Oude Geuze Boon A L'Ancienne | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,510
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
805
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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Photo of IronTom
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mizx
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

I picked up a bottle of Boon's Oude Geuze last month for $10.99 at The Lager Mill. I've tried this beer a couple times at some beer festivals, but I thought it's about time I give it a proper review, so lets see how it goes. Best by 1/21/2031. Poured from a green 750ml corked and caged bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a clean and simple design, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on more of a brighter orange color when held to the light with a little over three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty and patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with the funky yeast being the first to show up with musty yeast aromas seeming to show up the most with some funky barnyard yeast aromas showing up in the background. Up next comes a tart aroma that goes right into the fruits with some nice pear and apricot aromas with some stonefruit aromas showing up in the background. Right at the end there's just a slight skunky aroma. This beer has a good aroma, but i wish it didn't have that slight skunky aspect.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the funky yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts the exact same aspects that it did in the aroma, but it's just a little lighter with no single aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes those same fruity aspects that I got in the aroma and it makes for a nice mixed fruity flavor that sticks out a little more than it did in the aroma and no single fruity aspects seems to stick out the most. On the finish there's just a slight skunky flavor with a medium amount of sourness with a nice sour fruit aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, but I wish it didn't have that slight skunky aspect.

M- Smooth, not too acidic, very crisp, a little prickly, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. This beer has a nice mouthfeel that works well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example of the style, the more I try this style, the more I start to understand what sets this style apart and as far as I can tell this has just about everything that a good Geuze should have and I enjoyed it. This beer has good drinkability, it's smooth, not too acidic, very crisp, a little prickly, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, the whole bottle might be a little too much for me so I think one glass is the perfect amount. What I like the most about this beer is the sourness, it's right where I want it for the style. What I like the least about this beer was the slight skunky aspect, I wish they wouldn't use green bottles. I would buy this beer again and I would be nice to keep a bottle or two around in the cellar, I think it would be a nice summer beer and it might even be a little refreshing. I would recommend this beer, especially if your into the style or sour beers in general. All in all I was happy with this beer, it took me a few yeasrs and a couple tries to warm up to it, but now i can say I enjoy it and I like to seek out more in the style. This beer made for a good first impression and I would really like to try more beers from this brewery, as far as I can tell it's an above average example of the style. Good job guys, this is a tasty Geuze. keep up the hard work.

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Photo of poskok
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjccmd
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy light orange. Fizzy off-white head that trickles away to a ring around the glass. Not much lacing.

Orange, meyer lemons, wet hay with a slight honey sweetness. Earthy funk and bright acidity. Some oak is detectable.

Quite tart upfront but acidity quickly gives way to citrus and a mellow sweetness. Clean lactic sourness. Oak and earthy cheesy brett character. A bit of wheat is detectable, surprisingly.

High carbonation adding to the bite of the acidity. The finish is long with residual acidity on the palate along with a mild lingering sweetness.

The lingering sweetness is a bit of a drawback, but the acidity is quite nice. Probably a safe bet among the less exciting gueuzes.

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Photo of HurrahBeer
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SoPeL
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stokebob
2.84/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

First time trying this style of beer, not my kind of thing. Probably a very good example of it style though, no off flavours.

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Photo of Rclark81986
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice clean simple sour! No special flavors but also no off flavors.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden amber with a large two-finger foamy white head. The head lingers to a sturdy ring. Lots of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma of lemon, oak, and white vinegar.

T - Sour upfront with lemon and lactic acid. The sourness mellows mid palate with pear, white grape, and a light malt sweetness. There is some oakiness in the finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Heavy carbonation with a nice dry finish.

O - This is a very satisfying Geuze. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. Very nice.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy light Amber in color with a big fuzzy white head. Smell has some peppery yeast notes, straw, and grainy malt. Light funky acidic lacto sour flavor follows with lemon peel and slight vinegar notes. Mouthfeel is light bodied highly carbonated and crisp.

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Photo of rjp217
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

look: murky honey-gold. Full white head Lacing dissipates quickly.
smell: Array of citrus, floral, sour, and fruits.
taste: Much like the nose up front, quite dry. An interesting tart, slightly sweet finish.
overall: pretty tame but pleasant Geuze.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

250ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£1.79):
This one was a really excellent gueuze style lambic, it had tonnes of flavour and sourness but held a good balance and proved an easy one to drink. I'm kicking myself for only buying a 250ml bottle when larger ones were available but I guess that just means I'll need to pick this one up again at some point.

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Photo of Toteezz
4.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a pint glass. Bottle is from 12/2012

Appearance: Cloudy and pale yellow with plenty of off white head. Very bubbly.

Nose: Pears and pineapple, Belgian funk, absolutely no hops aroma at all.

Taste: Light and fluffy, initially pretty sour and tart, the pears and tropical fruit really comes through. There is no sweetness; all the microflora has taken care of any residual sugars and dried out the beer. Amazingly drinkable.

Overall: Must buy more Geuze! I'm actually going to use the bottle dregs to propagate a colony of bacteria for my house sours. I love what Frank Boon is doing over there. I originally reviewed his regular Boon Geuze with an under developed palate. This is a must try for all craft beer lovers looking for something off the beaten path. Long live sour beers.

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

Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oude Geuze Boon A L'Ancienne from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 805 ratings