Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

Boon Oude GeuzeBoon Oude Geuze
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Boon Oude GeuzeBoon Oude Geuze

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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of avalon07
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a burnt orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a huge, foamy, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: An enticing aroma of citrus, yeast, and a slightly musty smell.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, citrus (lemon), a little malt, and some spices. A big, formidable, vibrant flavor. Very well-rounded.

M: A highly-carbonated beer with a typically sour finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An excellent example of a gueuze. Very well made and very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of imbibehour
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Cantillon Gueuze glass.

A real solid orange body, peach colored and opaque and quite even throughout. Good pinhead sized carbonation that rises quickly, with a nice creamy top of off white color, and makes about two fingers tall. Leaves a good half sized finger while drinking.

Interesting nose for a gueuze. There's a hiding sweetness of what seems Belgian candi sugar behind this, with some moderate classic funky notes, and pepper crispness. Quite dry. Some fruity lemon a little bit, but the sugars seem to come out at little.

Palate seems to lack a little. Some dry crisp carbonation with a slightly wet body. Not very malty or with much depth to the palate. Light lemon sensing but fleeting with a little bit of watery sweetness on the finish. Crisp finish with almost a powdery dry fleeting sweetness.

I just came off Zwanze day from Cantillon and trying this is a big change. It's different and alright but it's not doing much for me compared to other lambic/gueuze's I've had.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jonada
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottled 4/23/2010. 7% ABV. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden color with 2 fingers of a lasting soapy head. Body is hazy to the point of being nearly opaque with lots of carbonation streaming throughout.

Smell: Barnyard funk, musty basement, white grape, green apple, damp wood.

Taste: Medium sour barnyard funk, tart light fruits (apple, grape), minerals, rain water, hint of bell peppers (yes bell peppers), and a touch of herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is high. Tart, dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall: This is a pretty good gueuze and decently priced. Worth a a try if you've never had it, but there are much better options out there, including several in the same (or lower) price range.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 24-06-2030

A: Pours a cloudy medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot highlights. The beer has a four finger tall fizzy light beige head that very slowly reduces to a dimpled pillowy finger tall layer across the entire surface of the beer. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Heavy aromas of barnyard funk and mustiness with some lighter floral notes.

T: Upfront there are moderate to significant flavors of acidic citrus (lemon and grapefruit) along with quite a bit of tartness. There is a definite presence of sourness and some lighter notes of mustiness. Hints of bitterness are present in the finish but the overall flavor is quite tart.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with heavy amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Like all beers in this style, I think it is more of an acquired taste (and one that I have a real thirst for). I enjoyed this beer and found it quite refreshing though there is more than a slight amount of puckering sourness/tartness and a smell that could be off-putting if you are not used to the style. Delicious but I just wish it was a little more affordable to make it a more frequent beer for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into a tulip. best by 1/25/2032

Pours a dark golden color with a 2 inch white bubbly head. Traditional gueuze aroma...tart vinegary white grape smart. Quite pronounced and strong. Good bit of tartness on the initial sip followed up with a nice flavor profile of fruitiness and acidic vinegar. it's not as sour as some others. Feel is medium bodied with high carbonation, par for the style. Good drinkability.

Overall a very enjoyable geuze that i'd have again. There are some better ones, but this one has enough complexity and yeasty funk that i'll return to it again in the future. If i'm able to choose between this and boon mariage parfait though, i go mariage parfait all day.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 80.3% out of 100 with 745 ratings
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