Oude Geuze Boon A L'Ancienne | Brouwerij Boon

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

Style: 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.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-16-2005

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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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Photo of degueulasse
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a lighter tan in color and doesn't have much of a smell—an unremarkable start serving as a façade for a very delicious, refreshing beer. Its crisp sweetness has something of a bite to it, and its tones of apple and white grape go well together. This tastes like the perfect beer for a summer day lounging by the pool.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 73301, best before February 13th, 2037. 375ml bottle.

Pours a hazy straw gold, small head of foam, spotty lacing

Apple vinegar aromas with some funk. Definitely tart but not without some sweet notes.

The taste is tart, funky, woody, slightly sweet but overall, very dry. I want to say there's a peppery presence but I am not sure on that.

Light bodied, plenty of carbonation.

Excellent Gueuze.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color familiar and normal for gueuze. 1/2" white head, this looks like the prototypical gueuze here, there isn't much in the way of head retention. Aroma is I dunno, gueuzy, tart, sour, lemon, dry oak.

Taste is more of the lemon, green apple and oak, sourness all over it, probably in the 6 range on the 1-10 sour scale. Not overly acidic, lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel, hides alcohol pretty well. Its a good value at just over $10 a bottle. I wouldn't say its as good as Cuvee Rene gueuze, but that is some world class kind of value. I'd prefer 3F or Cantillon sure, but those are going to be 4-5x the cost, and availability sucks, not to mention possible shipping charges because you won't find that stuff on shelves like you will this one.

Its not the most complex funk aspect, its almost completely absent, but I think its a good gateway gueuze with cleaner impressions for those not ready for a shithouse in a phone booth kind of experience.

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Photo of Lucular
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Small amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Tart and funky although overall the smell and taste are sweeter and less funky than I expected. Minimal amount of leather and oak character and generally lacks complexity. Slightly disappointing.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2014/2015 and provided as an 'extra' by Jan in a purchase from Belgium! Very nnice oude geuze with all the traditional characteristics. Definitely doesn't taste like a 7% ABV beer.

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Photo of gbiello
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobus79
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2014-2015 bottle (2-3 years old). Serious horseblanket. Tart and champaigne dry finish. Really solid. A touch bretty and missing a little sweetness. Pretty darn awesome though.

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Photo of taospowder
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vaulmas
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014/2015 vintage enjoyed in 2017.
It pours a golden colour with a little white head.
Floral and a bit funky smell.
Some sourness in the taste balanced by some sweetness. Crisp, it's slightly tart and become more and more complex as it evolves in the glass. Nice champagne like mouthfeel.
Nice gueuze but not as complex as other example of the style

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Photo of 54V4G3
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sabtos
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sparkling slightly foggy amber with a large but light white foam settling to a persistent finger of fuzzy blanket slightly clinging at the edges but leaving no lace.

Smell is crisp and clean floral lemon, orange, white grape and champagne with a slight green apple and hint of sour funk.

Taste is perfectly tart, slightly moreso on the swallow, with white grape and pineapple, orange rind, a touch of biscuity yet bright oak and toastiness, leaning towards sesame.

Medium-light bodied with a perfectly pillowy yet slightly stinging carbonation, finishing semi-dry. Insanely drinkable, very well balanced, and just exactly as tart as it needs to be.

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


A: Big, airy white head. Golden amber color. Some visible carbonation. Poured gently to avoid any sediment.

S: Fresh lemon rind, Welch's grape juice, earthy nuttiness, Pinot Noir (reminds me of one I had recently, hence the specificity), musty basement, fresh sourdough.

M: Acqeous and effervescent.

T: Bright, pleasant acidity with notes of white vinegar and lemon juice, followed by fruitier notes of Granny Smith apple, white peach, under ripe plum, kiwi, with some earthy and funkier notes of nuttiness.

D: If I could drink this with every meal, every day for the rest of my life I would. It's not as complex or funky as the Mariage Parfait, but it's just so drinkable and approachable. If you like the flavor profile of Boon Geuze you'll enjoy this beer.

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