Oude Geuze Boon Black Label | Brouwerij Boon

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4.21/5
Exceptional
131 Ratings
Oude Geuze Boon Black LabelOude Geuze Boon Black Label
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:
#2,136
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
131
pDev:
9.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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37
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of sendbeer
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
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 KensWorld
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gusher once the cork popped. Excited carbonatiob throughout, classic golden color, honeycomb barm. Aroma is a quiet lactic funk with elements of honey, and melon rind. Very nice, delicate flavor profile - there is some dry fruit upfront - pear, melon - that is musty & bouncy, and finishes with an almost perfect amount of tartness, which is a great balance of drier Brett loam & lactic sourness. Some lemon citrus notes run throughout as well. Mouthfeel is fun & tingly, champagne-like. Very underrated gueuze.

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

Photo of Quafftastic
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwilbur
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a hazy lemon hue with high carbonation producing a 3+ bubbly, rocky white head with excellent retention.
S: Sweet orange, tart lemon, moderate farmhouse funk, dry earthy minerals, fresh wood, and a hint of salt. Quite the treat!
T: Sweet orange hits first, quickly followed by the tart lemon and the farmhouse funk. Then the dry earthy minerals and fresh wood kick in. There is a mild saltiness throughout. Pear, tart Granny Smith apple, and a hint of peach also emerge. Even better than the aroma with more depth and stronger notes!
M: Light body and refreshing. Excellent balance of sour, tart, and fruity sweetness. Mild saltiness. Very dry. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate too.
D: A truly exceptional geuze! Phenomenal for style...seek it out! Perfect balance. Love the depth the blend of various barrel aging gives this brew.

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Photo of smithj4
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml caged presentation. Poured into a tulip.

The cork almost spontaneously pops off shortly after the cage is undone. Very effervescent--evocative of a champagne. Pours a hazy nearly cloudy amber with a substantial head, with very persistent lacing. A fine looking brew.

Aromas of brett, citrus, oak barrel and wine.

Overall a very dry presentation to the palate, but very nuanced. It hits the tongue with a touch of apple, pear and citrus sweetness that swiftly gives way to sour and horsey funk. At the very finish, a vague grainy sweetness shows up to balance the sour and funk. A very unique and refreshing take. Definitely at the extreme "dry" end of the continuum.

The mouthfeel is spectacular. Light fizzy like a dry champagne. Finishes crisp and dry.

Overall, a very dry, but balanced take on the style. This isn't my favorite style, but this may be my favorite iteration of it.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khmel
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
Great.

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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 131 ratings