Oude Geuze Boon Black Label | Brouwerij Boon

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon

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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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of South2NW
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of heygeebee
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Real lively - the cork hit the ceiling. Lovely pillowy white head.
Aromas of lemons, hint sour apple... taste is really nice and dry. One up from Boon std fare.
Carbonation thru the roof, which I like.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Back label says 26/03/2035.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a full three fingers' worth of off-white head from a soft pour that fizzes away to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Lovely Gueuze funk exhibits notes of lemon, pear and apple all with some sharp lactic acid and wild yeast essence.

T- Excellent balance between tartness and funk with a big spritzy burst of carbonation. More lemon notes plus some oak and barnyard quality. Somewhat leathery finish. Quite dry too.

M- Very tight on the palate with moderate pucker, medium-high carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A Gueuze as it's meant to be. Very straightforward but with all the complexity you expect from the style.

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Photo of jooler
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Farnsy47
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- poured out of the bottle into chilled teku glasses after 7 months of cellaring. The head erupted from the glass and stayed for quite some time being continuously replenished from streams of carbonated bubbles eminating from all around the bottom of the glass. The liquid portion (about 1/3 the of glass after the first pour) was honey coloured and translucent.
S- Citrus notes with a white wine backbone, hints of leather from the brett, and a touch of oaky aromas.
T-Complex, and tart. Begins like an Oaked chardonnay, subtle honey notes in the middle with contradicting lemon zest flavours mixed throughout, finishes dry with ever so slight bitterness.
M- smooth and light, with a lively carbonation (in part due to a long stint in the cellar).
O- Fantastic lambic! Perfectly balanced and exceptionally dry, clean finish that kept me coming back for more until it was gone. I would consider aging this bad boy for 1-1.5 years next time.

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Photo of mynie
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Eh... my dumb idiot hippie roommate keeps turning the beer fridge up way too cold. This is probably in the high 30s, but the pour is still sunshine bright and champagne fizzy with a beautiful, tight white head. A truly gorgeous beer.

I'll let it warm up for a few minutes, here. In the meantime, I'll crack open Michael Jackson's _Great Beers of Belgium_ book and skip to page 83, when he begins to write of Geuze. He says the word is hideously pronounced, proving my hunch that it should be enuciated "Geuer-za," rather than the American-preferred "Gweez" or "Goze." The word, says Jackson, "is pronounced almost like cursor, though for such an artisinal product that seems an inappropriately high tech mnemonic." God, this man's prose...

Anyhow, after the pronunciation digression, Jackson spends a few thousand words discussing the artistry of blending and the typical characteristics of the style. It typically, he says, caps out at around 5.5% ABV, making this little number a bit of a curious outlier. His section on Boon, which is located in Lembeek, mentions the robust well-roundedness of their beers, as well as the existence of the 8.0% marriage parfait, but it seems like Black Label just wasn't around back then.

Alright, back to my pour, which even after fifteen minutes plus is still blessed with a fluffy head. It smells robust indeed--much more impressive than their kriek. Champagne and horseblanket, red apples, a bit of vinegar, and peat.

Tastes intense and vareigated but with brilliant balance. All of the aforementioned traits are present in the flavor as they were in the aroma, but they're complimented by a delicate crispness from wonderful yeast complexities. The result, like the best of the wild Belgians, is a beer that is never heavy in spite of its complexity, a beer that is quite refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and caged bottle. Served in a tumbler glass.

Pours a relatively clear copper-orange body, heavy three finger white head with average retention time, it's almost a bit much at first even with a soft shoulder pour. Luckily, the retention isn't too long and it settles into a thin film, moderate collar, and shortly after that, a minimal collar. No lacing. Smells of vinegar, earthy funk, oak, touch of sweet apple cidery aroma. It smells more or less like an authentic geuze would, but in the Boon vein. Flavour is earthy funk, light mustiness, moderate vinegar, crisp green apple tartness, light lemony and apple fruity sweetness, oak. Mildly complex for a geuze, on the slightly sweeter side, with a musty finish. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, higher carbonation than expected, both dry and a bit sticky, moderately acidic cidery finish. Overall, a solid example of a geuze, and it's certainly a bit more complex than the standard Boon offerings.

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Photo of Panda_Rock
2.97/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ystazi
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Funky, full bodied gueuze. You can feel the champagne-like bubbles on your tongue. Acidity on the lower end of style but in balance. Clearly high quality, but lacks a little je ne sais quoi that would make me really excited about it.

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Photo of largadeer
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dddddddd
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.36/5  rDev -20.2%
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 Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oakagedbeer
3.31/5  rDev -21.4%
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 CSO
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 113 ratings
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