Oude Geuze Boon Black Label | Brouwerij Boon

Oude Geuze Boon Black LabelOude Geuze Boon Black Label
104 Ratings
Oude Geuze Boon Black LabelOude Geuze Boon Black Label

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: 104 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of sjccmd
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Musty basement, earth, hay, and browned apples in the aroma. Some cheesy funk, graham cracker. Sesame oil, mineral water. Overripe tropical fruits. Honey. Bright and floral. Somewhat sweet smelling.

Cork flies off pretty aggressively. Pours Hazy burnt orange with large frothy head. Tons of bubbles. Not much lacing but pretty good head retention.

Quite sour upfront. Tart apples. More sour than other Boon offerings of recent. Lemons and grass. Tart and fruity upfront with tea and earth following. Kumquats. Clean lactic acid. Minerally and bright.

Light body with high carbonation. A certain slickness on the palate. Acidity lingers on the palate, but is clean and pleasant. Crazy drinkable and refreshing. Driest of the Boons. Difficult to keep from drinking all of it very quickly.

Maybe not quite as complex as some of my favorites of the style, but one of the most refreshing.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 desint
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Roguer
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Apples, pears, toast, dirt, a touch of cheesy skunk.

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Photo of blisscent
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 Invinciblejets
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy copper..nice head that stuck around
Stone fruit
Musty attic
Some green apple
Nice prickly carbonation.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is super bubbly, a ton of light, foamy head. It goes away quickly. Pale and golden in color. Funky, get a smell that reminds me of bleu cheese. slightly sour smelling, definitely lots of acidity. This is a surprisingly mild tasting beer. The sourness level is medium which allows for some earthy, grainy flavors to come through. The end is dry and reminds me of champagne, it has a slightly boozy bite. Drinks easily, light and smooth, the dryness leaves you wanting more. I enjoyed this very much.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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 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 aleigator
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jow
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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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Oude Geuze Boon Black Label from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 104 ratings
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