Oude Geuze Boon
Brouwerij Boon

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Brouwerij Boon
Ranked #38
Ranked #12,475
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Sep 05, 2023
Mar 16, 2005
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 BJB13 from Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
375 ml bottle poured into a Tulip.
2018/2019 Brewing Season

L: Slightly hazy, amber with 2 finger head, white foam is dense and recedes slowly to solid cap, a few bits of suspended sediment made into the glass, the bottom of the bottle has a ring of sediment.
S: Moderate strength nose, fruity, peach, hints at lactic sweetness, a little bit of light funk aroma.
T: Dry and tart, fairly clean, not sweet at all, sour fruit, a little bit acidic, a bit of light funk in the sour finish.
F: Light bodied but not thin, carbonated enough for a good cork pop, but has only a minor crisp opening.
O: Good flavor, but the sour character is barely manageable for my palate, some rich meats and cheese would balance this nicely but drinking it solo is a bit much for me.
Sep 05, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375ml Bottle (2017/2018) Pours a hazey amber/copper colour with a half finger off-white head which has good retention. Aroma is sour, fruity and quite funky. Taste is tart and acidic with earthy notes and a touch of spice. Slight white wine taste in there too. Medium mouth feel & dry finish. A good solid gueuze.
Aug 15, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 3.44 by SteveinBelgium from Belgium

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 14, 2022
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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 MutuelsMark 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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