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Oude Geuze Boon | Brouwerij Boon

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 40% unmalted wheat, 60% of barleymalt, aged hops and wild yeasts collected from a coolship and is aged for up to 3 years in oak casks.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Rich amber color with many tiny floaters in the beer. Head is foamy white and dissipates rather quickly. Good lacing.

Notes of hay, tart green apple peel, and white vinegar are upfront on the aroma. Other notes of leather, fresh bread, pears, and orange rind. Altogether, kind of smells like a white grape wine.

Tart green apple skin make much of the palette bitter, along with strong lemon zest. Vinegar interestingly helps control the bitterness with its own acidic twist. Hay and brown leather linger in the aftertaste. Mild citric notes in the background, particularly the orange rind. Altogether, a very exciting, wild beer with a wide variety of different flavors and combinations.

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Photo of zbelair
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreyski
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage - a little sweet and tart, funky woody oak spice complexity

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled and all sorts of aging and conditioning. I've poured it into a Westy 12 glass to give it a bit of regal treatment
slightly cloudy very golden body with okay white head
aroma is boozy sherry
flavour has sweet fruity tart funky and deep

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold, straw coloration with a small, fizzy head, visible carbonation and some fine floaters on the final pour. Smell is mild funk with notes of hay, lemon zest, tart green apple, quince and just a hint of white vinegar. Taste is dominated by a medium green apple tartness, mild, mildewy funk and light biscuity malt, with notes of hay, quince, lemon zest and just a hint of white vinegar. There is a somewhat faint earthy/woody note in the background as well. Finishes with a light/medium tartness and some funk and lemon zest lingering in the aftertaste. Soft, effervescent mouthfeel with a light/medium body and lively carbonation. A very nicely balanced Geuze with a good complexity, but somewhat understated funk/sourness. Body is a tad too light, but really not that bad. Very nice, effervescent mouthfeel.

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Photo of vinicole
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Hazy. Light amber. Thin head.
Fruity aroma. Apple and quince. Similar to sweet silage.
Tart. Lemon and lime. Crab apple. Piquant.
Soft carbonation. Middling body.
Complex. Better than my one previous Gueuze.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of a saison, but far more pungent and strong. Highly carbonated with notes of pear and a bit of funkiness. There's a lingering bitterness that is unlike any other beer I've experienced. Very complex. A good sipping beer.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Slightly hazy yellow with a foamy white head. Medium-poor retention. A thin film remains. No lacing.

S: Mildew, barnyard funk, moth balls, hay, green apple skin, white wine vinegar, lemon zest.

T: Green apple skin, lemon zest, white wine vinegar, green pear, hay, horse blanket, earth, cracker.

F: Medium-light, highly carbonated, sprizy, lightly tart and lightly dry. Clean.

O: A really solid gueuze. Very tasty.

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Photo of Spike
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle with champagne-style cork. Golden orange colour with a foaming, white head. Smells and tastes of yeast and rhubarb. Sharp, clean mouthfeel. Approachable, tart, geuze. Super- refreshing in hot weather.

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Photo of hman43
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden with very good clarity. It has a white head with good head retention.

Smell: Leather and horse blanket and the first aromas that come through in the aroma. There are some earthly elements and low oak notes as well.

Taste: It has a moderately sour flavor with horsey and barnyard elements. There is also a mild oak flavor.

Feel: It has a light body with a very dry finish. It is moderately high in carbonation.

Overall, this has a good combination traditional earthen elements with a classic dry finish.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank at Cerveteca.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Pours a humongous four finger head with a golden straw colored body.
S- Smell is extremely funky, yeasty, skunky and sour. Lambic is extremely present and it brings an almost grape wine aroma with it. Very nice on the nose.
T- Its very sour, but not overly so. Lime, grape, wine, and even a little bit of salt. Well done flavor.
F- Decently dry on the tongue. Tart enough on the tongue.
O- This is a great geuze. Wonderful crafted and delicious. Sometimes, minimalism is the best. This beer was a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good gueuze that is more approachable than better variants of it. I had it on draft (hand pump) and it was not at its freshest but nonetheless it features a nice fruitiness and a teasing acidity that made it very enjoyable and easy to drink. A very refreshing and thirst-quenching beer!

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

2012/ 2013 vintage opened 2018

Aroma - rich pilsner malt, hey, earth, ever so faintly horsey, a little copper, wisp of lemon rind, fresh bread, -overall pretty light aroma, but pleasant and familiar , very slight acetic acid, maybe some diacetyl, cinnamon/orange rhind character, hint of artificial/lemonhead character.

Appearance - cork almost jumps out of bottle but no gushing. Brilliantly clear, deep dingy straw hue, no head or lace whatsoever (probably my wet glass to blame), racing carbonation

Flavor - Acetic character is the base tone, some washed out malt character with a slight lychee/ pear ester which only shows for a moment before a pretty forceful solvent character comes in at the end. Manage to catch a little lemon and new leather , and maybe forest floor, along with a snap of minerallity mid-palate.

Mouthfeel - medium light, a little puckering, strangely flat on the palate despite the high carbonation, and then the acetone/ solvent in the finish. no unpleasant aftertaste.

Overall - These beers can be so pretty, and some nice elements are there, but overall not best gueze I've had from Boon. I seem to b e increasingly disappointed with subsequent vintages. I hope things aren't going downhill over there.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Best before end of 2033.
Clear, deep gold colored body. Fizzy head dissipates rapidly to very thin ring fed by bubbles. No lacing. Lots of ascending bubbles.
Aroma of lemon, green apples, bread, and mustiness.
Flavor is slightly sweet but sour also. Taste of lemon and oak barrel. A little green apple and cherry also. Funk is minimal. Not much of an after taste. Dry taste profile.
Thin to medium mouth feel, with higher level of carbonation.
Not complex with aroma and taste layers, but very serviceable as a good tasting sour.

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Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a light hazy golden color, with 1 finger of white head---------- the aromas are of tart apples, floral/grass, stone fruit and subtle funk------------ the flavors are of Apple juice, subtle tartness, pears, subtle funk and hay/grass, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tart dry finish----------- overall this beer was nice, it was a clean and crisp version of the style was hoping for a little more funk, still tasty though--

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Oude Geuze Boon from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 819 ratings