing. Have a bunch more geuze in the fridge, looking forward to the journey.
Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 3.54 by RoyalKaiju

May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Nigel_Pritchard

1.12/5  rDev -71.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Like a previous reviewer I think I had a bottle that was off. Not good enough. Tasted incredibly sour - had two small sips and consigned it to the sink.
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by mmmbeerNY from New York

2.71/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Was excited to try to this, but worry the bottle I bought was bad, as my experience was nothing like the reviews. Cork popped, poor was good, beer looked fine, but smell was underwhelming and taste was worse. Was expecting some sourness, some acidity, got nothing of that sort. Taste was almost bland, but then bitting wuth little bit of grassiness/earth like a Saison, but not pleasant. Not alcoholic tasting, but left me not wanting to finish it

The only other non fruit Belgium Lambic I've had was a Cantillon years ago which was great. Not expecting that, but confused by this beer so hope it was not representative of Boon
Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden copper color with no head and a couple big bubbles around the rim of the glass. Exquisite aroma of fruit and funk. Taste of sour cherries, oak barrel (like from a white wine), green apples, green grape,a bit of salt. Tart and acidic. Feel is dry, thin, and low carbonation. Overall not bad; my guess is that white wine drinkers will enjoy it.
Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A bit bummed on this one. It comes out hard after the ready gun goes boom, but then it slows down to a trot after the third turn. It’s like a hottie looking all hot and stuff, but when she comes home to your house/apartment/flat/loft or whatever, you see that she has on Robinson May Granny panties. I mean, it’s still good, but is it?
Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbom from California

Jul 19, 2021
Rated: 4.72 by Frankgabriel2383 from Dominican Republic

Jun 16, 2021
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Reviewed by apkoole

5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is the best beer I've ever had. It tastes like nothing else you've ever had, and yet, it still tastes like beer. You never get used to it, and yet, it's the perfect thing to drink on a hot day. Could recommend it highly enough!
May 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
(750 ml "champagne" bottle, vintage 1997-98). Pours with an enormous lasting head. Cloudy golden colour. Lovely aroma of sour fruits, notes of spices and horse stable. Flavour is fruity, sour but not vinegar, a little tart. Quite dry. Reminds me of a brut champagne. Moreish aftertaste. Yummy!
May 13, 2021
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Reviewed by daveonarrival from Canada (ON)

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 375ml bottle.

A blend of the 2017 and 2018 brewing seasons. Pours a deep gold with a pleasing translucence. A tight white head dissipates quickly.

The nose is nice and complex. White pepper with the vanilla notes of oak underneath, along with some bright citrus and stone fruit. There's also a vinous quality mingling in there. The acidic tang is the first thing to hit the palate, waking everything up. From there, it breaks into tart lemon. More white pepper leads into an earthy finish that harkens back to the oak in the nose, giving everything a refined quality.

The attenuation on this is very nice, making the body light and an incredibly earthy, dry finish. The tartness is refreshing, not treading into sour territory. The carbonation is on the lower side, just enough to give things a pleasant lift. The alcohol is not noticeable, so this one can creep up on you.

Beautifully balanced and refreshing, this is an incredible beer. I got it through a holiday pack, and I wish it was more readily available in my area.
Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by JTuomi from Finland

Mar 03, 2021
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Gold body with a dash of amber, hazy; forms a fine, airy white head with good retention of several minutes. Give it a swirl and it forms up well again.
Aroma is of fresh tart apples, lightly floral, honey, white grape.
Has a distinct tart/bitter flavour that is difficult to place - apple skin? maybe unripe plums, and grapefruit feels right too. There's a sense of fleshy fruitiness to it (by no means sweet). Puckering and dry feel, very fine carbonation, medium body. Lengthy finish, carrying that tart/bitter/fruitiness along.

Nicely balanced and restrained, wouldn't call it complex or standout. To me this is more of a benchmark example of the style.
Jan 29, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by SG_H44 from Korea (South)

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by bainz from England

Dec 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

2.48/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
No spillage of the bottle content for me.
The problem with my review is that I don't like lambic/sour beer. I tasted maybe one that was decent, the rest just make me pucker up and turn my teeth sensitive. But this was part of a box set of Belgian beer.
Pours carbonated but almost all signs of a head eventually disappears. Nice nose, the herbal sour tones come through well. The taste is not as bad as I anticipated, but still not good for me. Will be drain pour, as almost all sours. Sorry.
Dec 23, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by nullbort from Canada (ON)

Dec 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by octortus from Canada (ON)

Dec 08, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by DvdP from Netherlands

Dec 05, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2012 / 2013 brewing season batch 59. Served at 50 degrees and poured into a 3F lambic style glass.

The very satisfying pop of the cork hinted that there was plenty of carbonation in this bottle, which the pour has reinforced. Plenty of fizzy white head that didn't hang around long. Color is clear and like rusty water (not in a bad way). Tons and tons of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is quite vinous with some funky, earthy undertones. There's more going on beneath that, but I can't pick up / describe what it is.

Taste is a really intersting mix of apple, bit of grape, a nice underlying barnyard funk that shows up more on the back end than the front / middle, and a bit less tartness than I expected. This is well balanced, albeit slightly less complex than I had expected.

Carbonation is actually slightly less than I thought based on the appearance, but there's still plenty of it. Nice and dry going down. Good beer.
Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden amber color to the body; lively carbonation, very mild haziness; dense and creamy white head, spongy. Apricot with a hint of horse blanket; minor phenol presence. Mild sweetness to the taste offset with a dull tartness and light sourness; white grape with a touch of white grapefruit. Medium body; soft and velvety; tangy with a low-key effervescence; light juiciness but finishes with a strong dryness on the palate

This is a fine gueze lambic, balanced and complex, with a note of delicacy and softness to its character.
Oct 31, 2020
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly cloudy dark burnt orange color. When its initially poured, it appears super carbonated and a thin off-white head quickly forms then disappears. No residual head remains, whatsoever. Aroma has notes of leather, funky tart green apple, white pepper and a bit of white wine and green grapes. Moderately funky and tart on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with notes of leather, green apples, white wine, old dried hops that provide a bit of earthiness and bitterness to it. The flavor is surprisingly light and airy given how strong the aroma presented. Mildly sour - almost disappointingly mild - The tartness and funk is mainly present towards the back end lingering into the finish. Light wheated notes are present underlying the flavors. Feel is defined by bright carbonation. Incredibly prickly and bright. Super dry finish. Very light almost airy mouthfeel.

Overall a really nice Gueuze from Boon.
Oct 31, 2020
Rated: 4 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 14, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Sep 10, 2020
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375ml bottle from the Porterhouse Nassau Street last night, I took down only the ratings i have the beer rather than my tasting notes, and my memory of it has faded somewhat, but it was definitely a most enjoyable gueuze, the sourness of the beer was more gentle than other sour beers like this, had a unique earthy character to it, maybe lacking somewhat in body, pretty highly carbonated, but yeah an enjoyable gueuze.
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Eltrandos from France

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 20, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.64/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2014/2015 brewing season.
Batch #72503.
Best before 10/2/2037.
Enjoyed on 12/30/2019.
Poured from a green bottle.

In the glass this appears a somewhat hazy straw tan. Generous foam, even after it warms. On the nose I find a pronounced wet hay/barnyard/goat farm note, matched with what I taste. Some hints of lemon juice and apricot must hiding in the back. Funky, drying, gently effervescent. This was a good one.
Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 22, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by moltch from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by dukeufo from California

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375ml bottle. 2014-2015 vintage.

Slightly hazy tangerine colour. White fizzy head that disappears soon enough, leaving just a bit of lace.

Nose has green apples pushing through leather covered vinegary earthiness -- except that the latter are not particularly strong, more a funky melange with associations coming and going, even a bit of puke (in a nice way). A particularly funky apple cider from real apples is a close reference point.

Taste is more restrained. There is a smoothness that borders on sweet, some volatile yeasty astringency that visits spicy bitterness and comes back. Dry and sweet at the same time. Some moderately silky lactic acidity staying on the tongue.

Good, but not outstanding in its style.
Feb 23, 2020
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