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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label | Brouwerij Boon

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4.2/5
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106 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by charlaweyd on 11-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,407
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
106
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
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Photo of BobbyOlson
1.41/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Panda_Rock
2.97/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oakagedbeer
3.31/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cork blew off the top when opening. Carbonation is intense, so be aware and chill for 24+ hrs beforehand! Smell is subdued, but has a funky, and slightly wet washcloth character. Mouthfeel is thin (likely due to the high carbonation and high attenuation). Taste is very oaky and green peppery, with a very small amount of burnt plastic flavor. Some mineral and lemon barnyard funk I'd expect in a gueuze, but overall, it doesn't have the classic funk I was expecting. Pretty good, but I wouldn't seek it out. Tasted best at 53 °F, in my opinion.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.36/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Disappointed with this one. Cork exploded out of the bottle but didn't gush. Definitely the driest Gueuze I've ever had. Goes down like Champagne and sawdust. Green apples, hay, and used mop water on the nose. Tastes of oak, Brie rind, white grapes, crushed aspirin, and lemongrass. Meh.

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Photo of Giggy
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Anatole
3.47/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUTINY
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a very well-defined apple character, subtle touches of woody funk & a pleasant, consistent tartness. However the mid palate reveals itself to be a bit hollow & the carbonation seems a touch overdone (creating further loss of flavor-definition on the mid palate). To it's credit, it is extremely delicate & obviously the product of some very thoughtful brewing.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has intense, puckering funk, lemon zest and barnyard notes. Taste starts sour, lemony, dry and zesty. Body is light and very effervescent. Really good gueuze, dry but not overly funky, quite easy to drink.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at home. Classic Boon easy drinking geuze; deep orangey hazy color, big head; smell is funk, lemon, brett, fruity; tasty but as usual for this brewery not very complex and interesting, seems like a OG A L'ancienne in steroids; very fizzy, medium body. Good for regular OG drinkers and newbies, my grandmother enjoyed this beer too.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one pours clear light orange, with huge fluffy head, and lots of lacing. There's lots of little bubbles in this- it looks quite carbonated.

This smells like dry grassy funk, lemon rind, green apple, and chalk.

This is exceedingly carbonated, really champagne like, which makes it one of the lesser Boon gueuzes I've had. This isn't to say it's bad- it's not, at all. It's quite tasty, with a great dryness to it- prickly and rindy, with a sharp grassy funk, and just a hint of old barnyard/basement funk. There's some lemon, pear, and apple skins, too. It's not the bold mouthgasm that the absolute best lambics are. However, it's much easier to get than Cantillon, Tilquin, or 3F, and it's still quite tasty anyway.

This is light bodied, with a very prickly mouthfeel, and a very high level of carbonation.

This is a fun beer for sure- it's not Boon's best, though.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at a tasting. Pale golden pour with a huge white head. Lambic funk smell and some sodium bicarbonate. Tastes sour, funky, like vinegar and again sodium bicarbonate. Dry, with a sour/bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Cork flies off and it gushes immediately. Big white head that lasts forever. Murky orange body. Smells very musty. Dry hay. Oak. Light acidity. Tastes of lemon sourness. Very yeasty. Strong oak. A little bit astringent and grassy in the back end. Medium body. High carbonation. Really nice. Surprisingly good from Boon.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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