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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Photo of stakem
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
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 dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -5.9%
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 Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
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 aleigator
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange color, with a huge, white head, slowly fading to a still fizzy lacing. Beautiful beer, with its lacing coating the beer's surface the whole time

Offers a flowery, mineral coated funkiness with lots of moldy earth, old leather and a nice, lemony tartness. Fruity lemon directly adds to the profound funky qualities, revealing yogurt, potato peel, and slightly fermented vegetables. Its mineralic note ties the aromas well together, creating an awesome, fruit topped, complex nose.

Has a lively, bubbly carbonation, which remains soft on the tongue. Finishes surprisingly clean, focussed on citrus, which unfolded a pungent funkiness on the palate before, and malts. Drinks very refreshing, while offering a great, sour complexity, which shines due to it balance, preventing it from becoming too acidic.

Soft earth, old oak, white lemon zest and a toffee note build the foundation of this. Wet grass, moldy woodbark and crisper turning citrus challenge silk yogurt, a stony mineralic quality and cream cheese together with old straw. Cheese turns stronger after the swallow while the beer shines as for its very soft mouthfeel, featuring grass, old leaves, tart lemon and toffee malts. This leads to a surprisingly clean finish, reviving its mineral quality from the nose together with a long lasting citrus tartness.

Wow, a true masterpiece, by far the best Gueuze by Boon I've had so far. Its taste defining lemon tartness is really amped up, while getting wrapped up into wet leaves and a well accentuated funkiness, creating a nice balance. Its fantastic finish leaves me speechless, as it turns around the beers intense flavor profile so far, and replaces it with a simple but well working silkness, benefitting from the still recognizable lemon presence.

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Photo of Antyk
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jow
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle looks very nice and the gueuze looks a little cloudy inside. A special edition from Boon is always worth a try!
I liked it more then the regular boon, It is a bit similar like the normal boon but I find the flavors more balanced. Definitely sour with a touch of lemon, it hits the tong right where a good gueuze needs to!

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mportnoy
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
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 Anatole
3.47/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a goldish orange hue. Effervescent bright white head. Rustic barnyard aroma. Nice acidic citrus, some nice funk, a little boozy as it warms. I really like this, but that booze really does start to wear as it warms. Definitely an awesome gueuze and worth checking out if you can get it.

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Photo of samEBC
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
4.25 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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