Oude Geuze Boon Black Label | Brouwerij Boon

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4.21/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,483
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
156
pDev:
9.26%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
40
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Beerbom
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a wine glass. This is edition #3.

A: Big fizzy white head that settles to a small blanket capping the body. The body is a light gold color with good looking carbonation and perfect clarity.

S: Cherries, apricots, apples. It smells sweet with a slight hay smell on the end.

T: Lighter tastes of the nose very muted flavors, not really tart but not really sweet either. Very easy drinking but not much flavor. Maybe as it warms it will open up.

M: Big carbonation finish is dry I want to say medium bodied.

O: This isn’t bad, but I was expecting a lot more flavor from the nose.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly translucent copper-orange with three fingers of dense, off-white foam. While most of the head fizzles away in a modest amount of time, effervescent bubbles from the bottom of the glass continue to feed and maintain a thin layer of foam for a long time. Aroma is peach, tangerine and apricot meet bready, pale, malts. There is a tinge of sourness and then a soothing big yeast ester. Its fleshy fruit opening, sour center, and yeasty finishes shape a dynamic, playful aroma. Flavor profile delivers a bigger complexity, hitting notes of apricot and peach right out of the gate, with spicy, herbal hops coming on shortly afterwards. A light, lactic sour bite cues the transition to a bready, pale malt, that then recedes from view. Dynamic and flavorful, without assaulting the taste buds. Mouth feel starts medium and expands to a medium-thick on the tongue, with an expansive, effervescent, bubbling texture. Overall, a very dynamic, noble beer that melds nuances with powerful flavors. Each and every note synchronizes with the others, forming a beautiful symphony of notes.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 750mL bottle.

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

Photo of REVZEB
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow this is criminally underrated. Fantastic gueuze! Tastes like I am back in belgium. Great citrus, hay, earthy, wooden and funky flavors. Bold, yet not overpowering. Starts with wet fruit and spicy soil and ends with dry wood and funk. Booze is omnipresent, but never in a bad way, rather as a complementary piece. Pours classically, complete with bubbly foam.

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4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 25.4 oz (750 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; second edition, batch #72402, best by March 30, 2036.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden to light amber color with very, veryrobust head formation creating a lemon chiffon to wheat colored head, surprisingly good retention for a sour, but mostly a ring over time, and very little lacing.
S: Tart without being acrid, actually very pleasant. Grassy and grainy initially, evolving into a green apple, apple cider, lemon and grapefruit fruitiness. Graininess reappears as it warms.
T: Nicely sour, with flavor palate largely following the nose. Lactic acid, yes, funk, much, much less so. An excellent first Geuze.
M: Medium bodied with very strong carbonation. Sour, very sharply dry finish.
O: My first Belgian Geuze. I acknowledge that I probably had it a bit young. My frame of reference prior to this was the fruitier variety of lambic, American Wilds, and what I had read. Really a wonderful treat. Would definitely try it again or others of the style.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very solid geuze, a lot of apple in the flavour, as well as grape, some funk and a dry finish. Fairly low on the sour. I think I am probably drinking this a bit young, but still good. BB 2036, so perhaps this was bottled 2016?

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rex_4539
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: Hazy amber color, half finger white head, no much lacing or carbonation going on.

S: Sour, fruits.

T: Sour. Dry. Somewhat fruity.

F: Light bodied, carbonated like champagne.

O: It’s sour and I don’t like sours. I tried though.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange, yellow beer with a nice white head. A lot of small bubbles raising to the top of the beer just like a good champagne.

Nose: Tart, funk, citrus, lemon, orange, hay, stable, wheat, yeast, grass and apple peel.
Taste: Lemon, apple, pear, herbal notes, funk and grapefruit.
Mouth: Medium body. High carbonation. Sour, dry ending. Great!

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like any good gueuze worth its weight in platinum, the aroma reveals many facets. The funk hits first like a truck carrying a small barn. Delicate, lighter fruits such as white grape, apple, and pear make an appearance, as does a tangy zip of lemon. It's even slightly hoppy, with the old school noble hops adding yet another layer. As it opens up, orange and tangerine pop vividly. The depth offered is incredible, and the flavor doesn't disappoint. It's not massively tart, but it does start off with a nice prickle of lemony sourness. Earthy, funky, and even slightly hoppy qualities dominate the midtaste. It finishes in an incredibly balanced, delicate manner, with hints of honey, citrus, candied sugar, and apple. It's wonderfully complex, yet wonderfully easygoing and light on the palate. It's not bone dry, but it's more than dry enough for me. Carbonation is high, as expected. This is up there with Cantillon's and Drie Fonteinen's regular gueuzes in terms of quality. I think that should speak for itself.

4.43/5: Fuckin' fantastic - can stand up to the world's finest gueuzes effortlessly

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

cool to have this one from an older bottling, perhaps the first bottling, but i didnt pay close enough attention to confirm that. in any event, this stuff is righteous, still no absurdly dry but seemingly a lot more mature and funky than some of the other boon lambics i have had. this is a cool blend, it has a lot more body than i remember in the regular boon geuze, and perhaps a little more woody maturity as well, maybe a higher portion of older beer in the mix, im not sure of the details here. some wonderful fruity notes in among all the funk too, red apple, ripe peach, white grape, this is really complex. i get a tea-like element, maybe from the aged hops, i get some candied sweetness and citrus, and also heavy oak, even vanilla from that element. wet dog, musty basement, dried hay and straw, green bottle funky oxidation, and a really tart bacterial element. this is classic lambic, with all of the funkiness and complexity i love about the good ones, and it has cellared supremely well. i think i may prefer this to their original, although its hard to critique either. faint sweetness at the end balanced some of the acid and makes it incredibly drinkable. we shared this bottle around several ways, but i could have happily taken it down solo. nice to see some later release of this one currently in the market here, i will have to grab a bottle to compare to this older vintage! sub-20 bucks seems reasonable for beer of this quality!

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 156 ratings