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Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
749 Ratings
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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:
#5,314
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
749
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
148
Trade:
6
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Photo of bobv
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the delicious gueuzes. Hazy deep golden color with big head. Strong retention. Funky aroma of barnyard, earthy notes and slight lemon. Acidic sourness softly dominates the taste. Fruity esters and wood are in background. Perfectly harmonized, not too sour or astringent. Effervescent and light to medium bodied. Dry finish. Very difficult to brew it. Respectful.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brown120
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thepenguin
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bird_soul
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisroarshack
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -5.1%
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 +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
2.45/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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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Photo of Jeezy973
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anze
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Boon Oude Geuze 2011-2012

Pours a slightly hazed orange-amber color with a small, white head, immediately collapsing to a small film at the rim of the glass.

Smells of ripe red apple, together with a nice, cheesy funkiness. Lemon zest and old wood bark among sweeter toffee malts create a pleasant depth on the nose.

Has a very mineralic, lively carbonation, supported by tart lemon zest, creating a pleasant interplay with a sweeter malts defined finish.

Tastes of a slightly harsh, carbonation supported, stony minerality among sour lemon pulp and a oaken hint on the back end. Offers dusty toffee malts after the swallow, together with the beer's profound mineral quality. Finishes with a decent lemon tartness among funky cream cheese, wood bark and fermented, fruit coated toffee.

Drinks very easy, refreshing with a nice depth of flavors to it, while its mineralic presence is a tad over the top, preventing more subtle flavors from becoming recognizable, especially during the beginning.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 749 ratings
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