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Boon Oude Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

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3.95/5
Very Good
747 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:
#5,241
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
747
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
147
Trade:
6
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Photo of endovelico
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewing season 2006 - 2007. Best before 24 - 09 - 2029. Batch L9119.

Appearance: Very hazy, glossy gold color with high perceived effervescence, small fizzy white head and no lacing. Also of note: the generous amount of yeast floating around.

Smell: Medium in intensity. Lactic, yeasty, sour cherry, vinegary, a bit oaky, lemony, slightly vegetable and theres also horsey / leather notes.

Taste: Medium in intensity. Tangy, citric, yeasty. Muddy and underwhelming.

Palate: Medium to medium low carbonation. Medium body. Medium to medium high acidity. Alcohol plays well into the whole and the palate is pleasant.

Overall: Sufferable. I realize that the blending process makes it alot harder to make something palatable, but (and with that in mind) it's still a beer that lacks the complexity and elegance necessary to break into the 4 mark.

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Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SourAddict
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Fletchorama
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Hanglow
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375mL bottle poured into a Lindeman's flute. Best by 23-09-2030. 7% ABV.

Appearance: Poured slowly to leave the sediment in. Bright dark gold with a persistent off-white rocky foam on top. No lacing.

Smell: Musty, hint of tart apple and maybe some berry in there towards the back.

Taste: Very tart and sour, but not mouth-puckeringly sour. Granny smith tart apple, oak, a hint of very tart cherry in here as well. Some tart lemon comes out as well as the beer warms up. Definitely better as it warms up.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, but not fizzy. Spicy on the tongue, airy. Just a bit of something sticking to the teeth at the end. Very dry.

Overall / Drinkability: I have heard that this beer is an acquired taste, and I don't think I've fully acquired it yet, but for style, it is a very intense lambic and is very sour and tart. Still, an interesting experience but I think one per night is enough. Perhaps another time I'll revisit this style and see if I feel differently about it.

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Photo of Beeradelphia
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011 bottle. Poured from a small bottle into a Duvel snifter. Beautiful crystal-clear gold color with fairly low carbonation. On the nose, I'm getting sour apples and white wine and a little bit of wet, grassy kind of aroma. There is also a little bit of that funky, wet sock kind of smell.

Light body and firm mouthfeel. Nondescript sour flavors and notes of under-ripe apples, fresh lemon, and grapes predominate. I also detect something like thyme. The acidity is not vinegary or over-bearing. It's pleasant, not too mouth-drying, and somewhat appetizing. There is a faint oakiness on the finish.

Flavor-wise, I enjoyed this beer and think it is excellent. My main gripe with it is the low carbonation. I think higher carbonation would open up the palate a bit more and complement the flavor nicely. Moreover, the sourness seems a bit one-dimensional (fruit). I don't have a lot of experience with this style, but I would like to try a gueuze with a bit more complexity.

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Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Apathetiq
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of bluerabbit
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Birdog
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of scottiethebody
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of vollie
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of zeledonia
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle says 20/01/2031, which suggests to me that it was bottled January 2011. Tasted 1 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden orangey-yellow color. Very clear, with about 1 finger of white head, all big bubbles. Tons of carbonation visible in the glass.

Smell is a musty, yeasty aroma, with a little bit of sour and a light sweet kick. Better than the taste, but didn't wow me.

Taste has a touch of lemony sour, but a whole lot of bitter and straw-like flavors, without the complexity and sour I'm looking for. Finish is mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. Light-bodied, plenty of carbonation.

An okay gueuze, but not my favorite. Generally dull, without much sour or depth, and dominated by the wrong flavors, IMO.

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Photo of yeti123
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of lern
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jwale73
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml corked and caged bottle served in my ST tulip. 24-06-2030 indicated on the back label. Pours a light, golden-orange hue with a slightly hazy clarity and a three inch bright white head that sizzles and pops and quickly disperses within seconds on the pour. Head eventually settles into a consistent 1/8th inch cap. Some lacing is present, but there's no adhesion. Nose reveals citrus zest, vinegar notes, cork and tart light stone fruit. Taste follows nose; however, considerably less tart and sour than suggested by the nose. There's also a slight cardboard taste in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, palate cleansing carbonation as well as a slight acidity that lightly stimulates the salivary glands. Overall, a decent and accessible gueuze, but nothing overly spectacular. I'd go with Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René or Hanssens Oude Gueuze over this one.

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Photo of HopBrain
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CliffBrake
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Boon Oude Geuze from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 747 ratings
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