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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#2,202
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
142
pDev:
9.52%
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | 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 UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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 emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a nice one to try, the leftovers from Boon's Mikkeller collaboration Bone Dry, blended in different proportions.
Love the throwback to the old Boon stencil label.

Slightly hazy saturated orange, explosive champagne streamers of rapid carbonation. Instant billowing head of foam, even a gentle swirl rekindles the head immediately. Lasting surface coverage for the first couple sips, some minor lacing.

Aroma is citric and grapefruity with an underlying sourdough presence, mild oak in the background.

Taste is tart and super dry, crisp and effervescent like champagne. Grapefruit pith and peels, oak hints.
Extremely carbonated, the cork blew off at the lightest touch. A little more fruity and obviously more dry than the standard issue Boon Oude Geuze, though not as funky as Mariage Parfait.

A masterfully blended classic Gueuze from Frank Boon.

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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 mothman
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Blend 2. Consumed 12/2017.

Big pop to the cork. Large white head. Active carbonation. Golden orange color.

Dry and funky with nice grape notes. White wine and champagne like. Lemon citrus. Oaky and musty. Very complex.

Highly carbonated. Bubbly. Dry aftertaste.

Really awesome gueuze. It will be fun to see what happens to this one.
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Blend 1 consumed 12/17
Big white head that fizzles down. Golden orange color. Dry with a ton of carbonation. Bubbly feel. Wet oak, hay, and mineral notes. Lemon citrus with some acidity. Champagne like. Very similar to blend 2. 4.2

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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 paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 krome
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Bottle from Denmark Santa, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy yellow color with a huge bubbly white head that persists forever. Acid and stone fruits on the nose. Very tart lemony lightly fruited aroma with some hints of earthy funkiness. Big lemony citrus tart flavor with bits of honey and some light pitted overripe fruit and just a touch of earthy horsey funk. That is a damn fine wild ale right there, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a tumbler. The brew appears a hazy copper orange color with an off-white cap that holds well.

This smells strongly of citrus zest, pulp, pith, cork, oak and quite earthen with brett. It is ripe with a sort of rindy quality of washed cheese.

The taste is tart and oaky with slight citrus and plenty of dry bretted and earthen flavors.

It is light in body with effervescent carbonation. A complex and enjoyable brew that is easy drinking and despite the bone dry designation is not too sour.

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

Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle thanks to Derek.Pale golden with soft white foamy head. Sweet, fruit aroma, yeast. Taste too is pleasantly sweet, nice funky yeast, light and airy. Awesome!

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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 142 ratings