Oude Geuze Boon Black Label
Brouwerij Boon

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From:
Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
Ranked #22
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,631
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 8.98%
Ratings:
190
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 02, 2022
Added:
Nov 20, 2015
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  42
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Oude Geuze Boon Black LabelOude Geuze Boon Black Label
Notes: Issued in 2015 (Limited Edition), 2016 (Second Edition), and 2017 (Edition No 3).
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4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Brouwerij Boon "Oude Geuze Boon Black Label Edition N°2"
750 ml dark green glass bottle, corked and caged. "Best before 30 03 2036" and sampled on 02 04 2022.
$17.99 @ The Beer Yard, Wayne, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Labeled at 6.4% ABV. It's poured a clear deep golden/amber colored body beneath a finger's width of bright white foam. The aroma is fruity with apple, apricot, and dried orange & lemon peel but there's also some grainy malt, grass, dried hay, dusty earth, dried flowers, and a distant bit of cedar and dried pine needles. The flavor is grassy and straw-like, and fruity with apple, soft pear, and underlying lemon and nectarine. On the funkier side there's some wet leather, more cedar and oakiness, dusty dried earth, dull tobacco, metal, and a soft note of floral character that I'd describe as something like the smell of dried lilies. It's tart but not too tart, and it finishes dry and gently acidic as expected. As you work your way through the glass and it warms a bit different notes will linger. The mouthfeel is just a little bit fuller than most Geuze, clocking in at medium-light versus the usual light-medium. It's got a fine-bubbled, natural, and delicately zesty carbonation that softens as it warms in the mouth. I'm actually a little bit surprised by this because it is a little bit different than your standard geuze, or gueuze, however you want to spell it. I personally don't like it as much as the standard Geuze Boon but I appreciate that it is a finer, more balanced beer. I think that the Mariage Parfait is already a very well rounded and superbly balanced beer but this version is even more so.
Review #7,860

Apr 02, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Delicious!

Feb 15, 2022
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Good beer. Real good beer. I’m not sure if I would toss rocks at her window at midnight, but I’d shoot her an AM text just to say hey. All kinds of light, bright, and tart - get some, baby. Get some while the gettin’ is good.

Aug 09, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Blend no 3, 2016 release?

A clear light orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is great. Bright, sharp, grapefruit, green apple, earth, mushroom, lemon. Funk. Lots of funk. Oak. The palate opens with a blend of bitter grapefruit, preserved lemon, quite a bit of funk with earth and dried mushroom. The high carbonation lends a mineral character. A light sharpness, a little bit like strawberry, is present. Drying, funky, sour on the finish. Lingering earth, dried mushroom. The high carbonation lends a unique acidity to the gueuze, but lightens the body a bitt too much for my liking. Allowing the carbonation to dissipate improves the experience but that's personal preference.

Jul 31, 2021
 
4.86 by WynnO from Florida on Jun 11, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

750 ml corked & caged green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7%. Golden colour, large white head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, hints of lemons. The flavour is really bone dry, tart and astringent, with lemony notes. Noticeable hops.

May 13, 2021
 
4.34 by edthehead from New York on Feb 27, 2021
 
4.01 by DvdP from Netherlands on Dec 05, 2020
 
4.5 by TallGuyCM from California on Nov 16, 2020
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4.82/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Foeder82 from Belgium

Second edition (2016)

I'm not one to write long tasting notes.
This is a fantastic geuze from Boon.
Crisp, dry, apple-y, not too sour for a geuze but above all just a damn good geuze.

Sep 03, 2020
 
4.23 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 26, 2020
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by acurtis from New Jersey

First Edition

Jul 01, 2020
 
4.15 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Jun 07, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Its well documented as a world class Lambic maker, Brewery Boon rolls out a premiere, and traditionally spontaneous beer that showcases the taste of Lembeek best.

Erupting from the glass, the exuberant pour of hazy gold hues race to the rim with a frothy, loose and lively lather. Slow to settle, a host of tantalizing aromas abound, ranging from citrus to cider, from earth and dust to pungency and fauna, all with a twinge of sourness to tickle the nose. Scant on sweetness, the Oude Gueuze (Black Label, Edition 3)'s wafer thin malts provide a thin veil of creaminess to soothe the awaiting brunt of acidity to come.

As the wily ale dances on the middle palate highlighting the beer's spice, earth and vinous nuances. The branch weathered taste of crabapple, white grape, lemon, grapefruit and gooseberry balance against the spices of white pepper, oak tannins and white wine spice, more earthen tones swirl with a retro-olfactory sensation of attic woods, cellar-like conditions and cave aged character. A soft element of brine decorates a straw-like hop taste late to ride alongside of its brazen acidity.

Piquant in its finish, the beer's supreme sourness is a mix of brightness and rusticity, bringing out the finer nuances of saddle leather, a dusty perfume and sandalwood in a fast-fleeting aftertaste.

May 03, 2020
 
4.04 by ajdemma from New York on Mar 29, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a clear amber color lambic with a large foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of funky yeast notes with some oak and tart notes and green apple notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also a mix of funky barn yard notes with some oak, tart notes light green apple acidity and a dry finish. Body is about average for style with excellent carbonation. Excellent dry gueuze that aged perfectly well.

Feb 28, 2020
 
4.28 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Dec 24, 2019
 
4.25 by steverx8 from England on Oct 12, 2019
 
4.88 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jul 31, 2019
Photo of Mtn
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mtn from Texas

Edition 3, May 2016 bottling. Appearance is golden pale, solid car and off white fluffy head. Smell is dominated by stone fruit (apricot and cherry), wet hay funk, mild barnyard, and oak. Taste leans toward the funk and oak. Body is thin, nice high carbonation, light-plus acidity, oak tannins, and dry finish. Overall very balanced like most all Boon Gueuzes. Great beer.

Jul 21, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by malrubius from Vermont

2014 bottle. Golden orange with slight haze and lasting island with some unfortunate floaties. Woody funk orange and leather aroma. Similar sweetness with some graininess and hay and clean refreshing fruity dry finish. Light and very lively.

Jun 29, 2019
 
4.5 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jun 22, 2019
 
4.29 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Jun 18, 2019
 
4.31 by npachl from Wisconsin on May 10, 2019
 
4.68 by emincems from Turkey on May 04, 2019
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4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Pours out a clear golden orange that turns cloudy as the yeast sediment is added. Fountains of rolling carbonation. A huge fluffy white head is created. Great retention and lacing.

Smells of funk, barnyard, musty mildew, green apple, lemon, hay, yogurt.

Tastes of green apple skin, lemon zest, green pear flesh, yogurt, cracker malt, hay, white wine vinegar, barnyard, dust, and funk. Champagne-like dryness on the finish. Crisp and tart. Moderate sourness.

Medium feel, very effervescent carbonation, clean, crisp, and moderately dry.

An excellent Oude Gueuze.

May 01, 2019
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Apr 30, 2019
 
4.54 by eire from Alaska on Apr 30, 2019
 
4.42 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Apr 13, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellow-brown color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a massive, foamy, extremely long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of Belgian yeast, light fruit, a little malt, and a vinous quality.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), a slightly funky bit of Belgian yeast (present throughout), a little of the vinous quality (white grapes), and some apples as well. An interesting flavor all around. It's not quite as sour as your typical gueuze, but it definitely packs a punch. There's an odd dryness to it that's a little off-putting, but this is a minor issue.

F: A highly carbonated beer (the cork went flying) with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: In general, a well done beer. Worth a try.

Mar 23, 2019
 
4.29 by johnny_chimpo from Washington on Mar 21, 2019
 
3.02 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Mar 18, 2019
 
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Mar 09, 2019
 
3.84 by redbarnbikes from New York on Mar 03, 2019
 
4.35 by Beerbom from California on Jan 19, 2019
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2019
 
4.37 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 29, 2018
 
4.43 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Dec 27, 2018
 
4.53 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2018
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4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SomethingClever from Ohio

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.

Dec 01, 2018
Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 190 ratings