Boon Geuze
Brouwerij Boon

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Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 12.03%
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
404
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Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
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Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  27
Gots
  44
SCORE
90
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JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at De Cam in 2013

APP - crystal clear, light straw, low persistent white head

Aroma - fresh, grainy, creamy, lightly herbal, notes of lime and melon

Flavor - Amazing Depth of cascading flavors. Starts with bright white pepper, pear, chammomile, sage, and slides into a deeper tartness with ginger notes

MF - light alcohol warmth, light burn from acidity, light bodied, sharply sour, grippy carbonation

Jul 22, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent orange-copper with a finger of off-white fizzy, foam that bubbles away quickly. Aroma is stone, red grapes, plum and grassy, herbal hops. Very light lactic sour twist at the finish, but not much. Flavor profile is stone, bready, biscuity, earthy malts and grassy, herbal hops. There is a twinge of plum and red grape cutting through the mix, but it's very minor. It offers up just a twist of sourness at the finish. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a neutral, smooth texture. Overall, lightly sour with a light and balanced flavor profile for a simple geuze experience.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 750mL bottle.

Oct 27, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, golden colored body; thin yet lasting white head. Very nice lemony scent; grassy. Mild sweetness offsetting a tangy citrus flavor; fruit-like. Medium body; fizzy and dry with a tart edge.

I believe this is my first stab at this style of beer. I like it. It brings a nice blend of sweetness, tartness, and dryness to the palate and drinks easily. This bottle had the years 2014/2015 on the label.

Sep 06, 2018
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marcbosch from Netherlands

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Opaque golden yellow. Head was somewhat small and thin.
Smell: Boldly sour, some goat/barnyard funky character. This is one bold beer.
Taste: I'm not going to surprise anyone if I say it tastes as it smells. Unabashedly sourr, a green taste of unripe apple and grapes compensed by a subtle goaty, sweaty in the good sense character. Perhaps a bit of grassiness too.
Feel: light bodied, very astringent.
Overall: a very good, very enjoyable gueuze.

Jun 16, 2018
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Juhnnybear from California

4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OK this is a 2012-13 so its about 4 years old. Little dixie-cuo style clear glass taster. Overall very refreshing, not overpowering and well balanced. The sour comes late and brief. Nose is pleasant skunk. Roof of mouth more than tongue. Lace stays at 1/16" so what is more beautiful? Best appreciated by gods and idiots.

Nov 11, 2017
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- One or two finger head (give or takeā€“it dissipates soon).A golden/amberish/gold ruby-red colored beer.
S-Funky earthy notes that aren't present in any other beer. This beer is also very mellow with the aroma.
T- Sour, vinous (wine), earthy, mid dark fruit. Delicious and sour in the right days.
Mf- DRY dry dry. Extremely refreshing.
O- Again, haven't had enough of this style. Extremely funky, yet delicious and a great time.

Jun 17, 2017
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JackRWatkins from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a generous thee finger head, hazy copper gold
S: wondefully earthy and complex aroma, stone fruit, pineapple and tons of funk
T: great amount of pepper up front, followed by a complex ester profile that is wonderful, truly excellent
M: dry AF
O: dear god, fantastic

Jun 17, 2017
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eckk_rachel from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid Head on the Pour with light amber hints

Rotten Apple Smell accompanied by Tart notes

Very fruity, citrus, tangy taste

Very tasty! Love this beer

Apr 27, 2016
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Sparty21 from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Looks like a thicker beer when it is first poured, with a solid head on the pour.
Aroma: Orange notes, very citrus smell
Taste: Very fruity, bold citrus taste with a sour aftertaste
Overall: good beer, a very refreshing taste that is highly carbonated

Apr 13, 2016
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Kristie_Duve from Michigan

3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appeared very light with an orange hue. Strong mint and orange tones that seem to compliment each other. However, when tasting this beer I thought it was extremely difficult to distinct flavors, and enjoy. Very minty, potent, and not personally enjoyable for me.

Apr 06, 2016
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khmel from Ukraine

4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A slightly murky golden pour with light amber hints. A tall, foamy, off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. The nose is lambic funk, notes of cider and champagne. The taste is a tangy, lambic funk mix with a little malt complexity near the finish. The mouth is medium-bodied and smooth given the style, but with a semi-dry finish. Really great brew for the lambic lover!

Sep 24, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottles on sale at the Micro Bar in Reykjavik. The bottle informs me this is best before some date in the year 2035.

Pours effervescent, smells tart, tastes dry. Nothing here will blow your socks off, considering the recent proliferation of good-to-great Geuzes, but its position as a stylistic standard bearer should be respected.

Jul 02, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy gold with a champagne like white head that quickly dissipates. Slightly rotten apple nose with lemon and a little funk. Bitter acid palate with lemon, apples and wine notes.

Jun 08, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011-2012 vintage. Cork dated 10492. Served in a geuze tumbler 2/1/15. This cork popped out with a vengeance...

A- Clear golden-copper body. Frothy, effervescent 3 finger white head that takes a while to settle down. Should have poured this one gently, but it is certainly a well carbonated beer. Nice retention, thick collar, not much lacing.

S- Peppercorns, floral notes, a moderate funk- not as much wet hay or mustiness as Cantillon, but the former 2 notes come across reasonably well here. Crisp wheat sharpness. Not superbly complex, but sets the table reasonably well.

F- Mild-moderate level of funky hay and must, combined with a mild lemon zest up front. Plenty of floral notes, some peppers. Drinks a lot like a saison. Not particularly acidic, although there is a reasonable amount which is nowhere near overwhelmingly strong. Nice dry lemon zest on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, nice effervescence, good carbonation. Quite drinkable. Not too sour, not too funky, seems to be just right if you're in the mood for some lambic.

O- Good geuze; I would put this slightly above average especially when you factor in the availability and affordability in addition to the palatal qualities this beer brings.

4 / 4.25 / 4.25 / 4.25 / 4.25

Feb 02, 2015
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jdhowe from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

hazy orange, very mild aroma and a clean taste with a light vegetal character. Mildly drying finish, moderate carbonation. Allowed to warm, aromas of lemon zest emerge. Overall, good but simple and lacking the complexity of many other gueuzes, but reasonable in its price range.

Sep 13, 2014
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Brisket from Idaho

4.81/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Very pale amber beer with white head. Dissipated quickly with no lacing

S- smells tart green apple with a yeasty/bready base. Mostly lactic sour with some acetic aromas.

T- Tastes great more sour than funky, green apple like the aroma it has a hay like finish. Very dry

M- Light body, with high carbonation, slight pucker in the finish.

O- Great beer, dry and easy to drink. I will try it again.

Apr 08, 2014
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Lukass from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Nice, hazy light yellow color with a head that fizzed away immediately.

Smell was fruity, citrusy sourness, with a hint of vinegar.

Not too familiar with many geueze lambics, but if the flavor characteristics for this style are funky and sour, then they hit the mark. This is a very tart, dry beer that is also very refreshing. Almost like a sour grapefruit without the sweet. No hop bitterness whatsoever. Definitely has that aged, oaky dry finish. Will seek out more of this style, but sparingly. Can get pretty pricey for just one bottle

Apr 05, 2014
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Georgefox from England

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had one of these in Brussells a while back, but can't remember much about it. Somehow ended up with a branded glass brought back. I've had one other geuze since then and haven't been sure this is something I like or not.

However, having spotted a bottle of Boon at the local market this weekend, I decided for one more go at it. This one says 2011, for what that's worth.

I was very impressed in particular with the smell of this beer. One of the nicest smmelling beers I have had. It bubbles like a champagne but still distinctly looks like a beer. A lot of care has gone into the making of this.

Unfortunately the taste does let it down slightly initially. It just doesn't taste as good as it smells. It does improve however after a few mouthfuls. I really feel you need time to adjust to this kind of beer.

Definitly an acquired taste. Having not too long ago discovered this style, I find it to not be very available where I live. I expect to try again at some point when possible.

Aug 20, 2013
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

2/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish; no head

Aroma: Sour; citrusy (mostly lemony); ginger

Taste: oaky; spritzy; very tart; dry finish; kind of like unsweetened orange soda on the end

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Jun 15, 2013
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tectactoe from Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Boon Geuze, ahh.... the Boone's Farm of gueuze, right? Just kidding. Picked up at Discount Drinks for about six dollars. It pours a golden color with some light amber hints - nearly translucent, but it end up being basically opaque. Volatile and foamy with an eggshell color head that lasts for days and leaves a small touch of lacing on the glass.

Up front, the aroma is pretty tart and definitely gets the saliva glands pumping right away. Tart green apples, white grapes, and a moderate amount of funk in the form of musty cork, wet wood, and a damp cellar. I can't decide from the aroma whether this one will be more funky or more tart, but my money is on the funk side..

The flavor profile begins with an initial burst of tart apples that's met immediately with a mild, astringent bitterness that peaks during the height of the carbonation snap to provide a nice shock to the senses, both taste and smell. Lots of dry funk enters in the middle; cork, must, old cellar, very dry with some funky wood in the finish that couples with a fading, dying tartness. Wood, funk, and spent apples are left on the palate. Light bodied, effervescent with lots of carbonation.

Definitely a nice gueuze considering the availability. Don't expect the quality and taste of Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, or even Russian River, but this is certainly a decent gueuze given the fact that it's readily available at your local beer store for 6-7$. Better than Lindenman's Cuvee Rene in my opinion. A good "beginner" gueuze to get your friends into funky beers.

May 12, 2013
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Kit from Maine

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am a sour beer fan and don't have much to add to the previous reviews, which seem pretty apt in my experience. I opened the bottle one evening when I was craving a sour at home, and had a glass, then corked the bottle with a wine cork. Had another glass a day or so later, and then killed the bottle this evening--at least three or so days later. I expected it to have gone flat, but it still had a lovely head, and tasted just as intriguingly funky-lemony-tart as it had the first time I tried it.

A-It's pleasantly cloudy (I like that in a beer!) with a nice dense white head that hangs in there.

S-tart, funky/yeasty, like a sour!

T- lemon-citrus tart, that really hits the back sides of the tongue. Every time I've had this, I think, "This is not really my favorite beer!" but then I taste it again and go back for more! It is VERY dry, funky, tart, in a refreshing way--looking forward to drinking this on a hot summer day with some shellfish, or after farm chores!

M-Tart, with an underlying sweetness that's sour characteristic.

O-While I say this is not my favorite sour beer, my local grocery store carries it at a VERY reasonable price, so I can imagine it being a default summer drink at home beer, and it is definitely growing on me!

May 07, 2013
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Brenden from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an active beer, with lots of carbonation working all the while it sits. it's a hazy dark yellow-amber in color,and it develops a clean-looking, absolutely white head that remains very tight and soapy, rising to just over a finger. It retains its form very well and leaves good patchy lacing as the beer falls.
The aroma offers a lot of tartness, seemingly foregoing some of the funk for added sourness. It's not that there isn't some funk, which there is, giving off a smell of wet hay. There's a whiff of vinegar and some green grape skin in the slightly sweet aspect of the sourness. Nice and complex; just a bit more strength puts this over the top.
While malts are very light, this Gueze certainly isn't light on the tart and sour flavors. It's like an extreme version of a Kolsch (for comparison) in its dryness and the champagne-like vinous quality. A bit of grains runs underneath and there's some citrus zest (the sourness can only make one think of lemons) going into the finish.
The body is light, which works well for this one, with as constant a crispness as the carbonation would lead one to expect. It's also as dry as one might expect.

Feb 22, 2013
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Wolfpack2005 from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First Gueuze or lambic style beer.

A-Poured a cloudy golden yellow with 3 finger head the recedes and leaves a nice 1/2 finger cap.

S-Sour green apples and slight yeast funk.

T-An odd funk that is a bit unfamiliar, but not unwelcome. After the the tartness takes center stage and holds on longer after the beer is down. Tart green apples, sour lemon rind and green grapes. Very faint malt presence with no discernible hop flavor.

M-Light body, high carbonation. Dry Finish.

O-This is an interesting beer that seems to be a cross between a light ale and champagne. A style that I would like to explore a little bit more.

Jan 01, 2013
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greenmonstah from New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 Ml into tulip glass

A - First off, this is the first geuze I've had where the cork literally exploded out as soon as I undid the cage. Dangerous! Head is massive, four fingers. Body is a yellowy orange, hazy with a massive stream of bubbles, more than the Sorachi Ace I had last week.

S - Lemony, grassy, sour, not too exciting.

T - Follows the nose, with more yeast pop and funkiness. Tiny bit peppery and lemony.

M - MEdium to light body with huge carbonation and a light dryness.

O - Perfectly fine geuze and widely available. Nothing to write home about but very enjoyable with a steak.

Sep 07, 2012
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PEBKAC from New York

3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

$9 Bottle from New Beer. Best by 2029... Woot, I think I'm in the clear!

Clear, pale amber body. Fizzy/delicate, head.

Acid & lots of agitation. Micro-beaded carbonation, seltzer-ish body. Bittersweet scent. Kiwi, battery acid & socks. Cheesy asparagus.

Very thin. Cheesy sourness. Cider vinegar & sugar free soda. Bitter, metallic finish. Numbing & refreshing. Lemony entrails.

It's missing something.

Jul 28, 2012
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 404 ratings