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Boon Oude Geuze Mono Blend Vat 109 | Brouwerij Boon

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57 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Boon
Belgium
boon.be

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
57
pDev:
4.71%
 
 
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1
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Trade:
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of bylerteck
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nichols33
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The cage actually serves a serious purpose here--as soon as I unscrewed it, the cork loudly popped off. Luckily it didn't overflow, but in pouring, the head builds to a very large but airy khaki fuzzy foam, leaving sticky spit bubbles all over the glass. The body is amber-orange with a uniform sandy haze.

Smell is toasted sesame, quite toasty actually, with cannabic and pungent accents among the sharp lemon and grapefruit rind, with a sharp, sweaty funk and straw.

Taste leans bitter with a sort of veg-onion-wild weeds character, as tart grapefruit and lemon meet cannabis, burnt rubber and a splintery, slight oak. Toasted sesame comes out in the swallow and as it warms. This has a very unique funk and complexity.

The medium round body is quickly cut and lightened by a soft fizz before a cotton dry finish.

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

Legit.
Puts me in mind of an LPG. Hides the 8% very well. Integrated funk and subtle sour makes for a very well balanced and refreshing drink. Finishes with that crisp champagne like from be carb.

Don’t understand or care why the numbered vats should be much different, I’ll buy every one I see

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Photo of aleigator
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clouded amber-orange color with a huge, white head, which shrinks to a fluffy film of lacing.

The beers aromas are defined by a leathery, wooden funkiness, creating a great complexity by adding blue cheese, wet straw and lime zest. It appears a little sweeter on the nose than a regular lambic would, due to the wooden, spicy Cognac the barrel once held. Offers an additional layer of musty wet basement and moldy woodbark among sweet, old caramel malts.

Tastes of a bitter funkiness in which matured hops and dried flowers get entangled into lemon juice and unripe apples. A bright tickle, reminding of old spirits, gets woven into this foundation, adding a huge amount of wet wood, more herbs and sunflower weeds. Finishes almost smooth with its bitterness dying down, adding a drop of honey, which pronounces old malts and the subtle sweetness of the barrel outstandingly well, while its floral note still manages to cut through.

This is two things for me. First of all, the beer manages to unload an incredible complex flavor profile on the tongue with very unique and well working edges to it. Secondly, its mouthfeel, as well as its balance is superb. The beer stays on the palate for a truly long time, without becoming too sour, bitter or overly mineralic - it is masterfully crafted with a fantastic intensity once it unfolds on the tongue.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taospowder
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heygeebee
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful dark gold, one finger white head.
Muted aromas of orange, oak, hint spirit
Taste is oranges, slightly sweet, some sour, warming cognac - lots of bready base.
Light and zesty, toward oily
Really, really complex beer. Top stuff. Tho.... 375 was sufficient as sweetness builds.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very funky, alcohol more present than other gueuze, pepper, concentrated grapefruit pith

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Photo of emerge077
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep saturated amber gold, explosive carbonation with racing champagne streamers. A quivering whipped meringue dollop of foam rises and sets impossibly 2” above the rim of the glass. Just majestic.

Wet wood, floral, musky wet hay. The aged hops and the resulting green bottle skunk dissipated quickly after decanting.

Tart fruity taste, zesty lemon, tannic crabapple, peach pit, and something a little different from the cognac cask. Definitely has a more interesting character than standard issue Boon Oude Geuze. Soft supple feel, lightly tart with grippy oak tannins. Pleasant and slightly funky with complex and assertive fruit and wood notes. Highly recommended.

Gueuze #50

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Photo of Afeo
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

375ml bottle dated 4/18/2016, $19, wow. Nice orange color, and a head at first but then its all gone. The aroma is crazy fruit and malt, real heady. Fruity flavor, slightly sweet, pretty dry. High quality geuze.

Do you like geuze or think you like geuze?

Buy this.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frudel
3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 18/04/2016
Slight Hazy orange color, small white head.
A lot of cheese in the nose, herbal, funk, light leather, mineral.
Mild tartness at first stopping abruptly, very fruity, herbal, cheese, funk, wood, slight coconut or is it cognac or the oily mouthfeel I'm feeling?

High drinkability, a 8,25% you don't feel at all, oily mouthfeel

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccrida
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoying this on the train from Brussles to Amsterdam, in a Hercule Stout mug. Appearance is hazy dull gold with a creamy off-white head.

Smell is sweet funk, lots if baby diaper and per. Lemon and sucrose. Spritzier as it breaths.

Taste is elegant and on the sweeter side. Fairly funky, with acetic and lactic acid mostly, the Brett on the pineapple side, rather than barnyard.

Mouthfeel is oily and tannic, medium light bodied.

Drinakability is pretty solid, most notably how smooth it is considering it's considerable strength for the style.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle with cork and cage, served into a tumbler glass. Pours a relatively clear medium golden body, one finger white head, moderate in density, good retention and not much lacing. Smell is rich oak, cobweb and hay, bleu cheese, light vanillin, touch of grainy sweetness, mineral, a bit of stone fruit. Rich and funky aroma. Flavour is slightly less funky; it is more of a straight grainy sweetness, mild-moderate acetic acidity, moderate oak, balanced with a hefty funky presence with wet hay, a bit of leather and lemon on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly dry yet refreshing finish. Overall I found this to be a very tasty geuze with a lot of complexity and funk to it. This would be a great state-side shelf find for sure.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Boon Oude Geuze Mono Blend Vat 109 from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 57 ratings