Oude Geuze Boon - Bone Dry Mikkeller Selection | Brouwerij Boon

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4.04/5
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Oude Geuze Boon - Bone Dry Mikkeller SelectionOude Geuze Boon - Bone Dry Mikkeller Selection
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
28
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale hazy yellow with large white head.
Aroma has lots of lemons, grapefruit, funk, hay, barnyard.
Taste is green apples, grapefruit, lemon tart, bitter, extremely dry finish. High carbonated

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heygeebee
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hmmmm
I just drank the Black Label and loved it... A real step up from Boon std...
This however, ( and maybe it's just bottle variation ) is almost like Boon std. A little livelier in the glass, and maybe a touch drier but not much.
So it's a good Gueuze but not a great one..

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Photo of spycow
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear golden collour, head explodes and then reduces to a small crown. Good lace. Smell of grapes, lemon, there's some horse blanket too, acidity, pepper. Medium body, carbonation is real good, you can see the bubbles coming up. Taste of lemons, grapes, cellar, cheese?, fruits. Acid but not the most acid gueuze. Very good, pleasant beer.

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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml, caged and corked, Champagne-style bottle. Bone-dry, eh?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with an aggressively teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of mitochondrial lace around the glass as it relatively quickly blows off.

It smells of tart lemon juice, a hard-ass stoniness, some subtle earthy funkiness, gritty and grainy pale malt, a touch of white and black pepper spice, and some plain leafy, herbal, and dried hay hoppiness. The taste is musty lemon rind, still pleasantly understated funky notes, wet stone paths after the autumn rains, damp horse blankets, grainy and crackery pale malt, old-school generic oak (of the white wine barrel nature), and some hard to discern the origins of, estery citrus character.

The carbonation is rather involved in its fizzy and frothy overtones, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, I suppose, the trending dryness, yeast, and funk all having a say here, malheureusement! It finishes, ok, ya got me - really fucking dry!

Overall, this is a typical version of the style, writ quite 'large', in the sense of the drying capabilities therein. I gotta say, I'm kinda diggin' on this one, as Mikkeller hasn't exactly messed with what a Gueuze should really be, but, with the aiding and abetting of Boon, merely augmented it. Cool beans.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off white head. Golden orange color. Lots of head when opened. Be careful.

A nice lively funk, lemon notes, a touch of caramel malt, and some herbal flavors.

Light feel, nice vibrant carbobation.

Easy drinking with a lot of flabor. I like this one.

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Photo of samEBC
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KingSlayer
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WalkerHater
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBelT
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First glass pours clear, dark golden color with huge, frothy white head. Aroma is really fresh with nice farmhouse notes like hay, grass and meadow flowers. Taste starts sour up-front but not really puckering. Funky with nice barnyard notes, some malt in the background and a slight bitterness on the finish. Light and dry with high effervescence. A nice gueuze, dry but not overly sour, quite tasty, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, decanted in a 1L Boon ceramic pitcher, poured into a Boon tumbler glass. Enjoyed on 2.21.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a nice apricot color, hazy and cloudy with gold hues and a thick white head, good retention but no lace. The aroma is nice, really great funk, dead leaves, hay, oak, citrus peel, tart wheat and some white wine acidity. Plenty of earthy and dirty funk that is nicely balanced against some bright citrus and delicate wine like complexity. The flavors echo the nose, really musty and funky, oaky, wheaty and hay, with some bright citrus, wildflower that offers some sweetness to counterbalance the dirty and earthy qualities while, strong dead leaves linger. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, medium body, not quite as lively and carbonated as most gueuze beers that has a "bone dry" finish.

Verdict: A nice gueuze from Boon and Mikkeller, perhaps a bit of spark to the carbonation would've helped, but all in all this is a nice beer. Excellent funk, very dry as the name would suggest but with some delicate flavors that still shine.

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Photo of LaurenZ
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is cloudy and slightly yellow-orange. It has a thin white head. The aromas are of honey, lemon and are sweet. Taste overall is lemony and acidic and a bit sour. It is thin and fizzy in the mouth. Overall was tasted like a good palette cleanser.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fostachild
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dcmchew
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 28 ratings