Boon Geuze | Brouwerij Boon

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Boon GeuzeBoon Geuze

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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Photo of anders36
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes in a champange styles bottle and pours a large white head. A long lasting head. The taste is very sour and tastes of sour apples. It smells of sour apples too. This was the first geuze i have tried. I was sceptical at first, i thought it was to sour. But it is definitely a beer style i will try again.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first try of this style of lambic, I do believe. Didn't really know what to make of it, but it's kinda what I expected. Golden bubbly color, similar in appearance and aroma to champagne. Very fizzy head dies down but does keep very thin on top. Lots of big cascading bubbles. Tart nose of dry apples.

This rates as a pretty tart flavored lambic, though I've had others that make my cheeks pucker a little more. Flavor is reminiscent of a very sweet white wine. Finishes a bit dry, though reading the other reviews, it is much less dry than I expected. This is pretty decent, though nothing remotely mindblowing.

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Photo of cokes
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with peach highlights under a mound of retained white froth.
Oaky nose with cider tartness evident, as well as the telltale brett characteristic. Not as sinus clearing as some gueuzes, but this will do.
The sour oak hues are as pronounced here as anything I've ever tried. Woody and dry and tart. Cider elements are present, but in the backseat. Turns more acidic later via lime and lemon juice. Mildly farmy, along with some stray iron colorings.
Yeast pour (although it is miniscule) turns this breadier. Sourdough, of course.
Rapid carbonation helps make this drinkable. Underneath, it seems heftier than most. But that is not really an issue.
Spendy little guy here, but worth it on occassion.
Screw that bubbly wine stuff.

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Photo of byrd
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Boon Gueuze pours with a very fizzy head. The color is golden amber with a slight haze. The bubbly head recedes about half way down rather quickly then stalls for a time. The head eventually deflates to a nice full, thin lace that lasts for the entire glass. The aroma is tart and rather vinous with maybe a touch of tart apple fruitiness. The flavor also is, at once, very tart. The tartness overwhelms on the first sip, and is almost sour. Although not quite as harsh on subsequent sips, the tartness is present from start to finish. There is a very slight sweetness in the start, but it doesn’t stand out for very long. Beyond the start, the sweetness becomes a very slight underlying hint of apple fruitiness. An oaky/woody nature seems to sneak out somewhere around the middle along with some slight vinous notes. There is a good amount of carbonation that is much like champagne. The mouthfeel is light-medium and is fairly dry throughout. The finish has a bit of a citric lemony note. I had this gueuze all by itself with nothing to accompany it, so the tart/sour nature of it was a bit harsh at times. This seems like a beer that should not be drunk on it’s own, but paired with food, so it’s drinkablility is hampered a bit. Over all, okay, but hard to compare to others since the only other gueuze I’ve had is Lindemans Gueuze which is quite sweet compared to Boon Gueuze.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

When poured, this beer had a large sized ivory head with fine-small sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was cloudy with carbonation observed and the hue was brown. The nose was fruity and sweet with a sweet flavor to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin, watery and light bodied. There was a fair amount of lacing with this beer.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold color. Large head. Aroma is sour, apples, and a touch of barnyard. A medium bodied geuze. Tart and sour, balanced by some applish sweetness. Hints of wood. It very dry. The dryness sort of takes over every other aspect of this beer. All in all, it still a drinkable geuze. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is dry and tart. Aftertaste is bitter and tart.

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

Lightly sour aroma with a bit of funkiness to it. Does not taste all that sour, one of the more mellow sour Geuzes. Does not have the fullness and balance of the better made ones (Hanssens for instance), though still quite good. The sourness reminds me of grapefruit, and there is a bit of fruitiness in the beer which accentuates this perception as well.

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Photo of jackndan
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Geuze Boon: It comes in a small Champagne bottle, and one can hear the bubbles as it is poured. It spills out a tremendous head, that is pure white and somewhat rocky.

The aroma is noticeable from the moment it leaves the bottle. It is not beer like, necessarily, but more like cider.

The appearance is very effervescent, and the color is a deep amber. One glitch? I pulled out one of M. Jackson’s books, and the color is significantly darker than in the picture. Moreover, I note that the bottle has a Mid 2002 date on it. Am I discouraged, hell no! (oooops, that label says 2022!!)

Well I’ve never had a real Lambic before, so I’ll have to rate it on pure taste. The first thing I note is a very aggressive carbonation, and significant sourness; this is not your father’s Bud, my lads. On the second, third and fourth tastes, nothing different. I do note a saltiness as you begin to sip, followed up with sourness. The taste is not unpleasant, but this is a true sipping brew.

Well, I’ve met my match. I’ll get it again, but I’ll have to pair it to the perfect food to get all that I can get out of it.

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Photo of TheDM
3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew pours a large head of fine to medium sized white bubbles and an transparent ligh amber brown body. It had a strong citrousy fruity aroma. The flavor was strong and bubbly with notes of citrus. It has a very tart initial mouthfeel that left my mouth feeling bubbly. There was a slight bite in the finish.

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Photo of Jon
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I sampled a 355ml caged cork bottle. Upon removing the cage, the cork burst sans coaxing, almost putting a hole in my ceiling. Regardless, this traditional gueuze pours a beautiful apricot color with a condensed bubbly head. Excellent retention. The smell is quite musty, funky, and one's tastebuds get more than a hint that some sour acidity is on its way. Never fail, the palate is bombarded with a mildly astringent, sour flavor with a good bit of acidity. Never cloying, however, and notes of Granny Smith apples are evident along with a mildly spicy finish. Very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is very lively, spritzy and carbonted, not dissimilar to champagne. An easily drinkable beverage, for sure, but not necessarily as solid as Cantillon's wonderful offering. Even though, this is an excellent gueuze and is better suited for a seasoned palate. Not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of Naerhu
2.3/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Head of white and orange body. Unsettling aroma of forgotten fruit left in a lunch bag for three days too long. Sour and earthy, like overripe french cheese. Zing-zap pow on the palate. I poured this for four of my friends, and we all poured it out. I cannot see the hops, unless that is was tastes like rotting leather (or what I imagine that might taste like). This is not as bad as I make it sound, but not much better. This is fabulously interesting, but anything but enjoyable.

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Photo of jahsausage
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Suprisingly unbelievably good, this is truely a unique beer. Now trying it for the second time, the sheer shock value of the first time around is no longer there but now I am barely beginning to appreciate the complexity contained in this brewing masterpiece. While the appearance is somewhat shifty, reminding myself of a cloudy homebrew disaster the sheer drinkability is absolutely phenomonal.

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Photo of jeffboo
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A classic gueze from a traditional brewer in Lambeek, Belgium

This one is a very nice deep orange color with a tiny, bubblly head. It has a very tradtional lambic aroma with lemons and toasted malt. It is silky on the tongue with tart flavors all around, malt in the middle and finishes dry and sour. It has a solid but light body that's very refreshing, with light woody notes. Highly recomended for the lambic explorer.

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Photo of stcules
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good foam for a geuze, high and compact. Colourbright, hazy golden. Pungent smell, with leather, and unripe citrus fruits. At the taste it is rough at the first sip, but then it becomes more encouragng and sweet, with sourness more evident in the aftertaste. Tobacco. Old hops. Persistent aftertaste.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a translucent deep golden amber color, the head mountainous, the texture spumescent, off white in color and as it desiccates the lace left behind a nice sealing sheet. Nose is tart, hints of pineapple, crisp and clean a nice treat for the senses. The brew starts with a lemon like tartness, top is slim in its feel to the palate, the finish ferine in its acidity with the tartness carrying all the way to the very dry aftertaste, I just never really know what to think of Gueuze lambics, but quite drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of cncbofh
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow. I was not prepared. This being my first Belgian Lambic, I had no idea what to expect. The initial smell was that of rotting leaves, and the appearance of, well... rotting leaves.. A deep, cloudy orange hue that was almost dirty.
I had no idea what to expect as I first tasted it. After a sip, my mind raced on whether I should spit it out, or delight in the sour, citrus taste. After a few more nervous sips, I began to enjoy it immensely. Not for the faint of heart. There are heavy tones of vinegar, with hints of orange and spice.


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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A caveat. I have a taste for the beers of Belgium, but am a little baffled by their taste for sourness in some beers. I mean, the guys who make gueuze. It's definitely not for everyone, and, maybe, not even for me.
Color: a hazy orange. Head: a tad off-white. Aroma: utterly unique, and not for the uninitiated. You have to be ready for this type of beer, for it's unlike anything else in the world. The wild yeast, the spontaneous fermentation. No wonder the lambic brewers are most successful when they introduce fruits to this incredibly demanding brew. Citrusy, sour, dry, medicinal, herbal, even a little vinegary. Texture is full, salty, body is medium, finish is quite lasting. Definitely takes some getting used to, but a solid, thirst quenching, even delectable beer.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Geuze Boon. 12 oz green glass bottle with a cork. Date stamped 06.02.22.

Appearance: Poured to give a beautiful golden (light amber) beer with a rich, thick white foam head that had good longevity. The beer was slightly hazy (chill haze?).

Smell: The aroma was very pleasant: clean, crisp, fruity (sour green apples and pears), tart, slightly spicy with some earthiness.

Taste: The initial taste hits your tongue with a wallop! Tart, initially almost puckeringly sour, like sour apples. Then mellows to a nice tart apple flavor. Modest carbonation. Not a very complex flavor but it works well.

Mouthfeel: Very nice and smooth, but tart with modest carbonation on the tongue.

Drinkability: Very refreshing, like a cider. The 6.5% abv is masked very well.

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Photo of beerluvr
4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a towering off-white head, over hazy gold liquid with some amber hightlights. Nose is intense, with notes of yeast, sour apples. Taste is very unique, almost Champagne-like in it's mouthfeel and flavors, with dry fruitiness, tartness and a refreshing sour quality that makes it wonderful to quaff. Finishes bone dry and very quenching...a beautiful thing!

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Photo of Bighuge
2.46/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer pours a slightly murky amber-orange color. Carbonation level seems high upon viewing. The head is white, deep, airy and fluffy. It sticks around too. Aroma is sour and tart. This beer is so tart and sour it is almost undrinkable. I can't imagine this is the taste they're after, but I've never had a gueuze before so I don't know for sure. The body of this beer is very light and the carbonation level isn't as high as it appears to be. Huge sour apple notes. Highly acidic. 3 times as tart as the Rodenbach Alexander I had a while ago. Maybe this is an acquired taste type of thing. Or maybe this one is stale. In any case I can say this isn't enjoyable.

I am a gueuze virgin no more.

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Photo of HopheadEd
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber you can't see through. A big head in the beginning that quickly fades and leaves lace throughout.The first aroma is of sour and sweet fruits at the same time! Incredible! Great carbonation in the mouthfeel, slightly Champagne like. Again, sour fruits dominate. Tart, dry finish that leaves me wanting more. Alas, I only bought one. Special thanks to nerofiddled for setting me straight on the difference between Gueze and Flanders/ Oud Bruin.
Absolutely my favorite style.

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Photo of ADR
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Export label is spelled "Gueze" Boon...

Opaque mustard brown color, early big champagne head that settles down quickly. Sour aromas with some decided skunk-musk oil smells. Characteristic sour notes with elements of raisins and cinnamon. Not so astringent that you don't notice these secondary flavors. Dries to a white wine-like finish at the back. True enough to style, my rating hinges on the fact that its not as flamboyant in profile as Cantillon, nor as puckering.

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Photo of doerickson
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden coloring with a thick white head that hangs in there. Smell is very fruity; the nose definitely indicates the tartness of the brew. Taste is quite tart, with characteristics of a dry white wine. This is, I think, the second gueuze I've had, and I was impressed. Certainly something to have when you feel like having something different.

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

A slightly sweeter gueuze. But still dry enough, refreshing tart qualties, obviously not as good as their Mariage Parfait Gueuze, but its pretty solid, this will appeal to a wider range of people.

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Photo of Jason
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Green 355 ml bottle with a high quality cork. Similar presentation to that of the Faro, less a gold label. Unfiltered, aged for 2 years and bottle conditioned. Freshness date on back label ... 08/26/16 !!!

Appearance: Highly carbonated, cloudy pale amber with a pure white head of tiny bubbles. Great head retention.

Smell: Aromas of tart cider with mouth watering sourness. Makes your saliva glands go wild.

Taste: Dry and light bodied, champagne-like with a sharp puckering sourness. Very vague maltiness and hops are not to be found. Hints of dry grain and lemon rind the finish.

Notes: Much dryer than the Faro making it the ideal accompaniment for a plate of soft cheese, or perhaps a special occasion in place of champagne. A lambic in the raw and perhaps for the more educated palate.

This was a really good gueuze, had it in Brussels at Beer Circus with a plate of cheese and bread.

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