Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

BA SCORE
87
very good
740 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:
740
Reviews:
264
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
142
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 264
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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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

Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
3.9 out of 5 based on 740 ratings.
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