Oude Geuze Boon Black Label | Brouwerij Boon

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by charlaweyd on 11-20-2015

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#2,193
Reviews:
44
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143
pDev:
9.52%
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of taospowder
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rex_4539
3.35/5  rDev -20.2%
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 +2.4%
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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Photo of Nunya
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
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 -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of degueulasse
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This dry lambic tastes a bit like fermented Martinelli's, without the sweetness of that apple cider. It is a hazy beer that has a large, fluffy head that dissipates quickly. More funky than sour, the Black Label Oude Geuze Boon is a tasty treat.

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Photo of Eman17
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of markjknowles
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2nd edition 750 ml bottle from Tavour, 50ish degrees when I poured it into my Garre glass. It got better as it got warmer. And it started out pretty tasty. Huge POP! upon opening. Over an inch of quickly dissipating foam when I poured it. Full bright aroma of citrus and mild funk. Well balanced fruit and tartness. deeper flavor as I drink. The brewery says serve at 52 degrees but it shines even more as it warms. Excellent Gueze. Excellent brewery. Can't wait to find more b Boon.

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Photo of colts9016
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at 45 degrees. I have yet to get my grubby hands on a Cantillon. Do not know much about this beer. The label on the beer is simple. The hard pour on the beer produced a two finger bright white head. The rocky and stiff head has poor retention. The color of the beer is SRM 4 a straw color with golden hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with carbonation bubble present. The appearance of the beer is a disappointment.

A dominate sour aroma with barnyard, sweet hay, freshly cut grass and citrus for the initial smell. Additional aromas are honey, apples, and yeast.

The flavor of the beer is barnyard, sweet hay, honey, apple yeast, citrus, and grass.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp and dry. The body of the beer is light, high carbonation, and a medium finish.

The head on this beer was disappointing. A typical Geuze, and somewhat harmonious flavors.

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Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, amber gold (leaning to orange), with a very frothy (though relatively quickly dissipating) cream (colored) head.
S: Comes off as sharply acidic and funky right off the bat, with that wonderful light struck aroma that green bottles give Geuze right at the fore. Additionally, there is a slight malty sweetness and hints of apple, peach, orange and pear, but interestingly enough, no real pineapple.
T: A surprising amount of cherry manifests itself in the aftertaste of the first sip, with a resolute sharpness of flavor abounding in this beer. There is a very slight syrupy sweetness coming through here as well, along with tons of funk and some hints of lemon and green apple. There are definitely some tannic notes here but I would say that this is a surprisingly easy drinking and approachable Geuze. I suppose the grapefruit they are referring to is referencing the lemon notes blending with the more round citrus and malt flavors.
M: Black Label is perfectly dry.
O: This is an excellent beer, as are all of the beers I have had from Brouwerij Boon, but I think the interesting thing about this beer is how approachable it is. Maybe that's just me. Don't get me wrong, I think this beer would be a shock to anyone who has never had a Geuze before, but I think that once they got used to it, it would be fairly easily enjoyed by them. Another great beer from Brouwerij Boon.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. 'Best before 30/03/2036 Batch# 72402'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Creamy white head, Scattered spots of lacing. Slight overflow upon opening.
Aroma of lemon, green apple, fruity ester yeast, leathery funk, oak.
Taste of white grape and lemon, funk and leather, oak and barrel, fruity esters.
Medium mouth feel, rather dry finish.
Sour from aroma and taste. More sour than funk.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; bottled on 9/5/2016, best before 2036. Pours a lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast/oak spiciness and some lactic tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, peppercorn, leathery/musty funk, wet wood, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance; and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Very crisp/clean finishing. Quickly increasing dryness from tart/spiciness and carbonation. High carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a fantastic gueuze! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, oak, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the highly carbonated/spicy/drying finish. Never overly lactic. Classic as hell barnyard Gueuze Brett funk profile as expected; balancing pale/wheat malt and nice oak presence. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Boon Oude Geuze Black Label is not the most funky gueuze but is one of the best executed one. The balanced is great. It's very fruity all along. The champagne-like carbonation is very enjoyable. Very nice gueuze

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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 143 ratings