Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

BA SCORE
87
very good
732 Ratings
Boon Oude GeuzeBoon Oude Geuze
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
6.5-7.0% abv

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 03-16-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
732
Reviews:
262
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
141
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Beginner2
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While not my favorite style, this may be one of my favorites in the style.
Rocky head releases the style's earthy stuff. But what makes this my favorite is that it is not too sour and does not reassert its sourness as others usually do. A pleasant sour.

Listed in the "1001" (a deserves to be there), MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" said it has "a firm body, Seville Orange fruitiness and appetisingly bitter finish."

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Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdrickCS
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

37cl bottle. Dark orange with a light tan head and visible carbonation. Murky sedimentation at the bottom of the bottle. Sour, with notes of vinegar, barnyard funk, macerated fruit, oak. Refreshing due to its medium-light body and high carbonation.

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Photo of MoohMooh
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcpat1993
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not quite sour enough but nice nonetheless.

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Photo of bobv
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brown120
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thepenguin
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours an extremely lively, mildly cloudy dark gold with a large off-white head and lots of bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

S: Lots of grape must. A bit vinous and cidery, with a relatively restrained tartness for the style. Some dry oak, apple skins and fairly clean Brett character.

T: Balanced, moderately tart and quite oaky, adding the perception of dryness. Semi-dry with apples, apple cider vinegar and more grape must. Very drinkable, with a dry oaky finish.

F: Medium bodied with creamy and abundant carbonation. A bit prickly and drying.

Thoughts: Not sure why this gets a rap of being a mediocre gueuze. I found it to be very balanced and drinkable, with nice mustiness and oak influence. I for one liked that it wasn’t as abrasively tart as say a Hanssens.

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Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an hazy orangey amber with small head, downsizing to a thin layer. Some lacing as you enjoy the beer. Slightly sour smell in the nose. The sour helps cut oil in the mouth. Refreshing!

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Photo of Xenoreactive
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful orange haze. No lacing, no retention but a playful lively carbonation. Looks like a juicy champagne, almost.

Smells like ammonia, piss, brett, rotten apples and sulfur. Not pleasant.

Despite an odd band-aid flavor, it opens with with crisp and light fruitiness. Has some nice tropical notes backed up with some bready notes.

Feel is similar to champagne or highly carbonated cider. Nice bubbly bursts. No coating or lingering feel. Might be my favorite aspect of this brew. Very pleasant to drink.

Intriguing. Definitely a boon, for sure.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
2.45/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle I believe to be a 2013 vintage. A "shelf geuze" recently plucked from a store in central PA at a price of around $9. In a geuze tumbler, it appears a hazy golden copper color with a white cap that holds with a thin topping.

The smell is citrusy with an additional non-descript fruited quality and mild oakiness and bacterial funk. The taste is citrus zest and lemony tart before getting oaked in flavor with some vanilla and slight grainy sweetness. The aftertaste displays sharp cheese-like funk and a hint of ripe feta/blue cheese. As it gets warmer there is a mild mineral character but by no means is it a major component to this brew's profile.

This is light in body with modest carbonation. A very enjoyable brew that I would certainly buy again when I come across it. After recently consuming the "black label extra dry" version, I think I would rather have more of this for its slightly cheaper price and ease of availability. Comical that geuze from other producers just evaporate immediate upon release yet this guy was just hanging out on the shelf for years with little interest shown.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
3.9 out of 5 based on 732 ratings.
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