Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

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Boon Oude GeuzeBoon Oude Geuze

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

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

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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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Photo of Jeezy973
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BKotch
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Anze
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dougbreathe
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very cloudy golden orange color with a massive fizzy white head. It eventually fades to a half finger cap that last the entire beer and there is no lacing apparent. Smell is fruity, tart, vinegar and funk. Taste is similar, but less fruity than the smell. Decent amount of sourness that is very nice. Feel is light, crisp and super carbonated with a dry finish. Overall a very enjoyable beer. This is my first geuze and I have to say I am very impressed.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve1993
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is reminiscent of hazy cider, white, fizzy head proceeds a quickly dispersing head to a tiny veil of bubbles.
The nose presents grapefruit and tart citrus.
The taste is a mild sourness, citrusy and notes of sherbet are apparent.
Lovely fizz and carbonation.
A very worthwhile brew, and an excellent example of the style. Not the best, but definitely up there.

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Photo of Wobbly
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 vintage.

Cork pops off loud. Vinegar and a ripe, musty fruit aroma flows freely into the room. Light brown with a dense tan froth that's in it for the long haul. When held to the nose damp hay and various light fruits are noticed. Also has a slight earthiness at the very back. Sweet and dry with a plum and nectarine core. There's orange peel and modest funk in the finish. Lighter side of medium which makes for easy drinking. Not as piquant as many of its brethren, but still a tasty representation of the style.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: Beer looks like a hazy apple cider. Dark(er) golden with large white bubbles. Head fades to a fine veil of tiny bubbles.

Aroma: lactic sourness and funk, which is reminiscent of burnt wood/burnt rubber.

Flavor: nice sourness. Not so sharp as to eat through your teeth's enamel, but definitely puckering. The burnt rubber in the nose is present in the flavor along with extinguished matches - not sulfury, but there is a burnt chemical like flavor. Interesting, but the beer would be better without it. No hop flavor and only minimal malt.

Mouthfeel: medium light. Extremely effervescent. Each sip inflates your mouth. Highly carbonated!

Overall: This beer was good, but most American counterparts have surpassed this beer in overall quality/flavor. At $10 / 750ml it is not a bad value and certainly cheaper than the US versions. This is a must try, but will not be a repeat purchase.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Goldenrod with fizzy white film. 4
Blast of funk, lemon rind, cheese rind, soft yellow plums, yoghurt and flowers - intoxicating. 4.5
Sweet kumquat, a bit of cracker, lemon fizz sweets, slight cider vinegar tang, wood, some gentle barn, and more flowers. 4.25
Grapefruit to finish and chalky end.
Salty, fizzy, some cling, flinty, on the way to medium. 4

Deep and sweet. Lactic then Brett, acetic last - cheese and lemon. All the pieces work together nicely. Maybe not the nuance of Mariage, but easy to appreciate - lambic in broad strokes. A good place to start. 4.25

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Photo of lmaduells
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Whenever I take a beer of this style spend a surprising and unexpected experience. Good beer repeat, if possible in a slightly warm or celebration; beer rather than champagne.

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

Photo of theskjoung
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

To talk about the taste, it tastes similar to sidra or txakoli or some white wine.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy peach, large billowing head that recedes without lacing. Nose is lovely. Bright, tart fruit with a bit of fresh cheese in the background. Taste is not overly sour. Apple skins, feigns sweetness then disappears to dry. Almost like there is some apricot in there, but of course there is not. Mouthfeel is very crisp and yet smooth. Very good beer...better than expected.
This is the 2012/2013. Interested in seeing how this compares to the older bottle I have of this and the mariage parfait.

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

Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma has a lot of farmhouse funk but it's the fresh, grassy kind. Taste starts with the specific lambic yeast notes, sour but not very astringent and quite bitter for a gueuze. body is medium and carbonation is on the high side. A very balanced gueuze, funky but not pungent and quite refreshing.

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Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
3.9 out of 5 based on 733 ratings.
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