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Boon Oude Geuze Mikkeller Blend | Brouwerij Boon

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4.25/5
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9 Ratings
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:
3
Ratings:
9
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Derek
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shimmering amber with a slight chill haze topped by a persistent white fuzz and a thick, clingy collar.

Smell is a bit odd at first, reminding me of swimming pool, but that's quickly overtaken by spicy and funky cannabic pine, wood, furry weeds and champagne oak.

Taste is light jammy raspberry and gummies with a kind of toasty, roast caramel apple but a light, sharp acidic funk and grape. Complex.

This had a bit of an airy froth with a light body and a semi-dry crisp finish.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

The time honored lambic blenders of Boon team up with the wacked out world of Mikkeller for a taste that favors the former. A traditional "old" blended lambic that has a plethora of funk, maturity, rusticity and unmistakable charm.

Oude Geuze is a tarnish burnt orange beer that settles with a wheaten haze and a fluffy eggshell cap. Rife aromas of the barnyard release a funky and fauna-filled perfume that's laced with weathered citrus, horse hair, cider, saddle leather and white wine. Scant sweetness is remiss of sourdough, light honey and biscuit.

As the sweetness quickly wears off, the middle palate breams with acidity and its associated fruitiness. Crabapple, white grape, gooseberry, lime, lemon and grapefruit all share a musty, over ripened tone. A complementary balance to the fruit comes with white pepper, oak tannin, vinous spice and an overall earthen, grassy, hay-like bite.

Medium bodied, the beer trends more lambic-like than that of gueuze. Its more mature and earthen character over shaddows that of brazen "young" lambic, showing that the blended beer has more mature components of the blend than recent ones. Its finish is sharply acidic with an off vinegar dryness, sourness and fruitiness and with a brief aftertaste of the same sourdough and farmland components of the nose.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A collaboration geuze between Boon and Mikkeller. The beer is cloudy orange and the pour results in a mammoth white head. The nose is nice and typical of a geuze. Lemon, funk, wheat, white pepper. Flavour is similar, a notable lemon flavour tempered by a dry funk, with a peppery flavour. There are additional light fruits as well. Finish is a bit acidic and quite dry. I expect that, with time, the funk will amplify and the fruit will decline. Right now, they are relatively balanced. The best before is a humorous 2035. A good geuze. Not one of the best, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Boon Oude Geuze Mikkeller Blend from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 9 ratings