Boon Oude Geuze Mono Blend Vat 109
Brouwerij Boon

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From:
Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Gueuze
ABV:
8.25%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 4.71%
Ratings:
63
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 31, 2021
Added:
Nov 26, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  16
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: None
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3.96 by desint from Belgium on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.24 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bandfresno from California

Really nice to see what a lambic can be without a ton of blending.

Jan 11, 2021
 
4 by Magery from Kentucky on Dec 23, 2019
 
4.46 by edthehead from New York on Jul 06, 2019
 
4.25 by cmoore32 from Nebraska on Apr 20, 2019
 
4.19 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Jan 18, 2019
 
4.24 by Vonerichs from Colorado on Oct 09, 2018
 
4.03 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Aug 24, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Aug 04, 2018
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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by pagriley from Illinois

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

Jul 20, 2018
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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by aleigator from Germany

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.

Jul 14, 2018
 
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2018
 
4.23 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa on Mar 10, 2018
 
4.49 by BKotch from Texas on Mar 05, 2018
 
4.5 by Jrodsmrs51 from New York on Feb 27, 2018
 
4.55 by taospowder from New Mexico on Feb 25, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by heygeebee from Australia

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.

Feb 17, 2018
 
4 by oline73 from Maryland on Jan 07, 2018
 
4.02 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Dec 31, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

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

Dec 31, 2017
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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by emerge077 from Illinois

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

Dec 24, 2017
 
4.23 by Afeo from Colorado on Dec 24, 2017
 
4.37 by Beerbom from California on Dec 17, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by ArrogantB from Colorado

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.

Nov 19, 2017
 
4.3 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia on Nov 02, 2017
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3.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Frudel from Canada (QC)

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

Oct 11, 2017
 
4.2 by ckeegan04 from Texas on Oct 08, 2017
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by ccrida from Oregon

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.

Oct 01, 2017
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4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

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.

Sep 29, 2017
 
4.13 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Sep 23, 2017
 
4.33 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 23, 2017
 
4.25 by IrishColonial from Texas on Sep 14, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

This is a great geuze.

Super dry and champagne like. Tart with a very dry farmyard backbone.

The oak is highly present, but the cognac is definately muted.

My only gripe is the nose was very sulfury.

Sep 07, 2017
 
4.09 by Allurex from Kansas on Sep 04, 2017
 
4.09 by jaydoc from Kansas on Sep 03, 2017
 
5 by redfox405 from California on Aug 28, 2017
 
4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado on Aug 16, 2017
 
4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey on Aug 15, 2017
 
4.24 by Kurmaraja from California on Aug 15, 2017
Boon Oude Geuze Mono Blend Vat 109 from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 63 ratings